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Welcome to Runway 28. On this website you will find everything which is related to the modern military aviation. The reason why I have chosen the name of Runway 28 is simple. Runway 28 is the name of the main runway at the airbase of Gilze-Rijen. The hobby around the modern military aviation started a long time ago for me at this base. Nowadays, I still consider Gilze-Rijen as my home base. Because of this, there are a lot of pictures of the helicopters of the Defense Helicopter Command on this site. This website is my personal port- folio which is related to aviation photography. Runway 28 was launched in 2007. At that moment the website was not what it supposed to be. The development of this website from scratch until final product which is shown here has lasted two years at least. For me it was the first time I have built a web page like this. This web site became a comprehensive collection of photo- graphs and travelogues in the meanwhile.

In the trip reports section of this web page you can find story’s of my journeys in my own country and abroad. The trip reports are listed chronologically by year. The trip reports section tells us how I experienced the journeys in a personal style. Also they contain many informative aspects of units, locations and types of aircraft. Next to this each report contains an extensive photo report which makes the report complete. In the photo gallery I show especially my pictures which I’ve made at my own home base Gilze-Rijen and De Oirschotse Heide. Those areas are regular visited by me. Besides the pictures from my surroundings, I also publish my photos of reports that I've made throughout Europe which didn’t made it to the trip reports section. These series are not comprehensive enough for that section, but certainly worth showing here in the gallery. This site contain also an overview of all my publications next to al those reports. These articles may be published in several magazines but also they can be published on the Internet. The complete articles including the accompanying photos can most of the time be found in the magazines while on the internet most of the time only photos are published. Almost all articles which I have written for the magazines are also published on this website in the trip reports section. Enjoy reading these stories’s and watch the photo reports on this website.

With Kind Regards, Alex van Noye


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Military Movements Eindhoven

Eindhoven Air Base in 2018; Eindhoven, 2018

The year 2018 was not really a year in which a lot was photographed at Eindhoven Air Base. Therefore it wasn’t the most exciting year. Nevertheless, some nice visitors were captured at this airbase. In February, a Greek C-130 Hercules came along, which was captured on the runway at the Wintelre side of the base. Shortly after this Hercules a Spanish Citation came along. The Hungarian An-26 was also a very nice visitor. At the end of the year, an An-124 came on deck since a long time. This Antonov arrived at Mil East in the dark.

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German and Dutch Corporation

Falcon Autumn 2018, part 2; Deelen, October 5, 2018

A few years ago the Dutch and German defense ministers signed an agreement stating that the ground components of the German and Dutch airborne troops would be merged to one combined airborne division. During Falcon Autumn 2018, all airborne components from both countries came together in a large exercise. The 11th Airmobile Brigade (11 LMB) has become part of the German "Division Schnelle Krafte" (Division Rapid Forces). It is unique in Europe that a unit such as the 11 LMB is under the command of another European country.

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The Air Assault is a Powerful Weapon

Falcon Autumn 2018, part 1; Terwolde, October 3, 2018

From September 26 until October 13, the integration exercise Falcon Autumn 2018 took place. Airmobile units from Germany and the Netherlands participated in this exercise. The helicopter flew daily from Deelen Air Base. The exercise was held in the Veluwe area, in the east of the country and the north of the country. The Netherlands is a country which has been involved Air Mobile operations for more than 25 years. During Falcon Autumn 2018, all aspects which make an integrated airmobile landing a success are extensively trained.

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