I had an enjoyable day today. Quite last minute I got the opportunity to go to the Airbase of Koksijde to attend the presentation of the first NH90 which will replace the Seaking for SAR missions. Recently I really try to make photographs that are good in a photographic sense, and less from an aviation enthousiasts point of view. But going to a presentation like this with the national press, makes it pretty much impossible to do so. Safety first, so nobody is allowed to get close to the helicopters when they took off. So I went with the hope to photograph old and new together in the air. And that’s exactly what I got! Some journalists got lucky and flew in one of the two heli’s, but seeing them fly over the beach was really great! And it certainly made up to missing the airshow at Lens this Sunday. More pictures will follow in future blogposts.
Many thanks to those who made this possible!