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In December Frank got the opportunity to fly with the 140th FW of the Colorado ANG. A full feature will be published shortly in Combat Aircraft Monthly.
Dear readers, sorry for the lack of recent updates. We are currently working all over the world to capture the latest and greatest aviation news. Further updates will include images of the 194th EFS "Griffins of the California ANG while they were deployed to Romania.
Our new book: Airpower II is now available for purchase via alk.nl and bol.com
Frank has visited some incredible flying locations in the US in March 2016. Future articles will be published in various magazines around the word about the 307th Bomber Wing at Barksdale AFB, the HAATS (The High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site) near Gypsum, CO and the 140th Fighter Wing/ 120th Fighter Squadron at Buckley AFB, Colorado.
In February we went once again to Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria. This time we have teamed up with COAP’s Rich Cooper and Steven Comber and gained acces to a joint exercise between USAF A-10’s and Bulgarian SU-25’s. a very unique combination!
We have selected our finest RNLAF F-35A images for a calendar. This A3 sized calendar can be ordered for €18,15 plus additional shipping costs. Please sent us a message via the contact form if you like to order one.
In August Frank en Stephan joined a media team of the Netherlands MoD at Edwards AFB, CA. The Bluelife Aviation team had a chance to document the RNLAF F-35 OT&E for their upcoming Airpower II book. The visit to Edwards was once again a great succes and was made possible by the Edwards AFB PA team, Dutch PAO and of course all in 323 TES.
Also in August we have visited the Starwars Canyon low flying route in Death Valley National Park. We brought a lot of sunscreen and a cooler packed with ice, food and drinks to survive one of the warmest places on earth. We were on location to capture a low flying Netherlands Air Force F-35A that was flown out of nearby Edwards AFB by "Gladys". We've had a blast!
Recently we have visited Luke AFB, AZ for the new Airpower II book project. At this the huge USAF base the Royal Netherlands Air Force will train their future F-35 pilots. For our chapter about F-35 pilot training we were given the opportunity to photograph on base and talk to squadron commanders and the wing Commander, Brig. Gen. Scott L. Pleus. The latter received a picture a Dutch F-35 from Frank as a sign of appreciation and thankfulness for the hospitality of the 56th FW. Photo by Stephan.
We have updated our published work section dramatically. Check it out--> http://bluelifeaviation.com/EN/portfolio/