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  1. Aah yes T. Postma offcourse! Also a Dutchman: L. van 't Hof. Hardly heard of. I quess because these men already painted before the pc/internet era got started. For the benefit of educating I shall post some of his work
  2. Congrats Penguin! Was just looking those Catalina pics up Uufflakke! .... haha. Brings back memories.... I remember on my Catalina flight there was an ret. (Dutch) Navy Doctor. He had flown aboard many navy planes back in the days. Not a Catalina however. At the beginning of the take -off some of the faces started to look a bit worried (not knowing what exactly happenes at a moment like that (engine noise/vibration). I look at the old Navy doc. He looks my way. We're both grinning from ear to ear ...... Priceless!!! And that video offcourse! https://vimeo.com/106056861
  3. Always nice to see aviation paintings! Have not seen these before. Thanks for posting. I like the older medium a bit more though. Long time ago I scanned this old picture on an model kit (Italeri?). Always found this captivating. Something doomish with the orange/red sky and the details of a town and some barges below.
  4. "As a nation that once had the largest merchant fleet in the world, it seems fitting that the Dutch were among the first to set up a national airline that became a strong force to be reckoned with. The need to connect Amsterdam to what was then known as the Dutch East Indies would certainly have been a powerful motivation to get KLM off the ground in the early days. Although formally founded in October 7 th 1919, the new airline did not really take off until May 1920, when a four-seater De Havilland DH.16 made the inaugural flight to London's now defunct Croydon Airport. In 1924, KLM launched a service from Amsterdam to Batavia (as Jakarta was then known), the world's longest air route at the time. In 1946, it became the first European airline to begin scheduled flights to New York, using DC-4 aircraft. Throughout its hundred years of existence, KLM's commitment to innovation has been constant. This doesn't just apply to its fleet either. The airline has also proved pioneering with its use of social media, introducing the first social media-driven flight schedule".
  5. Always nice to see pics of the Reno air races! I was there in '99. Time sure flies ...
  6. Yeah what about some floatplanes? This one looks like fun .....
  7. "Although the aircraft had been designed around the 610hp Jumo 210 12 cil. inverted-Vee liquid cooled engine, one was not available at that time and the prototype took off powered by a 695 hp Rolls-Royce Kestrel imported from Britain".
  8. Same system was applied to russian deliveries as to British units.
  9. A nice idea. After landing have a nice (digital) cup of thea.
  10. Four YP-80A's to Europe: Operation Extraversion. One of the two sent two Italy ended its days in the US as a pilotless drone.
  11. Eargasm lol. Good word to describe it! Here some V12 sounds during start up / taxing in a little movie I put together. https://vimeo.com/342425973?activityReferer=1
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