Spotters Corner 3

         

Tekstvak: My o my! But I had to be patient: it was September 1966 and due to construction work on the Soesterberg runway all of the aircraft were deployed to Deelen Air Base. They were expected to return in November.
In the meantime, I prepared myself for the ride in the F-102 simulator by studying all kinds of aircraft magazines to see if I could discover photographs of the F-102 cockpit. Finally I found some. (The pictures up-right and in the middle are from the USAF Museum, though. On the left you see Lt. Col. Walsh’s Commanders Aircraft FC-0-61032). It lasted until April 1967 before I could visit Camp New Amsterdam. To my disappointment, Lt. Col. Walsh stayed in the US at that time, so I could not meet him.

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