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Early birds Lelystad Airport

The past year several Dutch planes where “grounded due to regulations and technical difficulty’s. Two samples are the B-25 Mitchell and Catalina. Gladly organisations like the Early Birds restore and revisit old aircraft! For the past years they worked on the ” Trusty Rusty” P-51 and the (less famous) Nord 1101 Noralpha ( based on the Messerschmitt Bf 108 design) Which can be airborne next year! (if everything turns out positive)

Stichting vroege vogels Lelystad Nord 1101 Noralpha

Early Birds Lelystad Nord 1101 Noralpha

A few weeks ago I visited this foundation due to a photo assignment for the Aviodrome. The atmosphere in the hangar is really amazing and the foundation has a wonderful collection of aircraft. The foundation had its origins 37 years ago with the reconstruction of several rotary engines. Meanwhile, the fleet consists about over 20 aircraft, a part of it is in airworthy condition and a part is under restoration or waiting for this.

Stichting vroege vogels Lelystad Fleet 7

Early Birds Lelystad Fleet 7

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