On 31 October Ludo Mennes made a visit to Gilze-Rijen AB to catch some Apaches in action.
With a sunny day forecasted, the position near the head of runway 28 at the Burgemeester Ballingsweg is perfect for taxishots.
Apache on Lima taxi-track
The Apache hangars are situated close to the fence and the hope was to catch an Apache for a head-on shot, however this depends on which taxitrack the helo's use departing their platform to the runway.
If they use the Kilo taxi-track they will taxi away, if they use the Lima track they will taxi towards the photographer.
Luckily all flying Apaches decided to use the Lima taxi-track which resulted in some interesting shots!
Apache hovering over the Lima track
Lining-up over runway 28
Departure from runway 28
Heading home after the mission