Heute ist Sonntag, der 18. November 2018, Uhrzeit: 16:14:34

The very only German-German flying formation. Baltic sea april 1990



Latest news from our Traditionsgemeinbschaft can be found here:




New patches available!
We have made new patches from the wing, from both squadrons and the special patch of the autobahnlanding exercise \"Highway 84\".
Go to page Fanshop.

N 24 documentation about the Alpha Jet
On the following link you can see a video-dokumentation about the Alpha Jet.


hhttp://http:///www.welt.de/mediathek/reportage/technik-und-wissen/video160510876/Der-Alpha-Jet-Vom-Kalten-Krieger-zum-Kunstflieger.htm

In page Video 29 you can see an older video of FBW 49 Fürstenfeldbruck with the Alpha Jet.


Grillfete













For our annual barbecue we were able to welcome more than 70 guests outside and inside the premises of the Traditionsgemeinschaft. Delicious food and lots of free beer provided ample leisure time for interesting conversation.



Chairman LtCol ret. Guido Gotthardt passed away
























Obituary
It was with great sadness that we learned of the unexpected passing of our chairman, Guido Gotthardt, Lt.Col. (ret.).
Aged 77, he passed away following heart surgery. For more than six years he worked for the good of our association with great commitment, dedication and never-ending imagination.
He will remain unforgotten.

Boßeltour 2018

















It was in chilly, windy and foggy weather that – as every year – a group of Traditionsgemeinschaft members set out for the traditional kale-and-street-bowling tour across the airbase grounds. There was a refreshment station on their way serving hot punch, coffee and lard sandwiches. The kale dinner was – as usual – held at Köhnke`s Inn at Metjendorf. Picture àre provided on gallery #1 .



Visit at Tactical Fighter Wing 71 "Richthofen"

















A day s excursion took 32 members of the Traditionsgemeinschaft to Tactical Air Force Wing 71 (Richthofen) at Wittmund. ` After inspecting the impressive collection from the field of military history put together by the Traditionsgemeinschaft Richthofen on the premises of the former NCO mess the group proceeded to the air base where there was a Eurofighter on view. It was unfortunate that for operational and metereological reasons the aircraft could not be seen in flight.



Visit at Air Transport Wing 62 Wunstorf

















On another day`s excursion 30 members of the Traditionsgemeinschaft headed for Wunstorf and Air Transport Wing 62. Attention was focused on the Luftwaffe`s new transport aircraft, the A 400 M. There was a ` presentation of the new aircraft, and a great number of questions about its strong and weak points were answered. Participants also had the opportunity of taking a look at the inside of that “big bird”.



Salvatorabend 2018

















This year's Salvatorabend, the 53nd of its kind, again turned out to be a most successful event. More than 240 guests enjoyed Lenten strong beer, roast knuckle and pleasant conversation during that traditionally sociable event.
Pictures can be found in image gallery #4



2017 Street Bowling Event

















In cold but quite sunny weather a number of members of the Traditionsgemeinschaft set out for their annual tour of street bowling across the site of the air base.
Along the way, a refreshment stand served punch and coffee plus bread and dripping.
As usual, the traditional kale banquet was held at Köhnke's Inn in Metjendorf.
Pictures can be found in image gallery #1.



Presentation of restored Alpha Jet cockpit

















In connection with the November Beer Call the restored cockpit of an Alpha-Jet could be presented to the public.
It took members of the Traditionsgemeinschaft numerous hours to turn a detached empty segment of the fuselage into a fully equipped, accessible cockpit.
Page 10 of our image gallery tells the story of the restoration. There is a photo book on "Project Cockpit" available at our fan shop.

Download the pdf file that tells the history of the reconstruction of the cockpit (History of the cockpit)



wreath-laying ceremony 2016

















As in previous years, more than 20 members of the Traditionsgemeinschaft took part in this year's wreath-laying ceremony at the Aeronauts' Memorial in Kleiner Bürgerbusch.
G. Gotthardt spoke in remembrance of the victims of all armed conflicts of the past, but also included the present-day refugees.
Ch. Röhlig supplied the musical accompaniment.



TG on Tour 2016

















On the invitation of BrigGen Karsten Stoye, a member of our Traditionsgemeinschaft, this year's "TG on Tour" first took us to Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base. The inspection of the unit was followed by a visit to the Bundeswehr verification center and a sightseeing tour of Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle). Dinner was served at a cozy restaurant in the old section of town.
The third day took us to Maastricht where we were given a tour of Fort Sint Pieter and the Northern Caves.
Pictures can be found in image gallery #5.



Unexploded WW II bomb was discovered!

















In the course of search for ordnance and of demolition of the basement areas of buildings detroyed in World War II, a 500-lb bomb was discovered.
It was disarmed by a bomb-disposal squad
Further information can be found on page "News from Fliegerhorst" item "account of june, 2nd 2016", in galery of images #9 " Demolition of buildings" and video #32 .






Alpha Jet fitted with external tanks







The Alpha Jet in front of our exhibition building has been completed with two pylon tanks. It took us quite a long time to organize them.





New board elected

















The new board of the FBW 43 Commemoratove Association in front of our F-86 Sabre. From left to right Alfred Claußen financial administration, Fred Vosteen media administration/chronicler, Helmut Friz protocolist/webmaster, Rudolf Sender dep. chairman , Guido Gotthardt Chairman , Gerd Tresbach dep. chairman
( NWZ-Artikel vom 7. April 2016 )





Road bowling across the air base














In relatively windy but predominantly dry weather 34 kale fans set out for a tour of road bowling across the air base. The following kale dinner found the group enjoying the Oldenburg “national” dish in a cozy atmosphere.
In our image gallery 1 you can see pictures of the event.



Search for ordonance














Envisioning the sale of the air base area for housing construction, the ground where remains of ordinance are suspected is being deeply dug up and sifted through at the moment. Future building sites must be free of explosives.



Innovation camp 2015














In connection with grass-root participation in the future development of the air base area a so-called innovation camp was held where citizens were expected to contribute their ideas and proposals for future planning. Read more at the very bottom of the News from Fliegerhorst page.
Lesen Sie hierzu einen Artikel aus der NWZ vom 23.11.2015 http://www.nwzonline.de/oldenburg/politik/wo-die-truppenkueche-zur-kita-wird_a_6,0,600671842.html




Wreath-laying ceremony at the Aeronauts' Memorial

















More than 30 members of our Traditionsgemeinschaft defied heavy rain on Memorial Day (Volkstrauertag) when they witnessed a wreath-laying ceremony at the Aeronauts' Memorial in Kleiner Bürgerbusch. There were also representatives of the Bürgerfelde Citizens\´ Association present.
The commemorative address was given by our president, Guido Gotthardt.



Tear down of the former NCO Mess












With an expansion of accommodation facilities for refugees in mind, a further number of buildings has been selected for demolition. The former non-commissioned officer mess building was the first to be hit.
Further informations on our page News fo rmFliegerhorst and on page image gallery 9 .



Restoration of pedestal-mounted aircraft

It took almost nine months to finish the restoration of our pedestal-mounted aircraft. Under the leadership of Pitt Berthmann, an extremely dedicated team of members of the Traditionsgemeinschaft plus supporters have spent many hours refurbishing the Fiat and the F-86 aircraft, repainting them and applying the necessary markings.










On Sept. 19, they were placed on their pedestals at the new site next to our association building, where we hope they will remain for a long time.

You will find pertinent photographs in image gallery #3.
Video #31 on the video page shows a 15-minute film of the remounting, video #32 displays a sequence of aerial photography of the association area and the exhibition building filmed by Claus Lachman with his drone.




TG on Tour to Dresden












30 members of the Traditionsgemeinschaft took part in this year\`s TG on Tour to Dresden that included a sightseeing tour, visits to Our Lady\` s Church (Frauenkirche), the Army\`s Officer Training College, the Königstein Fortress and the Museum of Military History. Participants enjoyed themselves in what was mainly good weather.
You will find a number of photos of the trip in image gallery #5.




Alpha Jet-Cockpit aquired for restauration









After lengthy negotiations with VEBEG we have succeeded in acquiring the front section of an Alpha Jet. Plans are to completely reassemble the front cockpit. Special thanks goes to the Portuguese Air Force that supplied all missing gauges and controls totally without any red tape and free of charge.
Image gallery #10 shows a number of photographs.



Viewing the shipyard of Abeking & Rasmussen








More than 30 members of the Traditionsgemeinschaft spent some interesting time viewing the shipyard of Abeking & Rasmussen at Lemwerder, specializing in the construction of high-priced yachts and special-purpose vessels.
Everybody found an 80-meter yacht docked at the quay preparing for launching particularly impressive. They were surprised to hear that boats of that type are allowed to carry but 12 (written out in full: twelve) passengers – with more than twelve persons the boat would be considered a passenger vessel for which special rules and regulations would apply, e.g. with regard to life boats and fire precautions.
If the owner of such a yacht wanted to have a party with more guests, that would only be permissible with the yacht moored at the quay; the vessel must not be under way.
You see – oligarchs and sheiks do not always have an easy time of it.



Tear down of buildings








The City of Oldenburg, as the owner of the air base following safety regulations, has authorized a construction company to tear down a number of buildings. The first building to be singled out for demolition was the house erected by the British in the grove just beyond the main guardhouse for commanding officers; it was popularly known as “Villa Wehnelt”, named after the first commander of former German Flight Training School 10. The western shanty camp and the Royal Air Force's former NAAFI building, also known to veterans as the red-light establishment “Landeklappe”, and non-commissioned and commissioned officers' residence building #48 have followed.
Our page image gallery 9 “Tear down of buildings” documents the demolition of buildings.



Returning home !

After an 18-year odyssey through Fürstenfeldbruck, Schleswig/Jagel and Jever, Alpha Jet 40+44, the “Gaudy Bird” of the Air Wing Jubilee in 1984, has returned home.
With conservation work done and having been given a new paint job at the Jever Air Force Maintenance Unit, it was taken to Oldenburg by a low-bed truck where it has been re-assembled by a dedicated team of members of the Traditionsgemeinschaft, headed by Hans Laufersweiler, the “grey one”, and given what is hoped to be its permanent place in front of our association and exhibition building.
Find more in image gallery 6.



» That is the shape of our old Oldenburg air base nowadays
Enjoy a short fly-by and klick the following link. hhttp://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL7TRqCxtNU&list=UUaRWqtsYMMwQ3d3iD7ssQIA&index=3&feature=plcp

hhttp://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL7TRqCxtNU&list=UUaRWqtsYMMwQ3d3iD7ssQIA&index=3&feature=plcp

More images on www.OL-Luftbilder.de or www.Möwenblick.de




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