Updated : June 22, 2016

Aviation Photography by William L.B.J. Dekker

One of my hobbies, apart from hamradio, is photography. Although not specialized in aviation photography I occasionally take pictures of aircraft since aviation is one of my other areas of interest as you will discover here.

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Sikorsky S-61N Mk II PH-NZI, cn 61762, delivered to KLM Helikopters B.V. in April 1977. This picture was taken late 1977.

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Photo 36.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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A closer look at the Sikorsky S-61N Mk II PH-NZI.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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Frontal view of the Sikorsky S-61N Mk II PH-NZI, cn 61762, delivered to KLM Helikopters B.V. in April 1977. This pictures was taken late 1977.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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Sikorsky S-61N Mk II PH-NZG, cn 61753, delivered to KLM Helikopters B.V. in December 1975. This pictures was taken late 1977.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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Sikorsky S-61N Mk II PH-NZG, cn 61753, during maintenance late 1977.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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Another photo of the PH-NZG while being serviced.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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The cabin of the PH-NZG in a mixed cargo/passenger configuration for flights to the North Sea oilrigs.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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Flight deck of the PH-NZG.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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Another view of the PH-NZG flight deck.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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A KLM Sikorski S61-N about to touch down after sunset on the helideck of a North Sea offshore oilrig. This photo was taken with a very simple camera, while waiting for my return flight to Amsterdam, probably early 70's.

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Offshore Oilrig, North Sea

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A Helikopter Service Sikorski S-61N Mk II LN-OQB (cn 61-807, built 1978) seen from the control tower in April 1997.

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Bergen - Flesland (BGO/ENBR), Norway

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Overlooking the terminal building from the control tower in April 1997.

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Bergen - Flesland (BGO/ENBR), Norway

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Tunis Air Boeing 727-2H3/Adv TS-JHR "Bizerte", cn 21179/1171, Del. 11/75, on short final in 1986.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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Eastern Airlines Boeing 757-225 N512EA, cn 22202/22, in November 1987.

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Miami International (MIA/KMIA), USA

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Aeroflot Tupolev TU-154 with registration CCCP-85398 on short final to RWY 19L in 1986.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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NLM Fokker F-27 Mk 200 Friendship PH-KFD "Jan Moll", cn 10276, ex-PH-FGT, ex-HB-AAV. My first aviation photo taken with a very simple camera probably mid 1970's.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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Sometimes I even don't have to leave my house to catch a plane with my camera. This shot of a KLM Boeing 737-900 (PH-BXO with c/n 29599/866) approximately 20 kms before touch down on Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM) was taken from my balcony (July, 2006).

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

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From the same spot, a KLM McDonnell Douglas MD-11 with registration PH-KCG and c/n 48561/585 (July, 2006).

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

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Olympic Airbus A300B4-102 SX-BEG (1986)

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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TACA International Airlines Boeing 767-205/ER N767BE, cn 23057/81, still with the cheatline of its former Norwegian operator Braathens (ex LN-SUV), in November 1987.

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Miami International (MIA/KMIA), USA

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Hughes 269C PH-OKE operated by Ryfas Heli Service seen here during sightseeing flights from a temporary heliport in my home town in June 2005. This helicopter with c/n 93-0241 was registered in The Netherlands on 19 March 1981 after previously being registered as D-HNAH, F-GALG and G-BCHI.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

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Hughes 269C PH-OKE during take off for a sightseeing flight.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

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British Airways Hawker Siddely Trident 3B G-AWZD (c/n 2305), one of my favourite airliners, taken just before boarding for a flight to London Heathrow (1980).

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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Iberia Boeing 727-256/Adv "La Mancha", EC-CFG, cn 20817/1009, del. 03/07/74, on short final to Schiphol in 1986.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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Transavia Boeing 737-2K2C "Charles Conrad", PH-TVD, cn 20943, del. 03/75, leased by Challenge International Airlines (May 1987).

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Miami International (MIA/KMIA), USA

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Nevertheless quite a surprise to see a Dutch Transavia Boeing 737-266 (PH-TVN, s/n 21193), leased by Challenge International Airlines, when arriving at La Mesa with a TAN 737 (HR-TNR).

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La Mesa International (SAP/MHLM), San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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MBB BO-105C with registration PH-RPV (c/n S-249, built in 1976) of the Dutch police during a low pass over the lake Zegerplas in front of my house (June 2008).

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands

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CP Air Boeing 747-217B "Empress of Canada" with registration C-FCRB, cn 20802/226, on final to RWY 19L in 1986.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS/EHAM), The Netherlands

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Quite a puzzle to get all our equipment and ourselves onboard this Cessna 206 (HR-AKH) for a flight to San Pedro Sula from this airstrip near Puerto Castilla, Honduras (November 1985).

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Airstrip Puerto Castilla, Honduras

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Pre-flight check before a flight from an airstrip near San Lorenzo, a port at the Pacific coast of Honduras, to San Pedro Sula with this Cessna R172 Hawk XPII, registered as HR-ACC, in February 1985.

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San Lorenzo Airstrip, Honduras

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Pushing the Cessna R172 Hawk XPII, HR-ACC, into position before take off for the flight to La Mesa the airport of San Pedro Sula (February 1985).

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San Lorenzo Airstrip, Honduras

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On short final to RWY 01 of Toncontin the international airport of Tegucigalpa in November 1985.

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Toncontin International (TGU/MHTG), Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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On final to RWY 04 of La Mesa, the international airport of San Pedro Sula, in November 1985. Although widely known as La Mesa, the airport's official name is Aeropuerto Internacional Ramon Villeda Morales.

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La Mesa International (SAP/MHLM), San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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On final approach to the airport of Ambegrise Caye island with a Tropic Air Cessna 208 Caravan (V3HEK). Ambegrise Caye island, the largest of some 200 cayes that dot the coastline of Belize, is located in the Caribbean Sea just off the tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

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San Pedro Airport, Ambergris Caye, Belize

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While leaving Belize en route to San Salvador on a TACA flight, the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE/MZBZ), Belize City, is briefly lit by the sun between some heavy tropical showers of rain.

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Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE/MZBZ), Belize

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