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1991 Paraclub Zwartberg

1991 Paraclub Zwartberg Belgium Skydive from 12,000 Feet

I will tell on this page a little more about myself. I am born in 1969 and grew up in the south of the Netherlands near the German border in a densely wooded area.
(National Park De Meinweg) there is also created my love for nature (Insects photography) and airplanes. As a kid I always had in the woods there, but at some point my curiosity was still very high which still those jets go. There lay at the time a major military air base of RAF (Royal Air Force) in the woods just across the border in Germany. At one point , I then grabbed my bike and got them to follow; I saw them at some point disappear into the woods. I went to look until I stood in the landing and the aircraft was close to my nose. From that moment I was hooked and went back the next day with one more viewer. Again later with a camera and from that time I was every day after school and holiday programs there to watch planes (Plane Spotting).

Over time I learned little by little the aircraft know. It turned out to be RAF base Bruggen with 4 Sqn. in total, at the time 9 Sqn with Jaguars and 14 Sqn , 17 Sqn , 31 Sqn with Tornados.
The Cold War still existed and the whole day (there was usually flown by until about 23:00 H) where aircracfts flying in and out with a lot of visiting aircrafts.

On my 16th I went gliding by VZC (Venlo Gliding Club), I wanted to go skydiving but I needed a signature of my parents because I was a minor, so the deal was gliding, Also fine. I have flown on the models ASK-21 , K-8 , K-7

1991 Poland jumping from a gliderThe law was changed in the Netherlands that you came of age was reduced from 21 years to 18 years and that I was just now. So now I was already going faster than expected Skydiving. My Club was Paraclub Zwartberg near Genk in Belgium. This sport, I did it for many years and have a lot of fun, with beautiful jumps out small en bigger airplanes and also out helicopters and gliders.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The bike was later exchanged for a moped and were explored more airports, after the bike was it a car and  from then I travel to al the open days around Europe. And so is my love of travel developed. And I started traveling further and further one of the best things is that I not only came in the tourist areas but in many countries and parts where not many tourists are coming.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
1991 Poland Jumping from a glider


1991 Zwartberg Belgie 02   Skydiving Poland from a militair MI-17    1991 Poland Jumping out a MI-17 Helicopter

Furthermore I have traveled a lot in Asia , Africa and Central & South America, mostly long trips of around 9 to 10 months. Central & South America , I have traveled with all public transportation from the USA and if there were no public transport available I have to hitchhike. From Panama to Colombia I flew a small part over the jungle because there where no roads. Africa I traveled on the same way plus some parts with an own 4x4 jeep. One part I flown over Sudan because I had not received visas because of the war.


2004 Afrika Ethiopia             Hence, a layout of this website to share with you, 
             as this site is built you can choose from Travel, Airplanes and insects. 

                                            2006 Chile Rapa Nui
             1) 2004 Afrika Ethiopia Harrar tribe

             2) 2006 Sout-America Chile Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

             3) 2007 Asia China The Great Wall

                                                                                              4) 2001 Asia Russia By car from Netherlands to Siberia

2007 Asia China The Great Wall                                     I wish you much fun with this website .


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visited 114 states (50.6%)
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