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Dirk Jan de Ridder

Dirk Jan ‘DJ’ de Ridder has been a member of MilAvia Press from its start in March 2004. Besides publishing articles and photos in aviation magazines worldwide, he is the author of Lightroom for Aviation Photographers and co-publisher of the annual Military Aircraft Serial Review book. Based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, he has traveled around the world visiting air arms for many years.

DJ has flown air-to-air photography sorties with all types of military aircraft for several years. One of his most memorable projects was a three-day visit to the Brazilian Air Force Academy, which included two three-ship T-27 Tucano flights during sunset. This saw him photograph several formations and manoeuvres executed especially for photos, such as formation breaks and a wide variety aerobatics, culminating with a stall turn that could only be performed by a former Esquadrilha da Fumaça display team pilot!

 

 

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Flight Experience

Dirk Jan de Ridder has flown with 14 air arms performing aerial photography:

         
2004-08-10     AS532U2 Cougar Royal Netherlands Air Force 1.1h
2007-07-17     VC-10 C1K Royal Air Force 3.2h
2008-08-04     An-26 Curl Romanian Air Force 1.4h
2008-08-07     MiG-21 LanceR B Romanian Air Force 0.8h
2010-05-11     F-5F Tiger II Swiss Air Force 1.1h
2010-06-01     Mi-17 Hip Czech Air Force 1.1h
2010-09-18     C-130J-30 Super Hercules United States Air Force 1.4h
2010-09-18     C-130J-30 Super Hercules United States Air Force 1.7h
2010-10-06     EH101-515 Merlin Portuguese Air Force 1.1h
2010-10-07     EH101-515 Merlin Portuguese Air Force 2.0h
2010-10-07     EH101-514 Merlin Portuguese Air Force 2.5h
2011-02-08     KC-135R Stratotanker United States Air Force 2.3h
2012-09-03     CH-47D Chinook Spanish Army 0.8h
2012-09-04     CH-47D Chinook Spanish Army 1.3h
2012-09-06     Bo-105ATH Spanish Army 0.8h
2012-10-24     A310-304MRTT German Air Force 4.1h
2013-04-15     EH101-515 Merlin Portuguese Air Force 1.5h
2013-04-16     EH101-515 Merlin Portuguese Air Force 0.3h
2013-04-16     EH101-514 Merlin Portuguese Air Force 0.4h
2013-04-17     EH101-515 Merlin Portuguese Air Force 1.9h
2013-08-13     Sea King Mk41 German Navy 1.4h
2013-10-01     AS532AL Cougar Spanish Army 0.4h
2013-10-02     AS532AL Cougar Spanish Army 0.7h
2013-10-03     EC135T2+ Spanish Army 1.4h
2013-10-04     EC135T2+ Spanish Army 0.3h
2013-10-30     T-27 Tucano Brazilian Air Force 0.3h
2013-10-30     T-27 Tucano Brazilian Air Force 1.1h
2013-10-31     T-27 Tucano Brazilian Air Force 1.3h
2013-11-01     T-25A Universal Brazilian Air Force 0.9h
2013-11-05     C-130M Hercules Brazilian Air Force 1.9h
2014-06-16     AS332B1 Super Puma Spanish Army 1.5h
2014-06-17     AS332B1 Super Puma Spanish Army 1.9h
2014-09-08     C-295M Portuguese Air Force 0.3h
2014-09-09     EH101-516 Merlin Portuguese Air Force 2.6h
2014-09-09     C-295M Portuguese Air Force 1.8h
2014-09-10     C-295M Portuguese Air Force 1.2h
2015-04-15     CH-146 Griffon Royal Canadian Air Force 1.8h
2015-04-15     CH-146 Griffon Royal Canadian Air Force 0.3h
2015-04-20     CT-156 Harvard II Royal Canadian Air Force 0.8h
2015-04-21     CT-156 Harvard II Royal Canadian Air Force 1.0h
2015-04-22     CT-155 Hawk Royal Canadian Air Force 1.1h
2015-04-23     CT-155 Hawk Royal Canadian Air Force 1.4h
2015-07-08     AS532UL Cougar Spanish Army 2.1h
2015-09-08     Sk60B Swedish Air Force 1.0h
2015-09-08     Hkp15A Swedish Air Force 1.6h
2016-02-17     KT-1T Turkish Air Force 1.3h
TOTAL    62.2h  (46 flights)
         
         

    

    

    

 

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