THROUGH THE LENS: Tactical Weapon Meet 2017

THROUGH THE LENS: Tactical Weapon Meet 2017

Report and photos by Danny Reijnen

July 2, 2017

From June 5 till June 16 the exercise Tactical Weapon Meet 2017 was held at Florennes Air Base, Belgium.

Organized by the 1st Squadron “Stingers” based at Florennes, the exercise involved Italian Air Force and Spanish Air Force Eurofighters, Hellenic Air Force F-4E Phantoms, Polish Air Force Mig-29s and RAF Hawks.

Together with the Tactical Weapon Meet the 1st Squadron celebrated their centenary.

The Tactical Weapon Meet is mainly aimed at the training of young pilots. For them, this is an excellent opportunity to qualify as 2-ship leader: leader of a twin-patrol patrol. In the international context, they also learn a lot from each other and learn to know each other’s aircraft, abilities and limitations.

Here’s a look THROUGH THE LENS at Tactical Weapon Meet 2017…

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Danny Reijnen
Photojournalist at Aviation Photography Digest
Danny Reijnen was born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and currently resides in Almere in the Middle of the Netherlands with his girlfriend Susan and 4 kids.

Danny currently works for the Ministry of Defence at Schiphol Airport. His passion towards military aviation started when he was 7 years old. His dad took him to Volkel airbase. There he saw a lot of F-16s flying and he got hooked. He has been active in aviation photography since 1993.

When he first began, he was using an analog film camera. After awhile he got his first digital Konica Minolta 7D. After a couple of years the camera needed to be replaced and he bought a Sony A700. In 2015, he purchased a Sony A77 while continuing to use A700 as a secondary camera.

Despite of having a busy job, and being interested in taking photographs, Danny recently started to put his talent to use as a photojournalist in military aviation.

Danny can be reached at: [email protected]
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