Current Issue
Scramble 438 - November 2015

Almost double the size of last month’s issue, so you should definitely have heard the big “flop” as 152 pages hit the door mat. As promised the sections that were missing last month have returned, with double the amount of news and/or movements

Romania Tour

Some ten years ago the Romanian Air Force organised annual photo tours where five bases could be visited in a week. These tours were ceased for unknown reasons. Recently, however, visits were allowed again and 4Aviation organized a tour for twenty persons. This article covers the visit, which was held between 14 and 18 September.

The last flight of the first
On 26 March 1966, Avianca received its very first Boeing 727. On 28 March 2015, exactly 49 years and two days later, the aircraft made its last flight to Museo Aéreo Fénix in Cali, Colombia. Aptly registered as HK-727, this Boeing 727 is a real icon for Colombian aviation. This article deals with the history of this iconic Colombian B727.


In Focus


Aviation Day 2015

The Dutch Aviation Society "Scramble" is proud to announce the 2015 edition of the Aviation Day. On this day you are able to buy slides, books, models and other aviation related items at our Air Fete. During the afternoon you are able to test your aviation knowledge during the National Spotters Championships (Nederlandse Spotterskampioenschappen, NSK). This makes the Aviation Day one of the largest social events within the Dutch spotting community.

Air Fete

The Air Fete is the place to be to buy or sell aviation related products. Think about books, slides, pictures, wallpapers, movies, models, etc., etc. These will be sold by individuals, aviation related companies, spotting societies and collectors from all over Europe. Lots of stalls will be there between 10.00 - 17.00hrs.

Nationale Spotterskampioenschappen (NSK)

During the afternoon several aviation societies from the Netherlands will battle for the infamous aviation championship trophy. It takes 36 aviation related questions, from the Wright Flyer to the Joint Strike Fighter, to see who has won. Maybe a shoot-out will be needed to decide who has won the trophy, which was needed a couple of years ago. The NSK is not only fun for those of you "behind the table" but also for spectators who would like to test their aviation knowledge. Every aviation society in the Netherlands has been invited, so sign up with your local aviation society and join the NSK. If you have not received an invitation, contact

Practical information for visitors

Time & Date: 12 December 2015, 10:00 – 19:00hrs

Location: Sportzaal de Dissel, Disselplein 6, 3829 MD Amersfoort 

Admission and parking are free.