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Found some old pictures with Dimitri on it. I still remember those days. .....

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Soesterberg Aviation Society wins for the second time the NSK, organised by Stichting Valkenburgse Vliegtuigspotters (SVVS). Leiden December 12, 1992.

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Dimitri (with my shorts !) and me for a special Czech Mi-17 at Line airbase, August 4, 1991. At that time very special to see and photograph such helicopter..........

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Russians withdrawn from Ribnitz-Damgarten. April 11, 1994.
Some new faces in this topic, including Joost van der Burght, Robert Knoops, Berry Vissers and Ron Kraan.

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August 31, 1989. Picture taken in the Gerard Doustraat, Amersfoort, before the start of our second east-block trip. During 1989 not very common ........

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Celebrating new years day of 1994 in Leeuwarden !

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Chris, Dimitri and myself have some fun somewhere on a mountain pass in Switserland. end of 80's. Note: My first car !!!
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Familiar faces...

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Hi Hans,

Thanks for posting this one! Never seen it before.. damn.. we were young back then... :wink:

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Found this one of Dimitri at Zhukovsky in the MAPO MiG-29 in my collection.

It is hard to look at it and think of all the fun we had together, fighting russians in East Germany, running around Moscow, BBQ's at his parents place, Dimitri being on my wedding and trying all the 30 sorts of Whiskey available.. :D

He will be missed....

CHeers Ron
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Een bijzonder méns, een bijzondere spótter is niet meer....

Mede namens het bestuur van de SGHK, wil ik mijn medeleven betuigen
aan de familie Schmidt met het verlies van hun zoon en broer.

Dimitri heeft zich véle jaren, op diverse posten, ingezet voor de
vereniging. De laatste functie die Dimitri vervulde was die van
redactielid maar jarenlang is hij ook voorzitter geweest.

Wij wensen de familie érg veel sterkte met dit enorme verlies


Namens het bestuur SGHK,
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Na terugkeer van een korte vakantie lees ik het schokkende nieuws. Hoewel ik me natuurlijk altijd bewust ben geweest van Dimitri's aanwezigheid in de spotterswereld, heb ik alleen in 'de vroege jaren' echt contact met hem gehad, meestal bij Soesterberg. Ik zal me hem herinneren zoals hij toen op me overkwam: superfanatiek en geen discussie schuwend, maar tegelijk sociaal ontvankelijk en waardering hebbend voor ook de kleinere spottersbuit. Als ik de commentaren zo lees, is hij in al die jaren niet zoveel veranderd, en dat is goed.

Nu ineens een veel te vroeg einde... Ik wens al Dimitri's naasten heel veel sterkte, en dat er nog maar veel mooie herinneringen hier en elders mogen verschijnen.


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Just back from an impressive cremation,

and to use the words of the Pink Floyd song that was played..

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

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Familie en vrienden,
sterkte!
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Chris, Dimitri and myself have some fun somewhere on a mountain pass in Switserland. end of 80's. Note: My first car !!![/quote]

23 June 1989, Grimsel Pass (2165 Meter) Switserland
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23 August 1991. Babimost, Poland. Dimitri posing by an operational Lim6R (MiG-17)
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Reed zowat mijn voorkant eronderuit en SSB vlamde achteruit vol op een lantaarnpaal.

Je had je scheef gelachen. Wherever you are, twas in stijl. Rust zacht jong.
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Hans van der Vlist wrote: Image

Celebrating new years day of 1994 in Leeuwarden !
Very funny picture with Kamphuys (He lullo, nog geneukt!) in the left :wink: It could be his brother.

Image This picture for the ones who don't know who Kamphuys is.
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Henry "schilder" Gerssen buying and RF-4C for only 250$,
@ Reno 192TRS, 1988

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Ik was niets vermoedend op de "spotters archive soesterberg" van de scramble site (photo forum) aan het lezen.Tot mijn ontzetting las ik dat Dimitri is overleden.

Mijn oprechte deelneming voor Chris en zijn ouders.

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Uit de oude doos..

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Ja ja, ik weet dat de kwaliteit niet best is, maar dat was het weer toen ook niet :lol:

Dit is Valkenburg, december 1990. Vriezende kou, aan het eind van de middag. De Amerikaanse heli's voor het opscheppen.

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V.l.n.r.: Leslie Delsing, Dimitri Schmidt, de broers Kesselaar, Chris Schmidt, Guus Ottenhof, Marcel Frenk, Patrick Duurland, Hans vd Vlist en Ron Duurland.

Groet,

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Mede namens mijn ouders ontzettend bedankt voor alle steun, lieve woorden en reacties op dit forum.

De reacties zijn hartverwarmend.

We hopen dat Dimitri in jullie herinnering blijft voortleven als goede vriend / collega spotter.

groet en tot ziens,

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Hans v/d Vlist villafranca 03-10-1995,

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and one winning a bet at Luxeuil 1 july 2001,

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from his own collection,

Rick versteegh @ Mojave airport prior to his starduster II flight with
F-105 / usaf test pilot Warren Kerzon.1989,

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Pizza hut Scheveningen mid 90's
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Rick versteegh, Lelslie delsing ,Roel van Maarseveen,
Hans v/dVlist,
Roel Reijne.
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warthog64 wrote:and one winning a bet at Luxeuil 1 july 2001
That can't be right. I can remember this bet very well (and the consequence), but I have been to Luxeuil only once: 28 May 1992. I think that is the correct date.

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