Ålborg, also known as Aalborg, is the home of the transport fleet of the Danish Air Force. Not so long ago it used to be a fighter base, providing home to F-16s. The last Vipers left however by the end of 2005. New hangars were built on the western side of the airfield, to house the newly purchased C-130Js. Also the CL-604 Challenger bizjets can be found on this base. Next to Esk721, the transport squadron, Aalborg also hosts an detachment of Helicopter squadron Esk722 flying with the EH101 Merlin. The Sea King was phased out in 2007.
Aalborg is also a civil airport.
Please note that Ålborg is pronounced as Olbog. This may be useful when asking for directions!
From the E45, take exit 21 Norresundy-N and follow the directions to Lindhol. The airport should be signposted here already. Follow the Forbindelsesvejen which takes you right to the civil terminal
Around the Airport
Inside the airport terminal a splendid view of the apron is possible through the glass at the first floor.
Despite the fact that the F-16 squadrons left in 2005, there are still some F-16 in Aalborg. The maintenance shop is located just south of the civil apron and with luck it is possible to watch an F-16 being towed across the civil apron. A F-104D is located in front of the hangars, but not easy to spot from the outside. Some F-16 maintenance also takes place in the former Esk 726 area.
A good point for taking pictures is the approach of the 26R, the longest runway of the two parallel strips. Road 55 is actually quite busy so it is necessary to find a dirt road close to the little river to park you car.
At spot 4, at the roundabout in front the entrance to the Airbase, CF-104 R-771 can be seen from outside the fence.
The C-130Js can be seen regularly at spot 3. Eric Frikke
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