posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 05:46 PM
Spent some time in Spangdahlem AB..as a musician. It was very secure then, and we could not reside for the time we were there on the base, and needed
an escort on and off the base every day, the first of the Trannies being our transport, I suppose it was around 1967 with the 49th tactical wing in
residence at the time..I think, I say that since I was mildly interested in aircraft as my brother was then in the RAF, so I did ask around a bit or
otherwise it was STFU
They still had segregation then, because in the place we performed all the white guys sat on a stadium type of seating
and the black guys the same in a separate row..they used to throw paper airplanes at one another in a good natured way.
I've not much idea about the extended security though, they were mostly American fighter aircraft, perhaps they still had Canberra bombers for
surveillance/reconnaissance stuff. At the same time they had a TV station based there for American forces broadcasting, we did a few TV shows for
that, and it was always live.
Just to add, the council are up for acquiring the place as is, so it may be no bad thing, new minimal infrastructure could make it a viable airport
all depending on who has the clout. I wouldn't be surprised if the Heathrow crowd didn't come in with a shout either and get their extra runway..at
edit on 11-1-2015 by smurfy because: Text.