11-17 August 1952 – International Air Ralley

From 11 to 17 August 1952 Soesterberg hosted the “5th International Ralley for pilots”.

Teams from The Netherlands, France, Belgium and Italy participated.

The rally did not only consist of flying exercises, but the pilots also competed against each other in real sports such as fencing, pistol-shooting, basketball and a escape route.

The public was welcome all week to take a look and to gather information about military aviation in tents at the airport.

See the participating aircraft in the Movements database.

A large airshow was held on Mondag 18 August 1952.

11 August 1952 Nieuw Utrechtsch Dagblad