These photographs are of Test Pilots,Engineers,and various research and production aircraft flown on test flights mostly from the late 1940's through to the present day.
Most of these have been kindly signed by those depicted
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Jaap Hofstra had wanted to be a pilot from childhood. "I have seen the air battles in the war. They fascinated me'. He was rejected by the National Aviation School, and in 1956 I joined the Dutch Royal Air Force. On February 1, 1972, he went to work at Fokker as a test pilot.. Hehas flown fighters such as the Meteor, the Streak, the Starfighter and later, as a test pilot at Fokker, the F-16.