20-12-2005 Hopsten AB's  Final Day
This sad, dark and rainy Decemberday said it all: The last three F-4's left this day for Wittmund AB
 leaving Hopsten Air Base planeless...Forever!!
and yes, this Base where my hobby grew into me; This very sad day really did  made my eyes more than humid!


preparations are made for the final departures out of Hopsten AB on this very sad day due to the closure of the AB
the Phantoms are parked on "the Big South Flight" of Hopsten AB due to their final take-offs out of Hopsten AB
First to taxie out was the Old Lady 3701 followed by the Black Widow 3711 piloted by Hopsten's CO & the last F-4 to leave: 3860