Special report: Viva la Casa!

A CN235-300's biggest visible difference from the 200-series (apart from the piant job) is the double nosewheel. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Viva la Casa! (Image © Dennis Spronk)

Monday October 7th, 2013, Airheadsfly.com visited French Air Force Base BA110, which used to be an Armée de l’Air fighter base but nowadays is home to transport squadrons ET 01.062 Vercors and ET 03.062 Ventoux, both flying the Casa (EADS) CN235. During a beautiful autumn morning we got this smooth looking aircraft in front of our camera in many different poses. This was all made possible by the very cooperating people of the Public Relations department.

The humidity of the air s clearly visible in this picture, nice special effect. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
The humidity in the autumn air is clearly visible in this picture of a departing Hercules transport aircraft. A nice special effect. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
This Hercules from the transport wing at Orléans-Bricy made a welcome visit to Creil. It's part of the Open Skies mission. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
This Hercules, the bigger brother of the CN235, is from the transport wing at Orléans-Bricy. It made a welcome visit to Creil. It is part of the Open Skies mission. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Just a nice picture. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
This Casa starts to show its age – and still it looks great! (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Playing time is over! (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Playing time is over! (Image © Dennis Spronk)
The CN235 is a really smart looking aircraft. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
The CN235 is a really smart looking aircraft. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Standing in line! (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Standing in line! (Image © Dennis Spronk)
The office. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
The office. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
The paint job says it all; this is a CN235-200, is the oldest version which operates out of Creil. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
The paint job says it all; this is a CN235-200, is the oldest version which operates out of Creil. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Who's waiting for who? (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Who’s waiting for who? (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Finally, this workhorse got it's well deserved shower. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Finally, this workhorse got it’s well deserved shower. (Image © Dennis Spronk)
The flightline at BA110 was quite busy with parked aircraft, ready to fly! (Image © Dennis Spronk)
The flightline at BA110 was quite busy with parked aircraft, ready to fly! (Image © Dennis Spronk)

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