Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Andyph on Fri 18 Mar 2016, 8:54 am

Looking great,

Anyone recommend any campsites nearby?

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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby st24 on Mon 21 Mar 2016, 4:25 pm

Chrisse wrote:Slovak Mi-17 static


:up: Lovely!
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Mon 21 Mar 2016, 9:41 pm

Chrisse wrote:2 x Norwegian F-16 static
Slovak Mi-17 static


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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Dr Cake on Fri 25 Mar 2016, 8:23 pm

Looking forward to Belgian NH90 display. Dutch Apache demo with all those flares is something I'm always pleased to see too.

This show is really shaping up well.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Mon 28 Mar 2016, 2:14 pm

If the 2014 air assault scenario plan is displayed again, it would be nice if......

Section 1 - Air Assault = 2 NH-90's were to assault along the runway so more people can see what is going on not just 1 on the show centrepoint leaving masses of people unaware of what is going on.

Section 2 - Ground Assault = Shorten the ground assault section, as to be honest, you could see nothing unless you were on the centreline. Also many were loosing interest as 1,000's of rounds were fired off with no idea of what was going on.

Section 3 - Show of Force = The multiple passes by 4 - 6 F-16's... usual airfield beat up, nothing wrong there!!

Section 4 - Re-Supply/ Pick up = A Ke-Sanh approach by 1 C-130H, load up, and take off, followed up by 1 low pass.

However after what's happened recently in Belgium, I'l be just happy that the show goes ahead.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby MRTT on Thu 31 Mar 2016, 10:15 am

Looks good, looking forward to it! :clap:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby boff180 on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 12:39 pm

Super Hornet on Static and Flying
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Chrisse on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 1:13 pm

Czech Gripen flying too, and the Italian Tyffie. So that is 2 F-16 displays, 2 F-18 displays, 2 Gripens, 2 Mig-29s, 2 Typhoons, Superhornet and Rafale as fast jets in the flying display.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Wissam24 on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 1:20 pm

God....damn
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby st24 on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 1:22 pm

Chrisse wrote:Czech Gripen flying too, and the Italian Tyffie. So that is 2 F-16 displays, 2 F-18 displays, 2 Gripens, 2 Mig-29s, 2 Typhoons, Superhornet and Rafale as fast jets in the flying display.


You have many more FJs than that - how about all of those Iskras, Hawks and Alpha jets?! :whistle: :grin:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby capercaillie on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 1:46 pm

st24 wrote:
Chrisse wrote:Czech Gripen flying too, and the Italian Tyffie. So that is 2 F-16 displays, 2 F-18 displays, 2 Gripens, 2 Mig-29s, 2 Typhoons, Superhornet and Rafale as fast jets in the flying display.


You have many more FJs than that - how about all of those Iskras, Hawks and Alpha jets?! :whistle: :grin:


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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby st24 on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 2:32 pm

Chrisse wrote:Before we know it, people will complain about it :tongue:


The only complaint I'd have is that it's Florennes and not KB!! :smile:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 2:57 pm

st24 wrote:
Chrisse wrote:Before we know it, people will complain about it :tongue:


The only complaint I'd have is that it's Florennes and not KB!! :smile:


Talking of which, this will be my first visit to to Florennes what is it like for photography? I've attended events in KB and loved it. I'd be interested in knowing any pluses or minuses about Florennes. Does Florennes have a photography pen on the corner of the runway for taxi/ take off shots like in KB?
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby st24 on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 4:12 pm

Red Dragon wrote:
st24 wrote:
Chrisse wrote:Before we know it, people will complain about it :tongue:


The only complaint I'd have is that it's Florennes and not KB!! :smile:


Talking of which, this will be my first visit to to Florennes what is it like for photography? I've attended events in KB and loved it. I'd be interested in knowing any pluses or minuses about Florennes. Does Florennes have a photography pen on the corner of the runway for taxi/ take off shots like in KB?


It's not the best-

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Crowd line is effectively the Southern parallel runway so as you can see, is a loooong way from the active runway and the area between is undulating heathland with plenty of bushes and small trees obscuring the view, though the actual display line is nearer. That runway/taxiway is also used for the large a/c statics- usually un-barriered so get in quick! The North-South facing hardstanding is used for modern/fighter statics and good shots can be had here, smaller/civvy types are usually parked along the Southern taxiway and grass though much of the area is arable farmland and not open to the public. The large concrete pan to the S-E and the connecting taxiways/HAS areas are used for the majority of display items and good shots can be had of them returning/leaving to the active runway after 12pm-ish. The sun is behind you most of the day and some half decent flying shots can be had if they come close enough..if! So simple answer to your question about a "pen" is no - you're nowhere near the runway!
Though KB's crowd area is quite thin, it never seems overcrowded; with so little space at Florennes it can feel a bit "intimate". No one of the better venues for sure but there are far worse and it's a cracking line up...
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 7:03 pm

Very helpful st24, looking forward even more to the show now! :smile:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Niallxg on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 8:04 pm

Cheers for that info ST24.

I stand to be corrected but on the official website there is a map of the base and it appears that for the arrivals/departure days we :rock: will be positioned on the old runway which intersects the two parallels.

Would be nice if the Boeing Super Bug demo uses a CAGbird - but I won't be complaining if it ain't.

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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby boff180 on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 8:26 pm

:grin: Expect a fair old walk too, at the last show, the parking was at the farm visible on the far right of that image behind the display aircraft pan... you walked from there to the entrance which was towards the end of the HAS complex at the other end of the display aircraft pan.

Early arrivals get a decent car parking spot but the later you arrive the further the walk
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby shaggy101 on Tue 19 Apr 2016, 1:31 pm

Few additions

Hawker Fury mk1 (f) "Baghdad Fury" (Kris Van den Burgh)
Blackshape Prime Team (f) (Air Combat Europe)
North American T28 Trojan (f) (Kris Van den Burgh)
DHC Chipmunk (s) (Gerard Caubergs)
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby st24 on Wed 20 Apr 2016, 9:01 am

Chrisse wrote:Austrian PC7 flying & static


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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 12:15 pm

A "not seen very often" display has been added today, The Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Solo Display Team :clap:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby shaggy101 on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 12:19 pm

Along with a Portuguese F-16BM presumably for static
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Skyflash on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 12:53 pm

This show has gone completely barmy. Are they trying to book every act in Europe? :dizzy:
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