Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 12:59 pm

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


Hope so, I'v booked arrivals day tickets, just for the Turkish Phantoms! :grin:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby G-CVIX on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 1:01 pm

I'll be booking on Monday, I can't wait for RIAT but this show looks insane.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby st24 on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 1:20 pm

Red Dragon wrote:A "not seen very often" display has been added today, The Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Solo Display Team :clap:


Not the best display but worth it for the superb finale fast pass and zoom climb :joystick: :rock:

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


Yep, they usually do!
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 11:55 pm

st24 wrote:
Red Dragon wrote:A "not seen very often" display has been added today, The Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Solo Display Team :clap:


Not the best display but worth it for the superb finale fast pass and zoom climb :joystick: :rock:

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


Yep, they usually do!


Hmm and all that Belgian ale as well!!! :heyhey:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby st24 on Mon 25 Apr 2016, 1:27 pm

F-15E & NATO Sentry for static..
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Skyflash on Mon 25 Apr 2016, 2:45 pm

So it's a straight contest between Belgium and the Netherlands as to which event the NATO E-3 cancels from first...
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby PeterR on Mon 25 Apr 2016, 2:47 pm

Skyflash wrote:So it's a straight contest between Belgium and the Netherlands as to which event the NATO E-3 cancels from first...


And Denmark...
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby st24 on Mon 25 Apr 2016, 3:20 pm

PeterR wrote:
Skyflash wrote:So it's a straight contest between Belgium and the Netherlands as to which event the NATO E-3 cancels from first...


And Denmark...


It's not the UK so they won't cancel... :tongue:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Dr Cake on Mon 25 Apr 2016, 7:42 pm

Skyflash wrote:So it's a straight contest between Belgium and the Netherlands as to which event the NATO E-3 cancels from first...

We've got two chances at Zaragoza first!
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby shaggy101 on Tue 10 May 2016, 4:10 pm

Couple of little additions;

Belgian Air Force Alpha Jet-E X7 National Colours Flypast (F)
Belgian Air Force Alpha Jet-E (S)
French Air Force EMB-121 Xingu (S)
Yak 18 (S)
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby AARDVARK on Tue 10 May 2016, 5:52 pm

Seems to be real difference in this show and the Dutch show,seems this one has pulled the stops out and the other is very lack lustre tbh!
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby shaggy101 on Thu 12 May 2016, 11:21 am

Yet another one to be added, looking like an awesome show providing the weather plays ball

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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Traveller on Sun 22 May 2016, 12:02 pm

Two questions for those that have been before please:
What is it like compared to Fairford in terms of traffic on Saturday morning? I'll stay up to an hour away but wondered what time is ok to plan on arrival.
Before I order tickets can someone confirm they are printable and are not posted out?

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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Chrisse on Sun 22 May 2016, 2:48 pm

The previous show at Florennes was an absolute traffic nightmare so get there early, I know some people who were stuck for 3 hours in a traffic jam to cover the last 2 kilometers in 2012. I have no clue what security measures will be like either, if it's anything like the new measures music festivals here, that is going to cause more disruption and waits.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Sun 22 May 2016, 9:36 pm

Can anyone inform me if there will be a shuttle bus running from the Charleroi airport over the four days? The website has stated for the last few weeks that an update will happen before the show. I'm still waiting to know before I commit to what will probably be the best show in Europe this year.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Traveller on Mon 23 May 2016, 6:59 pm

Shuttle bus would be very nice so I can get caned at the show. Ibis booked at Charleroi airport, £34/night.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Mon 23 May 2016, 7:15 pm

Traveller wrote:Shuttle bus would be very nice so I can get caned at the show. Ibis booked at Charleroi airport, £34/night.


Same here. The AF website says it will update "soon" but nothing as yet!
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Traveller on Mon 23 May 2016, 7:50 pm

Looks like it will happen, they are just organising the detail before publishing the access map. It says train+shuttle though so is there a train station at Charleroi airport? If not I cant be bothered going into the city to get a bus out and will just drive if so. And the bus will have a priority route I hope.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby DOUGHNUT on Mon 23 May 2016, 10:18 pm

Two questions for those who have attended airshows at Florennes before.

What time does the flying display start / finish and is it pretty continuous or have a lunch break ?

Understand the rather distant view of the runway from the crowd line on base, remember from TLP days the view from outside at the eastern end being quiet good for landing and taxing shots. Any idea how access might be restricted on airshow days ?

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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Tue 24 May 2016, 10:18 am

(11:19) The access map has finally been partly updated!

BY CAR = Updated

BY MOTORCYCLE = Updated

BY MOTORHOME = Updated

By public transportation = Nothing :question:

DISABLED PERSONS = Updated
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Chrisse on Tue 24 May 2016, 10:31 am

Red Dragon wrote:(11:19) The access map has finally been partly updated!



By public transportation = Nothing :question:



Like 2012 (and KB 2014) then if that is correct. In 2014, a shuttle was announced and people waited at the indicated bus stop, only to find out that the shuttle service had never been finalized and therefore didn't show up... Unfortunately, nobody had informed the webmaster of this.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Tue 24 May 2016, 10:38 am

Chrisse wrote:
Red Dragon wrote:(11:19) The access map has finally been partly updated!

By public transportation = Nothing :question:



Like 2012 (and KB 2014) then if that is correct. In 2014, a shuttle was announced and people waited at the indicated bus stop, only to find out that the shuttle service had never been finalized and therefore didn't show up... Unfortunately, nobody had informed the webmaster of this.


Hopefully the webmaster has gone on a teabreak now before updating it :question:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Chrisse on Tue 24 May 2016, 10:49 am

Also: No trains at Charleroi airport, you have to take a bus to the train station at quite extortionate rates.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Tue 24 May 2016, 11:03 am

Chrisse wrote:Also: No trains at Charleroi airport, you have to take a bus to the train station at quite extortionate rates.


Chrisse, how much is the extortionate rate? It looks like my plans are falling apart. I asked them earlier regarding a shuttle bus route via Charleroi

Here's the reply.
there's no shuttles from the airport to airbase. During the BAFDAYS ( no spottersdays) , there'll shuttle between the stations of Philippeville and Dinant.


:sad:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Chrisse on Tue 24 May 2016, 11:55 am

Red Dragon wrote:
Chrisse wrote:Also: No trains at Charleroi airport, you have to take a bus to the train station at quite extortionate rates.


Chrisse, how much is the extortionate rate? It looks like my plans are falling apart. I asked them earlier regarding a shuttle bus route via Charleroi

Here's the reply.
there's no shuttles from the airport to airbase. During the BAFDAYS ( no spottersdays) , there'll shuttle between the stations of Philippeville and Dinant.


:sad:


I can't remember exactly but I believe 5 or 6 Euro (one way). You would still have to get to Philippeville (closer to Charleroi than Dinant) then. Word of caution: In 2012, they also announced a shuttle from Dinant but I have heard from people at the time (don't know if this is correct), it also never ran.
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