Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Tue 24 May 2016, 12:08 pm

Chrisse wrote:
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.


Thanks for the info, however I'm not willing to go to the extra expense of having to get a bus to the train station then train to Philipeville to queue up for a shuttle bus that only might be running, to end up in what has been described as a big traffic jam. Thanks for the info Chrisse, but I'm going to cancel my hotel booking.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Chrisse on Tue 24 May 2016, 4:44 pm

Well, the info they posted now is a bit encouraging because it makes me think they are organizing the shuttles themselves rather than come to an agreement with the regional bus company, which is where it went wrong in the past.



A free shuttle is organized from the SNCB Station of Dinant and from the SNCB Station of Philippeville.
A second free shuttle is also organized from the city centre of Florennes, Place de la Chapelle.

Pay attention: the number of places is limited and the registration for these shuttles is mandatory for adults and children.
Register for the shuttle of your choice when you buy your entry ticket.

Shuttles Dinant-BAFDAYS

Departure to Florennes Air Base from the SNCB Station of Dinant
Saturday 25th of June at 08.20am or 08.50am
Sunday 26th of June at 08.20am or 08.50am

Return to the SNCB Station of Dinant from Florennes Air Base
Saturday 25th of June at 03.00pm or 08.00pm
Sunday 26th of June at 03.00pm or 08.00pm

Shuttles Philippeville-BAFDAYS

Departure to Florennes Air Base from the SNCB Station of Philippeville
Saturday 25th of June at 09.00am
Sunday 26th of June at 09.00am

Return to the SNCB Station of Philippeville from Florennes Air Bases
Saturday 25th of June at 08.15pm
Sunday 26th of June at 08.15pm

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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Chrisse on Thu 26 May 2016, 8:28 pm

Ramex Delta ( from official Facebook)
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Dr Cake on Thu 26 May 2016, 8:41 pm

Chrisse wrote:Ramex Delta ( from official Facebook)

Fantastic news. We were a little short on fast jets............ :smile:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby G-CVIX on Sun 29 May 2016, 5:20 pm

Is anyone looking to lift share from the UK? I have tickets for the whole weekend / spotters day but my car decided to die and I'm not sure if I can afford hire car + the tunnel/ferry etc on my own. I'm based in Cornwall so could meet anyone in the South pretty easily.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Traveller on Sun 29 May 2016, 6:32 pm

I hate relying on public transport. Which is why the week before when I'm in Belgium for the graspop metal meeting I'm taking folding bromptons. Far better cycle hammered along the canals than try and get a taxi or whatever.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Mon 30 May 2016, 1:04 am

G-CVIX wrote:Is anyone looking to lift share from the UK? I have tickets for the whole weekend / spotters day but my car decided to die and I'm not sure if I can afford hire car + the tunnel/ferry etc on my own. I'm based in Cornwall so could meet anyone in the South pretty easily.


:facepalm: You posted 48 hours too late! I've just paid for a train to London for a Aviaprints trip to FL
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Chrisse on Sat 04 Jun 2016, 9:05 am

French AF A400M static (from Facebook)
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby buccs2b on Wed 15 Jun 2016, 12:46 pm

Just check the Spottersday page, under security it says: "the backpacks or of similar size are forbidden" implying only chairs and cameras are permitted. Has anyone been before and experienced this? Or am I missing something?
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Wed 15 Jun 2016, 12:54 pm

I'd suggest you contact them Tony

http://www.belgianairforcedays.be/en/contact/Contact

At KB last year, in batches of 100 or so we were all requested to put our camera bags down on the ground so sniffer dogs could do their thing, there were some photographers there who literally carried a house on their back, the sniffer dog had a sniff, then had a pee on some bags and everyone was let through, no questions asked.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby buccs2b on Wed 15 Jun 2016, 1:27 pm

Cheers Pete,

Enquiry made. I hope they are permitted, don't fancy lugging my kit freehand over the base

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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Wed 15 Jun 2016, 2:00 pm

No problem, I suppose as an alternative you could buy one of those collapsible four wheel drag along trolleys from B&Q? :lol:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby buccs2b on Wed 15 Jun 2016, 4:43 pm

Just had confirmation back, camera backpacks are allowed

Trolley? Funny you should say that there will be one of those :lmao:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Wed 15 Jun 2016, 6:45 pm

Something like this?

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:lmao:

PS: I might need to rent a little room for some of the sqn tat I'll be buying! :lol:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 11:33 am

Seems buccs2b's/ Tony's enquiry has made the BAF explain their bag policy a bit more :grin:

http://www.belgianairforcedays.be/en/articles/safety-instructions
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Chrisse on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 12:56 pm

Red Dragon wrote:Seems buccs2b's/ Tony's enquiry has made the BAF explain their bag policy a bit more :grin:

http://www.belgianairforcedays.be/en/articles/safety-instructions


I fail to see how it clears things up though :shock: So glad footwear is allowed.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 1:16 pm

Chrisse wrote:
Red Dragon wrote:Seems buccs2b's/ Tony's enquiry has made the BAF explain their bag policy a bit more :grin:

http://www.belgianairforcedays.be/en/articles/safety-instructions


I fail to see how it clears things up though :shock: So glad footwear is allowed.


It states now that camera bags are ok
The pushchairs, folding chairs, cameras, little bages are allowed but will be subjected to an in-depth check
(how big is little?)

However, now....

The backpacks or of similar size are forbidden
The old quote was that ALL backpacks would be barred. It is very vaguely worded though :question:
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Chrisse on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 1:49 pm

Red Dragon wrote:
It states now that camera bags are ok
The pushchairs, folding chairs, cameras, little bages are allowed but will be subjected to an in-depth check
(how big is little?)

However, now....

The backpacks or of similar size are forbidden
The old quote was that ALL backpacks would be barred. It is very vaguely worded though :question:


I don't see how it says camera bags are allowed. It says cameras are allowed, and small bags. I read the French site because that is the original text and not some oddly translated version of it. The French version doesn't mention camera bags any more than the English page does though. It boils down to what you call a small bag. I reckon most people's camera bags here would stretch any interpretation of "little".
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Chrisse on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 6:06 pm

Facebook page updated: Separate line for photobags on showdays. We need to be understanding, I think. Belgium is still digesting 22 March.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby The Baron on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 6:40 pm

Perfectly understandable. The French are still on security overdrive for their shows too. On a selfish point I hope the separate lines are clearly signed to avoid confusion and that there is more than one person checking bags!
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Chrisse on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 6:45 pm

I share that hope. (Erasing single language signs in Hungarian at ticket desk at Kecskemet 2010 from memory ;) )
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby Doordelens on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 7:27 pm

Belgian Air Force days just confirmed:


During the spottersdays (friday 24th and monday 27th) the Security checks will be adapted to guarantee a smooth entrance. Only for spotters.
During the Airshow days (saturday 25th and sunday 26th), a specific Security lane will be opened for visitors carrying photobags. Keep in mind that this may cause delays.
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby roberto on Wed 22 Jun 2016, 7:55 am

Map of the airshow, all static on parallel runway with people all around them.
Everything is now west of the TLP flightline, so no taxishots of display aircraft on eastern taxiway
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby st24 on Thu 23 Jun 2016, 6:32 pm

Slovaks, Turks, Greeks, Austrians, USAF, and RAF /GAF Typhoons, MH434 arrived today. Very hot n humid.. :sweat:
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
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Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2016

Postby G-CVIX on Fri 24 Jun 2016, 11:48 pm

Does anyone know of a live stream for this one? Couldn't make it in the end so I'd love to view it some how.
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