International SARMeet 2016 - Koksijde

International SARMeet 2016 - Koksijde

Postby iaint on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 9:20 pm

Little bit late, but seeing as I've still not edited shots from RIAT 15 or 16 yet, it could be worse!

Last October I made the short hop, with a couple of the other staffers, across the channel to Belgium for the International SAR Meet at Koksijde. It was a promising event with some tasty participants announced, from an Aeronavale NH90, Norwegian Sea King to Portuguese Merlin as well as some Mi-8/17s. Alas, very close the event an announcement went out to state that many of the participants had cancelled. A kick in the nether regions indeed, as (for many attendees) all of the star items were included in those cancellations.

Nevertheless the few items that did participate gave a good showing and we were treated to a superb SAR demo from the Belgian NH.90 as well as the Belgian Sea King, but the Belgian Politie (rather ironically) stole the show at the end of the day with a demo of their own... Let's say the separation to the crowdline was, erm, minimal. :shock:

Enough from me, on with the pictures!

ImageIMG_4535 by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4601 by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4773 by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4842 by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4956 by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5322 by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5576 by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5781 by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_9155 by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

C&C welcomed!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/iainthomson84/

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Re: International SARMeet 2016 - Koksijde

Postby Tommy on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 11:08 pm

Splendid light on these. Nice and sharp, too! Well done, mate. :up:
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Re: International SARMeet 2016 - Koksijde

Postby Spotty_Jag on Sat 28 Jan 2017, 11:36 am

Missed these first time around. Nice shots. Would love to see a Belgian NH90 SAR Demo at RIAT this year... :drool:
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