Belgian Air Force Days 2018 - 8th/9th Sept

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And adding another cool helicopter to the static apart from the Portuguese Merlin is the Polish airforce with an Mi-8, also a pretty rare sight in this part of Europe.

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Bloody hell! :yahoo:

French Xingu also confirmed for static.

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Yes, along with an EC-120 from the helicopter training school at Dax. The Xingus are used for multi-engine training for transport pilots of the Belgian air force, while the EC-120s are the training machines for future Belgian helicopter pilots :)

Want another static helicopter?

Denmark will also present an EH-101 Merlin in static.

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The last couple of updates have been fantastic, going to make Fridays arrivals interesting as I don’t know where to go!!

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See latest post.
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I honestly don’t think I can remember a late flurry of additions to an airshow line-up quite like it, and certainly not of this quality. Absolutely superb... just need the weather to play ball now. :rock:
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Hoping a nation can be tempted into sending a Hind just to complete the insane helo lineup :hypno:

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My apologies, guys. Just been confirmed on Scramble that the Al Fursan 'confirmation' was in fact an old website page from the 2014 show. :oops:

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"Google doesn't forget" :)
Same goes for the F-15C/D rumour. Apologies to anyone who got excited for this.
More news over the next few days.

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Won't take my info from Scramble in future then. :grin:

My apologies also. :oops:

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The Dutch Hunter is now static! I'm sure it was displaying before :dizzy:

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Pretty sure it was listed as flying, yes.

Shame it's been changed to static.

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Nwalch wrote:The Dutch Hunter is now static! I'm sure it was displaying before :dizzy:


That's a real shame.
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Considering the fantastic lineup already, I'm not surprised something has given way, a shame about the Hunter though

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Wes_Howes wrote:Considering the fantastic lineup already, I'm not surprised something has given way, a shame about the Hunter though


There are a few below the Hunter on my flying wish list though.

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Flying KC-135 added according to Facebook, from Andrews AFB as well. :clap:
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And the Dutch provide some more heavy power with their KDC-10 for a flypass.

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Today's the last day for advance tickets. I've booked for Saturday as the forecast looks good. Antwerp forts on Sunday, as its their Heritage Days

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You can still get advance tickets after today, but they will be more expensive, today is final day for reductions :)

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@Chrisse, have you got any information on whether or not the KC-135 from Andrews AFB will be at the show both days? Thanks in advance! Very excited about the line-up btw :rock:

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Sorry, I don't have that information. When I do, will inform you.

EDIT: Both days.

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Is there more known about the new layout of the venue?
Is was looking fot a showground map, but can't find anything on the website.
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What new layout? Don't believe the rumours you can hear left and right.

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I notice Team Raven and the Red Bull glider have been added. I'd rather have the Dutch Hunter back in though.

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