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

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Chrisse wrote:Spotters corner is not really my area, but if you ask on FB for instance to KB spotters or Low Approach Aviation Photography, you may get a more 'accurate' answer than the official line. They all have their connections on base in places where it counts and may be able to set your expectations right :)


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Sea King SAR Rescue Demo confirmed on Facebook

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Do Belgian Sea Kings still wear that sexy mottled camouflage scheme? Hope so... :love:
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Two of the three do have the scheme, RS-05 still has the 25th anniversary scheme :grin: even though they have celebrated their 40th :grin:
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All except the 'special' scheme. On Wednesday 4 July 2001, Sea King RS05 was revealed in a special decoration for the first time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sea King in the Belgian Air Force. It still wears this nice colour-scheme today!
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Stagger2 wrote:All except the 'special' scheme. On Wednesday 4 July 2001, Sea King RS05 was revealed in a special decoration for the first time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sea King in the Belgian Air Force. It still wears this nice colour-scheme today!
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Wasn't sure if '05 was still extant-yes, 17 years in a special scheme, surely a record??!
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There was talk on Facebook of a retirement special Sea King. Not sure how much truth

Belgian Air Force Days update: Thunder Tigers (F-16's demo BAF)



:clap: This should be good, it was in 2014 anyway :cool:
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Thundertigers didn't fly in 2014 :whistle:

It's the Seaking Farewell Tour this year, they're being withdrawn from service in March 2019. The remaining ones have a small sticker.

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Sounds familiar :lol:
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The 4x F-16's were great last year - plenty of formation topsides/bellysides, straight passes, a break, synchro passes etc and a high speed formation vertical departure with flares popping
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CJS wrote:Sounds familiar :lol:
Contrary to the other side of the North Sea, the colour-scheme of the Belgian Sea Kings make up for the small sticker.
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Chrisse wrote:Thundertigers didn't fly in 2014 :whistle:

It's the Seaking Farewell Tour this year, they're being withdrawn from service in March 2019. The remaining ones have a small sticker.


:oops: Must have been last year then, getting old everything merging into one :grin:
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Skyflash wrote:Flanker demo confirmed on Bookface :cool:


Anyone knows if they are allowed to use flares in the display? Saw some footage on youtube where it popped flares at CIAV I believe. Two years ago in Denmark it didn't, and of course not allowed to at RIAT
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this year in Aalborg flares were launched :-)
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Other displays deploy flares at KB so fingers crossed they Ukrainians do :drool:

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So much for regular updates :lol: However, Luftwaffe A400M added to static. Let's hope it's parked at either end and not right in the middle :grin:

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We're a little behind schedule, we'll catch up :)

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I was only teasing :smile: Really can't wait!

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RAF Typhoon :worship: and Czech Gripen added to the flying...

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German CH-53 & Dutch C-130 removed from the list.

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Abbo46 wrote:German CH-53 & Dutch C-130 removed from the list.


Is it not the Danish C-130 which has scrubbed?

More positively the Breitling Jet Team have been added, will be the only time I get to see them this season.
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No, Danish C-130 was never listed, so the Dutch one got cancelled :)

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The observant among you will notice some hitherto unannounced participants in the promo :)

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That'll be the Fouga, A400M & Spitfire? :wink:

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Among others :biggrin:

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