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

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

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As mentioned on the thread for the 2016 show, this event returns in 2018, over the weekend of the 8/9 September, and hosted at the much-loved Kleine Brogel airbase. There's a website up already, though understandably it doesn't contain much info at this early stage:

http://www.belgianairforcedays.be/index.php/en/

Already confirmed via the team's own Facebook page:

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I got excited then, I thought there had been an update to the site :grin: Already booked accommodation, looking forward to heading back to KB again.

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It's a good show, just don't like the static being in front of the runway or having to pay for the loos :grin:

Certainly intend to go at least one day, perhaps do the Brussels museums the following day.

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boff180 wrote: just don't like the static being in front of the runway.


Perfectly lit statics with uncluttered backgrounds - what a terrible thing to have. :grin: :wink:
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When your nice shot of a low fast pass has a tail through the aircraft ;-)

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You need to time your jump more accurately. :whistle:
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capercaillie wrote:You need to time your jump more accurately. :whistle:

:grin: Or move slightly left or right...
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Booked off work, looking forward to being back at KB. Where is everyone staying? I plan to do Friday (if there's a spotters day), Saturday and possibly Sunday, but Brussels museums does sound like a good idea as I'm determined to tick a few more off my list.

Is the "Friends of the Belgian Air Force" a worthwhile investment?

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Hotel booked in Bree, same one we stopped in last year for Sanicole. Three of us broke the hotel beer consumption for a single night :grin: need to extend the record his time

Have been wondering about Friends of the Belgian Air Force myself.
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+ Hellenic Air Force F-16 Zeus Demo Team :yahoo:

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Anyone got any experience of shooting arrivals at KB?

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Yep, dead easy, both ends of the runway are easily accessible. Also there’s usually a spotter package-type thing which allows you onto the base on the Friday which lets you shoot the aircraft as they taxi in, if landing shots aren’t your bag.
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Airshow.hu say the RDAF are supporting the show with an F-16, EH101 and T-17 all possibly flying?

The Air Force also informed us, that types: F-16, EH-101 & T-17 will participating on events with Flying display, and everything else is for the time been planned as a static display.

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https://airshowinfo.hu/airshowfeed/2018 ... dule-2018/
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Just in case anybody hadn't seen, tickets are finally on sale

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Tickets bought :yahoo: grand total of €94.42 (£86.06), €40 for the tickets and also bought €50 worth of food (more likely beer) vouchers. Transaction fee of € 4.42 for using Paypal. Roll on September :rock:
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The early bird tickets end on Friday, if you're planning on attending and want to save cash.
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Was only just thinking the participation confirmations for this year has been slow compared with previous years, theres been a small update today

UPDATE 1 JUNE 2018 !!!
Confirmed participating countries:

Denmark , France, Germany , Greece ,Jordan , The Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switserland, UK , USA
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138EAW wrote:Was only just thinking the participation confirmations for this year has been slow compared with previous years, theres been a small update today

UPDATE 1 JUNE 2018 !!!
Confirmed participating countries:

Denmark , France, Germany , Greece ,Jordan , The Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switserland, UK , USA


That all sounds promising... presumably Slovakia means a return of the MiG-29 demo. :clap:
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Yep, promising but they'll have to pull out the stops for me not to go to France that weekend...
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Belgian Navy Heliflight have self confirmed via Facebook they will have a Alouette III static
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According to scramble, the Slovaks are confirmed. 2x Mig29 (flying and static)
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Polish Mig 29 just been confirmed
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138EAW wrote:Polish Mig 29 just been confirmed


Marvellous - so all being well we should be getting both European MiG-29 demos! :clap:
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Great news but the Slovaks have been a bit flakey recently so until they arrive, I shall not be getting too excited about them.

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Everyones favourite Royal Jordanian Falcons have self confirmed :grin:
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