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  • Ivan Deprins
    Red Devils In 1961 he took the lead of the team after the departure of Bobby until 1963 date of Red Devils team dismantling Ivan Deprins continued his career in the Air Force especially on F 104G Ivan Deprins is deceased on May 20 th 2014 in Lasne This is the second Red Devils on Hawker Hunter who left us this year Bobby Bladt http www sbap be events 2014 006bobby2014 006bobby2014 htm The SBAP team offers their sincere condolences to the family friends and acquaintances Fligh high and safe last landing Ivan Deprins est né à Ruisbroek le 24 avril 1929 Après sa formation de pilote il fut versé à la 350ème escadrille il fit partie dès le début du team Acrobobs voir notre page http www sbap be archivalia acrobobs acrobobs htm Ayant suivi Robert Bobby Bladt au 7ème Wing de chasse à Chièvres il devint tout naturellement numéro 2 du nouveau team Diables Rouges En 1961 il prit le lead du team après le départ de Bobby et ce jusqu en 1963 date de la dissolution du team Il continua ensuite sa carrière à la Force Aérienne notamment sur F 104G Ivan Deprins est décédé le 20

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  • ATCC new Commander
    is located at Gavere Semmerzake and consists of an Air Traffic Control squadron a Maintenance squadron a Defence and Support squadron and the Air Traffic Control school Throughout the years the first military on the site arrived in 1951 with a mobile radar the site evolved to the actual center controlling toghether with Eurcontrol and Belgocontrol one of the busiest airspaces in Western Europe Colonel of aviation SBH Ir Tim Van Langenhove started his military career as a cadet in August 1978 at the Royal cadet School of Laken Brussels followed by the engineering course aircraft mechanics at the Royal Milityary School 136 th promotion Polytechnics where he graduated on December 22 1986 Following various assignments and staff courses he was appointed commander of the ATCC on October 06 2011 Col Tim Van Langenhove will be assigned within the Air Force headquarters in Evere Brussels Serge Van Heertum Lieutenant Colonel of aviation Peter Lepez started his military career in 1978 integrating the 118 th Promotion All Weapons at the Royal Military School where he graduated in 1982 He continued his flight training at Goetsenhoven and at Sint Truiden and received his wings on July 22 1984 Due to a premature

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  • Patrouille des glaciers
    weeks for real race duration of only one week The PDG will be under the leadership of the Commandement de la Patrouille des Glaciers Lt Col Max Contesse and Lt Col Avi Patrick Voutaz commander of the Service de Transports Aériens Aerial Transport Services Technical supervision is done by Jean Michel Bournissen High Mountain guide at Arolla and technical director of the PDG More than 1 500 servicemen not to forget all the high mountain guides of the neighbouring valleys will be put up for this race Aerial means come mainly from the Payerne airbase and transmission means from Alpenach The airfleet is made up of upraded Super Pumas from the 5 th Squadron and Eurocopter EC 635 from the 1 st Squadron both part of the 5 th Aerial Transport Squadron It is important to note that the helicopter pilots are qualified on EC 635 Super Puma and Cougar but also on Pilatus PC 6 and 7 They can go from one machine to another without any problems For the record in 2012 the 5 th Transport Squadron flew 264 hours transported some 300 tons of material and 1 200 people This year s PDG will see four Super Puma six EC 635 and two EC 635 for medevac Technical support will see 35 mechanics and load master from Payerne under the command of Officier Spécialiste specialised officer Thierry Pochon They will operate from the mountain heliport of Satarma and Sion military airbase where they will perform the usual 25 and 50 hours maintenance Operations in need of a bigger set up will be carried out from the homebases The role of the aerial transport will be to dispatch the needed materials for the race at altitude such as Marking poles to secure the race course Generators and tents Timing and ranking material Servicemen The role of the servicemen will consist of preparing the terrain for the altitude camp sites provide the patrols the necessary safety in real time through the aid and avalanche posts during the race The presented photographs were taken between April 08 and 11 2014 The first preparation week was based upon the spotting of the itinerary the securisation of this using marking poles the inspection of the transmission and counting means checking the live transmission of the race thanks to Swisscom and transport of personnel Not to forget the work done by the high mountain guides consisting of preparing the itinerary spotting potential dangers and keeping the course opened awaiting the start of the race The following weeks will be used to winch up the necessary material to set up and rig the altitude camp sites After the race all units will have to build down the whole course as not to let any trace into the surrounding nature Some considerations on mountain flying Flying up a valley is always done on the right side descent into the valley as well what implies a simple but effective right of way and safety rule Weight

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  • Demo Team 2014
    general the safety aspect and emergency plans where nothing is left at random the organization of transportation and access to the base and of course the program of the festivities including the various themes of this event Let us hold back following themes which will be the presentation guidelines 100 years of aviation in Belgium with an authentic Blériot XI from Sweden 100 th anniversary of the beginning of World War I the 70 th anniversary of the landing in Normandy which was the beginning of the liberation of Europe during World War II and finally closer to us if we can say so 35 years of dedicated service of the F 16 fighter in the Air Force Besides these various themes the presented participants list was quite attractive Some very interesting solo displays covering the different eras of aviation but also no less than 9 military and civil teams our Red Devils the Victor team the Breitling Jet Team the Royal Jordanian Falcons the Swiss Patrouille PC 7 the Patrouille de France the Red Arrows the Italian Frecce Tricolori and the icing on the cake the Al Fursan from the United Arab Emirates In one word a beautiful gathering for the pleasure of the eyes and the ears Noteworthy is the fact that some rumours not confirmed by the officials during the press conference state the possible presence straight from the United States of a F 22 Raptor As mentioned no confirmation yet but our sources estimate the certainty at a mere 95 If confirmed this would be a real plus for the organizers Let us return to the organization of the program which is the result of cooperation between the Air Force in particular the airbase of Kleine Brogel and the dynamic team of the Sanicole Aeroclub well known for its exceptional airshows For the past years the Air Force supported Sanicole by providing technical means and other facilities As this year the airshow will take place at the airbase itself the Sanicole team put his dynamism exceptional show taste and contacts at the service of the Air Force In short a combination that will provide us and all passionate of beautiful machines a top hat airshow on the European continent We wish all the success to the organizers of the Air Force as well as to the team of Mr Bueckenberghs and his Sanicole team in their venture We also do hope Mr Meteo and his famous frog acknowledged the message and do place the necessary orders to provide summer temperatures and beautiful sunny blue skies with some fair weather clouds for the beauty of the pictures note to Mr Meteo this is valid for the whole 2014 season Thank you Let s have a look at the pictures and presentations of the different teams but first we would like to thank hardly Lt Gen Avi Claude Van de Voorde Col Avi Paul Desair and M rs Sofie Naeyaert for inviting us at the press conference and

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  • First NH90 NFH at Koksijde
    internationalization of the missions allotted to the helicopter crews at Koksijde To conclude Mr De Crem wished a great success with this helicopter which will allow to keep up the high quality and know how on the matter within the Air Force Thereafter Col Avi Vandezande gave a brief overview on the evolution of the NH 90 project The first NFH Navy Frigate Helicopter has rejoined the two TTH Tactical Transport Helicopter which arrived some months earlier The Colonel emphasized on the benefits of the NH 90 compared to the Seaking regarding the high technological equipment as the SX16 Nightsun high power light beam for night searches the 360 tactical naval radar or the Data Link system The fact the TTH and NFH are built on the same basis is also an invaluable asset for maintenance purposes or spare parts The media often highlight the significant delays as regarded to the deliveries There were indeed some production delays but overall there is nothing to worry about on the international timeline of the project The Belgian authorities assessed still to be within the habitual standards for a project of this size Belgium joined the NAHEMO in 2006 and in June 2007 the authorities signed a contract for the acquisition of 8 helicopters of the two types the delivery of an initial stock of spare parts and tooling and the complete training of crews and technicians The first TTH was officially delivered in December 2012 and the first NFH in August 2013 To conclude a user of the NH 90 NFH Maj Avi Geerts recapitulated on the subject and compared the good old Seaking to the gleaming NH 90 Despite a great number of positive points technologically speaking the Seaking will forever in the history of the Air Force remain as a

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  • Heli Wash
    an helicopter detachment on three civil sites being Le Touquet Cherbourg and La Rochelle At present the Flottille 35F operates Sud Aviation SA365 Dauphin and Sud Aviation SA316 Alouette III helicopters Its various missions comprises the safeguard of the pilots of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle better known under their nickname Pedro flying Dauphins sea rescue missions thanks to the Dauphins SP Service Public Civile Service and support missions to the forces deployed to the sea or public service missions with its venerable Alouette III We all know these helicopters having seen them at various airshows the Dauphin even is a regular visitor at our Koksijde airbase or neighbouring Valenciennes But what happens when these helicopters are not flying As they have a harsh life the flights over seas are very constraining for the airframes engines and systems The sea sprays is the worst enemy of modern aircraft What are they doing Care is being taken of their health thanks to a team of highly qualified technicians the French Aéronavale is renowned for the quality of its technicians and the value of its maintenance Helicopters and crews never sleep and as our cars need a regular visit to the

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  • Going Grey
    BFS 595B36375 04357 the same as the Alpha Jets underside was chosen with some day glo partially on the fuel tip tanks For the marking the wolf head of the 1 Wing is still present on the vertical stabiliser but the shark mouth and marking of the 5 th and 9 th squadrons disappeared so as the spiral line on the spinner Markedly more sober than the previous version this scheme remind us of the SF 260 of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana and is not to the taste of all the pilots which preferred the first camouflaged livery giving the aircraft a more warrior look Most likely the remaining of the fleet will receive the same paint scheme bit by bit when going through their major overhauls Here you have some pictures of the ST 44 with some attention to details for our modelling friends giving them the possibility to reproduce the new scheme of our dedicated SF 260 SBAP wishes to thank Mrs Sofie Naeyaert of ComOpsAir IPR for the photo shoot clearance Col Avi Jean Van Hecke organising the visit Tcholle and Bink for their helping hands on site Vietnam paint sheme in the early years Serge Van

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  • Swiss Postcards
    facilitate his existence by the use of technical means adapted to the problems encountered Not so long ago transport of material within the alpine environment was carried by men or mules where roads ended In the same way when an accident happened the victim was carried often uncomfortably to the first rescue station available in the valley In the 50 s one man tried to remedy the situation his name Hermann Geiger Chief pilot and manager at the Sion airport he uses a modified Piper Cub with a 125 Hp engine to deliver heavy loads by air instead off carried by man or animal With the growth of his success and flight hours he tried to find a technique allowing him to land on the glaciers which would give him besides the delivery of loads also the opportunity to evacuate victims with his airplane To do so he modifies his Piper incorporating a hold for the transportation of materials and retractable skis enabling him to land on snowy surfaces He works out a landing technique consisting of approaching and landing up hill on the glacier followed by a U turn to line up down hill for take off He implemented this technique for the first time on May 10 1952 when he successfully landed on the Kander glacier This was the beginning of aerial rescue and the following years Hermann Geiger took with him into the history of mountain rescue Mr Fernand Martignoni which became his right hand man Sometimes the team encountered some problems as the little Piper or the Pilatus Porter were not always able to land and in 1957 after a fund raising Hermann Geiger took possession of a Bell 47 J This allowed him and Fernand Martignoni to start the Swiss aerial rescue era Sadly as

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