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  • U.S. President on tour
    Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo Let s highlight the emotional President s speech which reminded us that people are to never forget this dramatic European history page and also to remind us that the bonds between the United States and Belgium are forevermore unwavering Back at Melsbroek at about 12h 30 and already President Obama took the road for a working lunch with the European top Emanuel Baroso and Herman van Rompuy concluded at the end of the after noon with a speech in the center of Brussels in front of some 2000 hand picked guests Back to the Brussels Airport a little behind schedule President Obama immediately boarded Air Force One already with running engines Take off at 19h 35 bound for Rome for the next journey of his European tour It was a very intense day for all security services and let s emphasizes all this was done through a top notch collaboration between the American and Belgian services the Federal Police and the Air Force SBAP joined hands to present you with a page showing this huge enterprise and to offer our readers a very complete overview of the attending machines The C 17A ballet at General Aviation side Maxine Van Molecot Maxine Van Molecot Maxine Van Molecot Maxine Van Molecot Maxine Van Molecot March 20th Melsbroek Air Base side Joe Fischer Joe Fischer Arrival of the Marine One helicopters Joe Fischer Joe Fischer Joe Fischer Joe Fischer Joe Fischer Joe Fischer Joe Fischer Marine One convoy going to be assembled Joe Fischer Joe Fischer The Blackhawk fleet already in stand by Joe Fischer March 21st at Kortrijk Wevelgem for the general repetition Sven Lodewijckx Sven Lodewijckx Sven Lodewijckx Sven Lodewijckx March 25th the blackhawk awaiting the President arrival Marc Arys Air Force One as landed via

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  • Brussels African Top
    till 29 the Brussels airport and the military airbase of Melsbroek was once again in effervescence as to accommodate the various governmental aircraft quite unusual in our regions Participating countries ALGERIA ANGOLA AUSTRIA BENIN BOTSWANA BELGIUM BULGARIA BURKINA FASO BURUNDI CAMEROON CABO VERDE CONGO CHAD COMOROS CÔTE D IVOIRE CROATIA CYPRUS DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO CZECH REPUBLIC DENMARK IRELAND EGYPT EQUATORIAL GUINEA ERITREA ESTONIA FINLAND GAMBIA GUINEA GABON GREECE GERMANY HUNGARY ITALY LATVIA KENYA LESOTHO LIBERIA LITHUANIA LUXEMBOURG LIBYA MALTA MAURITANIA MOZAMBIQUE NAMIBIA POLAND PORTUGAL ROMANIA NIGER NIGERIA SLOVAKIA RWANDA SENEGAL SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE SEYCHELLES SIERRA LEONE SOMALIA SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH SUDAN SUDAN SLOVENIA SWAZILAND TANZANIA TOGO TUNISIA UGANDA SWEDEN ZAMBIA Here you have some of the exotic birds Heavy duty the last week on Melsbroek air base Serge Van Heertum 5T CLC Boeing B 737 7EE c n 34263 Mauritanian delegation Serge Van Heertum YU AND Boeing 737 3H9 c n 23329 Serbian delegation Serge Van Heertum 135L 484 Embraer EMB 135BJ Legacy c n 145484 Greece delegation Serge Van Heertum Piaggio P180AM Avanti 14 Stormo Italian delegation Serge Van Heertum TS JSM Falcon 900B c n 111 Tunisian delegation Marc Arys 5X UGF Gulfstream GV SP

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  • Frisian Flag 2014
    Netherlands Germany and Denmark to simulate real world operations like those in former Yugoslavia Afghanistan and Libya Missions ranged from defensive protection of ground objectives and slow movers to offensive missions air interdiction and SEAD Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses To make things even more interesting the Germans put up SA 6s and SA 8s former East German material in the war zone Aircrews had no idea where as to maximize the training value In turn the Dutch placed several Smokey Sam s and inflatable targets For Close Air Support missions the fighters relied on JTAC Joint Terminal Attack Controller units from the Dutch Special Forces who had previously operated in Afghanistan An active Link 16 network was set up for communications throughout the two week exercise To ensure the two waves of aircraft for the day crews were divided in 12 hour morning and afternoon shifts with planning alone taking up to 6 hours a day Each wave had an amount of 44 aircraft This pace was held up every day for twelve consecutive days with the missions getting more and more complex along the way Each day at 09 00 AM the first fighters lined up on Runway 27 at Leeuwarden AB for the launch of the first wave the second one taking off around 01 00 PM No need to say these were two very intense weeks for the pilots and ground personnel in charge of the turnaround the maintenance and technical troubleshooting 1 Marc Arys 2 Serge Van Heertum Leeuwarden the homebase of Frisian Flag Serge Van Heertum Agusta Bell 412 in stand by for possible accident above the North Sea Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Lockheed C 130H from the KLU involved in this large exercise Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Marc Arys Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Marc Arys Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Marc Arys Marc Arys Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Marc Arys Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Marc Arys Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Marc Arys Marc Arys Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Marc Arys Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Marc Arys Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Marc Arys Marc Arys Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Marc Arys Serge Van

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  • Fly to your dream 2014
    all were highly motivated This day allowed us to have a closer look at the NH 90 TTH on the ground as well as in the air to see the new paint of the Siai Marchetti SF 260 at first on the D models some demonstrations of an airfield attack by F 16 from Kleine brogel and Florennes We would like to thank DG Com and ComOpsAir IPR for the

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  • Aeronautical Day 2014
    discover another side of aviation and possibly take the youngsters towards an aeronautical career Due to this success why not consider to renew this experience in 2015 and why not at a national level including the airports of Brussels South Charleroi and Liège Bierset Please do find some pictures of Deurne and Wevelegem Deurne Airport Antwerpen Deurne homebase of City Jet airlines Fokker F 50 Cessna 510 Citation Dassault Falcon

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  • Bronco is back!
    the Bronco team it feels like family a family of passionate hoping this revival with the new aircraft will give the European public the continuation of friendship with a magnificent team a superb aircraft and an exceptional pilot OV 10B BRONCO The North American Aviation Rockwell OV 10 Bronco is a twin turboprop light attack and observation aircraft designed in the 60 s for the Counter Insurgency Combat COIN One

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  • Belgian Aviation Preservation Association
    du Ciel of different models 1 Tipsy Junior and their masterpiece a B 25J Mitchell Serge Van Heertum This B 25J starting piece of the organization was not really involved in the Second World War but showed itself off in two Hollywood movies Catch 22 1970 and Hanover Street 1979 Abandoned afterwards and really mistreated this aircraft now found its haven in Gembloux and the team is preparing a lifting with the aim of exhibiting this glamorous machine flown into combat during WWII by some Belgian pilots and crews To conclude this survey do know that the organization is seeking other volunteers and enthusiasts to rejoin the ancients of Sonaca Sabena and other Belgian aeronautical institutions for the restoration part as well as for the administrative part such as a computer designer or filing clerk So if you are titillated to help please do contact Yves Duwelz at yduwelz gmail com or through their internet pages by clicking on their logo at the end of this page Officially inaugurated on September 01 2013 let s wish them a good flight with its batch of surprises wait and see Good luck guys Shooted Lancaster engine found in Gembloux area Serge Van Heertum Walter Engine 120 hp in perfect state Serge Van Heertum Durondeau balloon L 180 OO BCN the remain of the P 38J T 33A FT25 tail Serge Van Heertum Some flying clothes WWII RAF and USAF Laurent Cuvelier The restoration hall Laurent Cuvelier Slingsby Grasshopper Serge Van Heertum and a second one Serge Van Heertum Schempp Austria Serge Van Heertum Akaflieg München Mü 13E OO ZLM Serge Van Heertum The cockpit Laurent Cuvelier Tipsy Junior from 1947 Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier MH 290A plan Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Pou du Ciel HM 290A

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  • Wevelgem Airport...the past and the present
    began the enlargements works Wevelgem Bissgem became one of the major Luftwaffe base insuring the defence of northern France and Flanders Various Luftwaffe units were stationed there until June 1944 02 07 1940 to 12 07 1940 KG53 He 111 00 08 1940 to 00 08 1940 I KG26 He 111 20 03 1941 to 00 05 1941 Erprobungsgruppe 210 Bf 110 21 04 1941 to 24 04 1941 II JG52 Bf 109E 00 06 1941 to 00 08 1941 EJG26 Bf 109E 15 10 1941 to 22 12 1940 II JG26 FW 190A 07 04 1943 to 14 05 1943 III JG26 FW 190A 01 10 1943 to 25 11 1943 I JG26 FW 190A 18 05 1943 to 23 05 1943 4 9 JG54 FW 190A 01 01 1944 to 07 06 1944 4 JG26 FW 190A The III JG53 also transitioned through Wevelgem but dates are doubtful Following the landing in Normandie and the progress of the allies in occupied territory the Royal Air Force took over Wevelgem from September 1944 on Within the structure of the RAF the airfield of Wevelgem was given the code B 55 During about three months various British units were stationed here 17 09 1944 to 25 11 1944 74 Squadron Spitfire LF IXe 17 09 1944 to 01 11 2014 340 Squadron Spitfire Mk IXb 17 09 1944 to 25 11 1944 329 Squadron Spitfire Mk IXb 19 09 1944 to 25 11 1944 341 Squadron Spitfire Mk IXb 01 11 1944 to 25 11 1944 345 Squadron Spitfire HF IX Insigna from KG53 KG26 SKG 210 JG52 JG53 JG26 JG54 Heinkel He 111 from KG53 Erprobungsgruppe 210 Messerchmitt Bf 110 Close up of JG52 Messerschmitt Bf 109E Focke Wulf FW 190A 4 from JG26 JG53 Focke Wulf FW 190A 4 340 French Squadron Spitfire Mk IX WWII had ended and the allies had left the place the airport was taken over by the military and given back to the civil authorities Little by little the airfield evolved and extended and bit by bit modernization works made this countryside airfield of the Jasta 6 grow into an airport with international class and its expansion has still not ended yet the present by Bruno Ghils If one day you feel the need or envy to see some aircraft and visit an active airport I surely can advise you to head for Wevelgem Wevelgem is a very interesting airport where you not only see business aircraft bizz jets but also have a look at older airplanes privately owned airplanes and most of all at a great variety of transitioning aircraft it happens frequently to see other than just OO registered planes Wevelgem is very busy and is not just a little provincial airfield Throughout the years it expanded to become an international airport a hub within the Euro region Lille Kortijk regional traffic The airport includes a flying school and leisure activities but most of all business In 2013 Wevelgem accounted for

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