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  • First Belgian NH-90 NFH
    amount of approximately 300 million eight NH90 helicopters Four tactical transport version TTH and four NFH version for both succeed the Seaking and provide new capabilities to the two Belgian Navy frigates Conducted in cooperation with several European countries the program took months of delay mainly for the more complex of the two versions the NFH forcing the Belgian Air Force to extend the life of its Seaking already forty years old Positive effect of delays the eight units are directly delivered to the final standard fully operational Full Operational Capability FOC About the penalties for delays the amount to some ten million euros as to be supported by NH Industries as per Defence Minister Pieter De Crem Lundi 26 août 2013 une délégation officielle de la Défense a été reçue chez Eurocopter Allemagne à Donauwörth Le premier NH90 belge en version navale à peine sorti de production a pris son envol vers Marignan n e direction Eurocopter France pour y débuter la formation pratique des techniciens et pilotes C est une étape importante pour la Défense belge a déclaré le G énéral M ajor Rudy Debaene directeur de la Division Procurement du département Material Resources Cette version NFH NATO Frigate Helicopter est la variante navalisée du concept NH90 Il remplacera sous peu les bons vieux Seaking dans le cadre des opérations de Search and Rescue mais appuiera également la Composante Marine dans certaines de ces missions Le programme a pris quelques retards mais Monsieur Wolfgang Schoder CEO d Eurocopter Allemagne se veut rassurant pour rattraper ce retard et c est devant le deuxième de NFH belge RN02 toujours en cours d assemblage que fut faite cette déclaration rassurante pour l Etat major Le RN02 devrait être livré à la base de Coxyde d ici la fin de l année

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  • Kecskemèt Airshow 2013
    participating aircraft from Ukraine Romania Serbia and Estonia in this Gripen s lair But the real surprise came straight from Russia as the Russian Knights flying 5 SU 27 Flanker were the highlight of the show This was the first time since long that Russia was again present in European skies The technical support was flown in by a IL 76 The air show also saw a variety of aircraft with a Romanian Mig 21 demonstration an Ukrainian SU 27 in static and an historic part of the Hungarian Air Force with all the former fighters used by the Hungarian during the Cold War like the Mig 21 the SU 22 or a superbly preserved Mig 23 Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi SU 27 Flanker 831 Fighter Brigade RAF Tornado GR4 from 15 Squadron Marineflieger Seaking Mk41 from MFG 5 Spanish Air Force Casa C295M from 353 Squadron Mil Mi 8 UR MSF from Motor Sich Airlines Serbian Air Force Antonov An 26 from 138 transport squadron Belgian Air Force C 130H from 15 Wing Belgian Air Force F 16 from 31 Squadron Mig 17PF Fresco Mig 15 and Aero L 39ZO Mig 15 Mig 21 MF Mig 21 UM Mig 23MF Mig 15 UTI preserved in flying conditions Austrian Air Force Saab 105OE Slovenian Air Force Pilatus PC 9M Austrian Air Force Pilatus PC 7 the new colors of the solo display Hungarian Air Force Antonov An 26 in company of Saab JAS 39C Gripen Hungarian Yak 52 training aircraft Mil Mi 17 with the national colors Gripen solo display Romenian Air Force Mig 21 UM from Flotila 71 Aer Polish Air Force Sukhoi SU 22M 4 from 21 Blt Lisunov Li 2T in Malev colors Boeing C 17A from F210 SAC2 Czech Air Force Mil Mi 35 from 221

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  • Last Flight RS03
    Vanfleteren Co Pilot Cpn Vl Steven Leeuws Flight Engineer Adjt Vl Tommy Lannoye SARSO 1 Cpn Vl Danhieux Philip SARSO2 Adjt Vl Philippe Dobbelaere Medic Adjt Vl Peter Boyen Diver Adjt Vl Dominique Devos Good Bye RS03 and t hanks for all you did for Belgian Air Force and the people you saved By the way on September 2nd the Seaking did his 3 000 scramble mission This was an

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  • Dittingen Flugtage 2013
    enumerated ere but the photographic overview shows them all This meeting has to be attended as the organizers are working hard to present an attractive high quality week end so for the air show lovers amongst us we can only recommend Dittingen without hesitation We would like to thank the organizers and the press office of Dittingen and particularly M Daniel Walliser and Urs Winkelmann for their kindness and facilities granted during our stay Flugschule Basel exhibition Serge Van Heertum Pilatus PC 6 from Air Glacier flying for seightseeing purposes Serge Van Heertum A great interest showed by the visitors for the future Swiss fighter Serge Van Heertum The Gripen mock up Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Swiss Air Force EC 635 Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Seightseeing flight with AN 2 was also possible Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Where are the real where are the flying models Piper PA 18 180M Serge Van Heertum Etrich Taube Serge Van Heertum Lockheed Orion from Swissair Serge Van Heertum BAe Hawk Mk 66 from the Swiss Air Force Serge Van Heertum Pacific Aerospace 750XL for the para drops Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier 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 Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Sad end for the plane but no injuries for the pilot Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier 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 Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier 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 Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Calame the avenger pilot 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 See also our special Red Devils page with the full display http www sbap be events 2013 033reddit2013 033reddit2013 htm Serge Van Heertum Serge Van

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  • International Air Tatoo 2013
    Ghils Bruno Ghils Agusta A109E from QuinetiQ ETPS Empire Test Pilot School Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Meteor NF 11 Bruno Ghils Camberra PR9 Bruno Ghils Polish Antonov AN 28 Bruno Ghils Irish Air Corp CASA 235M 100 Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bombardier CL 601 Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils The Typhoon tails Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Some Navy Lynx nose art Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Free entrance visitor Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils KLU AH 64D Apache Solo Display Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils KLU F 16AM Solo Display Bruno Ghils RAF Tucano Solo Display from 72 Sqn Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Breitling charming wing walkers Bruno Ghils Finnish Air Force NH 90 Solo Display Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Avro Vulcan will remain in flying conditions for the two coming years after wait and see Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Italian KC 767A with two Typhoon s One Italian and one RAF Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Belgian Air Force Agusta A109 Solo Display Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils RAF Tristar from Brize Norton 216 Sqn Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils The Frecce Tricolori aerobatic team Bruno Ghils Polish Air Force MIG 29 Solo Display Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils RAF Apache role demo Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Red Bull Mitchell and Corsair Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Eurocopter 145 from London fire brigade Bruno Ghils Eurocopter EC 135 P2 from National Police Air Service Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Eurocopter EC 135 T2 from Devon Air Ambulance Bruno Ghils C 27J Spartan from AMI Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils RAF Typhoon Solo Display Bruno Ghils The new coming A380 from British Airways Bruno Ghils with the RAF Red Arrows Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Boeing Chinook HC2 Solo Display Bruno Ghils Hawker Hurricane from BBMF Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Trbute to the Dambusters Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Belgian Air Force F 16AM Solo Display Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Grat exhib the Belgian flag for the National Day and the new King Philippe Bruno Ghils Estonian Air Force L 39 Albatros Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Airbus Military A400M Bruno Ghils Grat after his July 21st show long life Belgium Jacky Vincent Grat spare plane going back to Belgium Jacky Vincent BBMF Hurricane Mk IIc Jacky Vincent BBMF Spitfire LF XVIE Jacky Vincent Dambusters tribute Jacky Vincent 70 years raid commemoration Jacky Vincent French Rafale solo display Jacky Vincent Jacky Vincent PBY Catalina Jacky Vincent Gloster Meteor T 7 beautifull metal in the sun Jacky Vincent Polish Mig 29A Solo Display Jacky Vincent Vulcan bomb bay Jacky Vincent Eurofighter EF2000 from

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  • Wing and wheels 2013
    of the RED DEVILS presenting his SF260 The RED DEVILS booth had a great success offering the possibility to have a chat with the pilot or his crewmembers of to buy a souvenir from the team The public relation member of the team the well known Fifi put up its best for the pleasure of everyone These opportunities are very rare so the public was eager to photograph and being photographed with the Marchetti one cannot stop dreaming of a complete demo of the team next year Many thanks to the REDS to hold the colors of our Air Force up high We would like to thank the organizers the owners of the vehicles the collectors and the Ministry of Defence for giving us those historical and pleasant days and the facilities so we could bring you this report B67 Ursel Before and during World War II there was another airfield at Ursel located on the other side of the Urselseweg October 30 th 1944 four squadrons of the Royal Air Force RAF 123 Wing landed here 163 183 198 and 609 At this time the 609 Squadron was under the order of Charles Dumoulin C O The 123 Wing remain at Ursel airfield until November 24 th 1944 The Wing moved than to the Netherland airfield of Gilze Rijen Despite the bad weather the Typhoon fighter bombers took off each day from there base at Ursel to fly to Flanders Zeeland to attack the enemy troops at very low altitude The Typhoon stays in the heart of many of the 700 Belgian pilots in the RAF partially because most of them flew with the 609 squadron In the beginning this squadron was rather known as an elite squadron due to its actions during the Battle of Britain Some Belgian pilots some of which were from noble families joined the British students The best knows amongst those pilots was Jean de Selys Longchamps After the war the airfield was dismantled and another was built for to NATO standards the Belgian Air Force which had great ambitions After some cogitations mostly economical ones no fighter Wing was ever based or assigned at Ursel Nevertheless this airfield stays the property of the Belgian Defence using it as a reserve airfield during various exercises Ursel airfield satelite view Google map Ursel airfield is made up of two parallel runways main runway 2430 x 22 meters 12 dispersals 6 at each end but no hangar nor navigational aids it is a naked airbase and not accessible to the public Despite its military use the airfield is since 1978 the venue for civil activities aero club There was a great time when airshows deployments and others exercises where held at Ursel but nowadays only Wings Wheels subsists And also here the aerial activities were severely reduced one can remember the presence of a B17 a Catalina a Hawk and Tucano from the RAF P51 and numerous war birds even the Typhoon solo display of the

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  • Airbourne 2013
    this unique RAF historical Squadron A complete history can be found in the recent BBMF published book BBMF in camera by Keith Wilson Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum The Blades made their debut performance in 2006 at a party held by David Beckham prior to the World Cup Since then they have performed as part of the 80th birthday celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle and at the Bahrain Grand Prix and Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival They hold the world record for formation looping having completed 26 consecutive loops with blind bank manager Mike Newman taking control for the beginning of the stunt before co pilot Myles Garland resumed control for the other loops Alongside their aerobatic displays and commercial work The Blades also help the Royal Air Forces Association a charity that supports RAF service personnel Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Above Beachy Head Serge Van Heertum The Chinook Display Team is made up of personnel from both 18 B and 27 Squadrons and is supported by a team of engineers from 18 27 Engineering Squadron all based at RAF Odiham in Hampshire After an award winning 2012 season the Chinook Display Team return for 2013 with a new display combining some of last year s award winning sequence with new exciting high energy maneuvers This show demonstrate the versatility and maneuverability of such a large aircraft to its full potential Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Flying their remarkably fast fully aerobatic aircraft with powerful smoke systems the RV8tors perform a thrilling and unforgettable display Close formation aerobatics are combined with speeds of up to 230mph and dare devil opposition passes which create an electrifying spectacle Flown by professional display pilots The RV8tors provide an exceptional performance that is striking unique and cost effective The climax of the display is the giant white heart drawn in the sky by the aircraft and their smoke trails Regardless of the event the effect of the heart puts people in good spirits making the RV8tors display appropriate for all occasions including public airshows as well as private functions such as weddings and corporate events The pilots Alister Kay has been a display pilot for 25 years starting in the Pitts Special He now displays the Spitfire and P 51D Mustang for The Old Flying Machine Company and has over 9 000 hours flying time in single engine piston aircraft and gliders He has been UK Gliding Champion on 8 occasions and has held numerous records Andy Hill is a well known formation instructor light aircraft test pilot and an ex RAF Harrier GR7 instructor He instructs on the Jet Provost Extra 300 and Bulldog teaching aerobatics and combat maneuvers In 2011 as well as displaying with the RV8tors Andy flew formation displays in the Hunter and Bulldog and solo aerobatic displays in the Jet Provost Andy and his wife Ellie took 2 years to build their RV 8 both are airline captains with over 12 000 hours each and now building an RV 3 Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum oups something is gone during the inverted flight Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum The XW324 was built at Warton as the 38th Jet Provost T 5 The plane was accepted by the RAF in September 1970 entering service with 3FTS at RAF Leeming and coded 38 During her tenure at Leeming it was used for basic pilot training and was also used by the School s aerobatics team The Gemini Pair during 1973 The plane was not selected for the upgrade to T 5A status during 1975 but instead was transferred to 6FTS RAF Finningley where it was used for navigational training and was also used by the Low Level and Air Defence Unit LLAD as aircraft U XW324 remained at Finningley until retired ferried to RAF Shawbury for storage on 21st July 1993 In February 1994 XW324 was one of 65 Jet Provost aircraft acquired by Global Aviation They were slowly ferried to their new home and 324 arrived on 23rd April 1995 and received the civil registration G BWSG Following restoration to flying condition the aircraft was moved to Humberside and put up for sale It was subsequently purchased and relocated to Southend where she operated until resold in 2000 In August 2000 XW324 was purchased by Richard Kay and subsequently moved temporarily to North Weald finally making Jersey her new home it did however remain a regular attendee at UK air shows At the end of the 2006 air show season XW324 moved back in to the hangar at Hawarden where remained for over a year becoming a Hangar Queen and was notably absent throughout the 2007 season The Jet Provost was put up for sale and agreement was reached The XW324 was purchased by the current owner Jeff Bell on the 16th September 2007 Negotiations began to bring XW324 back to an airworthy status and a scope of work was agreed with North Wales Military Aviation Services to carry out the necessary work In addition to the servicing requirements XW324 s upper lug attachments were inspected and none destructively tested in accordance with the outstanding Mandatory Permit Directive Testing was completed successfully and the non aerobatic flight and G restrictions were lifted effectively allowing XW324 to fly to the limits as advertised in the RAF JP Mk5 pilots notes Since late 2007 XW324 has received continuous refurbishment work to bring it to a condition as close as possible to that when she rolled off the production line in 1970 Externally attention has been paid to areas of the airframe which required only very minor cosmetic paint repair all decals and placards have been replaced and we have returned 324 s decals livery accurate to her time with 6FTS at RAF Finningley The superbly tight display 2013 is ensured by Sqn Ldr Dan Arlett Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier In 2013 the Tucano T1 aircraft return to the airshow circuit For 2013 the Tucano will have a desert camouflage design mirroring Second World War Spitfire aircraft operated by 72 Squadron in 1943 The display is presented by Flight Lieutenant Andrew Fyvie Rae Fyvie After Tucano display period the Flight Lieutenant next posting will be to 4 R Sqn at RAF Valley to complete Tactical Weapons Training on the Hawk T2 before progressing to a front line squadron In the future Fyvie hopes to fly the Typhoon Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier The Amicale des Avions Anciens d Albert also known as 4A is an association created in September 1998 The association is based on the Albert Picardie Airport in the Somme department not far from the Aérolia Méaulte plant The main purpose of the association strong of fifteen members is to recover restore and fly antique aircraft at various occasions meetings flyovers historical films but also to promote facilitate and organize the practice of aviation for example during discovery days about aviation world The pilots who fly aircraft of the Amicale are mostly French Air Force or Air France pilots Those who are not driving the old planes are from various professions teacher policeman mechanic aircraft logistics operator Aircraft maintenance is applied with greater rigor in compliance with the actual standards and regulations All this is possible thanks to the documentation tools and many original parts available but also through the involvement of all members according to their specialties The 4A maintain five aircraft in flying conditions Dassault MD 311 Flamant Dassault MD 312 Flamant Morane Saulnier MS 506L Fieseler Storch Nord 1101 Ramier Morane Saulnier MS 733 Alcyon During Airbourne 2013 edition the association was present with the Flamingo Duo Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum The SA1100 Silence Twister is the brainchild of German brothers Thomas and Matthias Strieker The basic aircraft concept came from a very successful scale model and using the brothers skills in computer aided design and manufacture they have produced an aircraft outstanding in it class The Twister excels in performance comfort and safety It s a miracle of modern lightweight design and construction with every component precision engineered to withstand the extreme g forces exerted on it with every aerobatic manoeuvre The Belgian made engine is no exception The state of the art UL Power UL260iSA engine makes it the ideal aerobatic display aircraft The performance is achieved with an efficient but very lightweight design with the classic good looks and elliptical wing of a Supermarine Spitfire combined with tough but lightweight composite glass carbon honeycomb construction the SA1100 Silence Twister represents the perfect harmony of design and performance Comfort and safety are achieved through embodying the latest racing car technology using a roomy pilot safety cell G ZWIP originally G TWST was built as an SA180 Twister at the Zulu Glasstek workshop over the course of 2004 and made its maiden flight in 2005 Following a series of design tweaks including aerodynamic improvements and a change of engine and propeller the SA1100 was born and awarded full aerobatic certification In 2009 Peter Wells completed his second SA1100 Twister aircraft G SWIP both aircraft now fly for the SWIP Team The pilots Guy Westgate has been flying aerobatic aircraft since 1993 and started displaying gliders in 1998 His passion for flying developed into a carrier in aviation and he now flies the Boeing 747 400 aircraft from Heathrow on behalf of British Airways Guy has dabbled in paragliding too and still holds a World Record with his twin brother for a tandem flight in South Africa His aerobatic skills however have been honed in gliders and he is an 8 times National Champion and has represented Great Britain at the Glider World Aerobatic Championships 3 times He is also an advanced glider aerobatic instructor and a CAA Display Evaluator Guy first saw the Silence Twister 5 years ago and it was love at first sight He then met with Pete Wells in 2008 and they formed the 2 ship Twister Duo display in 2009 as the second Twister was completed Peter Wells started flying when he was just 15 Since taking to the skies he has managed rack up an impressive 2 800 gliding hours After a move into piloting powered aircraft he began maintaining and rebuilding tow planes such as Piper Cubs and the Pawnee He operated a RF4D for 15 years and built a 200HP RV8 before building his two Twister aircraft Peter is the UK agent for Twister aircraft Peter has displayed the Twister as a solo pilot throughout Europe and the Middle East When he is not up in the sky performing aerobatics he runs Zulu Glasstek a company specialising in composite repairs for gliders Jon Gowdy started flying gliders aged fourteen and obtained his power license three years later Still a teenager Jon joined Air Atlantique as a cadet pilot Initially flying coastguard missions Jon s passion for vintage aircraft and display flying soon led him to the company s historic aircraft collection By the time he moved on from Air Atlantique he was flying and displaying many types including the DC3 Dragon Rapide and Vampire jet trainer Seeking the next challenge Jon moved to the airlines and started flying Airbuses at Heathrow An opportunity to take some time away from the airlines in 2010 allowed Jon to pursue a lifelong ambition and enjoy some of the most exciting flying on earth as a pilot for the British Antarctic Survey in Antarctica Now back at Heathrow Jon fills his spare time doing what he enjoys most flying challenging precision aerobatics with the SWIP team Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum The Hangar 11 Collection based at North Weald comprises four superb airworthy examples of legendary World War 11 fighter aircraft each with extensive wartime histories All these special aircraft are regular participants on the UK and European Airshow scene under the Hangar 11 umbrella operated by Peter Teichman and a selected few of the finest and most experienced display pilots in the UK The Curtiss P 40M serial number 43 5802 was manufactured in October 1943 and assigned to a RCAF squadron as serial no 840 She subsequently flew with a number of RCAF squadrons amassing a total of only 732 hours in military service The aircraft was retired in 1950 and moved to Oregon State University to act as an instructional aircraft Following a long period of storage at Troutdale Airport Oregon she was acquired in the late 1970 s by well known P 40 expert Tommy Camp based in Livermore California Fortunately the airframe was found to have survived in remarkably good condition and was suitable for a restoration to flying condition This was sympathetically carried out in the early 1980 s and she flew again in 1982 Purchased by The Fighter Collection and shipped across the Atlantic she took up residence at Duxford in February 1985 There she remained for ten years until 1995 when traded to Christophe Jacquard based at Dijon in France Re registered F AZPJ she was operated in France for three years until returning to Duxford to re join The Fighter Collection in 1998 Placed on the UK register as G KITT she continued to be operated by TFC until 2005 when she was purchased by Hangar 11 Collection and ferried to our hangar at North Weald Since then she has appeared extensively at airshows throughout the UK and further airfield In May 2009 she was flown by Peter Teichman to a former Soviet military airfield near Prague and took part in filming for the movie Red Tails which was released in January 2012 Wearing a temporary water washable scheme after filming was completed and she was flown back to the UK the decision was made to retain the temporary colors until the final release of the movie 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 In Disney s Planes Dusty is a plane with high hopes literally Crop duster by trade this single prop plane sees himself soaring alongside his high flying heroes in an international race The fact that he s not really built for competitive racing doesn t deter him from pursuing his dream but his fear of heights just might With a little help from his friends and a WWII vet with wisdom to spare Dusty takes off on an adventure of a lifetime going prop to prop with champions while daring to reach heights he never imagined possible Paul Bonhomme Team Dusty Pilot Paul hails from a flying family and got the aerobatic bug while helping out after school at White Waltham airfield in Berkshire His progression from private pilot to commercial pilot included time as a flying instructor air taxi pilot and airline pilot while simultaneously enjoying lots of aerobatics He started display flying at the age of 22 and has been doing it ever since Paul has been the team leader of the Matadors since inception in 1994 Paul lives in Cambridgeshire with his wife and four children Notably he competed in the FAI World Grand Prix 2000 2005 and Red Bull Air Race 2003 2010 and was Red Bull Air Race World Champion in 2009 and 2010 Ripslinger With more wins than he can count Ripslinger is wings down the biggest name in air racing and he knows it But the world champion doesn t play fair especially when it comes to a small town plane with zero racing experience Dusty s mere presence makes the pro s fuel boil And if Dusty s inexperience doesn t take him out of the race Ripslinger s underhanded sidekicks will try and take care of business Steve Jones Team Ripslinger Pilot Steve Jones is the wingman in the team He has been flying in formation right from his early days as a teenager His job is to keep his aircraft glued to Paul s following every move Jones has been working as a pilot since the age of 19 when he began towing up gliders during weekends and holidays Since then he has been a flying instructor banner tower air taxi pilot executive jet pilot and Boeing 747 captain Noteably he is a former National Aerobatic Champion and also competed in the Red Bull Air Race 2003 2008 Steve also finds time in his busy schedule to display vintage aircraft and races old cars He lives in Gloucestershire with his wife who is also a 747 Captain The Disney event of the year 2013 Serge Van Heertum Dusty and Ripslinger in competition Laurent Cuvelier Courtesy Disney Company UK Serge Van Heertum Steve Jones Paul Bonhomme alias Ripslinger and Dusty Serge Van Heertum The movie heroes in flight Courtesy Disney Company UK 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 Laurent Cuvelier Serge Van Heertum The 1949 built North American F 86A 5 NA Sabre G SABR ex N68388 N178 of Golden Apple Operations Ltd was one of the highlights at the Airshow

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  • Duxford Flying Legends 2013
    DC 3 a TBM Avenger coming from Switzerland and at last the very colorful F4U 4 Corsair of Red Bull coming from Austria Please note that for the fans of American aviation Duxford was one of the only opportunities to watch the white star on a blue background in the skies as budgetary constrictions caused the cancellation of all USAF representations this year so Duxford was the only way to take pictures of US airplanes Let s finish the list of participants to the Duxford Flying Legends 2013 by calling out the Yaks Ju52 Sea Fury Wildcats Lysander Storch and finally a monument the Maurane Saulnier 406 coming from Switzerland This plane is the last of its kind and thus the only one still flying In the past it flew under French colors was repainted not too long ago in its original colors of the Swiss air force troops Just a pure marvel But Duxford isn t only about planes and pilots There are also people actors mechanics musicians all in contemporary clothing to create an atmosphere and to even improve the show by having people go back into time and taking even more vivid pictures As I told you a pilgrimage Thanks Mr Stephen Gray thanks for what you have done for aviation history for the preservation for the spectacle It was your Last Week End and all fans will miss your piloting qualities your aerobatics and simply your presence The Fighter Collection will continue to benefit from your experience but the Flying Legends won t be the same without your flight demonstrations Thank you Sir To finish SBAP also wholeheartedly wants to thank the press team for their incredible welcome and their help to create my article A big thank you to Miss Esther Blaine the coordinator of the press department at Imperial War Museum I also want to salute the members of the international press with whom I have had a magnificent moment in the press area and at the flight line in particular our colleagues from South Africa We will go back to Duxford Often Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils The great Mister Stephen Grey thanks for what you have done for aviation history Fighter Collection A last demonstration with the Bearcat Bruno Ghils Jacky Vincent Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Spitfire vs Bf 109 circus Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Jacky Vincent Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Jacky Vincent Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Jacky Vincent Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Jacky Vincent Sally B run up Bruno Ghils Snafu at take off Jacky Vincent Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Jacky Vincent Jacky Vincent Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Curtiss tribute Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Jacky Vincent Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Bruno Ghils Jacky Vincent German WWII transport Junkers JU 52

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