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  • Deurne Fly In 2015
    Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Brother of arm the MT 13 Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Back in the 70 s simply wonderful Serge Van Heertum Heavy Belgian Air Force participation to the fly in Serge Van Heertum C 130H Hercules Serge Van Heertum Be a F 16 pilot for an instant Serge Van Heertum Children entertainment Serge Van Heertum Bruno Ghils Pics 1 2 Serge Van Heertum Pic 3 Bruno Ghils Boeing 75N1 Stearman Serge Van Heertum De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth Serge Van Heertum Push to the gate Pierre Taquet Piper PA 18 150 Super Cub Serge Van Heertum Piper PA 18 95 Super Cub Serge Van Heertum Piper PA 18 95 Super Cub Serge Van Heertum Max Holste MH 1521C Broussard Serge Van Heertum Dornier DO 27A 3 Serge Van Heertum North American T 6 Harvard Serge Van Heertum Flight Design CT 180 Serge Van Heertum Oberlerchner Job 15 180 2 Serge Van Heertum Pitts S 2B Special Serge Van Heertum Mooney M10 Cadet Serge Van Heertum Stinson AT 19 Reliant Bruno Ghils Piaggio P 180 Avanti II Serge Van Heertum Diamond DA 42 Twinstar Bruno Ghils Cessna 680 Citation Sauvereign Bruno Ghils Dassault Aviation Falcon 900DX Bruno Ghils Pilatus PC 12 Bruno Ghils Cessna 525B Citationjet CJ3 Serge Van Heertum The mass take off from Stampe Vertongen SV 4 s Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum 13 aircraft toegether in the sky of Deurne Bruno Ghils Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Aerobatic demonstration Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum The Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Boomerang At the beginning of the Pacific war the Royal Australian Air Force had only 175 obsolete aircraft Only two groups were equipped with outdated Brewster Buffalos bought in the United States In case of a Japanese invasion neither the United Kingdom fighting fiercely the Luftwaffe in Europe nor the United States due to their war production could provide rapidly capable aircraft to Australia Decision was taken to build an indigenous fighter The Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation at that time was license building the CAC Wirraway a derivative of the North American NA 33 which would become famous as the T 6 Texan ordered en masse by the United States as a trainer aircraft The clauses of the contract with North American foresaw some modifications to the airplane Lawrence Wacket chief engineer of CAC decided to draw a fighter based on the general structure of the NA 33 This was an excellent choice The use of the wings landing gear and tail plane allowed the completion of the prototype which flew on May 26 th 1942 The Australian government had by then already ordered 105 aircraft The CAC 12 was quite stubby and compact as a big and powerful engine was adapted to an airframe

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  • Fly To Your Dream
    dream in Dutch click on the picture Belgian Defence Follow your dream in French click on the picture Serge Van Heertum Basic Training with the Marchetti aircraft Serge Van Heertum Youngsters showing a great interest in the explanations Serge Van Heertum On the way for the dream and the passion Serge Van Heertum Looking into an Alpha Jet Serge Van Heertum The AT29 with special colours but grey tail now Serge Van Heertum The newcoming helicopter NH 90 Serge Van Heertum The A109 got also among visitors Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum F 16AM and the linked armaments Serge Van Heertum Vulcan gun Serge Van Heertum Practice bombs Serge Van Heertum Fighter pilot remain the goal of many youngsters Serge Van Heertum The needed explanations of the cockpit Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Toxic decontamination Serge Van Heertum A real heavy and dangerous work Marc Arys The Herc and the 20 squadron Marc Arys Isolation of the possible contaminated pilot Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Showing the loaded cargo bay Serge Van Heertum Climbing tower Marc Arys and back to ground with the cable Marc Arys Different protection clothes Serge Van Heertum The mine clearing team Serge Van Heertum Different combat equipments Serge Van Heertum The Florennes survival team Serge Van Heertum The Air Branch School Serge Van Heertum The crash crew team Serge Van Heertum 80 UAV Squadron and the B Hunter Serge Van Heertum The UAV control station Serge Van Heertum The brand new Rosenbauer firetruck Serge Van Heertum Heavy lightning equipement Serge Van Heertum With some wet demonstration along the day Serge Van Heertum Serge Van Heertum Marc Arys A place to have a good lunch Marc Arys Some of the youngsters

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  • "Blizzard" in the night
    IPR for a photoshoot of the F 16AM FA123 which will be seen during several aishows throughout Europe flown by Cdt Avi Tom Gizmo De Moortel SBAP was also invited to this nightshoot but sadly we were working on another item in Holland Thanks to the nice partnership between some specialised aeronautical medias we are able to present to our readers a few magnificent pictures taken by Daniel Brackx of

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  • Frisian Flag 2015
    normal United States Air Force chain of command It is under the jurisdiction of the Oregon Air National Guard unless it is federalized by order of the President of the United States If activated to federal service the wing is gained by the United States Air Force Air Combat Command Now to come back to Frisian Flag it is also noteworthy that this is the first year the entire exercise was under the supervision of 322 TACTES The various missions were flown within the airspaces of Holland Germany and Denmark with four high medium and low level ranges dedicated to these operations TGB Bravo North Sea onto Denmark TGB Charlie North Sea with the Schiphol area as the southern limit TGB Delta North Sea with Leeuwarden and onto the German border and TGB Echo North Sea to the north of the Delta zone The electronic warfare and jamming was provided by a Falcon 20 of Cobham Aviation and a Gates Learjet 36A of Skyline Aviation NATO was in charge of the Airborne Early Warning part flying a Boeing E 3A AWACS from the German base at Geilenkirchen For the second consecutive year the Frisian Flag exercise was combined with the EART2015 European Air to Air Refueling Training organized by the EATC European Air Transport Command The foreseen tankers were based at Eindhoven and involved four air refueling units Luftwaffe A310 304MRTT 10 25 Armée de l Air Boeing CF135R 93 CB Koninklijke Luchtmacht KDC 10 T235 Aeronautica Militare Italiana Boeing KC 767A MM62226 The missions were also supported by the Joint Terminal Attack Controllers JTAC the Marine provided a ship for the offensive and defensive air sea training sessions and a German mobile DCRC Redhawk as a ground support unit This latter was in charge of the operational control of the various ranges allowing or refusing access to the combat zone The aim of the Frisian Flag exercise tends to improve and promote the cooperation between the different NATO air forces but also with those outside the North Atlantic treaty Global geopolitical situations offer the best evidences that cooperation between the various forces are an essential asset and are certainly a guarantee to success for aerial operations as in Lybia Afghanistan or more recently in Syria to eradicate the forces of the Islamic State Two weeks of intensive exercise of all kinds for the pilots and also for the ground crews mechanics aerial controllers and other grassroots men to ensure global peace which is clearly not evident actually But let us remember this famous sentence Si vis pacem para bellum if you want peace prepare for war Air National Guard 125 TFW Florida 142 TFW Oregon 159 Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in charge of the European deployment TGB Bravo range TGB Charlie range TGB Delta range TGB Echo range Participant aircraft and units USA Florida Oregon Air National Guard 86 0161 F 15C 41MC 159FS 125FW 80 0024 F 15C 28MC 123FS 142FW City of Pendleton 85 0106 F 15C 39MC

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  • Dubai Emirates
    building was made available to them at the end of 1976 This building was located midway between the runway ends to facilitate efficient operations New facilities were also constructed to house the Airport Maintenance Engineer Electronics Engineering section and Stores unit Expanding the Airport Restaurant and Transit Lounge included the refurbishing of the upper level and the provision for a new kitchen which was completed in December 1978 The next phase of development was a second runway which was completed three months ahead of schedule and opened in April 1984 This runway located 360m north and parallel to the existing runway and is equipped with the latest airfield lighting and instrument landing systems to give the airport a Category II classification Several extensions and upgrades of the terminal facilities and supporting systems were also carried out On December 23 1980 the airport became an ordinary member of the Airports Council International ACI During the 1980 s Dubai was a stop over point for airlines such as Air India Cathay Pacific Singapore Airlines Malaysia Airlines and others flying between Asia and Europe which needed a refueling point in the Persian Gulf This use was made redundant with the availability of Russian airspace due to the breakup of the Soviet Union and the advent of longer range aircraft introduced in the late 1980 s and early 1990 s such as the Airbus A340 the Boeing 747 400 and the Boeing 777 series aircraft which could fly between Europe and Southeast Asia nonstop Some view of Dubai Airport in the early years Emirates is one of the two flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates based at Dubai along with Etihad Airways based at Abu Dhabi The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group which is owned by the government of Dubai s Investment Corporation of Dubai It is the major airline in the Middle East operating over 3 500 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport attending more than 142 cities in 78 countries across six continents Cargo activities are carried out by the Emirates Group s Emirates SkyCargo division The airline ranks among the top ten carriers worldwide in terms of passenger kilometers and has become the largest airline in the Middle East in terms of revenue fleet size and passengers carried since 2007 From 2014 on the airline is the fourth largest airline in the world in terms of international passengers carried the third largest in terms of scheduled passenger kilometers flown and also the third largest in terms of scheduled freight tons kilometers flown The company also operates four of the world s longest non stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles San Francisco Dallas Fort Worth and Houston During the mid 1980 s Gulf Air began to cut back its services to Dubai As a result Emirates was conceived in March 1985 with backing from Dubai s royal family and Pakistan International Airlines providing two of the airline s first aircraft on wet

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  • NH90 SAR Training
    mission gave the opportunity to our friend and military photographer Adj Bart Rosselle to take some beautiful pictures of this helicopter in action During the next months the NH 90 will gradually replace the good old Seaking of the Belgian Air Force and will become the new guardian angel of the Belgian coast But more than words just have a look at the pictures with great recognition to the crews

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  • Belgian Flying Submarine
    red on the airplane The artwork of Hergé had never before been found on the fuselage of an aircraft and let us not forget that Hergé himself was quite fascinated by aviation witnessed by the numerous flying machines appearing in the various adventures of Tintin the reporter To paint the aircraft Brussels Airlines called in André Eisele who had the difficult task to adapt the perspective of the drawing of Moulinsart to the curves of the airplanes fuselage as to adhere as much as possible to the original drawing The paintwork took 1 500 hours some 10 working days by 22 painters and used up 110 liters of all kind of primers 125 liters of paint and 125 liters of shiny varnish not to forget the 5 kilometers of masking tape After the inauguration ceremony the aircraft from then on called Rackham took off for its maiden flight to Toulouse Everyone bitten by Tintin or aviation or both can follow the adventures of this ambassador on http www brusselsairlines com fr be misc meet rackham aspx Don t panic Rackham proudly sporting Tintin and Snowy will stay on Airbus OO SBN of Brussels Airlines until 2019 So get to your cameras to immortalize this beautiful masterpiece Courtesy SN Brussels Moulinsart The official presentation on March 13th 2015 Courtesy SN Brussels Moulinsart Tintin Snowy Courtesy SN Brussels Moulinsart The spirit of Hergé drawing Courtesy SN Brussels Moulinsart Courtesy SN Brussels Moulinsart Courtesy SN Brussels Moulinsart First visit on board Courtesy SN Brussels Moulinsart Courtesy SN Brussels Moulinsart The famour Rackham the red book is available on board Courtesy SN Brussels Moulinsart Courtesy SN Brussels Moulinsart Courtesy SN Brussels Moulinsart Courtesy SN Brussels Moulinsart First flight to Toulouse at Airbus factory Courtesy Airbus A Doumenjou Night stop at Ostrava Courtesy Robert kolek

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  • NH-90 go to perfection
    the NH 90 MTH Medium Transport Helicopter will be engaged However the pilots have to stay concentrated on the mission Pilots train hard in order to reach this goal where the formation flight becomes an automatism The Glass Cockpit Helicopter aims to replace the A109 Agusta within the following years The NH 90 introduces a real change for the helicopter pilots Not only it is a modern helicopter but is also bigger heavier and quicker than the Agusta The NH 90 can take about fifteen passengers on board and will have as well some new missions like the aerial fire fighting According to the 18th Squadron Commander the training went well and this first formation flight was well accomplished Special thanks to the Belgian Air Force and Philip Van Huyck for this pleasant event Jef Pets Virginie Wiacek Michael Moors Comopsair IPR Virginie Wiacek Virginie Wiacek Virginie Wiacek Jef Pets Jef Pets Jef Pets Virginie Wiacek Virginie Wiacek Virginie Wiacek Michael Moors Comopsair IPR Michael Moors Comopsair IPR Michael Moors Comopsair IPR Michael Moors Comopsair IPR Michael Moors Comopsair IPR Michael Moors Comopsair IPR Michael Moors Comopsair IPR Michael Moors Comopsair IPR Michael Moors Comopsair IPR Michael Moors Comopsair IPR

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