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Kleine Brogel (Belgium) Tiger Meet, September 18th, 2009

November 4, 2012 |

In 2009 the annual NATO Tiger Meet exercise took place at Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium. Hans and Frank visited the base on 18 September.

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Kleine Brogel (Belgium) Spotters Day, July 17th, 2007

November 4, 2012 |

The Spotters Days organized at Kleine Brogel AB in Belgium always are a big attraction to hundreds of spotters and an excellent opportunity to see different types of military aircraft on static and in action. The July 2007 event featured two Hellenic Air Force A-7 Corsair II’s from Greece. Hans and Frank were among the spectators.

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Base Visit Koksijde (Belgium), January 11th,1977

November 4, 2012 |

Frank visited Koksijde to report on the BAF 40th Squadron Heli (at that time equipped with 4 HSS-1/S-58 helicopters, three Alouette IIIs and five Sea King Mk.48’s); the Sea Kings had been delivered to Koksijde in November of the previous year. Another part of the field housed the storage center of the Belgian Air Force. Present there in January ’77 were about 20 C-119s, some C-47 Dakotas, Pembrokes and DC-6s. All the Pembrokes were stored in a hangar; they were in a splendid condition and sold somewhat later to various civil customers.

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Royal Flush 1973, Florennes (B), June 14th, 1973

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Florennes Air Base hosted the 17th Royal Flush aerial reconnaissance competition from 13 to 21 June 1973. Hans and Frank visited the exercise on June 14th, 1973. The teams that took part were : W.German AF (AKG51, Bremgarten , with RF-4E’s) ; USAF in Europe (17TRS/26TRW , Zweibrücken and 32TRS/10TRW , Alconbury with RF-4C’s) ; Royal Air Force Germany ( 2 sq.,Larbruch , with Phantom FGR.2’s) ; R.Neth.AF ( 306 sq., Volkel , with RF-104G’s) ; Belgian AF ( 42 sq.,Florennes , with Mirage VBR’s ; French AF (Escadre de Rec. 3/33 ,Strasbourg , with Mirage IIIR’s) ; (Judge Team) French AF , Esc.2 , Dijon with Mirage IIIB’s ; (Judge Team) WGNavy , MFG.1/2 , Schleswig/Eggebeck with TF-104G’s ;(JudgeTeam) R.Norwegian AF with Northrop F-5B’s ; (Target Reconnaissance) RAF , 39 sq. with Canberra PR.7s . A number of nice action-shots , presented in this gallery , could be made by Hans and Frank during this Meet!

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Warbirds Fly-in Oostmalle-Zoersel (Belgium), August 17th, 2012

November 3, 2012 |

Here’s an impression of the 2012 Warbirds Fly-In/Photoflying Days at Zoersel/Malle Airfield in Belgium. The photos were taken on August 17.

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Warbirds at Koksijde (Belgium) Airshow, July 7th, 2011

November 3, 2012 |

Belgium celebrated the 65th anniversary of its air force with an impressive airshow at Koksijde Air Base on 6 and 7 July 2011. The show also featured lot of warbirds that are presented in this gallery. Frank visited the show on Thursday 7 July.

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Warbirds at Beauvechain (Belgium) Airshow, September 1999

November 3, 2012 |

Some pictures of Warbirds that were present during the Open Day at Beauvechain in 1999 (all photos Copyright Frank Klaassen).

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Oostmalle-Zoersel (Belgium), Warbirds Airshow, June 23rd, 1996

November 3, 2012 |

This airfield in Belgium certainly is an eldorado for Warbirds-fans and 1996 was a year in which a great air show was organized there , not in the least because some former air force jets took part ! Especially interesting to watch were examples of the F-86 Sabre and the MIG 15 , once real opponents during the Korean War. Hans and Frank enjoyed their performance very much.

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Oostmalle-Zoersel (Belgium) Warbirds Airshow, September 4th, 1993

November 3, 2012 |

Hans and Frank went to Belgium in September 1993 to attend the traditional Warbirds Air Show that took place at Oostmalle Airfield.

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Warbirds at Florennes (Belgium) Airshow, September 12th, 1992

November 3, 2012 |

In this gallery you will see some “warbird”-pictures taken by Hans and Frank during the 1992 Florennes Airshow.

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