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Florennes Meeting, June 2016

August 5, 2016 |

In June 2016 the Belgian airforce organized a 2-day air event at Florennes AB to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

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Tactical Weapons Meet, September 1972, Florennes (Belgium)

October 12, 2013 |

In the old days NATO organized several exercises; TWM (Tactical Weapons Meet) was a competition between 2ATAF and 4ATAF (Allied Tactical Air Force). In 1972 it was held for the 10th time and participants at Florennes in Belgium were Canadian AF Starfighters (Judge Team), Belgian AF Starfighters) (2nd Wing , Florennes), French AF Mirages (Guest Team, Esc.11/3, Nancy-Ochey) ,W.German AF Starfighters (JBG31, Nörvenich and JBG33, Büchel), R.Neth.AF(311/312 sq., Volkel, Starfighters), Royal Air Force Germany (14/17/31 sq.,Brüggen with Phantoms) and USAF in Europe ( 36TFW, Bitburg and 81TFW, Bentwaters, Phantoms).

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Warbirds spotted

July 19, 2013 |

This gallery contains pictures of singular “Warbirds” that we happened to see during different occasions in the course of years.

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Warbirds at the Florennes 1975 airshow

February 10, 2013 |

At the Florennes Airshow (Belgium) on 21 June 1975, a couple of warbirds showed up as well: the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane of the Battle-of-Britain Memorial Flight. There was also a Boeing B-17 present carrying a French civil registration. This aircraft became a “real” warbird in later years , painted in USAAF-colours. Hans and Frank were among the spectators.

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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 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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Florennes Airshow (Belgium), September 12th, 1992

October 25, 2012 |

Star of the 1992 Belgian Air Force Airshow at Florennes AB(12 September), attended by Hans and Frank ,was a Spanish Mirage F1. At Florennes AB the second BAF airshow took place in that year; one week earlier a similar event was organized at Beauvechain AB.

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Florennes AB (Belgium) , Open Day , June 21st, 1975

October 19, 2012 |

In 1975 the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon  , at the time a brand new jet aircraft design from the U.S.A. ,  made a European Tour to interest potential customers

This YF-16A was also part of the exhibition during the (rainy) Open Day at Florennes Air Base , Belgium on June 21st , 1975 , visited by Hans and Frank.

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