RF-84Fs of the Belgian Air ForceOctober 26, 2022 | Frank & Gijs & Hans
The Thunderflash was the very successful reconnaissance version of the Thunderstreak; within NATO it a.o. saw service with the the Belgian Air Force (BAF).
Belgian Thunderstreaks: Period of Active ServiceJuly 20, 2020 | Frank & Gijs & Hans
We have seen the Thunderstreaks of the Belgian Air Force very frequently, both in operational conditions , in storage and/or as museum-pieces. This post deals with pictures of Thunderstreaks in Belgian Air Force service, while they still were operational.
Base Visit Brustem/St.Truiden (B), May 1978January 20, 2014 | Frank
In 1978 both the Advanced- and Transition Flying School of the Belgian Air Force were based at the airbase of Brustem/Sint Truiden; this base is now closed by the way. The AFS was equipped with the Potez-Fouga CM-170 Magister, the TFS with Lockheed T-33As. Both types were replaced by the Alpha Jet in the early eighties and the location for the flying training was moved to France.
Base Visit Koksijde (Belgium), January 11th,1977November 4, 2012 | Frank
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.