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Zoersel

Aircraft types spotted in Belgium

October 19, 2019 |

Photography in Belgium near military airfields and outside the gates and fences was not allowed for decades. The pictures in this gallery represent a selection , taken by the authors in Belgium as aircraft-spotters from 1967 to 1971 (pictures numbered 38-47 , 59-74 and possibly also 7 and 29)

 

Moreover some pictures of Belgian Air Force aircraft are included – kindly supplied by Gijs and belonging to his collection  – taken at unknown dates and locations  (unless mentioned ) in Belgium or elsewhere within air base enclosures during military base visits or military open days (pictures numbered 2 -8 ; 10-22 ; 24-37)

 

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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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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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Oostmalle – Zoersel (Belgium) Warbirds Fly-in, August 20th, 2011

October 23, 2012 |

Zoersel/Oostmalle is a disused NATO airbase in Belgium (near Antwerp). It houses a small but very enthusiastic aero club and this club (called APCK) has a great track record when it comes to organizing warbird airshows. Although there were no fast jets participating this year it was a fantastic event; Frank was among the visitors and his pictorial report starts here.

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