Pictures : Philippe Decock & Other as mentionned © sbap 2015
The 21st Century...
2000 - 2007
Aérospatiale SN-601 "Corvette" 100 F-GJAP in 2002
(© Pierre Taquet)
Lockheed-Martin F-16B/M  FB05 “SABCA - 1000th
(Coll SBAP – courtesy SABCA)
2008
Airbus A310-304 "Theodor Heuss" Luftwaffe 10+22
(© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16A  FA27
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-8AS (NG) Ryanair  EI-DCL
(© Philippe Decock)
Technical problems for the Lufthansa Canadair CL-600-2B19 D-ACHI
(© Charles Mali)
Boeing B767-341ER  Jetairfly  OO-TUC
(© Philippe Decock)
2009
Lockheed C-130H  Egyptian Air Force SU-BAU 
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  AF81-992
(© Philippe Decock)
LET 410 Czech Air Force  2602
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-8Q8  Air XL  D-AXLG
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II in front of SABCA facilities
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-8AS  Blue Air  YR-BIA
(© Philippe Decock)
Airbus A320-214  Airarabia  CN-NMB
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-322 Blue Air  YR-BAF
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed KC-130H Moroccan Air Force  CNA-OS
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B757-28A  Air Finland  OH-AFJ
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F16AM  FA82
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-8K5  Jetairfly  OO-JAF
(© Philippe Decock)
Airbus A320-233  Wizz Air  HA-LPF
(© Philippe Decock)
Pilatus PC-12/47  Private Isle of MAn  M-ZUMO
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-4Y0  Hola Airlines  EC-KBO
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed C-130H  Moroccan Air Force  CN-AOM
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F16AM  FA101
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-8K5  Jet4You  CN-RPG
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-46J  Jet4You  CN-RPH
(© Philippe Decock)
Airbus A320-233  Wizz Air  HA-LPC
(© Charles Mali)
Boeing B737-8AS  Ryanair  EI-DLS
(© Charles Mali)
2010
Dassault Alpha Jet E  314-LT/E131
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  AF82-646
(© Philippe Decock)
Gates Lear Jet 35  LX-TWO
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA135
(© Philippe Decock)
Dassault Mirage F-1E  Moroccan Air Force  n°173
(© Philippe Decock)
The Moroccan Air Force F-1's went for overhall at SABCA
(© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16BM  FB24
(© Philippe Decock)
Airbus A321-131  Freebird  TC-FBG
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-192
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-207
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  USAF 22 Fighter Squadron Spangdalhem  AF90-829
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed C-130H  Moroccan Air Force  CNA-OK
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16BM  FB18  OCU
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16BM  FB18  OCU
(© Philippe Decock)
2011
April 8th, 2011 belly landing of the KLU F-16AM (J640)
(Coll SBAP)
Fire brigade intervention
(© Evelyne Lepers)
(© Evelyne Lepers) (© Evelyne Lepers)
Back on the landing gear
(© Evelyne Lepers)
(© Evelyne Lepers)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA118
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16DG Aviano  AF90-777
(© Philippe Decock)
Casa Nurtanio CN295M  CC-1  Finnish Air Force
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-620
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Aviano  AF89-041
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Aviano  AF87-359
(© Philippe Decock)
Hawker Hurricane MkIIc  LF363/YB-W
(© Philippe Decock)
Supermarine Spitfire PR XIX  PS915
(© Philippe Decock)
Douglas C-47A Dakota  ZA947
(© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) did a fuel stop on June 3rd
(© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
Airbus A320-214   Hello  HB-JIX
(© Philippe Decock)
Rockwell 690A  SE-LZU
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16BM  FB15
(© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Aviano  AF89-030
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Aviano  AF88-525
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Aviano  AF88-525
(© Philippe Decock)
Dassault Alpha Jet B1  AT31
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16BM  FB23
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  AF81-983
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16DJ  Spangdalhem  AF91-472
(© Philippe Decock)
2012
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA106
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16BM  FB20
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Spangdalhem  AF96-080
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  31 Fighter Wing Aviano  AF89-016
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA109
(© Philippe Decock)
Dassault Alpha Jet E Moroccan Air Force  n°246
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Spangdalhem  AF91-360
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-5L9  Air Mediterranée  SX-BHR
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16Am  FA103
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16BM  FB18
(© Philippe Decock)
Cessna 525 Citation CJ1  E7-SMS Bosnia-Herzegovina
(© Philippe Decock)
Douglas MD-82 ZS-SUH  Gryphon Airlines
(© Philippe Decock)
Lokheed Martin F-16BM  FB14
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-8BK  OO-VAC  Jetairfly
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Spangdalhem  AF90 828
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  AF82-649
(© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
2013
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  in overhall
(© Philippe Decock)
Dassault Falcon 7X  CS-DTD
(© Philippe Decock)
Heavy snow storm on February 7th...
(© Philippe Decock)
..the 3 Royal Navy Seaking's landed due the weather
(© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock) (© Philippe Decock)
Seaking HC4 Royal Navy
(© Philippe Decock)
ZA291 code N (November)
(© Philippe Decock)
ZG820 code I (India)
(© Philippe Decock)
ZA314 code WT (Whisky Tango)
(© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA110  70 years 349 squadron
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16BM  FB24  25 years OCU Kleine Brogel
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  AF81-991
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  AF81-988
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  AF82-647
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  AF81-985
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  AF81-966
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA89
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA97
(© Philippe Decock)
Cessna 525 Citation CJ1  E7-SMS Bosnia-Herzegovina
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM zinc chromate finish
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16DG Aviano  AF90-795
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Aviano  AF88-526
(© Philippe Decock)
CRJ 200  VQ-BFA  Air Volga
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Aviano  AF88-491
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  AF81-992
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  AF81-992
(© Philippe Decock)
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II  AF81-992
(© Philippe Decock)
Gates Learjet 45  M-ABEU  from Ryanair
(© Philippe Decock)
Potez CM170 Fouga Magister  F-GPCJ
(© Philippe Decock)
ATR 72  I-ADLJ  Air Dolomiti
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM without any paint and markings
(© Philippe Decock)
2014
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Aviano  AF89-008
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-82R  TC-CPE  Pegasus Asia
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-86N  OK-TVT  Travel Service
(© Philippe Decock)
Embraer ERJ190-100  OO-JEB  Jetairfly
(© Philippe Decock)
Dornier Do-328JET-310  D-BIRD  Private Wings
(© Philippe Decock)
Piaggio P1180 Avanti II  D-IVIN  Air Go
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ without paint
(© Philippe Decock)
Airbus A320-214  TC-DCD  Pegasus
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-8KN  OO-JFD Jetairfly
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16BM  FB18
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA86
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Aviano  AF89-008
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-367
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-4YO  OM-AEX  Air Explore
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM Zinc Chromate finish
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed F-16AM  KLU  J-005
(© Philippe Decock)
Alenia C-27J Spartan  08 blue Lithuanian Air Force
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-7BC (BBJ)  VP-BRT
Private jet of "Russian Standard" vodka company
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed F-16CJ  Aviano  AF89-118
(© Philippe Decock)
Beech King Air 90  N95VB
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-632
(© Philippe Decock)
F-16's on Sabca apron
(© Philippe Decock)
2015
Lockheed Martin F-16CG  Aviano  AF88-541
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CG  Aviano  AF89-039
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CG fully protected
(© Philippe Decock)
Embraer ERJ190-100  OO-JEM  Jetairfly
(© Philippe Decock)
Wizz Air between the Chrismas lights
(© Philippe Decock)
Airbus A320-232  HA-LWG  Wizz Air
(© Philippe Decock)
AMD Dornier Alpha Jet 1B Belgian Air Force in overhaul at Sabca
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-367
(© Philippe Decock)
Cessna 510 Citation Mustang  G-FBLK  Blink Ltd
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-196
(© Philippe Decock)
Mc Donnell Douglas MD 900 Explorer  G10  Belgian Police
(© Philippe Decock)
Mc Donnell Douglas MD 902 Explorer  G16  Belgian Police
(© Philippe Decock)
Dassault Alpha Jet B1  AT12
(© Philippe Decock)
Ontaxi for a test flight
(© Philippe Decock)
Landing and speed breaks
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-8K5  OO-JPT Jetairfly
(© Philippe Decock)
Gates Learjet 35A LX-ONE from LAR (Luxembourg Air Rescue )
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing 737-4Q8  OM-EEX  Air Explore
(© Philippe Decock)
Sling 2   ZU-IFN  from the raid Johannesburg - Brussels
(© Philippe Decock)
Embraer ERJ-170-100  F-HBXD from HOP by Air France
(© Philippe Decock)
Airbus A320-232  HA-LPW  Wizz Air
(© Philippe Decock)
Airbus A320-232  HA-LYQ  Wizz Air
(© Philippe Decock)
Dassault Falcon 7X  VP-CSG from Volkswagen Air Service
(© Philippe Decock)
Dassault Falcon 7X VP-CGS from Volkswagen Air Service
(© Philippe Decock)
Airbus A319-133(CJ)  VP-CVX from Volkswagen Air Service
(© Philippe Decock)
Sikorsky S-76C  G-XXEB from The Queens Helicopter Flight
(© Philippe Decock)
The helicopter came in Belgium to bring Royal family members 
to comemorate the Battle of Waterloo
(© Philippe Decock)
(© Philippe Decock)
Hey "Stef", how are you?
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA8(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA83 at take off
(© Philippe Decock)
Siai Marchetti SF260M  ST32
(© Philippe Decock)
US metal grey
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CM Spangdalhem  AF96-080
(© Philippe Decock)
Dornier 328-110  D-CAWA  Private Wings
(© Philippe Decock)
Gates Learjet 35A  D-CEXP  Air Alliance
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-014
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-014
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ Spangdalhem  AF91-358
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA84
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CG Aviano  AF89-035
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA68
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA117
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-641
(© Philippe Decock)
2016
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  Danish Air Force  E-605  (© Philippe Decock)
Dassault Alpha Jet B1  AT02
(© Philippe Decock)
Dassault Alpha Jet B1  AT02
(© Philippe Decock)
Dassault Alpha Jet B1  AT02
(© Philippe Decock)
Dassault Alpha Jet B1  AT06 on Sabca apron
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA130
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA130
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-8C9  LX-LGV  Luxair
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-512
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-512
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-512
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-86J  LX-LBB  Luxair
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-8C9  LX-LBA  Luxair
(© Philippe Decock)
Airbus Helicopter NH-90 NFH  RN01
(© Philippe Decock)
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub  N45458 Private
(© Philippe Decock)
Canadair CL600 2B16  Challenger 605   9H-VFA  VistaJet Malta
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CJ  Spangdalhem AF91-343
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CG  Aviano  AF88-413
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16CG  Aviano  AF88-413
(© Philippe Decock)
Alenia C-27J Spartan Lithuanian Air Force 07 "Blue"
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-73S  EI-SEV Ryanair
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA89
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA114
(© Philippe Decock)
Boeing B737-8BK  OO-JAA  TUI JetairFly
(© Philippe Decock)
Embraer ERJ-190STD  OO-JVA  TUI JetairFly
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-362
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  Danish Air Force  E-011 "Vikings" markings 
(© Philippe Decock)
Vintage Air Rally 2016

Nostalgia of the epic big air races from in between the wars and the love for aeronautical adventure flying aircraft built before 1949, seduced 27 pilots from 12 different nations. With about 15 airplanes to fly, all registered to participate to this raid covering some 9.000 km.

The goal of this raid was to join Creta to Cape Town in Southern Africa. Take off was on November 12 to end on December 17, 2016, flying 37 stop-overs within a total of 35 days, crossing 10 countries, with among other things, the overflight of the most beautiful location in Eastern Africa.

Having crossed the Mediterranean Sea between Crete and Egypt, the participants flew along the Nile, passing overhead the enormous lowlands of Kenya, on to Soudan and Ethiopia. The overflight of the Kilimandjaro and the Victoria Falls were probably the most intensive moments of the raid. Followed by Zanzibar for a short break and then to Zambia and Zimbabwe with, at last, the crossing of Southern Africa and touching down at Cape Town on December 17, 2016. This last landing was ending this fabulous trip worth the great names in aviation from the interwar period.

Besides the Belgian Stampe & Vertongen OO-GWB brought into line by the "Brussels Aviation School" under the name “Team Frog & Kiwi”, other aircraft did also fly this adventure: A Bücker Bü-131 Jungmann (Germany), three de Havilland DH-82a Tiger Moth (South Africa, England and Botswana), a Waco YMF5D (Germany), an Antonov An-2 (Poland), a Piper J3C-65 Cub (England) and three Travel Air 4000 (United States & Canada). Some other aircraft flew also along with the participants in support of this raid.

Three North-American crews decided to fly the setting out itinerary departing from Charleroi-Gosselies (Belgium) together with the French-Belgian crew of the SV-4c OO-GWB. The three splendid Travel Air 4000 crossed the Atlantic from the United States to the United Kingdom by boat and were reassembled and test-flown at Shoreham. Afterward they crossed the Channel to rejoin the Stampe crew.

On October 29, 2016, the four planes and their crews took off bound to Crete, point of departure of the Vintage Air Rally 2016.
Stampe & Vertongen SV-4c  OO-GWB
(French flag on the left side...)

(© Philippe Decock)
Some of the Vintage Air Rally participant choosen Gosselies for the departure
to the start point in Creta  
(© Philippe Decock)
Curtiss Wright Travel Air 4000  N8708 "Magic One"
Team Barnstormer
(© Philippe Decock)
Curtiss Wright Travel Air 4000  N6263
Team Alaska
(© Philippe Decock)
Curtiss Wright Travel Air 4000  N9048
Team Canada
(© Philippe Decock)
The SV-4c cockpit prepared by Raymond Aircraft Restoration
(© Philippe Decock)
The OO-GWB showing the Belgian flag on the right side but upside down.
The black part have always to be oriented to the leading edge of the fin.
(© Philippe Decock)
Cédric Collette preparing for departure
(© Philippe Decock)
The four planes on taxi...depature for the great adventure (© Philippe Decock)
Team Alaska  at take off
(© Philippe Decock)
Followed by the Team Branstormer
(© Philippe Decock)
The third Tarvel Air 4000 from Team Canada
(© Philippe Decock)
The Belgo-French team at take off
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  KLU  J-020
(© Philippe Decock)
Bombardier Global 5000-BD-700-1A11  C-FFCD  owned by Bombardier Canada
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16DG Aviano  AF90-800  (© Philippe Decock)
2017
Alpha Jet E  French Air Force E154 / 8-AL
(© Philippe Decock)
Close up on the E154
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA77 the  former 31 Sqn "Tiger" of 2016
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16AM  FA77 another view
(© Philippe Decock)
Lockheed Martin F-16BM  FB17
(© Philippe Decock)
Close up on the nose with the memo to remember the code
(© Philippe Decock)
To be continued or completed...
 

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