Alpha Jet 1B   AT31   (9 Training Wing / 7 Sqn)
Leading a formation of nine aircraft above snowy landscape to comemorate

 the 45 years of the 7 squadron in 1995.
 

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak   FU157 / UR-S    (2 Sqn)

High visibility painting for this 2 squadron aircraft (USAF paint scheme for the planes delivered by air via the North Ple for security reasons in case of emergency landing). The UR-S was lost on Ocotober 11th, 1957 due to an engine failure. The pilot, JM Systermans, was killed in this accident.

 (Coll SBAP)

Potez CM-170R Fouga Magister  MT27 (n1)  MT11 (n2)  MT20 (n3)  ( 7 Sqn)

Red devils during a formation training flight early 1970's

 (Coll SBAP)

AMD Mirage V BR    BR22   (42 Sqn)

Recce pass over the German Navy submarine S199 (U20 class) in the late 1970's

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic F-84F     FU75    (2 Sqn / 2 Wing Tac)

Result of a collision with FU180 on landing on February 13, 1958.

 (coll SBAP)

Hawker Hunter F6  IF3  IS-V  (22 Sqn / 7 Wing)

Taking off, end 1950's

 (Coll SBAP)

AMD Mirage V BD    BD08   (2 WTAC)

In the beginning of their service life, a few Mirages flew in natural aluminium before the camouflage was painted. Florennes Air Base flight line in October 1970.

 (Coll SBAP)

General Dynamics F-16B    FB01    (1 Fighter Wing)
 

In January 1989, the F-16B FB01 was especially decorated to celebrate the 10 years in service of this fighter. At this time, the F-16 equipped 7 squadrons.

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Lockheed-Martin F-16A  FA55 (349 Sqn) & FA39  (350 Sqn)

The 2 fighter squadrons of Beauvechain in 1992

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Lockheed-Martin C-130H Hercules  CH05  (20 Sqn)

The underside of the fuselage of the anniversary paint scheme (1992)

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Fairey Battle I   T-58    (5/III/3A)

Pilots preparing for their mission in early 1940.

The T-58 was shot down during the bombing of the Albert canal bridges

on May 11, 1940.

 (Coll SBAP)

Gloster (Armstrong Withworth) Meteor NF.11  EN8/KT-Y & EN5/KT-S  (11 Sqn)

During a winter in the mid 1950's

 (Coll SBAP)

Hawker Hurricane Mk I    H??      (2/I/2A)

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium visitng Schaffen airfield in 1939

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed F-104G      (1WCTT)

Finger four formation in 1965 : n1  FX28,  n2  FX36,  n3  FX38,  n4  FX11

 (Coll SBAP)

Gloster Meteor F.8      EG257 / SV-J     (4 Sqn)

Leading a box at high altitude in the mid fifties

 

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak     (3 Sqn)

n1  FU18 / YL-Q     n2  FU38 / YL-B     n3 FU55 / YL-E  n4  FU4 / YL-M

Box turn above the clouds in the early sixties

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic F-84F     FU122    (2 Wing Tac)

Emergency landing on Florennes airbase runway in the late sixties.

 (coll SBAP)

Stampe & Vertongen SV4bis      V28 & V18       (EPE)

The well known manchots team during a training flight in 1968

 (Coll SBAP)

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter     S1   

Technicians busy to place a camera for an observation mission (1917-1918)

 (Coll SBAP)

AMD Mirage V BD    BD13   (3 WTAC)

Line maintenance Bierset Airbase in 1989

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (FR15) (42 Sqn)

Landing at Bierset Airbase in 1970

 (Pierre Taquet)

Lockheed-Martin F-16A  FA94 (2 WTAC) & FB24  (10 WTAC)

In formation above the clouds summer 1998

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Gloster Meteor F.8      EG96 / S2-M     (9 Sqn)

July 1958, slip in the grass during taxi...

 

 (Coll J. Siccard)

Lockheed C-130H Hercules   CH10   (20 Sqn)

Photographed during landing at Florennes

by a reece bird of the 42 Squadron in the late 1970's

 (42 sqn / Coll SBAP)

Hawker Hunter F.4  ID?? / JE-V  (26 Sqn)

On the flight line begin 60's

 (Coll SBAP)

Alpha Jet 1B   AT01   (9 Training Wing)

The first photo flight of the brand new trainer with his camouflage

 (Coll SBAP)

Potez CM-170R Fouga Magister  MT? 

Parket near a Sabena Boeing B-707 at Kamina

during the Congo independence event in june 1960

 (Coll J. Siccard)

Republic F-84G Thunderjet  FZ90 / YL-O  (3 Sqn)

Pilot preparing for an armed mission in 1954

Note the wires used to arming the munitions

 (Coll SBAP)

Fairchild C-119G  OT-CBH / CP28  (20 Sqn)

In flight in the late 60's

 (Coll SBAP)

Gloster Meteor F.8      EG221 / B2-U     (Towing Flight)

Towing Flight at Solenzara (Corsica) late 1950's

 (Coll SBAP)

AMD Mirage VBR    BR15   (42 Sqn)

During a squadron exchange with the 306 Sqn from KLU in the late 70's

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed F-104G     FX09      (1WCTT)

Cpt Ph. Plisnier is preparing for his mission. Beauvechain Air Base 1975

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Nieuport-Delage NiD72C1       P1

Ready for departure at Schaffen airfield in 1930

 (Coll SBAP)

Taylorcraft Auster A.O.P. Mk.6    A16

In flight in the mid 1950's

 (Coll SBAP)

General Dynamics F-16A    FA33, Danish AF, FA35 and FA34

The line at SABCA Gosselies mid 1981

 (Coll SBAP)

General Dynamics F-16A    FA01   

Also on the flight line at SABCA Gosselies begin 1979

 (Coll SBAP)

Douglas C-47 Dakota IV    OT-CWS / K40    ( 21 Sqn)

On taxi in 1953

 (Jean Siccard)

Potez CM-170R Fouga Magister  MT26  ( 7 Sqn)

Fouga pair above the Belgian Ardennes (2007)

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Gloster Meteor F.8      EG7 /7J-A & EG25/OV-C     (7 Sqn & 8 Sqn)

Maintenance at Chivres Airbase in 1953

 (Coll Jean Siccard)

Lockheed F-104G     FX83      (1WCTT)

Taxi at Beauvechain during squadron exchange with RAF Lightning's in mid 60's

 (Coll SBAP)

AMD Mirage V BD    BD03   (8 Sqn)

Back to Bierset Airbase after a mission (1990)

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Alpha Jet 1B   AT11   (9 Training Wing / 11 Sqn)

The A Jet of Demo pilot Dany Payeur, between 1990 and 1993

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Republic F-84F     FU184    (2 Wing Tac)

Above the Alpes during a flight to Corsica (years 60's)

 (coll SBAP)

Republic RF-84F         FR32        (42 Sqn)

Bierset Airbase during taxi (1970)

 (coll SBAP)

Airspeed AS.10 Oxford Mk I     O35     (15 Wing)

Navigation training flight with Harvard H-56 as wingman (1953)

 (Coll Jean Siccard)

Bristol 171 Sycamore HR.14B   B-1 / OT-ZKA 

Nose whell broken, location unknown. Mid 50's

 (coll SBAP)

Potez CM-170R Fouga Magister  MT42  ( EPA / 7 Sqn)

In formation gear down (1978)

 (Paul Rorive)

Westland Seaking Mk.48  RS05   (40 Sqn)

Special 25 years colors. In flight during the 2001 Belgian National Day

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Supermarine Spitfire F(R).14    MV382 / GV-T / SG80    (auxiliary  Sqn)

Picture taken around the year 1950

The plane crashed the 20 of july 1952 in Beauvechain

 (coll SBAP)

Republic F-84F    FU165    (2 Sqn)

Recovery after belly landing during a shooting campaign at Solenzara (Cosica)
 on April 28th, 1965

 (coll SBAP)

Stampe & Vertongen SV4bis V39 (EPE)

Photographed in the mid 60's, the plane crashed october 14th, 1968

 (Coll SBAP)

Sikorsky S-58      OT-ZKJ / B10      (40 Sqn)

Demonstration during Goetsenhoven opendoor in the early 70's

 (Coll SBAP)

Gloster Meteor F.8     EG1211 /GE-L   (349 Sqn)

Refueling and rearmement before the next mission in the mid 50's

 (Coll SBAP)

SIAI Marchetti SF.260M     ST29   (EPE)

The SF.260M line at Goetsenhoven in 1980

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Republic F-84F FU85  FU??  FU173  FU??  (1 Sqn)

Last F-84F flight held on september 18th, 1974.

Note the inscriptions on the aircrafts "F84F ADIEU"

 (42 Sqn / coll SBAP)

Republic F-84F    FU85    (1 Sqn)

Pilot "Joe" Huybens was the leader of the last F-84F formation.

Photographied before departure on september 18th, 1974

 (coll SBAP)

Lockheed F-104G     FX74      (1WCTT)

Taking off during the airshow of Brustem air base in 1976

 (Serge Van Heertum)

AMD Mirage M5MA "Elkan"    BA62  

BA62 MIRSIP modified for the Chilean Air Force but still wearing Belgian colors.

On static show Brustem air base in 1995

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak FU135 / UR-F  (2 Sqn)

Picture from late 50's, the aircraft was lost after a mid air collision with FU118 in october 1961..

 (Coll SBAP)

Stampe & Vertongen SV4bis V18 (EPE)

The aircraft was used by the "Manchots" aerobatic team. Note the modfified conopy. Picture from late 60's.

 (Coll SBAP)

General Dynamics F-16B    FB01    (1 Fighter Wing)

30 years ago the first F-16 was delivered to the Belgian Air Force the 26th of january 1979. After the ceremony, the FB01 left Gosselies for Beauvechain.

 (Coll SBAP)

Alpha Jet 1B   AT01   (9 Training Wing)

The first Alpha Jet was delivered one day after the F-16, the 27th of january. The ceremony was more discreet as the one from the F-16.

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed-Martin F-16A/M  FA99 (2 Wing Tac)

In flight around Florennes Air Base during summer 2001

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Potez CM-170R Fouga Magister  MT13  ( 7 Sqn)

Flying above the clouds during summer 2002

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Gloster Meteor F.4     EF1 /GE-S   (349 Sqn)

In flight with GE-T in the early 1950's

 (Coll SBAP)

AMD Mirage VBA    BA08   (8 Sqn)

Special markings for tha NATO 8 Squadrons meet (1988)

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed-Martin F-16A  FA94 (31 Sqn) & FA91  (23 Sqn)

Special paint scheme for the 40 years of the 2 squadrons of Kleine Brogel (1992)

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Lockheed-Martin C-130H Hercules  CH05  (20 Sqn)

High turn at Gosselies in 1992, wearing the 20 years colors

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Hawker Siddeley HS.748-2A/228    CS01   (21 Sqn)

First camouflage paint sheme on runway at Kleine Brogel air base mid 80's

 (Serge Van Heertum)

AMD Mirage VBA    BA23   (1 Sqn)

Outdoor engine test at Gosselies in september 1979

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Hawker Hunter F6  IF93 ( 7 Wing)

In the colors of the "Red Devils" aerobatic team at Chievres airshow

 (Edmond Van Heertum)

AMD Mirage VBA    BA08   (8 Sqn)

Colorfull aircraft painted for the 20 years of services. Shooted at Bierset airbase in march 1990 during his rollout and the last flight of Cpt "Kk" Kaisin

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Hawker Hunter F6  IF91 ( 7 Wing)

Emergency landing end of the years 1950's

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (FR15) (42 Sqn)

September 1964, break problems ended in the security barrier

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak FU16 / YL-D  (3 Sqn)

here how to heat a plane during the winter ! Taken end 50's

 (Coll SBAP)

North American AT-6 Harvard IIIb  H50 (3 Sqn)

photographed at the end of its life in the neighbourhoods of 1956,

note the code YL from 3 Sqn

 (Coll SBAP)

Fiat CR42  R5  (3/II/2A)

Shooted at Nivelles air base before the german attack in may 1940

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star FT07 code "A"  (10 Wing)

Melsbroek in the 1950's. Note that the aircraft have no external fuel tanks

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter  FC08  (10 JBW)

Low level take off in bad weather conditions during the Tiger Meet 1978

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Republic F-84G Thunderjet  FZ117 / UR-Q  (2 Sqn)

In flight in 1953, the plane crashed a couple of month later

 (Coll SBAP)

Gloster (Armstrong Withworth) Meteor NF.11  EN16 / ND-D   (10 Sqn)

Shooted in 1958, some month's before sale to Cogea Nouvelle  (OO-ARQ)

 (Coll SBAP)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star FT30  (EPT)

In flight in the late 60's

 (42 sqn Recce / Coll SBAP)

Potez CM-170R Fouga Magister  MT38  (EPA / 7 Sqn)

On the flight line at Brustem air base in 1967

 (Coll SBAP)

Mirage V BA   BA43  (8 Sqn)

Formation flight with a Buccanner of the RAF 12 Sqn in 1991

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (FR27) (42 Sqn)

Above Corsica mid 1960's

 (42 sqn Recce / Coll SBAP)

Fairchild C-119G  OT-CAR / CP18  (40 Sqn)

Formation flight in the 70's

 (Coll SBAP)

Alpha Jet 1B AT05 - AT26 - AT18 (7 Sqn and 11 Sqn)

the 3 special painted Alpha Jet shooted at Beauvechain Air Base in 2001

 (Marc Arys)

Hawker Hunter F6  IF99 (8 Sqn / 7 Wing)

Shooted in the early 60's. Look the incredible flight line!

 (Coll SBAP)

Douglas DC-6A OT-CDA / KY1  (21 Sqn)

At landing during Melsbroek open door 1976

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Sikorsky (Sud Aviation) HSS-1 Seabat (S-58)   OT-ZKD / B4  (40 Sqn)

Formation flight with Seaking and Alouette III during Florennes airshow 1979

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Mirage V BA   BA11  (2 Sqn)

Leading 2 F-104G from the 323 Sqn KLU in september 1978

 (42 Sqn Recce / Coll SBAP)

Fairchild C-119G  OT-CAP / CP16  (40 Sqn)

On taxi in the early 70's, the CP16 was modified from F version into G.

 (Coll SBAP)

Douglas C-47 OT-CNB / K4 (20 Sqn) NASARR

Modified aircraft with a F-104 nose and radar for the training of the new technology. The aircraft was called "Pinnochio" due the long nose. (1965)

 (Coll SBAP)

Stampe & Vertongen SV4bis V26 (EPE)

Low pass in the Goetsenhoven area (1968-1969)

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic F-84G Thunderjet  (3R-B / FZ138) (1 Sqn)

Pushed into the hangar for maintenance in the mid 50's

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (FR21) (42 Sqn)

At landing in Bierset the 06 july 1971

 (Coll SBAP)

Gloster Meteor T.7 (ED37)

In flight above the natural parc "de Zwin" in the years 50's

 (Leon Terssago / Coll SBAP)

Lockheed F-104G (FX40) (349 sqn)

Taking off in Beauvechain in 1977

 (Coll SBAP)

Republic F-84F FU26 flying low level at Larrissa (Greece) (1 Sqn)

taken in the year 70's during a 1st squadron deployement

 (Col Jo Huybens / coll SBAP)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star FT07 on taxi at Solenzara (Corsica) (11 Sqn)

taken in the late 70's during a shooting campaign from 1st Squadron

 (Coll SBAP)

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