Belgian National Day   
July 21, 2006

 

Photopage CM170 R Fouga Magister - 1


 

Photos from the cockpit : ©Marc ARYS - S.B.A.P.

Other photos courtesy of ©Danny CARELS

 

Before scrolling down to the photographs I'd like to thank all the members of this last 'Fouga' flypast-team :

    - Lead aircraft MT-35 flown by Lt. Gen. Avi. "Pedro" Buyse and Lt. Col. Avi. "Paul" Rorive (and his mascotte 'Franklin')

    - Our aircraft MT-40 flown by Col. Avi. "Mike" Minne and yours truly in the backseat

    - Fouga MT-26 flown by Col. Avi. "Erwin" De Decker and Col. Avi. "Marc" Anthony

        and of course the dedicated crewchiefs : William, Francis and René

 

 


MT-26 flown by Col. Avi. "Erwin" De Decker
and Col. Avi. "Marc" Anthony in the backseat
 
    Col. Avi. "Mike" Minne and
Marc" Turbo" Arys in the backseat
     
 
The lead aircraft MT-35 flown by Lt. Gen. Avi. "Pedro" Buyse
with Lt. Col. "Paul" Rorive and 'Franklin' in the backseat
Smiling, why ?
I too know why birds sing....
   
     
 
    ... on taxi ...
     
 
    Lined up on runway 22 at Beauvechain (EBBE)
     
 
... engines spooling up ...   .. and off we go ...
     
 
Isn't she lovely ??
     
 
     
     
 
Some nice air to air pictures
     
 
Here we are being overtaken by the Falcon...    
     
 
... and being overtaken by the Alpha Jets at Ruiselede. These aircraft are based at Cazaux being part of the AJets (Advanced Jet Training School)   'Fluid' formation
     
 
Overtaking the French Air Force
Embraer Xingu from Avords
  'Franklin' doing some navigational exercises
     
 
Closing in on the lead aircraft   In a perfect close formation over Brussels
     
 

July 21, 2006 - an historical date - the last time we could see the Fouga Magister over Brussels !!!

 

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