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
"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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