Operational Integration Exercise (OIE 07)
16 - 18 july 2007
Serge Van Heertum -
|Second flight of the day for this Czech Gripen.||
The two stars of the event were
certainly the A-7 Corsair
from the Hellenic Air Force.
Beautiful box of 4 F-16C coming from 5
Stormo / 23 Gruppo
based at Cervia air base.
|High turn break for this Rafale M.|
4 aircraft from the French Marine Nationale on taxi after their missions.
|Close up of the nose and landing gear of this Rafale M.|
|Cdt. 'Mickey' Artiges in his office, about to leave KB.||
At his parking spot, a German Air
Force Tornado IDS
from the AG51 based at Schleswig.
|Prominent refueling probe on this Aermacchi MB339CD.||
Spaish Air Force SF-B, wearing the
colours of ALA23
based at Badajoz air base.
Embraer ERJ145 from the 21 Sqn of the
Belgian Air Component
escorted by 2 QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) F-16's.
|A Eurofighter Typhoon using its brake-chute to slow down.|
Netherland Air Force AS532U2 Cougar
300 Sqn based at Soesterberg.
Plenty of Belgian F-16 departed Kleine
bound for their missions.
A Belgian Agusta A-109 from the Wing
Heli at Bierset air base and RAF Puma HC1 from the 230 Sqn based at
were sent out to rescue a downed aircrew.
|Really spledid and rare aircraft, the TA-7C.||
Greek Air Force one seater A-7
E. Both aircraft came from Araxos
air base, home of the 335 MV.
F-16C 50CF of the 192 Filo. This Balkesir based aircraft of the
Turkish Air Force is wearing the tigermarkings from the
last Tigermeet held at Albacete air base.
'Drieske' - OCU trainee pilot - having
first soloflight on F-16 the week before the event.
Maj. Avi. 'Patja' Stams, CO of the OCU interviewed for the
Photos : Serge Van Heertum - S.B.A.P.©
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