Snowbirds @ Saint Hubert

Text : Serge Van Heertum     Pictures : Serge Van Heertum & Luc Dujardin  © sbap 2011

 

 

No need to explain what the Sanicole airshow is. Along the years this event became a must for the aviation fans. Every year the organizers have the feeling to get in their program very special guests. Since last year, on Friday evening the airshows kicks off with a dusk airshow. This is in fact a short airshow of 2 hours (between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm) but amazing for the special light effects. This year the performers of the evening show were Melissa Pemberton with her Extra 300, the Breitling wings walking team, The Blades, the Ikari team, many others and of course our national F-16 display presented by the well-known “Mitch” Beulen. This event was in fact his last official display after 3 years of excellence and the Belgian Air Force is looking to find out his successor. The only negative point we can underline is the timing of the event. Effectively, the last displays were held in night conditions. This was really impressive, certainly the F-16 with the afterburner, but not easy for taking pictures and probably real difficult for the Romanian pilots to held the formations safely. Maybes it was better to plan the show a little bit earlier in the evening between 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm. But having said this, we need to congratulate the organizers for the perfect show and appreciate their desire to offer all aviation fans a fantastic evening. SBAP was sadly not present at Sunday airshow (Some pictures are presented with the courtesy of Adj Bart Rosselle from Comopsair IPR,  one of our readers Laurent Cuvelier and Danny Carels from Silver Wing Magazine), but once again the comments we received were real positive thanks to the great program and  a great performing team that runs the one and only civilian airshow in Belgium. Only one conclusion can be taken…looking forward to the 2012 edition !

SBAP would like to thanks the aero club Sanicole organizers for the accreditation; the press team for the perfect follow up and especially Jeroen for is warm welcome at Sanicole.

(Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
(Luc Dujardin)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
Melissa Pemberton versus Rex
Amazing duo with Melissa Pemberton Extra 300 and her skydiver husband Rex Pemberton
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
Czech Air Force JAS 39 Grippen
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
The Breitling Wingwalkers team
An aerobatic duo with two nice girls on the wings
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
Intermezo...
Arrival of the AH-64 crew
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
The Blades
British civilian aerobatic team with four Extra 300 LP
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
Pearl Harbor memories
AJBS team from france and Belgian Harvard owner presents a reconstitution of this battle held on December 7th 1941
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
(Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
Netherland Air Force AH-64D "Apache"
Dynamic display full of flares...
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
(Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
Iacarii Acrobati
Aerobatic team from Romania flying three Yak 52
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
Belgian Air Force F-16AM "Vortex"
Our national demo pilot performing a night display
(Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
The Golden Knights
The parachute display team of the US Army, freefall and pyrotechnic effets
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
Sanicole birds in the night...

(Serge Van Heertum)
Sunday Delight
Black Cats, Red Devils, Tiger formation, A330, Seaking, Red Bull BO105, Iacarii, the blades, AH-64D, solo display F-16's and much more
 courtesy Bart Roselle, Laurent Cuvelier and Danny Carels
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR) (Laurent Cuvelier)
(Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR) (Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR)
(Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR) (Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR)
(Laurent Cuvelier) (Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR)
(Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR) (Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR)
(Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR) (Laurent Cuvelier)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR) (Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR) (Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR)
(Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR) (Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR) (Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Adj Bart Rosselle - Comopsair IPR) (Danny Carels)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)
(Danny Carels) (Danny Carels)

 

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