BDA : Winter Migration !
Text : Serge Van Heertum
 Pictures : Bruno Ghils (making of), Bart Roselle (in flight) & Serge Van Heertum 
sbap 2012
     

The new F-16AM solo display aircraft is finally revealed wearing its brand new color scheme. The wonderful design underlining the line and the curves of the F-16 is a realization of Sylvain Hautier (the boss of Syhart decals) and Bruno Ghils.
This realization took around five weeks. Five weeks of heavy work for the painting team of Florennes air base.
As designer, Bruno Ghils had the opportunity to make some pictures during the "making of" and proposes to share them with SBAP readers.

On May 3rd, the first photo flight was performed by Adj Bart Roselle, the Belgian Air Force photographer.
The 2012 season will start in couple of weeks and the new F-16 solo display is ready! Cpt Renaud "Grat" Thys will be the next ambassador and we are sure that a so beautiful bird with such a kind pilot will enthusiast the airshow visitors.
Fly high with your new bird "Grat" and always safe landings !

   
The making of...
   
   
FA 84 without his operational paint (Bruno Ghils) preparing for the painting (Bruno Ghils)
   
First : the nose in grey colour (Bruno Ghils) (Bruno Ghils)
   
The grye is masked for the other colours appliance (Bruno Ghils) Heavy masking work (Bruno Ghils)
   
The Florennes paint shop team on duty (Bruno Ghils) Meters of paper and masking tape... (Bruno Ghils)
   
The wing design (Bruno Ghils) Working on the tabs (Bruno Ghils)
   
A part painting and a part stickers (Sylvain Hautier) The national colours appears on the tail (Sylvain Hautier)
   
Bird is ready (Bruno Ghils) Smart design for the next belgian ambassador (Bruno Ghils)
   
Cpt Renaud Thys...alias "Grat" as driver for the next three years (Bruno Ghils) A part of the belly and the air intake are in silver colour (Bruno Ghils)
   
A modern design with the belgian colours (Bruno Ghils) Lines and curves (Bruno Ghils)
   
(Bruno Ghils) (Bruno Ghils)
   
(Bruno Ghils) (Bruno Ghils)
   
The FA 84 is towed at another side of the base... (Bruno Ghils) ...for engine test and all functions control (Bruno Ghils)
   
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
   
Posing with the paintshop team (Serge Van Heertum) The driver and the designers (Serge Van Heertum)
   
First official picture edited by the Belgian Air Force (Bart Roselle)
   
(Bart Roselle) (Bart Roselle)
   
(Bart Roselle)

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