Belgian Air Force Demo Team 2012
   Text: Serge Van Heertum  &  Pictures : Serge Van Heertum, Luc Dujardin, Laurent & Lionel Cuvelier © sbap 2012

There is no need to present the well-known Belgian yearly Sanicole airshow. Over the years this event becomes a must for the aviation fans. Since three years now, this prestigious event is divided in two days with a dusk airshow held the Friday evening. For the 36th edition the organizers did all the best to have unusual presentations and they succeeded. On Friday evening we were served with a cocktail of flares and other fireworks. Sadly this evening the Breitling Jet Team had to stop their demontration because of an heavy rain shower, but they were able to make a majestic pass in formation with the Rafale solo display at the start of the display. A great moment of this evening!
The Sunday airshow was also the place to see some amazing aircraft like a B-52 from the USAF and the Swedish flying collection including a Saab 105, a J-29 “Tunan” and a Saab J-37 “Viggen”. Also the Belgian Air Force was coming in full force with all the 2012 displays. Other amazing demonstrations were held by the Belgian parachute team “Hayabusa” and the Canadian “Skyhawks” who did real astonishing figures. Last but not least the formation flight between a TF-51D “Mustang” and a Boeing B-737-700. The past and the present together!  More than thousand words a pictorial overview will do the talking. The Sanicole page is divided in two parts and you will also find a special “Red Devils” page in our Marchetti folder.
By this report we would like to thanks Mister Buckenberghs and his team for all those great moments and perfect organization and also Mister Joeri Mombaerts for the press contact and our team accreditations. As from now we are impatient for the 37th edition and regarding the high quality of this annual airshow we are looking forward for the 40st edition and see what will come at Sanicole for this anniversary. In one word…good job guys and now time to watch all those magnificent planes.

Program

“Hayabusa” Parachute Team (BE)

C-130H low pass (BE)

F-16 AM solo display (NL)

“Royal Jordanian Falcons” Extra 300 (JO)

Sukhoi SU-26 Pierre Marmy (CH)

Canadian “Skyhawks” Parachute Team (CA)

Rafale C solo display (FR)

“Breitling Jet Team” (FR)

Agusta A109BA solo display (BE)

Brendan O’Brian flying circus Piper Cub (UK)

“Swip Team” Silence Twister (UK)

F-16 AM solo display “Grat” (BE)

Final firework

Radio Models : Tiger Moth, Lysander, Piper cub, Pitts & Extra

Antonov AN-2 (GE)

Brendan O’Brian flying circus Piper Cub (UK)

Extra 330 SC Didier Amelinckx (BE)

The “Victors” Piper PA-28 (BE)

Douglas DC-3 Breitling (CH)

Tiger Formation F-16’s 31 squadron (BE)

Sukhoi SU-26 Pierre Marmy (CH)

The “Redhawks” Fournier RF-4 (UK)

Seaking SAR demo (BE)

“Swip Team” Silence Twister (UK)

Saab SK-60E Swedish Air Force historical flight (SE)

Douglas C-47A Stichting parachute group (NL)

The “Red Devils” Siai-Marchetti SF.260 (BE)

Verhees Delta (BE)

Short Tucano T-1 solo display (UK)

“Trig” aerobatic team Pitts S-1D (UK)

Royal Navy Lynx HAS.3 solo display (UK)

Saab J-29F “Tunan” Swedish Air Force historical flight (SE)

“Hayabusa” parachute team (BE)

The “Aerostars” Sukhoi SU-26 & Yak 50 (UK)

F-16 AM solo display (NL)

Boeing B-737-700 TUI (BE)

North American TF-51D “Scat VII” (BE)

Zivko Edge 540 V3 Hannes Arch (OE)

Boeing B-52H-BW 20 BS “Buccaneers” Barksdale AFB (US)

Canadian “Skyhawks” Parachute Team (CA)

C-130H low pass (BE)

Saab AJS 37 “Viggen” Swedish Air Force historical flight (SE)

Agusta A109BA solo display (BE)

“Royal Jordanian Falcons” Extra 300 (JO)

F-16 AM solo display “Grat” (BE)

Friday Dusk Airshow (click on picture) Sunday Airshow (click on picture)

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