Belgian Air Force Demo Team 2012
   Text: Serge Van Heertum  &  Pictures : Serge Van Heertum & Luc Dujardin © sbap 2012
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After the Jubilee airshow, the flying legend and the summer airshow, time had come for the last Duxford airshow of 2012, called autumn airshow. Thanks to the good weather on October 14th, this final airshow was a real success offering a panel of warbirds and modern aircraft. The well-known and typically British atmosphere of Duxford was well present. After a photo session around the operational aircraft foreseen to fly in the afternoon, we did a walk in the public area. This was again an aviation fair and everyone could find the aviation goodies of their dreams. Also many discussions could be held with pilots, other aviation crew or simply aviation fans. A real pleasant way to talk about the amazing world of aviation. In the afternoon at 1:30 PM local time the airshow started and during around three hours the public could see different presentations. As this airshow was the final one for the RAF Tucano and Hawk display, both pilots did some formation passes before their display. Great moment as we know that this was the last Hawk T1 solo display that we’ll be able to see before the RAF headquarter decision to stop definitively the Hawk display. After a mix offering the Royal Navy Black Cats display, the BBMF Dakota, the Ballerina experimental aircraft, the Skyraider, the Trig team, some aircraft of the fighter collection like Spitfire, Me-109 and P-40’s, the always impressive and wonderful B-17G “Sally B”, time was coming for a final display. To underline the 70th anniversary of the P-51 “Mustang”, the organizer had planned a “Mustang” duo and finally a pair display of a “Mustang” and the Hawker Hunter jet fighter “Miss Demeanour”. A great moment! After the break, the Hunter did his solo display and this was the finale of the rich and real interesting Duxford 2012 season.This page and the pictorial overview was possible thanks to the media department of the Imperial War Museum. We would like to thank the media team and especially Mrs. Esther Blaine for the press accreditation, the facilities during our visit and her warm welcome to the press center. Now enjoy the last 2012 show! 

Aero butter cookies, thanks for the warm welcome at press center !
(Serge Van Heertum)
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Walk in the static display area...
Early the morning preparing the machine (Luc Dujardin) All is ready for the visitors (Luc Dujardin)
Preparing a jewell (Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
Full metal in the sun (Serge Van Heertum) F-86 close up (Luc Dujardin)
Black Hawk (Luc Dujardin) The past and the present (Luc Dujardin)
RAF Hawk solo display (Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
RAF Tucano solo display (Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
AH-64 Mk1 "Apache" (Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
Pilot office (Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
Auster J-1 "Autocrat" (Serge Van Heertum) Junkers JU-52-3M former French "Toucan" (Serge Van Heertum)
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Supermarine Spitfire LF IXc MH434 (Serge Van Heertum) A former Belgian Air Force aircraft (Serge Van Heertum)
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Westland Lynx HMA8 (Serge Van Heertum) The "Black cats" (Luc Dujardin)
(Luc Dujardin) LeVier Cosmic Wing (Serge Van Heertum)
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Pitts S-1D (Serge Van Heertum) The "Trigs" team (Serge Van Heertum)
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Noorduyn AT-16 Harvard IIb (Serge Van Heertum) Douglas A-1 Skyraider AD4NA (Serge Van Heertum)
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIVe (Serge Van Heertum) TF-51D-25 “Miss Velma” (Serge Van Heertum)
P-51D-25  “Ferocious Frankie” (Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
(Luc Dujardin) Curtiss P-40B Warhawk (Serge Van Heertum)
Curtiss P-40F Warhawk (Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
(Serge Van Heertum) Casa HA-112 M1L “Buchon” (Serge Van Heertum)
Supermarine Spitfire TR Mk IX (Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
Fournier RF-4 the "Redhawks" (Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
Cap 232 (Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)

North American T-6 "Harcvard" (Serge Van Heertum)

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Westland "Wasp" HAS1 (Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
Meet the pilots !
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Classic Wings in action for flying experience !
De Havilland DH-89A "Dragon Rapide" (Serge Van Heertum) De Havilland DH-89A "Dragon Rapide"  (Serge Van Heertum)
North American "Harvard" Mk4M (Serge Van Heertum) De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth" (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth" (Serge Van Heertum)  De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth" (Luc Dujardin)
The Autumn Airshow
Douglas C-47A "Skytrain" Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
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LeVier Cosmic Wind "Ballerina"
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Trio Piper J-4 "Cub, Boeing PT-17 "Stearman and Harvard IIb
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Fournier RF-4 the "Redhawks"
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This demonstration was the last for both display pilots.
2012 was also the last year of Hawk T.1 display

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Westland Seaking HAR3 SAR demo
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Pitts S-1D the "Trig team"
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CAP 232 Tom Cassells

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Duo Spitfire TR Mk IX and Casa HA-112 M1L “Buchon”
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Spitfire Mk XIVe Stephen Grey
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Douglas "Skyraider" solo
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Curtiss P-40's duo
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Boeing B-17G Flying fortress "Sally B"
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"Mustang" duo
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The final...a great duo "Ferocious Frankie" and "Miss Demeanour"...beautifull !
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Airshow season 2012 is over...Do not miss all the next Duxford editions (Serge Van Heertum)

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