Belgian Air Force Demo Team 2012
   Text: Serge Van Heertum  -  Pictures : As mentioned © sbap 2012

December 15th was the annual SBAP meeting held at Brussels Air Museum, an occasion to bring all the hard workers of the year together and take a drink in name of team spirit and friendship. This year we also got some special guest like LUNAK & Belgian Wings responsible and the Belgian Air Force “Red Devils” team. The occasion was unique to underline the friendship between SBAP team and the “Reds”. After some speech and toast, occasion was offered thanks to Yves Duwelz to spend a visit to the Mosquito in restoration by Eric Dessouroux, at the DC-3 thanks to Marc Loward. And last, but not least a look at the Red Hunter F.4 with the “Red Devils” team. A unique occasion for them to compare the fighter and their Siai Marchetti SF.260. One of the remarks of Devil n° 4, "Stef" was: "Superb machine, but they had less avionics than we have today on our much smaller Marchetti's. This meeting was the conclusion of a very intensive year and many updates. It is time now to spent some good moments during the Christmas and New Year parties, but also think at all the flying machine we will see in 2013…

Some end of year speech...and friendship! (Danny Carels)

Souvenir of 2012 (Danny Carels)
Leitmotiv of the day: conviviality (Jef Pets) "Mag" on duty! (Jef Pets)
Also a speech from "Papy" (Danny Carels) Visit to some aircraft (Danny Carels)
The Mosquito NF 30 (Serge van Oosterzee) The cockpit, wonderfull restauration job by Eric Dessouroux (Serge van Oosterzee)
The DC-3 "Dakota" (Serge van Oosterzee) The cockpit (Serge van Oosterzee)
"Papy" testing the Hunter...(Serge Van Heertum) ..."Mag"...(Serge Van Heertum)
..."Al"...(Serge Van Heertum) ...and "Stef" amazed by the instruments (Serge Van Heertum)
Old "Red" plane...new "Reds" pilots (Serge Van Heertum)
Thanks the "Reds" being presnt for the team... (Bruno Ghils) ...and with a part of the support crew! (Danny Carels)
SBAP 2012: we can say "Mission Completed"...Go for 2013
 (Serge van Oosterzee)

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