Belgian Air Force Demo Team 2012
   Text: Serge Van Heertum - Pictures: Serge Van Heertum & Luc Dujardin © sbap 2013

Fly to your dream…a well-known concept created some years ago to give a unique opportunity to the youngsters to meet and discover all the possible orientations in the Belgian Air Force. The 2013 edition was held at Beauvechain air base on February 14th, in a special, dedicated area.

Around 320 youngsters had the possibility to talk with flying personnel, ground personnel, try some live experiments or get into some mythical planes in use in the Belgian Air Force. In a real convivial atmosphere, the personnel of the Air Force was available, to answer all the questions of the visitors and, why not be the trigger to start a career in the unique world of aviation. The only downside of the day was of course the real bad weather conditions that caused the cancellation of some units like the Seaking, who were kept in standby at the coast, or the 15th Wing fleet that remained at Melsbroek air base. But thanks to the heated shelter, the open mind and warmth of the Air Force crew, this day was a success and some youngsters that were present, will certainly choose a job under the Belgian national colors and the idyllic Belgian Air Force. Good luck to them and rendez-vous in 2014 for the next edition.

Welcome at 1st Training Wing (Luc Dujardin) A possible job under the national colors (Luc Dujardin)
To share the passion with the youngsters (Serge Van Heertum) Like a dream (Serge Van Heertum)
Some technical explanaitions (Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
Protection unit (Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
(Luc Dujardin) Fire brigade (Luc Dujardin)
Terrain control tower (Luc Dujardin) Waiting to get into "the" fighter! (Luc Dujardin)
Line & armament (Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
80th UAV squadon (Serge Van Heertum) A good contact with the youngsters (Luc Dujardin)
Survival equipments (Serge Van Heertum)
Some souvenir of the day from the "Red Devils" (Serge Van Heertum) The survival stand was also interesting for the visitors (Serge Van Heertum)
Meet the pilots... (Serge Van Heertum) ...and the student pilots (Serge Van Heertum)
Piper L-21 (Serge Van Heertum) Siai Marchetti SF.260 (Serge Van Heertum)
Alpha Jet (Serge Van Heertum) F-16 A/M (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
A109 HTK version (Serge Van Heertum) A109 MEDEVAC version (Serge Van Heertum)
A look in the machine (Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)

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