Text: Virginie Wiacek - Pictures: Virginie Wiacek, Jef Pets & Michael Moors (Comopsair IPR) © sbap 2015

NH-90 MTHís First formation Flight
February the 12th, on the perfect blue sky the new generationís helicopters performed a first formation flight at the Beauvechain Air Base (EBBE).
During almost an hour, the pilots tried out various formations. Those formationss will be used in tactical missions where the NH-90 MTH (Medium Transport Helicopter) will be engaged. However, the pilots have to stay concentrated on the mission. Pilots train hard in order to reach this goal, where the formation flight becomes an automatism.
The Glass Cockpit Helicopter aims to replace the A109 Agusta within the following years. The NH-90 introduces a real change for the helicopter pilots. Not only it is a modern helicopter, but is also bigger, heavier and quicker than the Agusta. The NH-90 can take about fifteen passengers on board and will have as well some new missions like the aerial fire fighting.
According to the 18th Squadron Commander, the training went well and this first formation flight was well accomplished.
Special thanks to the Belgian Air Force and Philip Van Huyck for this pleasant event.

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