Text: Serge Van Heertum - Pictures: Serge Van Heertum, Marc Arys & Jef Pets - Translation: Marc Arys   sbap 2015

This year, to the contrary of the precedent seasons, the traditional presentation to the press of the Belgian Air Force demonstration teams was cancelled. Due to the financial situation and the involvement of the air force in various missions abroad prompted the authorities to take this decision. Indeed, besides the financial aspect, the safety of the personnel must also be taken into account.
But the start of the 2015 season had to be marked and after the night shoot at Kleine Brogel to uncover the new Belgian demo F-16AM last April, it was Beauvechain airbase which welcomed the press and invited guests to be part of a dusk and night photoshoot. Organized on an initiative of Comopsair IPR and its whole team, it was surely worth to be present.
F-16AM, Agusta A109 and Siai-Marchetti SF.260M were parked side-by-side on the parallel runway (22L/04R), calmly awaiting the sun to set and the darkness to arise to shine from and with bright lightings. Everything was foreseen for the photographers: platforms, an elevator and a firetruck to 'shower' the runway and offer the much coveted reflections.
After the sun had set, which already had given the opportunity to take nice views, it was a real summer night that put the airbase in darkness and allowed us to shoot some beautiful and amazing pictures.
As above mentioned, the 2015 season has well and truly started and you will be able to admire and our Air Force ambassadors during various European airshows.


The 2015 teams are :

F-16 AM (FA123) Blizzard

Cdt-Avi. Tom Gizmo De Moortel

Agusta A109 (H24)

Capt Avi Filip "Shaggy" Peremans
Capt Avi Kevin "Que20" Beckers

Red Devils

N1 Senior Cpt Avi Paul Paolo Leys (ST23)
N2 Senior Cpt Avi Davy Daffy Vanhaeren (ST34)
N3 Senior Cpt Avi Corentin Regio Leveau (ST27)
N4 Senior Cpt Avi Alain Papy Collard (ST15)

We would like to thank Lt Col Jo Heylens and his Comopsair IPR-team for their cordial reception and this superb opportunity, with a little wink to Adj Jo Vanden Broeck who organized this with a master's hand.

Ready?... let's go into 'the heat of the night' !

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The Red Devils team during Fly to Your Dream event (Serge Van Heertum)
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Go for the 2015 demonstration and airshow season!  (Serge Van Heertum)

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