ST33 Baby Swallow in the air
Text: Serge Van Heertum  -  Pictures : Serge Van Heertum © sbap 2012

 

   

After the official presentation held at Florennes on May 22nd, the Belgian Air Force "Red Devils" were present at the great European war birds airshow at La Ferté Alais.
This was their first public appearance for the 2012 season. During the two days of this airshow, the "Red Devils" made a brilliant performance appreciated by the thousand airshow visitors and the French authorities bluffed by the high quality of the demonstration. Self the members of the "Patrouille de France" were impressed by the performance of the four Belgian pilots and their Siai Marchetti SF.260. If you want to see them in action, don't miss the international airshow of Florennes the 23rd and 24th of June. Good job guys, it is always a pleasure to admire your performances...

   
On the way to La Ferté Alais (Peter Creces with COA IPR allowance) Impecable formation!  (Peter Creces with COA IPR allowance)
   
The past and the present (Peter Creces with COA IPR allowance) Above wonderfull landscape (Peter Creces with COA IPR allowance)
   
The Red Devils between old flying machine Technicians are preparing the afternoon demonstration
   
Posing for their first 2012 airshow at La Ferté Alais Another red plane...why not !
   
On taxi "Papy" as leader
   
and the wingmen are following A sunny presentation
   
"Papy" at take off... "Mag" as number 2
   
"Al" as number 3 and "Stef" as number 4
   
Box formation End of a clover leaf
   
Looping in box formation Our national Red Devils in the blue sky of France
   
Another pass before changing the formation Pull up in swan formation
   
and back in box formation...perfect ! Bomb burst above a loop
   
Crossing pass The solo in high manoeuver
   
Line abreast formation Line astirn pass
   
Amazing front crossing "Stef" in solo performances
   
Ready for the final Show is over...a great job done by the Red Devils

 

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