Belgian National Day 2008
Text & Pictures : Serge Van Heertum and Marc Arys - S.B.A.P.©
In-flight pictures : Daniel Brackx - B.A.H.A©. & "Popo"
As the Belgian King Albert II emphasized, the Belgian National Day 2008 was overshadowed by a political crisis, but also endured the omen of a monetary-, press/media- and a meteorological crisis.
Regarding the aerial part of this event however, S.B.A.P. was able to cover the rehearsals as well as the official fly past on July 21, 2008.
On our photopages you will find
pictures of the 15 Wing Transport which celebrates it's 60th
anniversary and was honoured during this fly-past.
Also pictures of the 1 Wing Training with the Siai SF260 Marchettiand the Alpha Jets which came back from Cazaux for this occasion. And at last the 2 Tactical Wing at Florennes airbase with their F-16A/M and B/M, spearhead of the Belgian Air Component.
This wide photopanel was made possible due to the support and obligingness of the IPR section from COMOPSAIR, with our gratitude to all the team.
|Box formation||The CH07 as number 2|
|The Airbus A310||Embraer ERJ135|
|Falcon 900D in final||5 Squadron Marchetti|
|The line before departure||Above the capital|
|Formation turn||The Alpha Jet line|
|Col Avi P. Laurent "BaseCo" in the backseat and Cdt Avi J.Vandenberghe||Concentration before start up|
|On the way to the holding point||Heading towards Brussels|
|Taking over the C-130H||Leader smoke test|
|Break... back to Beauvechain||Mission completed|
|The F-16A/M and B/M line at Florennes air base||12 exchausts perfectly alligned|
|"Jo" just before start up||Holding on the runway|
|Splendid formation above Florennes||Back to the parking|
|The pilots from the 2nd Tactical Wing|