Belgian Air Force Demo Team 2012
Text : Serge Van Heertum - Pictures : Serge Van Heertum & Laurent Cuvelier © sbap 2012

For the 15th time the tradition was respected, many bikers went to the military transport air base of Melsbroek for the Indian Day on May 27th. Over the years this event became a must in the bikers calendar and the amount of bikes parked in front of the Herpain hangar was the proof. Sun, music, big bikes engine noise and friendly atmosphere contribute to the success of the day. It was also the occasion to take some pictures of Belgian military transport aircrafts used by the 15th transport Wing and thanks to some technicians by showing dedication to their job and the pleasure to share their aviation passion we could also make a little visit in the C-130H maintenance hangar and the engine shop. An occasion to show unusual pictures of the Hercules. The organizers did a magnificent job ensuring the success of the day. Are you ready for the visit? we go….vroum!

Melsbroek tarmac (Serge Van Heertum) A mix of aircraft and bikes (Serge Van Heertum)
In front of the Herpain hangar (Serge Van Heertum) Tunned cars and not tunned aircraft (Serge Van Heertum)
A part of the 15th transport Wing could be seen (Laurent Cuvelier) A sunny day (Serge Van Heertum)
The white fleet (Serge Van Heertum) Dassult Falcon 900D (Serge Van Heertum)
Airbus A 330 (Laurent Cuvelier) The tactical and the VIP (Laurent Cuvelier)
CH12 (Serge Van Heertum) and CH07 (Serge Van Heertum)
In the C check hangar (Serge Van Heertum)  Amazing view of the Hercules (Serge Van Heertum)
All access doors are removed for the check (Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
The pilot office completely dismantled (Serge Van Heertum) At the cargo door (Laurent Cuvelier)
The cargo section is also dismantled (Serge Van Heertum) The weather radar (Serge Van Heertum)
Engine removed (Serge Van Heertum) The nose whell compartiment (Serge Van Heertum)
In the engine shop (Serge Van Heertum) The Alyson engine complexity (Serge Van Heertum)
View in the exhaust (Laurent Cuvelier) Some engine details (Serge Van Heertum)
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Engine ready for transportation (Serge Van Heertum) and the same for the screw (Serge Van Heertum)
The CH03 in a hangar for line inspection (Serge Van Heertum) The C-130H glass cockpit (Serge Van Heertum)
The cargo section equipped with seats (Serge Van Heertum) View of the left wing engines (Serge Van Heertum)


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