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by FredL
28 Jan 2020, 20:58
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Belgium officially retires Alpha Jet 1B's
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

Re: Belgium officially retires Alpha Jet 1B's

25 A-Jets up for sale, and back to Beauvechain (Bevekom) air base :

https://www.rtbf.be/info/regions/detail ... d=10418915
by FredL
27 Jan 2020, 13:43
Forum: Brussels-Zaventem/Melsbroek
Topic: Brussels - 27-01-20
Replies: 0
Views: 586

Brussels - 27-01-20

Kuwait AF KC-130 J landing now (KAF 327).
by FredL
29 Dec 2019, 14:11
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: last post Japan trip nov 2019 Gifu Airshow log and 1 KIX pic
Replies: 46
Views: 10686

Re: Japan trip nov 2019, day 6. Ozuki,Hofu & Iwakuni log

Nice listing ! VMFA(AW)-242 planes are legacy "Hornets", not "Super Hornets". Idem regarding VMFA(AW)-224 jets. As far as I can understand, looking at picture nr. 96, and even if it looks strange for a VMFA(AW)-242 jet, 164966/16 VMFA(AW)-242 is an F/A-18 C , not a "D". It shows a bat's wing od the ...
by FredL
28 Dec 2019, 14:30
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: last post Japan trip nov 2019 Gifu Airshow log and 1 KIX pic
Replies: 46
Views: 10686

Re: Japan trip nov 2019, day 6. Ozuki,Hofu & Iwakuni pics

Once again, great pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

I see on picture 96 that VMFA(AW)242 is also flying single seat hornets (F/A-18 C). Did I miss something ? I thought it was an "all D models" squadron.
by FredL
15 Dec 2019, 13:42
Forum: Brussels-Zaventem/Melsbroek
Topic: EBBR 14-12-2019 MIL
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

Re: EBBR 14-12-2019 MIL

Omani A-320 is parked at Abelag, next to the 2 USAF C-40C's.
I didn't see the Gulfstream.
by FredL
14 Dec 2019, 17:42
Forum: Brussels-Zaventem/Melsbroek
Topic: EBBR 14-12-2019 MIL
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

Re: Brussels 13-12-2019 MIL

Just back from Zaventem : Two C-40s are at Abelag, easy to spot from the parking between Abelag and the crew buildings. The first one is 05-0932 and the second one is having no serial or any identification marks visible (all white with just the US flag on the tail). I guess it is 02-0202. No sign of...
by FredL
13 Dec 2019, 21:21
Forum: Brussels-Zaventem/Melsbroek
Topic: Brussels 13-12-2019 MIL
Replies: 1
Views: 1156

Brussels 13-12-2019 MIL

USAF C-40C 05-0932 (SPAR17) landing now,
followed by C-40C 02-0202 (BOXER44).
by FredL
12 Dec 2019, 17:36
Forum: Brussels-Zaventem/Melsbroek
Topic: EBBR 12-12-2019 MIL
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: EBBR 12-12-2019 MIL

CTM0005 (Fa7X) is inbound from Villacoublay. ADS-B : F-RAFB. + IAM1412 from Geilenkirchen. Should be a KC767. Airborne again this afternoon and landing now at Zaventem. Like in the morning, it made low flying paterns around Brussels. Does anybody know the purpose of such flights ? I guess they don'...
by FredL
02 Dec 2019, 09:47
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: 01-12-19 Securité civile EC-145 crash
Replies: 1
Views: 1074

01-12-19 Securité civile EC-145 crash

3 members of the French Sécurité civile died in yesterday's EC-145 crash, while in rescue operation after floadings :(
https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualite ... ite-civile
by FredL
28 Nov 2019, 19:13
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Mig-29's for Mongolia
Replies: 0
Views: 698

Mig-29's for Mongolia

Re-activation of Mongolia's air force begins with two Mig-29s UB :

https://montsame.mn/en/read/208236
https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... operations
by FredL
26 Nov 2019, 18:12
Forum: Spotting Belgium & Luxembourg
Topic: 26-11-2019 US CH-47 F
Replies: 0
Views: 601

26-11-2019 US CH-47 F

Following Chinooks over Belgium this evening (flying over Brussel then westwards, from Ramstein to RAF Northolt UK- landing at 6 PM LT) :

- 13-08437 (GRIT11),
- 13-08436 (GRIT12),
- 13-08432 (GRIT13),
- ??? (GRIT14),
by FredL
26 Nov 2019, 09:58
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Mali - 2 French army helicopters down
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Mali - 2 French army helicopters down

It looks pretty bad : :(

https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/ ... _3212.html

Cause would be collision. No information yet about the types involved.
by FredL
24 Oct 2019, 19:53
Forum: Spotting Belgium & Luxembourg
Topic: Chièvres (EBCV) 2019 MIL
Replies: 195
Views: 32981

Re: Chièvres (EBCV) 2019 MIL

wamovements wrote:Great report, only 7002 and 5602 have the Longbow radar (at least on arrival in Zeebrugge) and not 7045
You are right. Sorry.
With regard to my pictures, the Longbow which left with 4 other AH-64 at around 1:30 PM was indeed 5602.
by FredL
24 Oct 2019, 19:51
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: Chievres 24-10-19 MIL
Replies: 0
Views: 1356

Chievres 24-10-19 MIL

A few from today
by FredL
24 Oct 2019, 19:23
Forum: Spotting Belgium & Luxembourg
Topic: Chièvres (EBCV) 2019 MIL
Replies: 195
Views: 32981

Re: Chièvres (EBCV) 2019 MIL

I drove to Chievres today. I missed the first group which probably left just before. Upon arriving, around at 1:20 - 1:30 PM a first group took off and flew eastwards : - 5 Apaches, including 07-07045 (leading and the only one showing a Longbow over the main rotor), 09-05602, 3 x unknown, - One Chin...