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BAF Days 2018

By Gostar den Daas | September 2018
Belgium Air Force Days Kleine-Brogel.

The BAF Days, also known as the Belgium Air Force Days were held at Kleine-Brogel Airbase located near the Belgium, Dutch border. As always the Belgians were able to attract some interesting visitors, with the first abroad visit of an Italian F-35, and the presence of two Ukrainian Flankers.

Static

Interesting visitors in the static included an USAF CV-22 Osprey, Danish and Portuguese EH-101, French Tigre not often seen abroad, and an Austrian Army Alouette III.


FB-24, F-16

AT-12, Alpha Jet

ST-43, SF260

078 / YE, EMB-121

FA-05, F-16

08-0050, CV-22

08-0050, CV-22

RS-05, Sea King

OO-RYL, P-51

NX377WW, T-28

19611, EH101

ZH851 / (5)84, Merlin

3E-KA, SE3160

M-502, EH101

1335 / EAV, NH90

6013 / BJM, Tigre

G-11, MD902

M-2, SA316

Q-24, Ah-64

D-667, CH-47

ZK348 / 348, Typhoon

MM7359 / 32-09, F-35

MM7359 / 32-09, F-35

MM7359 / 32-09, F-35

305 / 4-EC, Rafale

57+05, DO-228

FA-116, F-16

46+07, Tornado

FA-104, F-16

1303 / SL, MiG-29

ET-199, F-16

ZK027 / R, Hawk

ZK025 / P, Hawk

G-KAXF, Hunter

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

71 blue, Su-27

CH-10, C-130

EC-400, A400

Air Show

The airshow included a fly-by of an Andrews based KC-135R from 459th ARW. Another interesting visitor was the RAF Falcons leases Do-228 from Canadian Summit Air.

At the end of the Spanish F-18 demo, the pilot was unable to retract his arresting hook. Unable to fix the issue the aircraft landed with the hook causing sparks when it touched the runway. Luckily the show continued quickly after an inspection from the fire department. No major damage to the runway and aircraft, apart from the hook being a bit shorter then intended.


J-5013, F/A-18

J-5013, F/A-18

J-5013, F/A-18

J-5013, F/A-18

J-5013, F/A-18

J-5013, F/A-18

J-5013, F/A-18

J-5013, F/A-18

J-5013, F/A-18

CE-03, ERJ-145

T-430, T-17

RS-05, Sea King

RS-05, Sea King

RS-05, Sea King

9234, JAS39

9234, JAS39

9234, JAS39

9234, JAS39

9234, JAS39

FA-134, F-16

FA-70, F-16

FA-103, F-16

H-44, A109

C-FPSH, DO-228

T-264, KDC-10

T-264, KDC-10

T-264, KDC-10

T-264, KDC-10

FA-70, F-16

FA-70, F-16

-, F-16

-, F-16

FA-106, F-16

FA-103, F-16

-, F-16

FA-134, F-16

FA-70, F-16

E-607, F-16

E-607, F-16

E-607, F-16

E-607, F-16

E-607, F-16

E-607, F-16

E-607, F-16

E-607, F-16

E-607, F-16

E-607, F-16

H-29, A109

H-29, A109

H-29, A109

ST-35, SF260

N2165M, CM170

-, SF260

C.15-30 / 15-70, EF-18

C.15-30 / 15-70, EF-18

C.15-30 / 15-70, EF-18

C.15-30 / 15-70, EF-18

C.15-30 / 15-70, EF-18

C.15-30 / 15-70, EF-18

C.15-30 / 15-70, EF-18

C.15-30 / 15-70, EF-18

C.15-30 / 15-70, EF-18

62-3556, KC-135

62-3556, KC-135

62-3556, KC-135

RN-04, NH90

RN-04, NH90

RN-04, NH90

130 / 4-GI, Rafale

130 / 4-GI, Rafale

130 / 4-GI, Rafale

130 / 4-GI, Rafale

130 / 4-GI, Rafale

130 / 4-GI, Rafale

130 / 4-GI, Rafale

130 / 4-GI, Rafale

ZK317 / 317, Typhoon

ZK317 / 317, Typhoon

ZK317 / 317, Typhoon

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

58 blue, Su-27

Tempest

The Belgium Air Force still need to select the successor to the aging F-16 fleet. This of course motivated the Italians to send the F-35, which they build in license for other European countries, who already selected the F-35. This was also the reason the UK brought the hideous looking Tempest mockup, which was presented only a few weeks before at the Farnborough trade show. If this F-35 competitor will ever fly remains to be seen, but the deal includes replacing the F-16s by Typhoons, replacing them later by the Tempest, in which Belgium then could participate in the development.




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