Belgian Air Force ondersteunt COVID19 !
Today, October 15th, we celebrate the anniversary of the @BeAirForce
but we also honour those who have fallen. Due to Covid measures, the commemorations at the aviators Court of Honour and at the Monument in the Cinquantenaire Park took place in an adapted setting. #Lestweforget
Today we celebrate our 74th anniversary. The Belgian Air Force @BelgiumDefence
was founded the 15th of October 1946
Ce soir, plusieurs de nos avions @BelgiumDefence
effectueront des vols de nuit
Vanavond zullen verschillende van onze vliegtuigen nachtvluchten trainen
Tonight, several of our aircraft will be training night flights
Since 27/9, the frigate F930 Leopold I @TheBelgianNavy
is at sea as part of @NATO
's Permanent Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). A NH90 NFH @BeAirForce
is on board throughout the deployment. They encountered the UK Carrier Strike Group of HMS Queen Elisabeth's aircraft carrier @RoyalNavy
When such a beauty becomes a member of the family, it is hard to resist taking a closer look. So that is what we did.
Yesterday, we commissioned this breathtaking @AirbusDefence
airlifter. The first #A400M
in a #BELUX
fleet of eight aircraft in total.
Op dit moment start een Post Crash Management oefening op de vliegbasis @gem_Koksijde
. Voor deze gelegenheid wordt een ongeval met een #A109
helikopter gesimuleerd. Een oefening om de interactie tussen militaire en civiele hulpdiensten op elkaar af te stemmen en te verbeteren.
At the annual Wing Parade at Beauvechain Air Base, the @BeAirForce
welcomed 11 new pilots (6 fighter pilots, 3 helicopter pilots and 2 transport pilots). The future looks bright! We wish you all safe flights and many happy landings.
: Our 4 🇧🇪 #F16
landed yesterday after an uneventful 5-hour ferry flight at 17h00 local in Jordan. The jets were welcomed by the detachment and the Detco. The pilots will now prepare their mission while the technicians configure the planes for the first missions.
During the execution of a training flight this morning a @BeAirForce #A109
helicopter had to make a precautionary landing in the wider Namur region after a bird strike.
This morning four @BeAirForce #F16
jets took off from FlorennesAirBase and headed for the Middle East. Together with 125 @BelgiumDefence
personnel they will participate in Operation Inherent Resolve in the framework of the Global Coalition against Daesh. #ODF #OIR
Ce 29 sept, 4 #F16
🇧🇪quitteront la base aérienne de Florennes en direction du Moyen- Orient, dans le cadre de l’opération « Inherent Resolve » de la coalition internationale contre EI. @BelgiumDefence
fait suite à la décision du gouvernement du 26 juin 2020 bit.ly/332QgNb
Op 29 sept vertrekken 4🇧🇪#F16
’s vanop de luchtmachtbasis Florennes richting Midden-Oosten in het kader van de operatie ‘Inherent Resolve’ van de internationale coalitie tegen IS. @BelgiumDefence
geeft hiermee gevolg a/d regeringsbeslissing van 26 juni 20 bit.ly/36n4lHB
After a period of six years as Chief of the @BeAirForce
, Major General Aviator Fred Vansina handed over his command to Major General Aviator Thierry Dupont this afternoon during a military ceremony at #KleineBrogel
This afternoon in the provinces of Antwerp and Limburg there will be an increased low-level flight activity of several jets and an Airbus #A330MRTT
In recent days, General Vansina visited all @BeAirForce
units to expressly thank the airmen and women for the unconditional support he has received over the past 6 years as Chief of the Air Force. Thanks to all for your efforts. A bright future lies ahead for all of you!
Our @BeAirForce #C130
delivered yesterday late in the afternoon 7.5 tonnes of humanitarian equipment donated by Belgium to Greece following the fire at the reception camp for asylum seekers. #Bfast
- Arrival of the first 🇧🇪 troops at the German-led Camp Sonic in Jordan. 60 personnel of the Field Accomodation Unit, Engineering units and @BeAirForce
are preparing the deployment of 4 🇧🇪 #F16
and 130 airmen and women in the framework of the Global Coalition against Daesh.
during the change of command at the @1WHeli
of the @BeAirForce
today. Colonel aviator Danny Vandenberk said goodbye to his unit and relinquished command to Colonel aviator Jean-Didier Vandezande during a military ceremony at Beauvechain Air Base.
After the @BeAirForce #A109
H22 made its last flight today, the helicopter was prepared by our aircraft mechanics to be transported over the road to the #VLOC
in Ostend. The H22 will now serve as a training aircraft for a new generation of #aviation #technicians