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Post by TLspotting » 09 Sep 2018, 09:13

Hello!

During the BAF Days I got 2 major news :

- First A400M for 2019.

- Last Seaking RS05 will leave the fleet end of March 2019.
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Re: BAF news

Post by sn26567 » 09 Sep 2018, 09:41

TLspotting wrote:
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- First A400M for 2019.
Where will it be based? The hangars at Melsbroek are too small for the A400M.
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Post by KriVa » 09 Sep 2018, 10:02

A new hangar will be built at Melsbroek. Construction to start relatively soon.
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Post by TLspotting » 09 Sep 2018, 10:49

KriVa wrote:
09 Sep 2018, 10:02
A new hangar will be built at Melsbroek. Construction to start relatively soon.
Any idea where exactly? East to Pol Fed Hangar?
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Post by KriVa » 09 Sep 2018, 15:13

I have no idea. However, if they want to remain operational from EBMB at all times, I guess east of FedPol is pretty much the only realistic location.
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Post by sn26567 » 28 Dec 2018, 17:14

Belgium will buy a flight simulator for the training of future pilots of the military transport aircraft Airbus A400M. It involves an investment of approximately 115 million euros together with Luxembourg (€ 28 million). The simulator will be installed in Melsbroek.

https://www.aviation24.be/military-airc ... simulator/
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Re: BAF news

Post by pitrixplanespotting » 29 Dec 2018, 09:52

sn26567 wrote:
28 Dec 2018, 17:14
Belgium will buy a flight simulator for the training of future pilots of the military transport aircraft Airbus A400M. It involves an investment of approximately 115 million euros together with Luxembourg (€ 28 million). The simulator will be installed in Melsbroek.

Source: Minister of Defence D. Reynders
Wow, the simulator costs 70% of a real A400M, that's not cheap... :o

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Post by FLYAIR10 » 29 Dec 2018, 11:23

In the meantime it appears the BAF is permanently grounding a second C-130 (which CH-XX?),leaving 9 planes to fulfill the transport-role and para dropping until the first A400M shows up.

Source: http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20181226_04063060

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Post by sn26567 » 29 Dec 2018, 14:10

pitrixplanespotting wrote:
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Wow, the simulator costs 70% of a real A400M, that's not cheap... :o
That's not unusual. The costs of an aeroplane and of its flight simulator are always similar. The difference is that you can crash the simulator many times, the aircraft only once :)
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Post by TLspotting » 28 Mar 2019, 19:21

A few news.

The last SeaKing flew for the last time to Koksijde 7 days ago, and was ferried to Ostend on Tuesday (mechanical training, right?)

BAF Base switch from Koksijde to Ostend seems more and more possible in the following months or years...
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Post by TLspotting » 03 Apr 2019, 21:45

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I hope you like it as much as I do and don’t worry this year we will organize some special events in Florennes if you want to see it close!
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Post by TLspotting » 11 Apr 2019, 21:42

No news announcement at BAB Day 2019.
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Post by Mavke » 15 Apr 2019, 04:18

The mexAF 787 is for sale and stored at VCV till a buyer turns up ...

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Post by TLspotting » 18 Apr 2019, 16:02

Florennes Base to welcome the F-35s as from 2025. Infrastructure works to cost €300M.
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Post by TLspotting » 18 Apr 2019, 16:56

Belgian Air Force unveiled its new "Tiger squadron" tail on FA-116, F-16 based at Kleine Brogel.

From 13 May until 24 May 2019, there's the NATO Tiger Meet 2019 at BA118 Mont-de-Marsan in France where many other countries will come under Tiger livery.

Pictures Bart Rosselle - via Belgian Air Force
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Post by Apuneger » 18 Apr 2019, 22:33

Maybe it's me, but personally I'm not a huge fan of this latest Tiger tail. Anyone else who would like to share his/her opinion? What do you think?

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Post by TLspotting » 23 Apr 2019, 21:32

Koksijde Air Base to be closed in end 2023, NH90 to rescue from Ostend only.
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Post by TLspotting » 09 May 2019, 19:52

Apuneger wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 22:33
Maybe it's me, but personally I'm not a huge fan of this latest Tiger tail. Anyone else who would like to share his/her opinion? What do you think?

Best regards,
Ivan
Not really a fan neither...
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Post by jan_olieslagers » 09 May 2019, 20:26

What do you think?
I do not think anything. In fact I try to avoid thinking whenever I can - to do it properly is so demanding, it always leaves me exhausted... Thinking is really a hard job.

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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by TLspotting » 15 May 2019, 19:54

This new hangar will be located next to PolFed Hangar at Melsbroek.
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