(Agenda) You’re invited ! Open Doors Melsbroek Airbase May 27th-28th

0
1550

You are cordially invited to attend the Melsbroek Airbase

Open Doors on Weekend of May 27th and 28th

Author: Martin Gillet

© Martin Gillet

The Chief of Staff, Colonel Bruno Beeckmans, and his teams are cordially inviting you to the Open Doors to be held this weekend. In collaboration with DAFA, will open the doors of Melsbroek Air Force Base to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Wing as well as the 30th anniversary of DAFA.

© Martin Gillet

“The 15th Air Transport Wing is best known to the general public for our transport aircraft but is also the homebase for the police helicopters of the Directorate of Air Support (DAFA). The familiar C-130H has now been replaced by seven new Airbus A400M transport aircraft and, together with Luxembourg, has become a successful binational unit. Our unit’s infrastructure is getting a complete makeover: our new maintenance complex and the A400M flight simulator are now in use, while other projects are ongoing.

On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of May 2023, 15th Wing, together with DAFA, will open the gates of the Melsbroek airbase to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the wing as well as the 30th anniversary of DAFA.

The OPEN DOOR is a unique opportunity to give our families, partners and even the general public a look behind the scenes of our beautiful Wing. Since this only takes place every 10 years and the A400M is being made accessible for the first time, massive interest can be expected.

Your sympathy for our day-to-day hard work to protect EU values & interests and actively contribute to peace and security within NATO can be translated by visiting us during the Open Door.”

ATTENTION: THERE WILL BE A CHECK OF ID CARDS AT THE ENTRANCE !

Tickets : https://shop.ticket.monster/event/open-door-1pafo5

What to expect ? Planned Programme is as following :

© Martin Gillet

08u00 – Doors open
11u00 – Demo A400M Atlas (Air assault landing with Special Forces)
12u00 – Demo Federal Police Heli (Fast rope / Dog intervention / DSU / Fire bucket)
14u00 – Demo Federal Police Heli (Fast rope / Dog intervention / DSU / Fire bucket)
15u00 – Demo A400M Atlas (Air assault landing with Special Forces)
16u00 – Demo Federal Police Heli (Fast rope / Dog intervention / DSU / Fire bucket)
08u00 – 18u00 – Static aircraft

  • A400M Flight simulator
  • – A400M Maintenance complex
  • – History Expo
  • – Climbing tower
  • – Bouncy castle
  • – Speleobox
  • – Geocaching
  • – Obstacle course
  • – Food corner

18u00 – Doors closed

Here is a glimpse at the past event… a time capsule back in 2013 : Open Doors 2013.

© Martin Gillet
© Martin Gillet
© Martin Gillet

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.