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Old 07-06-2008, 08:04 PM   #1
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Yesterday and today, Florennes AB, known from the TLP programme, was host to the Belgian Defense Days, with some very nice displays. Over 100.000 people attended, it was a bright summer day. I missed a lot because very unfortunately my daughter got ill - she's better now.

I was completely stunned by the F-15C Eagle in the static display. What a sublime aircraft. Such a proud plane!!! I'm quite a Viper fan, but the Eagle just hit me in the face.



Very impressive was the display by the Turkish Stars in their NF-5's. Truly magnificent, congratulations to our Turkish friends!

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Old 07-07-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing the pics!!
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:26 PM   #3
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I hope you had a blast there, nice pics thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:13 PM   #4
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I was there on Sunday.
The static park was nice, but the flying display was way too far off, with the crowdline some 500 meters from the runway.
I had to use the full 300mm of my telephoto lens to capture the flyby of the KC-135.
The weather was very nice though, with some small clouds against a deep blue sky.

I'll see if I can post some pictures later today.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:55 PM   #5
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As promised, some pics.

Due to the distance to the flying display, some are heavily cropped.

#1. An-26 of the Polish Air Force



#2. F-15C from Lakenheath.



#3. A-7E of the Hellenic Air Force



#4. Su-22M3 of the Polish Air Force



#5. The French Air Force was present with three Mirage 2000s



#6. The Dutch F-16AM, flown by Ralph 'Sheik' Aarts returns after his display



#7. The crew was already waiting to take care of the jet



#8. Ali Ozturk did a very low fly-by, rather close to the crowd line



#9. Belgian display pilot "Mickey" does a knife-edge flyby



#10. KC-135R from Mildenhall



#11. The Turkish Stars were also there, with their ever-amusing narrator



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Old 07-09-2008, 04:27 PM   #6
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Nice pics, Joe! (I had only my cellphone with me). I was at the end of the runway when the Dutch pilot Ralph performed his display: amazing!!!! Didn't see the Belgian pilot though. Did you watch the Swiss Hornet? I was eager to see it since they have new software that gives unlimited AOA and carefree flight envelope to their Hornets, I wonder if it showed?
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I saw it, but didn't see much difference in max AOA compared to the Spanish EF-18 which was at Leeuwarden earlier this year.
Maybe he didn't go to the edge, or the airframe itself doesn't allow for more.
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