31 Tiger Squadron has always been considered as one of the top squadrons of the Belgian Air Force. Besides that, 31 Squadron is proud to be one of the cornerstones of the NATO Tiger Community. The Squadron has been a full member of the NTA since 1962.
The Flying Group comprises approximately 250 people, 48 of which are pilots. In addition to the flying operations, this group is also responsible for air traffic control, fire brigade, management of meteorological data, information and preparation of F-16 flights and broadcasts. The Flying Group of the 10th Wing also manages the air-to-ground shooting range at Houthalen-Helchteren, also known as “Pampa range”.
The Current Operations Squadron is the biggest squadron of Kleine Brogel’s Flying group, without pilots although. It comprises all services ensuring the daily flying activities like the Wing Operations Centre (the command, control and communications centre of the airbase), Air Traffic Control, fire fighters, the Bird Control Unit (controlling the bird population) and the meteorological service (Meteo). All of these services are crucial in ensuring a safe conduct of flight.