Belgian Air Force ondersteunt COVID19 !
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!
#ODF - 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.
Nice #flyby of #A109 and #NH90 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.
The 🇧🇪 #BHunter #uav is now officially retired from service. On August 28, 2020, a small ceremony took place at FlorennesAB to commemorate this event. Thank you #80Sqn for the many years of dedication. The @BeAirForce is now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new capacity #MQ9B.
Yesterday a change of command ceremony took place in the Meteorological Wing at Beauvechain Air Base. Lieutenant Colonel Joris Gilleir said goodbye to this unique unit of the @BeAirForce and is succeeded by Major Alice Bonte. Good luck in the coming years as CO of the #MeteoW!
Today the 🇧🇪 MOD @PhGoffin laid the symbolic foundation stone of the new #A400M infrastructure in the @15WAirTransport. The hangar with a span of 2 football fields should be ready by mid 2021 and is the first phase of the reconversion of the @BeAirForce base in Melsbroek.
On thursday, july 30th, the first 🇧🇪 @BeAirForce #A400M #Atlas has executed its maiden flight at the @AirbusDefence facility in Seville. The aircraft performed a full Production Aircraft Test Manual (PATM) flight test profile in the late afternoon. CU soon @15WAirTransport !
The @BeAirForce wishes all Belgians and the residents of 🇧🇪 a happy National Day. In the afternoon, one #NH90 helicopter with the 🇧🇪 flag and nine #F16 jets will fly over the Royal Palace. After Brussels the F-16 formations will split and fly over province capitals. @MonarchieBe
Yesterday the Multinational MRTT Unit #MMU welcomed the first #A330MRTT of the fleet at the Main Operating Base @VlbEindhoven. Also @BeAirForce crew is based at this multinational unit. The A330 will fly for the benefit of the @BelgiumDefence and the other partners. @A330_MMU
A formation of three @BeAirForce Alouette III helicopters performed a formation flight over the coast and some @TheBelgianNavy landmarks. One #AlouetteIII will retire soon, the others in the course of 2021. This was the last opportunity for these aircraft to fly together.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of LTG Sander Schnitger, former Air Chief of the @Kon_Luchtmacht, true Airman & brother in arms. On behalf of the @BeAirForce, our sincerest condolences to our 🇳🇱 brothers & sisters and to the loved ones of this most honorable Officer.