21 Juli 2006: Another Photocall (not a spottersday this time) was organized by the crew at Kleine Brogel AB, just over the Dutch border in Belgium. This airbase has build up a very good reputation amongst aircraft spotters for organzing some perfect spotters and photographers days. 

Mostly a rotation or excersise is the reason to organzise a special day for spotters and photographers. This time the aircraft that participate in the Airshow of Aeroclub Sanicole in Hechtel are the reason to organise this particular day. 

 

The outlook was very promising however the Spanish Hornet cancelled some weeks before the show. Therefore the organisation called up on a Chech Air Force Saab Gripen. Other highlights were the Alpha jets of Asas The Portugal and the flyby of a Rockwell B-1B. 

As this year's annual Sanicole Airshow celebrates its 30th Anniversary, the organisers are putting together a special show which will take place on Sunday 23 July 2006. For logistical and practical reasons the majority of the participants at the Sanicole show will operate from the nearby airbase of Kleine Brogel as was the case in previous years. This means that most of the aircraft will arrive at Kleine Brogel on Friday 21st of July 2006.

This date also coincides with the Belgian National Holiday and its related military parade at Brussels, 12 of the participated 14 F-16's flew a formation flight at the end of this very warm day with registered temperatures of 35 degrees...

The base was once again filled with enthousiastic spotters, and photographic oppertunities were superb! Some aircraft like the reserve dutch F-16 and the Fouga Magister "MT-35" did some very nice left turns towards the public. However the star of the "show", the B-1B did a very dissapointing high fly by.. The Fouga Magister "MT-35" should have the trofee for best flyby in our opinion. It looked like some pilots were briefed to do left turns towards the photographing crowd. Very nice!  All in all it was a nice day and we have taken some nice shots home... 

We are looking out for the next day at "Kee Bee" allready!!

 

www.sgniederrhein.net (c 2006)

 

Foto's By: Ron Kellenaers & Rene Wilthof

 

 

     Foto: Rene Wilthof   

         

         

 

                                             Some pictures of the Sanicole show on Sunday:

       

       

 

 Foto: Ron Kellenaers

Foto: Ron Kellenaers

 Foto: Ron Kellenaers

 Foto: Ron Kellenaers

  Foto: Ron Kellenaers

Foto: Ron Kellenaers

 Foto: Ron Kellenaers

Foto: Ron Kellenaers