Airshows 2011

Tiger Meet Cambrai 17/05
The 50th anniversary of the annual NATO Tiger Meeting was held at Cambrai. For this year's hosting Squadron, the French Escadron de Chasse 01.012 Cambrésis, it was the 7th and last time that it would host the Meeting as that Squadron is disbanded on March 30th, 2012.

As EC 01.012 was one of the founding members of the NATO TIGER meet it was only appropriate that they would be given the honors one last time, before saying farewell to Cambrai.

Stampe Fly In 04/06 - 05/06
The airport of Deurne, Antwerp, hosted the 21st edition of the Stampe fly in. Weather was excellent once more for this small gathering of oldtumer aircraft.

La Ferté Alais 11/06 - 12/06
This airshow has now been held for the 39th consecutive year and it never ceases to amaze. This year's edition celebrated the centenaire of the French Morane-Saulnier aircraft and the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Oostwold 13/06
This bi-annual event is up to its 6th edition this year. Weatherwise, it could have been better, but taking into account the weather surrounding the airport, it could have been a lot worse as well. Nevertheless, the organisation managed to obtain again this year a great selection of attracting participants for their show, such as three (3!) P-51 Mustangs, a Spitfire, a Bearcat and a Fury!

Return to Y-29 24/06 - 26/06
The Belgian Military Veteran Vehicle Club 2nd Armored Division Association "HELL ON WHEELS", a group of WWII enthousiasts who own period military vehicles and organize various events throughout the year, celebrated their 35th anniversary this year.

Their theme for this year's event was the remembrance of WWII advanced airfield "Y-29", near their homebase of Zutendaal.

Koksijde International Airshow 06/07 - 07/07
A lot of anniversaries were celebrated at the Koksijde airshow, notably the 65th anniversary of the Belgian Air Force, the 40th anniversary of Search and Rescue operations, 35 years of the nearly retired Sea King and 40 years of the Alouette III. As a result, the organizers really went berzerk and showed some incredible out-of-the-box thinking.

Flying Legends 2011 09/07 - 10/07
On July 9th and 10th, Duxford airfield hosted another magnificent, but also sad edition of Flying Legends.Magnificent in the way that the entire team at IWM Duxford succeeded in attracting some exquisit warbirds once more and sad because of the tragic loss of another warbird.

Sanicole International Airshow 16/09 & 18/09
Sanicole is the largest civilian organized airshow in Europe. This was the 35th edition of the event and also the second consecutive year that a sunset airshow was organized on Friday. This show also revolved around some special anniversaries, such as the 65th anniversary of the Belgian Air Force, the 60th anniversary of the Hawker Hunter, the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the 40th anniversary of the Westland Lynx with the Royal Navy.

 

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