Galleries 2004

Volkel 18/06 - 19/06

The annual "Open Dagen" of the Dutch Airforce was held at the Volkel airbase in 2004. Highlights included the RAF Red Arrows, the Patrouille de France, a german Tornado and the Swiss F/A-18 Hornet.

51° 39' 15.59" N
5° 41' 16.19" E

Volkel Air Base


Beauvechain 29/06

In June of 2004 there was a "Trainers Meet" photocall at Beauvechain airbase.

There was a big local presentation of the belgiam Marchetti, Alpha Jets (before the move to France) and the F-16B.

Foreign visitors included 2 Spanish F-5B's, 2 French Epsilons, a UK Hawk and an F-4 Phantom.

Beauvechain Air Base


50° 45' 18.59" N
4° 46' 3.59" E

Koksijde 03-04/07

The largest Belgian airshow in 2004 was held at Koksijde.

Koksijde is the home of the Seaking SAR helicopter (star of the "Windkracht 10" show). As always they provide a perfect search and rescue demonstration for the large crowds.

Other demonstrations were provided by a rare Italian Tornado, an Italian AMX and a Swedish Gripen.

51° 05' 52.55" N
2° 35' 37.25" E

Koksijde Air Base


Duxford 10-11/07

Our first visit to the Flying Legends airshow at beautiful Duxford and it immediately won us over.

A true must see for every warbird enthousiast.

Fourteen different Spitfires, four Mustangs, two B-17's and two B-25's were amongst the vast lineup of impeccably restored aircraft.

IWM Duxford

United Kingdom

52° 05' 21.00" N
0° 07' 27.60" E

Royal International Air Tattoo 17-18/07

The 2004 edition of the Royal International Air Tattoo celebrated the 60th aniversary of D-Day, 100 years of Entente Cordiale, Fighter 2004 and 50 years of the mighty Hercules.

Further highlights included displays of the Red Arrows, the Patrouille Suisse, a Sea Harrier FA2, the F-15C East Coast Demo Team, a F-117 Stealth Fighter and the first appearance of a US-Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, which gave away a stunning performance whilst carrying a full weapons load.

51° 40' 33.59" N
-1° 47' 14.39" W

RAF Fairford

United Kingdom

Sanicole 08/08

The Sanicole airshow provided us with a few rare demonstrations this year.

There was a display by a German Tornado in a special color scheme and a rare A-10 demonstration.

Other appearances were made by a French Mirage 2000 and a British Harrier.

Sanicole, Hechtel


51° 07′ 12″ N
005° 18′26″ E

Payerne 04-05/09

Payerne hosted the Swiss airshow in 2004.

A long drive from Belgium, but it was worth it. The Swiss organisation provided the crowds with a highly variated airshow.

Amongst the participants were a Finnish F/A-18C, an A-129 Mangusta, a USAF-15C, a Swedish Gripen, a German Eurofighter, a French Rafale and a US-Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet.

There was also a vast presence of internation demo teams such as the British Red Arrows, the Italian Frecce Tricolore, the Spanish Patrulla Aguila and of course the Patrouille Swiss .

46° 50′ 36″ N
6° 54′ 54″ E

Payerne Air Base


Kleine Brogel 06/09

Here you can find some photographs taken during a private visit at the Kleine Brogel airbase.

Kleine Brogel Air Base


51° 10' 5.40" N
5° 28' 8.39" E