Photo opportunity for aviation photographers ahead of Belgian Air Force Day

Peer, Belgium: On Friday, September 8, there will be a Spottersday Event for photographers and aviation enthusiasts. On top of the extensive Static Display, multiple Rehearsal flights will also take place.

It’s a golden opportunity for aviation photographers and enthusiasts to capture astonishing moments of aircraft performing manoeuvres and formation, rehearsing before the Belgian Air Force Day.

The Belgian Airforce announced that Air Force Day will be celebrated on September 9 and 10. Everyone is invited to watch the air show featuring historical and current combat aircraft used by the Belgian Air Force.

The rehearsal will take place at Kleine Brogel Air Base, where numerous aircraft, including F-16, World War II Spitfire fighter J37 Viggen and Saab J36 Draken.

Aviation photography has become quite famous due to its uniqueness. Since the developments in technology, introduction of drones, and flight stability, photography has become more accessible and detailed.

Through its official Facebook account, the Belgian Airforce invited locals to Kleine Brogel Airbase on September 9-10 to witness breathtaking national and international air demonstrations, experience exciting ground activities, and experience the thrill of military aviation.

This week, the Belgian residents observed F-16s and Marchettis flying over at low altitudes in the region of Marche-en-Famenne. They were training together with the Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTAC) of the Land Component in the framework of a Close Air Support (CAS) exercise, said Belgian Air Force.

As per weather forecast, the weather on September 9 and 10 is favourable for celebrating Air Force Day and performing multiple low and high-altitude flights. The Belgian F-16 will be the main participator, known for its insane manoeuvrability, high performance and combat capabilities.

Belgium has 54 F-16 fighter jets with two variants, The F-16A (45 units) and F-16B (9 Units). On January 29 1979, the first F-16 built in Europe was delivered to the Belgian Air Force. Belgium employed a total of 160 F-16s delivered between 1979 and 1991.

The first European-made F-16 was delivered to Belgium on January 29, 1979, and tried to build total of 160 units between 1979 and 1991. Budget cuts and restructuring decreased the units to 54.

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