Air Services

Belgium

Belgian Air Component / Luchtcomponent

Known as the Belgian Air Force until January 2002, the Belgian Air Component is the air arm of the Belgian Armed Forces.

It was originally founded in 1909 as the Belgian military aviation.


F16 Fighting Falcon


Airpower 2011, Zeltweg

'Solo' Display Team

Radom Airshow 2013


RIAT 2015

F-16AM FA110 @ Kleine Brogel 2014

F-16AM FA123 & FA124 @ Kleine Brogel 2014

F-16BM FB23 - Tiger Meet 2014

F-16BM FB23 - Tiger Meet 2014

Alpha Jet

Kleine Brogel 2014

Alpha Jet 1B+ AT 29 @ Kleine Brogel 2014

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

C-130H CH-12 @ Koksijde 2011

C-130H CH-04 @ Kleine Brogel 2014

Aermacchi SF.260

SF260D ST-35 @ Florennes 2012

SF260D ST-40 @ Kleine Brogel 2014

Airbus A330

(Leased from Hi-Fly between 2009 and 2014)

A330-322 CS-CMT @ Koksijde 2011

A330-322 CS-CMT @ Koksijde 2011

Dassault Falcon 20E-5 Mystere

CM-01 @ Florennes 2012

CM-01 @ Kleine Brogel 2014

Dassault Falcon 900B

CD-01@ RIAT 2013

Embraer ERJ-135LR

CE-02 @ Albacete TLP 2012

CE-02 @ Albacete TLP 2012

Embraer ERJ-145LR

CE-03 @ Florennes 2012

CE-04 @ Kleine Brogel 2014

NH90-NFH

RN-02 @ Gilze-Rijen 2014

RN-06 @ Kleine Brogel 2014

Westland Seaking

Mk48 RS-03 @ Koksijde 2011

Mk48 RS-04 @ Kleine Brogel 2014

Agusta A109

A109BA H40 @ Kleine Brogel 2014

A109BA 'Display Team' H24 @ Kleine Brogel 2014

Aérospatiale SA 316 Alouette III

M1 @ Florennes Air show 2012

M3 @ Kleine Brogel 2014

RQ-5 Hunter (UAV)

276 - Kleine Brogel 2014

274 - Kleine Brogel 2014

DEMONSTRATION TEAM

HARDSHIP RED

'Red Devils'

Founded in 1957, following the disbandment of the Acrobobs demonstration team, the team initially flew 9 standard 'camo' scheme Hawker Hunters. The 'Red Devils' team name was adopted in 1960 when they flew only 4 Hunters, painted red, but they were disbanded soon after. The team was reformed in 1965 using 7 Fouga Magister CM-170R again in a red paint scheme. The number of aircraft flown in the early 1970's was reduced until the team stopped flying in 1977. In 2008 the team were reformed in an 'unofficial' capacity using 4 SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 trainers. In the following year the team, having received 'official' status, became known as 'Hardship Red', the call-sign of the Belgian Marchetti instructor pilots and the main color of their badge. The team was re-branded in 2011 as the 'Red Devils' and their aircraft repainted back to a red scheme.

Koksijde 2011

Koksijde 2011