Like last year, the last day of the Combined Air Operations Exercise (COMAO) was combined with a spottersday. On the 20th of July, the Belgian Airbase of Kleine Brogel opened it's doors for the public.
Many spotters were present to see an impressive line-up, including more then 35 fighters, trainers, transport aircraft and helicopters.
XZ117 / FB, Jaguar
RS-04, Sea King
472 / 312-JQ, EMB-312
98 / 12-YU, Mirage 2000
30, Super Etendard
55, Super Etendard
Many highlights this COMAO edition like the Polish SU-22 with full tiger color scheme, four Romanian MiG-21’s and a Greek A-7 and TA-7, rarely scene in other parts of Europe.
Special was the mix of diverent kinds of aircraft like Swiss F/A-18’s, French Navy Ethendards / Mirage 2000 / Alpha Jet, Danish F-16’s, English Jaguar and Czech Hind / L-159.
A short mission was flown, so the competitors returned to base after two hours. And the end of the day the Belgium air force exercised some formation flying, for next days independence day which includes a flying parade over the center of Brussels.