Nato Tiger Meet 2009
Spottersday Friday 18th
At 08:00 the gates were opened. The weather was really perfect; no clouds and blue sky and nice temperature. In previous years all the participants were parked at the parallel runway but this year only the special painted aircraft and the helo’s. During the afternoon some arrivals for the Sanicole Open House (the weekend from 20-21 September) came in and on Thursday 17th Patrouille Suisse arrived with their F-5E Tiger II’s. Some warbirds like a B-25, P-38, P-51D and F4 Corsair arrived.
Two missions were flown; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The large formation with all the tiger aircraft/participants was very nice. The make two passes over the field.
Visitors on the 18th
|J-3082, 83, 84, 85, 88, 90, 91||F-5E||Patrouille Suisse|
|E38/314-LH||Alpha Jet E||EAC 00.314|
|E83/314-TZ||Alpha Jet E||EAC 00.314|
|E97/102-MB||Alpha Jet E||EC 05.002|
|OE-EAS/RB||F-4U4||Red Bull arr (ex. BuNo 96995)|
|ZK453/M||Be.200||45 [R] Sqn/RAF arr|
|T-784||Ce.560||Swiss AF arr/dep|
|N25Y||P-38L||Red Bull arr (ex. 44-53254)|
|N6123C||B-25J||Red Bull arr (ex. 44-86893)|
|L33/OO-VIW||Piper Cub||Private; arr; painted as ‘Belgian AF L-33‘|
|N-294||Hunter F.6A||Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation * (ex. XF515/G-KAXF)|
F-16AM: FA-70, 77, 86, 106, 107, 123, 124, 127/FS (2 Wing), 128, 131 (demo c/s)
F-16BM: FB-15, 18 (spec mks)
The near future
Plans are to organize the Nato Tiger Meet 2010 at Volkel AB, The Netherlands (313 Tiger Squadron) and the anniversary Tiger Meet will be at Cambrai AB in 2011.
Anniversary book ’50 years NATO Tigers 1961-2011’
A anniversary book ’50 years NATO Tigers 1961-2011’ will be published. Within the book, you’ll find expanded histories of the annual meets, including some famous mini-meets; previously unpublished photos; stories from crewmembers; scenarios; the Tiger Meet of The Americas and of course a lot of (tiger-)pictures. A must have for all the Tiger fans! This 400 page, limited edition, hard back book, will be published in Spring 2011. It will retail for between 40 and 50 Euros. For more information on where to purchase (several air shows in 2011) or how to order online, will be entered on the Nato Tiger Association website (www.natotigers.org). To insure you’ll get a copy, pre-orders will also be possible from mid 2010 on.
We like to thanks Adjudant-Chef Peter Dewael from COMOPSAIR for his help and of course the staff of 10 Wing Kleine Brogel AB.