Belgian Air Force Days 2018

Kleine Brogel Air Base in Belgium hosted the "Belgium Air Force Days 2018" on the weekend of September 8 & 9, 2018. The international Air Show's motto stated "Ready for the future" and presented a Belgian Air Force that is currently in full transition to prepare itself for the strategic challenges of the future.  There will be significant changes ahead: The Cayman NH-90 helicopter is about to replace the aging  fleet of Sea King's , both for land and naval tasks. Also the transport sections are about to change: Airbus ATLAS A400M will soon renew the inventory by phasing out the old but still trusted C-130 Hercules workhorses. Finally a new generation of fighter aircraft  is about to replace the F-16 Vipers by 2023.  The Air Show provided a perfect overview of what will happen in the future.  Still  it also did not leave out the past by presenting a number of historic aircraft both on the ground and in the air.