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KeeBee warming up photocall!

Words and photographs Michael van der Mee 

On June 8th, Kleine Brogel air base organized a photo call for the squadron exchange between 10 Wing and the Czech 212 zTL.

The photo call was a warming up event for the "real" photo call on July 20th with a unbelievable list of participants. Nontheless, this day ended up as a "last of the dinosaurs part 2" in sequence of the last operational F-104 that visited KB last year.

This day it was time for even more last visits to Belgian soil! With the retirement of the French Air Force Jaguar and Mirage IV fleet by the end of this year, there was an Mirage IV on static display and 2 Jaguars made a couple of flybys.

The Czech planned to send in 2 MiG 21s but due to a malfunction only one was on static display. As the new Gripens are being delivered this year, the venerable MiG 21 will end its career in the Czech Air Force at the end of this year also.

In the afternoon the also present German F-4 made two flybys and a Fouga Magister, also bound for retirement, made a few overshoots as well. After the formation flew past of the Mirage IV, L-159 and two 10W F-16s the day ended with the arrival of a USAF C-17.

The day was well organized, the weather was great and the planes again fantastic! We would like to thank 10 Wing again for a splendid afternoon and we are looking forward to the "real" photo call on July 20th!

The author would like to thank 10 Wing for their autstanding facilities during this day.

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