Tactical Weapon Meet at Florennes AB/Belgium 2017

First F-16BM_FB-22_Belgium

The Tactical Weapon Meet was organized by the 1st Squadron of the Belgium Air Force. Nowadays, the 1st Squadron is part of the 2nd Wing and based at Florennes, in the Ardennes in the south of Belgium.

The Squadron celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and the Tactical Weapon Meet was part of all the celebrations which it organized. The TWM 2017 lasted two weeks, and included different Air Defense Fighters from Europe. Participants flew together or against each other in various missions, and on the 15th of June it organized a Spotters Day, drawing over 700 enthusiasts who attended the event.

11 F-16AM_FA-132_Belgium_2

Participants of TWM 2017

03 F-16AM_FA-92_Belgium_3

Belgium, Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM, 10W

68 Mirage 2000D_2-EJ_43_France_4

France, Dassault Mirage 2000-5F, EC2

26 F-4E_01512_Greece

Grecce, McDonnell Douglas F-4E, 338 Mira

43 EF F-2000A_MM7323_4-6_4_Italy

Italy, Eurofighter F-2000A, 4° Stormo 9° Gruppo

56 MIG29A_40_Poland_6

Poland, MIG-29A, 23.BLT (1.elt)

50 EF2000_C.16-51_11-17_Spain

Spain, Eurofighter EF2000, ALA 11

74 Hawk T1A_XX285_RAF_3

UK, BAE Hawk T1A, 100 Squadron

35 C-160H_751_Greece

Confirmed Italian Air Force and Spanish Air Force Eurofighters, Hellenic Air Force F-4E Phantoms, Polish Air Force Mig-29s, RAF Hawks, French Air Force Mirage 2000s, Belgian A-109 and C-130H as well as home-based F-16s.

Peter Boschert

Peter is a photographer covering events in the United States and in Europe. He likes to cover Nellis AFB, NAS Fallon and RAF Lakenheath.

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