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Belgian Helidays 2003 at Lüttich-Bierset

AirVenture-reporter on the spot : Hartmut Seidel   -   Translation by Brigitte Reinert

After the visit of the very impressing Belgian Helidays 2002 all helicopter-fans had to wait for a year looking forward to the next Belgian Helidays. It really was worth waiting ! On May 31 and June 1, 2003, the Belgian Helidays 2003 took place at the Belgian Army Light Aviation Airbase situated at the military part of the airport Lüttich-Bierset ( Liège-Bierset ). A huge Static Display, a very good flight program and excellent weather conditions made of this event a real Highlight for every helicopter-fan !

Have a look at our huge three-part report !

Helidays
Part 1 :  Helicopters in flight-program
Part 2 :  Static Display
Part 3 : Static Display ( B ) and other Highlights !
Agusta A109 The flight program always started with a very interesting presentation of a helicopter type Agusta A 109 of the Belgian Army.
Sea King

Sea King

At the  Belgian Helidays 2003 they had a presentation of rescue-flights with winch-equipped helicopters - presented by a  Westland Sea King helicopter of Belgian Air Force.
Super Frelon

Super Frelon

A very special gem of the  Belgian Helidays 2003 were the presentations of this helicopter type  Aérospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon of French Navy. The Super Frelon is a real rarety as it was made only in very small number of peaces. Moreover,  only a few of them are still in action.
Parachute With the Sea King also parachutists of the  Para Commando Brigade had been dropped.
Super Frelon The Super Frelon is a versatile helicopter, which can be used for submarine-hunting and ship-warfare as well as for transport purposes. Moreover, it can be used for rescue as well. This photo shows the saving of an injured person (lying on a stretcher) with a winch-equipped helicopter
UH-1D

UH-1D

Members of German Air Force took part in the Belgian Helidays 2003 with this helicopter type Bell UH-1D -a helicopter of Air Transport Squadron 61 stationed at Landsberg/Lech, Germany.
Super Frelon The crew of the Super Frelon always finished their very impressing presentations with a dipping of the flag towards the Belgian Audience !
Dauphin 2

Dauphin 2

Dauphin 2

Another helicopter of the French Navy, an Aérospatiale SA 365 Dauphin 2 was shown in the Airshow of Belgian Helidays 2003 zu sehen. The Dauphin 2 is equipped with winches for rescue-purposes.
Merlin

Merlin

Merlin

At Belgian Helidays 2002 the new British / Italian  helicopter type EH 101 Merlin (helicopter in the transport-variant of the Royal Air Force) having been presented. At.  Belgian Helidays 2003 the navy-variant of the Merlin was shown in action. The Royal Navy uses the Merlin mainly for ASW (Anti-Submarine-Warfare). The navy-variant of the Merlin differs from the transport-variant inter alia by the Radom (at the front, below the fuselage, where the search-radar is situated). 
Mi-24

Mi-24

Mi-24

Another special highlight of the  Belgian Helidays 2003: the very impressing airshow of the Russian fighter Mil Mi-24, also known as "Hind" (Nato-codename). Helicopters of this type have been built in high number of peaces and are well-known from TV-reports about their actions in the Afghanistan war - in service of the former Sowjet Union. But at airshows they are shown rarely. The Mil Mi-24 on this photo belongs to the Slovakian Air Force. 
Lynx

Lynx

Lynx

Lynx

Top-class presentations have also been shown by wo British Westland Lynx helicopters of the Naval Air Squadron 702 of Royal Navy. Fast serial manoeuvre and an absolute precise formation flying filled the audience with enthusiasm  ! During the breathtaking presentations of these teams everybody could enjoy the real good sound of the two Lynx-helicopters ! A pleasure for one's eyes and ears ! 
Mi-24 A real helicopter-fan could not see enough of the brawny Mil Mi-24  ! How great that besides this Slovakian Mi-24 also a Mil Mi-24 of the Czech Air Force has been shown in the airshow "

Continuation   >>>Part 2

 

 

 

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