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Belgian Air Force F-16 Display Teaser Video

Post by Gary » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:17 am

The BAF Facebook page has posted a teaser video for Senior captain Stephan ''Vador" Darte upcoming season. Including SIM work up

https://www.facebook.com/BelAirForce/vi ... 512522478/

Wonder if the Black and gold at the start of the video is a hint of the scheme. Vador posted the jet went into the spray shop last week. Was reported to be 1st Sqn ( whos squadron colours are Black &gold) pilot. He appears to be wearing an OCU patch
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Re: Belgian Air Force F-16 Display Teaser Video

Post by welshandy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:23 am

Bet he will use the "Dark side of the Force" :whistle:

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Post by Mark » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:26 am

I was lucky enough to have been invited to the TWM by Stephan. He really is a genuinely nice guy and was very hospitable. He's as excited as anyone about the next 3 years and the scheme for the aircraft that he designed himself..
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Post by Supra » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:23 am

Mark wrote:I was lucky enough to have been invited to the TWM by Stephan. He really is a genuinely nice guy and was very hospitable. He's as excited as anyone about the next 3 years and the scheme for the aircraft that he designed himself..
'The Force is strong in this one Luke!' & in Senior Captain Stephan Darte ? ;)

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Post by paullangford » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:57 pm

Gary wrote:The BAF Facebook page has posted a teaser video for Senior captain Stephan ''Vador" Darte upcoming season. Including SIM work up

https://www.facebook.com/BelAirForce/vi ... 512522478/

Wonder if the Black and gold at the start of the video is a hint of the scheme. Vador posted the jet went into the spray shop last week. Was reported to be 1st Sqn ( whos squadron colours are Black &gold) pilot. He appears to be wearing an OCU patch
ooh....well spotted :thumb:

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Re: Belgian Air Force F-16 Display Teaser Video

Post by Gary » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:21 pm

Teaser posted on Twitter

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Good evening everyone,

This is my first post as Demo pilot. First of all: thank you very much Gizmo to hand me over such an amazing Facebook page with over 12K followers and aviation fanatics!

I will use this page to share my experiences during the season, re-post the best pictures you send me and I hope to be able to provide you with an inside in the life of the demo team during the season. This page will be the tool I will use to keep you updated on the schedule of the season and all relevant in formations about the team. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need information on the team or which to find different content.

So where are we at this moment?

I started my initial training a few weeks ago. It all started by designing my routine and practicing it in the flight sim. My routine has been validated and I've been flying it a couple of time with a minimum altitude of 5.000 feet. As from next week , if the Belgian weather allows I will be granted to lower the training altitude to progressively descent to 500 feet, the Airshow minima.

In parallel I've been assigned the tail number FA101 as Demo Jet. The new design is awesome and will be very impressive. We decided to give the name of "Dark Falcon" to this new bird because of its paint scheme, my call sign and the fact that we are reaching 40 years of Fighting Falcon in the Belgian Air Force, quite a milestone to celebrate!

To conclude, this page is for you! Any suggestions are welcome, let's make it an interactive page centered on the F16 Solo Display where pictures , informations , thoughts will be shared amongst us: aviation lovers.

For those who follow me on Instagram I will continue to post the airborne pictures I take and of course part of those will be in relation to the SoloDisplay https://www.instagram.com/vador_pictures/

Enjoy your week-end and stay tuned for more shortly!

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Re: Belgian Air Force F-16 Display Teaser Video

Post by Gary » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:23 pm

Another teaser

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New video coming soon , get ready!
What do you think of this black nose design? The soon « Dark Falcon » FA101 is entering the paint shop tomorrow
https://www.facebook.com/BelgianAirForceF16SoloDisplay/
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Re: Belgian Air Force F-16 Display Teaser Video

Post by Gary » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:00 pm

New teaser

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Re: Belgian Air Force F-16 Display Teaser Video

Post by Ashley H » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:03 pm

Looking forward to seeing the end result of this :thumb:

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Re: Belgian Air Force F-16 Display Teaser Video

Post by Gary » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:54 pm

According to the Facebook page, this year's demo jet will be unveiled next Monday at 12.30 GMT.
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Re: Belgian Air Force F-16 Display Teaser Video

Post by Ashley H » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:34 am

Not long now, and 40 lucky people will get invited to see it! Nice looking Swirl patch as too.

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Post by Thor » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:34 pm

Ashley H wrote:Not long now, and 40 lucky people will get invited to see it! Nice looking Swirl patch as too.
Static only on the 23rd, first flights are on the 25th as I understand things.

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Re: Belgian Air Force F-16 Display Teaser Video

Post by reaper493 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:45 pm

Official photos released in last five mins.

https://twitter.com/BeAirForce/status/9 ... 31424?s=19

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Post by markranger » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:52 pm

And there was me thinking they were just going to put a Naff sticker on side...... :thumb: :whistle:

looks lovely that.

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Post by paddyboy » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:46 pm

That is smart :thumbs:
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Post by Red Dragon » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:19 pm

And there’s the Belgian Air Force with a beauty like that and the RAF on it’s 100 birthday celebrate with a small naff red sticker
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Re: Belgian Air Force F-16 Display Teaser Video

Post by Thor » Thu May 31, 2018 3:10 pm

The Dark Falcon website is on the air now: www.f16darkfalcon.com

Expect more updates to the site in the coming weeks plus some further announcements.

You'll notice a change in the display schedule already for June - the 100 years Finnish AF booking has been replaced by Evreux on June 16/17th.

Merch should be available soon too.

Keep an eye on the July editions of most major magazines (Combat Aircraft etc.) for more in-depth features on the team and some stunning air-to-air photos.

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