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Al dunn
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NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by Al dunn » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:05 am

Anyone heard any info about a spotters day at Beja for the 2020 Tiger Meet

Dates are Sunday 10th May until Friday 22nd May

https://www.natotigers.org/tiger-meets/2020

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by Supra » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:42 am

If it's a single day, then Friday 15th would be favourite?..but there's no pattern to the TM organisation! That prevents booking flights & hotels during the cheaper season before the Locals wise-up & jack the room-rates. Although Beja has its own Civil Airport area it would seem flights from the UK are destined to be into Faro? A minimum of 100miles/1hr-50 minutes south of Beja Airbase using Toll-roads.
Having traversed Google-earth I don't see any access to the approaches close to the runway thresholds. When I previously enquired elsewhere about outside viewing at Beja, I was told that it made Mont-de-Marsan look good! :grr:
Given the 01/19 r/w headings, twin runways & probable spotters location to the east of the runways it could be hard work light-wise unless the weather is like M-d-M was! Need some decent 'official' details soon before I make an early call to sack this one on the basis of a likely negative outcome. :roll:

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by Van Bullitt » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:30 pm

Beja approach is no problem at the civil (ghost town!) Terminal end either side of the approach. Haven't tried anywhere else there.

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by IMarsh » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:16 pm

Has there been any further information regarding a "spotters day"? Just wondering as this time last year we already had the details for Mont-de-Marsan.

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by Al dunn » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:44 am

Just been released by Beja AB. The Tiger Meet spotters day will be held on the 17th May 2020

http://www.passarodeferro.com/2020/01/t ... 0.html?m=1

As is well known, the mythical Tiger Meet exercise, which brings together flight squads with a feline as a symbol, will take place between 10 and 22 May 2020, in Beja.

The 17th of May will be the opening day of the Base to the public. During the Tiger Meet, several parallel activities will take place in the city.

The information was disclosed at the presentation session of the exercise at the Municipality of Beja, by Cor. Carlos Lourenço of the Portuguese Air Force, together with the commander of Air Base nº11, Cor. Paulo Costa.

The exercise, organized by Squadron 301 - Jaguars, will bring together in the Lower Alentejo about 3000 soldiers, 100 aircraft from 20 squadrons, from 14 countries (12 from NATO plus Switzerland and Austria). It will be the largest air exercise in Europe in 2020.


Special painting of Alpha Jet 15250 from Squadron 301 in 2002

The last Tiger Meet in Beja took place in 2002, coinciding with the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Portuguese Air Force. The Jaguars were still flying the Alpha Jet. This will therefore be the first time that Squadron 301 receives the Tiger Meet, equipped with the F-16 MLU.

However, the Jaguars have twice won the Silver Tiger trophy, which distinguishes the best squad of the year, flying the F-16 (2011 and 2019). With the late Fiat G.91, they won the coveted trophy twice more (1980 and 1985).


"Silver Tiger" Trophy

There should also be two spotters day, on days to be defined.

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by raameagle » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:30 pm

I disagree Al. The text indicates that the base will be open to the public on the 17th and the 'end' line states that two spotters days, dates to be defined will also be arranged.

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by slogen51 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:06 am

17 May is on a Sunday

I might still go on that day as probably will be a lot cheaper than a flying day

See what pans out in due course

( 17 May is also the concluding day of the Berlin ILA this year)

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by Supra » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:08 pm

Have to agree with 'rameagle' above, but thanks to 'Al dunn' for posting the info'. What chance the Public Day Sun 17th May has some flying content? I am more inclined to think it'll be a Fiesta event! (other Ford cars welcome ;) )
Of the 2 x weekday 'Spotters' events, ideally one day would be close enough to the 17th to warrant being around for the Sunday too? :unsure:
Irrespective of the event costs 'slogen51' you may find hotel & flight costs are cheaper weekdays?.... Those Spotter dates would be mighty useful! :roll:

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by ehusmann » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:46 am

Last Tigermeet at Beja (in 2002) also saw an open day during the weekend. Saturday 6 July that time. That one featured full flying including even a B-1 (of a pair that came just to visit for the weekend). Not trying to suggest that will happen again though :whistle:
Supra wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:42 am
Although Beja has its own Civil Airport area it would seem flights from the UK are destined to be into Faro? A minimum of 100miles/1hr-50 minutes south of Beja Airbase using Toll-roads.
Yes Beja has a civil terminal, but no flights. Fly into Faro or Lisbon, distance is about the same. With Lisbon providing much more opportunities to do other spotting of course.

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by eagle driver » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:38 am

Scramble reporting several dates quoted as possible for the spotters days , currently this is what has supposed to have been mentioned by the Portugese
13/05 ,14/05 18/05, 20/05 with 15/05 being mentioned by a separate source. perm 2 from 5.

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by Gary » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:56 pm

During NTM2020 exercise we have planned two "Spotters Day" on 14th and 20th of May.

Those events are dedicated to photography lovers and military aviation enthusiasts and will have a limit of 1500 participants per day.

On 20th of May we also have planned a special event called "Tiger Safari" for a total of 120 participants, upon prior registration. 

The program and rules for each "Spotter Day" will be publicized on the registrations open day, 2nd of May.
https://www.ntm2020.pt/

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by A380_sully » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:03 am

Okay, so guesses for what a Tiger Safari is...........?????

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by phantom6 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:13 am

Close up and personal?

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by eagle driver » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:54 pm

The registration day is 2nd of MARCH not May as posted above.

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by A380_sully » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:25 pm

Teaser Video released -

https://youtu.be/6t2l51YqGpY

Roll on the speculation of the 16 participating nation and 22 Nato Tiger Squadrons meeting up.....

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by Rampage 3 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:51 pm

A380_sully wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Teaser Video released -

https://youtu.be/6t2l51YqGpY

Roll on the speculation of the 16 participating nation and 22 Nato Tiger Squadrons meeting up.....
Already appears to be listed on the website:
https://www.ntm2020.pt/p-665-

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by A380_sully » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:34 pm

Rampage 3 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:51 pm
A380_sully wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Teaser Video released -

https://youtu.be/6t2l51YqGpY

Roll on the speculation of the 16 participating nation and 22 Nato Tiger Squadrons meeting up.....
Already appears to be listed on the website:
https://www.ntm2020.pt/p-665-
Hats off sir!

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by Supra » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:47 am

1 JET TRAINER SQUADRON ESCADRON DE CHASE ET D’EXPÉRIMENTATION 1/30 (Excuse Capitals, it's copy-pasted) Have I been afflicted with some kind of stupidity? Are there really F-16MLU at Mont-de-M as listed? :S

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by MRTT » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:09 am

Mistake on their part! Should be Mirage 2000Ds.

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Re: NATO Tiger Meet 2020 Beja AB

Post by slogen51 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:05 pm

Bl00dy hell I can't wait!

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