1st Wing historical center, Beauvechain

Published on 18 August 2019 at 13:00

It has been a while since I visited this museum. Not only did they add some new aircraft in their collection, but they also rearranged the collection. The trainer aircraft are in one group now. Maybe they should also include the SF-260 Marchetti in this group and move the Britten Norman Islander next to the Gloster Meteor. Old adversary aircraft (Mig 21, F-16 and F-104) are on view in the courtyard. But some how the MiG-21 is the odd one out in this museum. Being the only aircraft which never entered service with the Belgian Air Force.

Some of the new additions include a Dassault Brequet Alpha Jet. A Fouga Magister with a history, being the one which flew the very last mission with the Belgian Air Force. And the nicest one off them all, a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter which came from the technical school at Saffraanberg. A real beauty in its original Vietnam camouflage, with some very interesting zappings all over the airframe.

A very dynamic museum. And the fact this is a small and very easy going museum, makes it always nice to hang around on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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