Today April 23rd, 2020 a decision was made to cancel NTM 2020.
Esquadra 301 will host NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) 2021 in Beja in May 2021
The May 2021 event will cary the title NATO Tiger Meet, a September event in Kleine Brogel (Belgium) will host the official events to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The NATO Tiger Association.

Ulrich Metternich

And with the setting of the sun on Thursday evening the 15 national flag's of the participating squadrons , and host nation where lowered again.
This ment that NATO Tiger Meet 2016 was over. 2 weeks of hard work have left a mark on all. with just under 1000 sorties flown, It's was huge, the biggest Tiger meet in our 55 year history.

Impressive F-16 flightline

The first week of NATO Tiger Meet 2016 has flown by, full AB if you will.

31 Squadron Wins The Silver Tiger Trophy
For the 8th time in it's existence, and for the second time during a Tiger Meet at MAS Ørland, Norway, Belgian Air Force 31 "TIGER" Squadron wins the Silver Tiger Trophy.
The silver tiger is awarded to the overall Best Squadron during a tiger meet exercise.

NTM 1978 Tony, with John and Louis

A few days before Christmas the Tiger Community lost probably its most famous member. Tony attended some 18 Meets and Mini-Meets.

His friend and former 31 Sqn-mate, Roger Lams, sent us this tribute:

An almost-mini-meet occurred on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009, on the occasion of E.C 01.012 “Cambresis” inaugurating partnership with the French Air Force Academy class of 2009.
Along with 5 Mirages 2000C from Cambrai,
2 F-16 MLU from sister Squadron 31 (Belgian Air Force, Kleine-Brogel),

31sqn The 2009 NTM host has today, 5 day's before the start of the Tiger meet unveiled their new specially painted aircraft

Tigger in a Saab 105Oë cockpit

During the NATO Tiger Meet at Landivisiau a very small crew member is spotted flying along with several types of aircraft.
Tigger, the little mascot of the 31 squadron crew chiefs has travelled all over the world. Nevertheless he got home back in time to accompany the 31 squadron detachment to exercise Ocean Tiger.

BAF F-16 Technicians replace a dummy Sidewinder A2A Missile

Many pilots and aircraft do attend the Tiger Meet each year. However, an even bigger group of crew chiefs, technical specialist and OPS assistants are making sure the pilots can do their job.
Modern day aircraft are full of sophisticated technology. As a result they become more and more complex to maintain.

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