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NATO Tiger Meet 2009 is declared open!

During the NTM 2009 opening ceremony, 31 Squadron Commander Maj. name removed for security reasons declared the NATO Tiger Meet opened. Today most of the participants arrived at Kleine Brogel Airbase. After they checked in all were briefed in 3 large...

31 Squadron unveils 'Blackbird'

31 'tiger' smaldeel The 2009 NTM host has today, 5 day's before the start of the Tiger meet unveiled their new specially painted aircraft F-16AM (FA-87) now nicknamed 'Blackbird' has today been unveiled. It has turned out to be a low-vis tiger motive...

AG51 celebrates 50 years Recce

The German AF 51st Reconnaissance Wing (AG51 "I") celebrates it's 50th anniversary on Saturday 11 July 2009, however this anniversary will have a bitter after-taste, with the upcoming disbandment of the 2nd staffel. A 50th Anniversary is for most...

New Vipers for 335 Mira

335 Mira, Tigers based at Araxos, Greece, are currently changing their A-7E aircraft for F-16 Block 52+ aircraft. The first four F-16 Block 52+ from the Peace Xenia IV program have arrived at Araxos AB, Greece in May 2009. Conversion of the squadron...

59/1 Squadron confirms participation

The Hungarian Air Force confirmed participation of 59/1 Puma Squadron for NTM 2009 It is the first time the Hungarian Air Force sends 3 Gripen aircraft to a NATO Tiger Meet. Previously the 59/1 squadron send over 2 observers on a civil flight to NATO...

NTM Main Planning Conference (MPC)

From 21 - 24th of April the Tigers gathered at Kleine Brogel for the NATO Tiger Meet 2009 MPC Following to the Initial Planning Conference (24 - 26 November), all participating Tiger Squadrons to the 2009 NATO Tiger Meet were very satisfied after the...

313 Squadron shows new display aircraft

The Royal Netherlands Air force's F-16 display demonstration team is still hosted at 313 SQN. This year team contains one display pilot, two coaches (313/311) and technical specialists from 313 SQN. Captain Ralph “Sheik” Aarts, 313 SQN, will remain...

Tragedy slams 142 TIGER squadron

Early in the morning of last Tuesday 20-Jan-09, three members of the Spanish Air Force 142 Tiger Squadron lost their lives after a more than likely - yet officially unconfirmed until the mishap report is released - mid-air collision between a two...

Initial Planning Conference at Kleine Brogel

From the 24th till 26th of November the Initial Planning Conference for NATO Tiger Meet 2009 takes place at Kleine Brogel Airbase The IPC will bring together the main players of NTM '09 and will focus on the operational aspects. Also a extended site...

313 Squadron celebrates 55th anniversary

On November 28th, 313 squadron ‘scherpgetand’ will celebrate it’s 55th anniversary. Formed in 1953 as a jet training squadron. It wasn't until 1986 that 313 became an operational combat squadron In the last 8 years 313 Squadron has been on frequent...