Thursday, November 19, 2009

Beauvechain ...

... The 349 and 350 Squadrons were equipped with
the Lockheed F-104G Starfighter from 1963 until 1981 ...

... F-104 G on display at "First Wing Historical Center"
Base Charles Roman - Beauvechain ...

Museum "First Wing Historical Center" ... (EN-FR-NL)
The main purpose of the IWHC (First Wing Historical Centre)
is to evoke the history of Beauvechain air base since 1935
and especially the history of the Fighter Squadrons
between 1946 and 1996.

The first Fighter Wing started with the 349 and 350 Squadrons,
both during WWII, with Belgian pilots, within the RAF.

Since 1996 elementary pilot training as well as
advanced pilot training take place at Beauvechain AB.

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter ... (EN)
... was an American single-engined, high-performance, supersonic
interceptor aircraft that served with the United States Air Force
from 1958 until 1967