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Belgian F-16MLU

The Belgian Air Component is a great supporter of UK airshows and it will be well represented once again in both the Air Tattoo's flying display and static park.

In 2018 the Belgian Air Component (BAC) fields its new F-16 Demo Team headed up by Captain Stefan Darte, call sign 'Vador', who will be flying the display for the next three years. The specially painted F-16MLU, known as 'Dark Falcon' is apparently inspired by the international partnerships of the BAC. 'Vador' is a highly experienced F-16 pilot with nearly 3,000 hours on the type.

Of note, the previous BAC F-16 Demo pilot, 'Gizmo', is now part of the Air Tattoo Flying Control Committee.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show Iíve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

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