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Belgian Air Component F-16MLU

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

In 2019 the Belgian Air Component (BAC) continues its F-16 Demo Team headed up by Captain Stefan Darte, call sign 'Vador', who will be flying the display for the next two 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.

“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, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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