About BAF

Amazing Belgian Air Component "BAF".


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The Belgian Air Component (Dutch: Luchtcomponent, French: Composante air) is the air arm of the Belgian Armed Forces.

The Amazing Belgian Air Component.

The Belgian Air Component (Dutch: Luchtcomponent, French: Composante air) is the air arm of the Belgian Armed Forces, and until January 2002 it was officially known as the Belgian Air Force (Dutch: Belgische Luchtmacht; French: Force aérienne belge). The Belgian military aviation was founded in 1909 and is one of the world's oldest air services.

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The Belgian military aviation was founded in 1909 as a branch of the Belgian Army, carrying the name Compagnie des Ouvriers et Aérostiers.[4] King Albert's interest in the military use of aircraft was the main impetus for its formation. Coincidentally, in the civil aviation sector, Baron Pierre de Caters earned the first civil pilot's brevet that same year. De Caters would promptly establish an aviation school. At approximately the same time, the War Ministry followed the French military's example and had pilots earn a civil pilot's brevet before their military one

Created in 1909

Active 1909-present
Country Belgium
Allegiance King Philippe
Type Air force
Role Aerial warfare
Size 6,500 (2019)
119 aircraft and UAV's
Part of Belgian Armed Forces
Website www.mil.be

Aircraft current inventory BAF

Aircraft In service
F-35 Lightning II United States 34 on order
F-16 Fighting Falcon F-16A 43
TransportAirbus A400M tactical airlift 6 Dassault Falcon 7X transport 2
HelicoptersNHIndustries NH90 
Utility / transport NFH/TTH 4/4 AgustaWestland AW109 Italy scout / MEDEVAC A109BAi 10
Trainer AircraftF-16 Fighting Falcon United States conversion trainer F-16B 8
SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 Italy trainer 32
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-9 Sky Guardian United States UCAV

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F-16 Viper

15+

Awards & Nominations


Aircraft former Inventory BAF

Former Aircraft  
Gloster Meteor;  Hawker Hurricane;  Avro CF-100 Canuck;  Republic F-84 Thunderjet;  Lockheed F-104 Starfighter;  Dassault Mirage 5; 
Reconnaissance; Dassault Mirage 5;  Renard R.31 Belgium Auster AOP.6;  
Transport ; Douglas C-54; C-130 Hercules;  Airbus A321; Dassault Falcon 20;  Embraer ERJ145;  Helicopters; Sikorsky S-58;  Westland Sea King; Aérospatiale Alouette II;I
Trainer Aircraft; Lockheed T-33 Fouga CM.170 Magister

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Famous  Aircraft of the Belgian Air Component (BAF)

Belgian Air Component (BAF) amazing aircraft of the past.

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British European Airways Corporation, was a British airline from 1946 until 1974.

Vickers Super-VC10

 The Vickers VC10 is a mid-sized, narrow-body long-range British jet airliner.

F-4E Phantom

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BAC Concorde

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Vickers VC.1 Viking

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Douglas DC-3 

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Belgian Air Component (BAF) 

Aircraft Inventory

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Eurofighter

EF2000 Typhoon 

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General Atomics

MQ-9 Reaper

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Airbus

A350 Zorro

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Airbus

A380 The whale

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Boeing

737 Narrow-body

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Boeing

777 Triple Seven

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Boeing

787 Dreamliner