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The Aérospatiale Alouette II (Lark) is a French light helicopter originally manufactured by Sud Aviation and later Aérospatiale.
The Aérospatiale Alouette III (Lark) is a single-engine, light utility helicopter developed by French aircraft company Sud Aviation.
Abu Dhabi (أبو ظبي) is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (the most populous being Dubai), and also capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the UAE's seven emirates.
The ACAZ C.2, Ateliers de Construction Aeronautique de Zeebruge, was a prototype Belgian biplane fighter aircraft built in the 1920s.
Sergeant Adolphe Alois de Gonzague Marie Hubert Ghislain du Bois d'Aische was a Belgian World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories.
Aerial warfare is the battlespace use of military aircraft and other flying machines in warfare.
Afghanistan (Pashto/Dari:, Pashto: Afġānistān, Dari: Afġānestān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.
The AgustaWestland AW109 is a lightweight, twin-engine, eight-seat multi-purpose helicopter built by the Italian manufacturer Leonardo (formerly AgustaWestland, merged into the new Finmeccanica since 2016).
An air force, also known in some countries as an aerospace force or air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military branch that primarily conducts aerial warfare.
Air transports for heads of state and government are, in many countries, provided by the air force in specially equipped airliners or business jets.
The Airbus A310 is a medium- to long-range twin-engined wide-body jet airliner that was developed and manufactured by Airbus, then a consortium of European aerospace manufacturers.
The Airbus A321 is a member of the Airbus A320 family of short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliners manufactured by Airbus.
The Airbus A330 is a medium- to long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner made by Airbus.
The Airbus A400M Atlas Airbus Military, 6 July 2012.
An aircrew brevet (officially known as an aircrew badge) is the badge worn on the left breast, above any medal ribbons, by qualified aircrew in the Royal Air Force, British Army, Indian Air Force, Pakistan Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force, South African Air Force and Sri Lanka Air Force.
Air Forces Monthly is a military aviation magazine published by Key Publishing, and based in Stamford, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.
An airlift is the organized delivery of supplies or personnel primarily via military transport aircraft.
Albatros-Flugzeugwerke GmbH was a German aircraft manufacturer best known for supplying the German airforces during World War I. The company was based in Johannisthal, Berlin, where it was founded by Walter Huth and Otto Wiener on December 20, 1909.
Albert I (8 April 1875 – 17 February 1934) reigned as the third King of the Belgians from 1909 to 1934.
Aldershot is a town in the Rushmoor district of Hampshire, England.
Alfred Renard (21 April 1895 – 20 June 1988) was a Belgian aviation pioneer.
Amendola Air Base (ICAO: LIBA) is a military airfield of the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare).
Lieutenant André Emile Alphonse De Meulemeester was a Belgian flying ace during World War I. He was credited with eleven confirmed and nineteen unconfirmed aerial victories.
The Auster AOP.6 was a British military air observation aircraft produced by Auster Aircraft Limited to replace the numerous wartime Taylorcraft Auster aircraft then in-service.
The Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck (affectionately known as the "Clunk") was a Canadian jet interceptor/fighter serving during the Cold War both in NATO bases in Europe and as part of NORAD.
Šiauliai Air Base is a Latvian Air Force base located near Šiauliai.
Šiauliai International Airport (also known as Zokniai Airport, Zoknių oro uostas) is located southeast of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania.
Balloon busters were military pilots known for destroying enemy observation balloons.
The Baltic air-policing mission is a NATO air defence Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) in order to guard the airspace over the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The Baltic states, also known as the Baltic countries, Baltic republics, Baltic nations or simply the Baltics (Balti riigid, Baltimaad, Baltijas valstis, Baltijos valstybės), is a geopolitical term used for grouping the three sovereign countries in Northern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Baron is a rank of nobility or title of honour, often hereditary.
The Basic Flying Training School is a unit of the Belgian Air Component located at Beauvechain Air Base.
The Battle of Passchendaele (Flandernschlacht, Deuxième Bataille des Flandres), also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was a campaign of the First World War, fought by the Allies against the German Empire.
Beauvechain (Walloon: Bôvètché, Bevekom) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant.
Beauvechain Air Base is a Belgian Air Component military airfield in Belgium, located south of Beauvechain in Wallonia (Walloon Brabant Province); east-southeast of Brussels.
The Belgian Armed Forces (Defensie; La Défense) is the national military of Belgium.
The Belgian Congo (Congo Belge,; Belgisch-Congo) was a Belgian colony in Central Africa between 1908 and 1960 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
The Benelux Union (Benelux Unie; Union Benelux) is a politico-economic union of three neighbouring states in western Europe: Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
Blériot Aéronautique was a French aircraft manufacturer founded by Louis Blériot.
The Boeing 727 is a midsized, narrow-body three-engined jet aircraft built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from the early 1960s to 1984.
Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.
The Breguet 19 (Breguet XIX, Br.19 or Bre.19) was a light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, also used for long-distance flights, designed by the French Breguet company and produced from 1924.
Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium.
Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.
Cazaux Air Base (Base aérienne 120 Cazaux) is a French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) base.
The Dassault Falcon is a family of business jets, manufactured by Dassault Aviation.
The Dassault Falcon 900 is a French-built corporate jet aircraft made by Dassault Aviation.
The Dassault Mirage 5 is a supersonic attack aircraft designed in France by Dassault Aviation during the 1960s and manufactured in France and a number of other countries.
The Dassault Rafale (literally meaning "gust of wind", and "burst of fire" in a more military sense) is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation.
The Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet is a light attack jet and advanced jet trainer co-manufactured by Dassault Aviation of France and Dornier Flugzeugwerke of Germany.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.
The Deperdussin Monocoque was an early racing aircraft built in 1912 by the Aéroplanes Deperdussin, a French aircraft manufacturer started in 1911 and reorganized as the Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés (SPAD) in 1913.
Diyarbakır (Amida, script) is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey.
Dogs in warfare have a long history starting in ancient times.
The Douglas C-54 Skymaster is a four-engined transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and the Korean War.
Edmond Thieffry (28 September 1892 – 11 April 1929) was a Belgian First World War air ace and aviation pioneer.
Eindhoven Airport is an airport located west of Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Elisabeth of Bavaria (25 July 187623 November 1965) was Queen consort of the Belgians as the spouse of King Albert I, and a Duchess in Bavaria by birth.
The Embraer ERJ family is a series of twin-engine regional jets produced by Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace company.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
Estonia (Eesti), officially the Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik), is a sovereign state in Northern Europe.
The Etrich Taube, also known by the names of the various later manufacturers who build versions of the type, such as the Rumpler Taube, was a pre-World War I monoplane aircraft.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter.
The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.
Evere (French:, Dutch) is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium.
The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (Navy and Marine Corps designation R4Q) is an American military transport aircraft developed from the World War II-era Fairchild C-82 Packet, designed to carry cargo, personnel, litter patients, and mechanized equipment, and to drop cargo and troops by parachute.
The Fairey Battle was a British single-engine light bomber designed and manufactured by the Fairey Aviation Company.
The Fairey Fox was a British light bomber and fighter biplane of the 1920s and 1930s.
Captain-Commandant Fernand Maximillian Leon Jacquet was a World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories.
The Fiat CR.42 Falco ("Falcon", plural: Falchi) was a single-seat sesquiplane fighter developed and produced by Italian aircraft manufacturer Fiat Aviazione.
A fighter-bomber is a fighter aircraft that has been modified, or used primarily, as a light bomber or attack aircraft.
Flightglobal is an online news and information website which covers the aviation and aerospace industries.
Florennes Air Base is a Belgian Air Component military airfield located east southeast of Florennes, a Walloon municipality of Belgium.
A flying ace, fighter ace or air ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down several enemy aircraft during aerial combat.
The Fouga CM.170 Magister is a 1950s French two-seat jet trainer aircraft, developed and manufactured by aircraft company Fouga.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
Gavere is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders.
The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) for the United States Air Force (USAF).
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
The Gloster Gladiator (or Gloster SS.37) is a British-built biplane fighter.
The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' only jet aircraft to achieve combat operations during the Second World War.
Goetsenhoven Military Airfield is a Belgian Air Component base, located south of Tienen (Brabant Provincie), approximately east-southeast of Brussels (Bruxelles).
Groupe de Chasse or groupe de chasse (usually abbreviated as GC) is the French language term for "fighter group" or "fighter wing".
Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (25 April 187420 July 1937) was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system.
The Hanriot HD.1 was a French World War I single-seat fighter aircraft.
The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s–1940s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd.
The Hawker Typhoon (Tiffy in RAF slang) is a British single-seat fighter-bomber, produced by Hawker Aircraft.
A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors.
Hendon is a London suburb in the Borough of Barnet, northwest of Charing Cross.
Henri Farman (26 May 1874 – 17 July 1958) was an Anglo-French aviator and aircraft designer and manufacturer with his brother Maurice Farman.
Houthulst (West Flemish: Outulst) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders.
The IAI RQ-5 Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was originally intended to serve as the United States Army's Short Range UAV system for division and corps commanders.
An interceptor aircraft, or simply interceptor, is a type of fighter aircraft designed specifically to attack enemy aircraft, particularly bombers and reconnaissance aircraft, as they approach.
In response to rapid territorial gains made by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during the first half of 2014, and its universally-condemned executions, reported human rights abuses and the fear of further spillovers of the Syrian Civil War, many states began to intervene against it in both the Syrian Civil War and the Iraqi Civil War (2014–present).
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, established by the United Nations Security Council in December 2001 by Resolution 1386, as envisaged by the Bonn Agreement.
In the context of the history of the 20th century, the interwar period was the period between the end of the First World War in November 1918 and the beginning of the Second World War in September 1939.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
Lieutenant Jan Olieslagers was a Belgian motorcycle and aviation pioneer who set world records with both types of machinery.
Jane's Defence Weekly (abbreviated as JDW) is a weekly magazine reporting on military and corporate affairs, edited by Peter Felstead.
Kamina is the capital city of Haut-Lomami Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Key Publishing is a magazine publishing company specialising in aviation titles, based in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.
Kleine Brogel Air Base is a Belgian Air Component military airfield located east of Kleine-Brogel, in the municipality Peer, Belgium.
Koksijde Air Base is a Belgian Air Component facility in Koksijde, north northwest of Veurne, Belgium.
Kosovo (Kosova or Kosovë; Косово) is a partially recognised state and disputed territory in Southeastern Europe that declared independence from Serbia in February 2008 as the Republic of Kosovo (Republika e Kosovës; Република Косово / Republika Kosovo).
The LACAB GR.8 Doryphore was a prototype Belgian multi-role combat aircraft of the 1930s.
The La Fayette Escadrille (Escadrille de La Fayette) was a U.S. volunteer unit constituted in 1916 under French command, who came forth to help France during World War I. The escadrille of the ''Aéronautique Militaire'', was composed largely of American volunteer pilots flying fighters.
Latvia (or; Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika), is a sovereign state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.
The Lewis gun (or Lewis automatic machine gun or Lewis automatic rifle) is a First World War-era light machine gun of US design that was perfected and mass-produced in the United Kingdom, and widely used by British and British Empire troops during the war.
A light bomber is a relatively small and fast type of military bomber aircraft that was primarily employed before the 1950s.
Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in east central England.
The List of Lockheed F-104 Starfighter operators lists the countries and their air force units that operated the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter.
The European Union (EU) has undertaken a number of overseas missions, drawing on civilian and military capabilities, in several countries in three continents (Europe, Africa and Asia), as part of its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
Lithuania (Lietuva), officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika), is a country in the Baltic region of northern-eastern Europe.
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin).
The Lockheed Corporation was an American aerospace company.
The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft which later became widely used as an attack aircraft.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters.
The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (or T-Bird) is a subsonic American jet trainer aircraft.
The Luxembourg Army is the national military force of Luxembourg.
Major general (abbreviated MG, Maj. Gen. and similar) is a military rank used in many countries.
Melsbroek Air Base is a Belgian Air Component facility in Steenokkerzeel, northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
The Meteorological Wing (Meteorologische Wing, Wing Météorologique) is a wing in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
Military transport aircraft or military cargo aircraft are typically fixed wing and rotary wing cargo aircraft which are used to airlift troops, weapons and other military equipment by a variety of methods to any area of military operations around the surface of the planet, usually outside the commercial flight routes in uncontrolled airspace.
The monarchy of Belgium is a constitutional, hereditary, and popular monarchy whose incumbent is titled the King or Queen of the Belgians (Koning(in) der Belgen, Roi / Reine des Belges, König(in) der Belgier) and serves as the country's head of state.
A multirole combat aircraft (MRCA) is a combat aircraft intended to perform different roles in combat.
Muwaffaq Salti Air Base (Arabic قاعدة الشهيد موفق السلطي الجوية - الازرق) is a Royal Jordanian Air Force air base located in Azraq, Zarqa Governorate.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.
NATO's NATO Integrated Air Defense System (short: NATINADS) is a command and control compound (structure or system) of the alliance's air defence forces, subordinated to the NATO command authorities, already in peace time as well as in crisis and war.
The NHIndustries NH90 is a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter.
The Nieuport 10 was a French First World War sesquiplane that filled a wide variety of roles including reconnaissance, fighter and trainer.
The Nieuport 11, nicknamed the Bébé, was a French World War I single seat sesquiplane fighter aircraft, designed by Gustave Delage.
The Nieuport 17 C.1 was a French sesquiplaneA type of biplane in which one pair of wings is markedly smaller than the other.
A night fighter (also known as all-weather fighter or all-weather interceptor for a period of time post-World War II) is a fighter aircraft adapted for use at night or in other times of bad visibility.
An observation balloon is a type of balloon that is employed as an aerial platform for intelligence gathering and artillery spotting.
Operation Odyssey Dawn was the U.S. code name for the American role in the international military operation in Libya to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 during the initial period of 19–31 March 2011, which continued afterwards under NATO command as Operation Unified Protector.
An operational conversion unit (OCU) is a unit within an air force whose role is to support preparation for the operational missions of a specific aircraft type by providing trained personnel.
Oud-Heverlee is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant.
Peacekeeping refers to activities intended to create conditions that favour lasting peace.
Baron Pierre de Caters (Berchem, 25 December 1875 – Paris, 21 March 1944) was a Belgian adventurer, aviator and car and motorboat racer.
Pieter Frans Norbert Jozef Raymond De Crem (born 22 July 1962 in Aalter, East Flanders, Belgium) is a Belgian, Flemish politician and member of Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V).
The Piper PA-18 Super Cub is a two-seat, single-engine monoplane.
Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country located in Central Europe.
In a vehicle with a pusher configuration (as opposed to a tractor configuration), the propeller(s) are mounted behind their respective engine(s).
A reconnaissance aircraft is a military aircraft designed or adapted to perform aerial reconnaissance.
The Renard R.31 was a Belgian reconnaissance aircraft of the 1930s.
The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft.
The Republic F-84F Thunderstreak was an American-built swept-wing turbojet fighter-bomber.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Roeselare (Roulers, West Flemish: Roeseloare) is a Belgian city and municipality in the Flemish province of West Flanders.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
The Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) consists of a number of groupings of Royal Air Force reservists for the management and operation of the RAF's Volunteer Gliding Squadrons and Air Experience Flights of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF; Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), "Royal Air Force"), is the military aviation branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces.
SABCA (Sociétés Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aéronautiques) is a Belgian aerospace company, controlled by Dassault Group and Fokker.
The Societé Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne, (French; "Belgian Corporation for Air Navigation Services"), better known internationally by the acronym Sabena or SABENA, was the national airline of Belgium from 1923 to 2001, with its base at Brussels National Airport.
Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger.
Serbia (Србија / Srbija),Pannonian Rusyn: Сербия; Szerbia; Albanian and Romanian: Serbia; Slovak and Czech: Srbsko,; Сърбия.
The SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 (now Leonardo SF-260) is an Italian light aircraft which has been commonly marketed as a military trainer and aerobatics aircraft.
The Sikorsky H-34 (company designation S-58) is a piston-engined military helicopter originally designed by American aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky as an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft for the United States Navy.
Sint-Agatha-Berchem or Berchem-Sainte-Agathe is one of the nineteen municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region in Belgium.
Sint-Truiden Air Base (also known as Brustem Air Base) (Luchtmachtbasis Sint-Truiden) (Base Aérienne Saint-Trond) is a Belgian Air Component base, located south of Sint-Truiden (Limburg), approximately east of Brussels (Bruxelles).
The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter aircraft introduced on the Western Front in 1917.
The SPAD S.VII was the first of a series of highly successful biplane fighter aircraft produced by Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés (SPAD) during the First World War.
The SPAD S.XIII was a French biplane fighter aircraft of the First World War, developed by Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés (SPAD) from the earlier and highly successful SPAD S.VII. During early 1917, the French designer Louis Béchereau, spurred by the approaching obsolescence of the S.VII, decided to develop two new fighter aircraft, the S.XII and the S.XIII, both utilizing a powerful new geared version of the successful Hispano-Suiza 8A engine. The cannon armament of the S.XII was unpopular with most pilots, but the S.XIII proved to be one of the most capable fighters of the war, as well as one of the most-produced, with 8,472 built and orders for around 10,000 more cancelled at the Armistice.Sharpe 2000, p. 272. By the end of the First World War, the S.XIII had equipped virtually every fighter squadron of the ''Aéronautique Militaire''. In addition, the United States Army Air Service also procured the type in bulk during the conflict, and some replaced or supplemented S.VIIs in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC), pending the arrival of Sopwith Dolphins. It proved popular with its pilots; numerous aces from various nations flew the S.XIII during their flying careers. Following the signing of the Armistice of 11 November 1918, which effectively marked the end of the First World War, surplus S.XIIIs were sold in great numbers to both civil and military operators throughout the world.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.
Stamford is a town on the River Welland in Lincolnshire, England, north of London on the A1.
Stampe et Vertongen was a Belgian aircraft manufacturer formed in 1922 and based at Antwerp.
Steven Vandeput (born 30 March 1967 in Hasselt) is a Belgian politician and is affiliated to the N-VA.
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during and after World War II.
The Rolls-Royce Griffon engine was designed in answer to Royal Naval specifications for an engine capable of generating good power at low altitudes.
A trainer is a class of aircraft designed specifically to facilitate flight training of pilots and aircrews.
Turkey (Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti), is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.
Tuzla is the third largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the administrative center of Tuzla Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.
Villafranca Air Base is a former Italian Air Force installation in Villafranca, Verona, Italy.
The Westland WS-61 Sea King is a British licence-built version of the American Sikorsky S-61 helicopter of the same name, built by Westland Helicopters.
Willy Omer François Jean baron Coppens de Houthulst (6 July 1892 – 21 December 1986) was Belgium's leading fighter ace and the champion "balloon buster" of World War I. He was credited with 37 confirmed victories and six probables.
The Wing Heli was a helicopter wing in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
The 5me Escadrille de Chasse was the second fighter squadron of the Belgian Air Component.
The 10th Tactical Wing (10 Tactische Wing) is a wing in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
11 Squadron is a training squadron of the Belgian Air Component, deployed at Cazaux Air Base in France, in the scope of the Advanced Jet Training School (AJeTS).
The 15th Air Transport Wing (15 Wing Luchttransport, 15 Wing Transport Aérien) is a wing in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
The 1996 Belgian Air Force Hercules accident is an aviation accident that occurred on 15 July 1996 at Eindhoven Airport, the Netherlands.
The 1st Squadron (1re escadrille) is a fighter squadron in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
The 1st Wing is a wing in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces, located at Beauvechain Air Base.
The 2nd Tactical Wing (2 Tactische Wing, 2 Wing Tactique) is a wing in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces at Florennes air force base in the Southern French speaking part of Belgium near the (small) city of Dinant.
The 31st 'Tiger' Squadron is a fighter squadron in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
349th Squadron (349e escadrille, 349ste Smaldeel) is a fighter squadron in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
The 350th Squadron (350e escadrille, 350ste Smaldeel) is a fighter squadron in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
The 40th Squadron Heli (40ste Smaldeel Heli, 40 Escadrille Héli) is a helicopter squadron of the Belgian Air Force based at Koksijde Air Base.
The 80th UAV Squadron (80 UAV Eskadron) is a squadron in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.
9 Squadron is a training squadron of the Belgian Air Component, constituting the Basic Flying Training School together with 5 Squadron.