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> 2016 Season Roundup

Bronco Demo Team enjoyed an amazing and truly record breaking airshow season in 2016, with not less than 23 public performances in front of some 2.924.900 people in 7 different countries.

A more complete report is available in our NEWSLETTER, below are just a few of the many highlights:

At the Duxford American Airshow the Bronco performed a unique duo display together with our company Skyvan, cumulating in perfectly choreographed simultaneous Khe Sanh landings.

During the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, held at a most famous and historic of Battle of Britain airfield, the Bronco performed a dynamic pyrotechnics display emulating close-air support strafing runs, much to the appreciation of the crowds.

An absolute highlight was the invitation to the Farnborough International Airshow. It was a great honour to display the Bronco at this sacred aviation ground.

The RNAS Culdrose Air Day was another excellent show, where Bronco Demo Team was the proud recipient of the Best Flying Display Award.

The many seaside airshows, such as at Swansea, Sunderland, Eastbourne, Clacton, Ayr and Portrush are always a delight too as not so many display restrictions apply as elsewhere

We are very grateful for the continued support we do receive from the many airshows organizers and enthusiasts around the world and for the unequalled trust you all put in Bronco Demo Team.

 

> News

November

14

RIAT 2016 report


For the sixth time Bronco Demo Team was invited to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. RIAT is known to be the largest military airshow worldwide. Bronco Demo Team was present in the static display with Bronco and Skyvan.

 

November

02

Cleethorpes and Yeovilton Air Day 2016 report


Bronco Demo Team was invited to provide a flying display at Cleethorpes with the Bronco on Sunday afternoon 26th June for the Armed Forces Day.

The weekend of 2-3 july was a very busy and exciting weekend, as both Bronco and Skyvan Demo Team were present, for the second year in row, at the Yeovilton Air Day. Both reports are now online, enjoy!

 

August

01

Danish Air Show 2016 report


After a great weekend in the Netherlands the Bronco Demo Team headed, with 99+18 and the Skyvan, towards Denmark to make its first appearance at the Danish Air Show, which took place on Sunday June 19th 2016 at Fighter Wing Skrydstrup.

 

June

27

Air Force Open Days 2016 report


Every two years the Dutch Air Force organizes the “Luchtmachtdagen” (Air Force Days). The event alternates between the major bases in Holland and this year the location was Leeuwarden AB in the province of Friesland. An excellent line-up of display aircraft and teams are always the order of the day on the Luchtmachtdagen.

 

June

16

Biggin Hill Festival Of Flight 2016 report


It was a great pleasure being invited to the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, at the most famous and historic of airfields in the UK.The organisers had a well matched display of various aircraft from the old Warbird’s through to the Catalina and the Red Arrows. Tony completed his display very professionally just as the rain started to dampen everyone’s spirits and enjoyed his display there.

 

June

07

Duxford American Air Show 2016 report


The Imperial war Museum at Duxford is well known as a main center for warbirds in Europe and is famous for it’s superb airshows. The first show of the year always carries the special theme honoring the close ties of Britain with America. We were very excited to participate in this show and were asked put up a duo-display with the Skyvan and Bronco.

 

June

02

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2016 report


In keeping with the tradition, the opening airshow of the season is the Abingdon Air & Country show. This year the event took place on May 1st and for many people it was their first airshow outing after a long lazy winter. Despite the major changes in safety regulations following the Shoreham accident, Neil Porter and his volunteer team put together a great line-up of aircraft in combination with a large fancy fair.

 

May

12

UK Bronco Fan Day 2016 report


On Saturday April 30th, the third edition of the UK Bronco Fan Day took place at Cotswold Airport. After the great success of the previous editions, the tradition was kept, bringing Bronco friends together during this cozy event. The weather turned out pretty good with sunshine and some fluffy clouds, which made many people to come over and have a closer look at the Bronco.

 

April

23

Bronco Fan Day 2016 report


At the beginning of each airshow season, Bronco Demo Team members come together to review the past season and looking forward to the new. This year Bronco Crew Chief Training Weekend was organized on March 19-20 and - in keeping with the tradition - the the 5th edition of the Bronco Fan Day was laid on on Sunday.

 

March

28

Al-Ain Air Championship 2015 report


The Al Ain Air Championship is a three-day aerobatic style championship. Eight to ten invited aerobatic teams from various countries around the world - including military flying aces and civilian daredevils - square off to impress the judges, win the hearts of fans and are crowned Grand Champion of the skies of Al Ain. Bronco Demo Team was honored to be one of the teams to participate in the 11th Championship.

 

February

10

Sanicole Airshow 2015 report


One of the most famous and longest lasting Airshows in Europe is the Sanicole Airshow in Belgium. It was with great pleasure we participated this great show, both with the Skyvan and the Bronco.

 

February

05

Zoersel Fly-In 2015 report


A late reshuffle of our display commitments saw us visiting the friendly fly-in at Zoersel for the second year in a row, courtesy the Aero-Para Club der Kempen.The weather was favorable and an excellent time was had amongst many friends in a most relaxing way.

 

January

27

Old-Hay Aviation Boogie 2015 report


Last year we visited this friendly fly-in with the Bronco, our visit then being curtailed by the incoming weather. Luck was on out side this year weatherwise, but nevertheless we decided to take our own proper caravan with us in the form of Skyvan G-BEOL.

 

January

21

Herne Bay Airshow 2015 report


A beautiful warm sunny day saw an estimated 70,000 people on the sea front enjoying barbeques, Pimms, and picnics. The Bronco was a late addition to the airshow and was well received by the crowd.

 

January

13

Culdrose Air Day 2015 report


The Royal Naval Air Station of Culdrose, located in Cornwall is one of the most beautiful locations to organize an Airshow. We were happy to attend the Culdrose Air Day with both the Bronco and the Skyvan. The location and the brilliant weather made for some very nice photographs, enjoy the report!

 

December

29

Bronco flying the MACH LOOP


A transit between two airshows at the extremes of the British Isles, one on the East Coast – the Sunderland International Airshow – and the other one in the far South – the RNAS Culdrose Air Day -, provided an ideal opportunity for an stunning flight through low flying areas of the Lake District and Wales. Check out the stunning images and an in-cockpit movie!

 

December

26

Sunderland Airshow 2015 report


The Sunderland Airshow is the biggest free annual airshow in Europe, held between Roker and Seaburn seafronts. This year the show was held between Friday 24th July and Sunday 26th.

 

December

22

RIAT 2015 report


Bronco Demo Team gratefully accepted an invitation to the Royal International Air Tatto (RIAT) at Fairford, with not only the Bronco but with in addition two company Short Skyvan aircraft. The arrival on July 16th appropriately marked the first flight of the OV10 Bronco 50 years earlier with an arrival at approximately the same time the wheels of a Bronco first ever left the earth.

 

November

30

OV-10B Bronco 99+26 Homecoming


Wednesday November 25, 2015 saw OV-10B Bronco “99+26” taking to the skies again for a first postrestoration flight from Duxford. The airplane was ferried to Bronco Demo Team's homebase at Kortrijk-Wevelgem in Belgium.

 

November

20

50 years OV-10 Bronco formation


July 16th was a very special date for Bronco Demo Team, as this year it marked the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the OV-10 Bronco. To celebrate this, a very special formation took to the sky and flew to the biggest military airshow in the world, the RIAT at Fairford.

 

November

10

Yeovilton Air Day 2015 report


Skyvan Demo Team took part in the Yeovilton Air Day for some very special missions. Not only gracing the static display, but also getting the parachute team airbourne and performing some photoshoots with the French Navy and the unique V-formation!

 

August

25

Manchester Airshow 2015 report


Skyvan Demo Team was invited to the Manchester airshow 2015 for it’s first ever public flying display on July 5th. An interesting and varied flying display had been arranged for by the enthusiastic team at City Airport. The Skyvan fitted in nicely as one of the bigger aircraft to still operate from the airfield’s relatively short runways.

 

August

10

Koksijde Fly-In 2015 report


The second edition of the Koksijde Fly-In took place during the first weekend of July. Located close to the Belgian coast, it’s a nice venue to visit, both for crew and public. Both the Bronco and a Skyvan were present for a static display over the weekend.

 

August

03

Moorsele Fly-In 2015 report


In June, a Fly-In was organized at the Moorsele Airfield in Belgium, in tribute to Roland Nuytten. For the occasion the Skyvan was transformed into a Party Van. Curious about the result, then check out the photoreport.

 

July

24

Roudnice Memorial Airshow 2015 report


Bronco Demo Team was invited for a return visit to the bi-annual Memorial Airshow at Roudnice nad Labem in the Czech Republic. Located close to the capital of Prague, the local Aeroclub organized the event for the 13th time, and a record crowd of 50.000 people visited the show during the weekend!

 

July

12

Weston Air Festival 2015 report


The Weston Air Festival is a seaside event which started many years ago as a helicopter specific event, but has in the meantime grown to a full blown airshow with great allure, attracting over 300.000 people over two days.

 

July

07

Poznan AEROfestival 2015 report


Mid June, Bronco Demo Team visited Poland for the very First time to visit the first edition of the AEROfestival at Poznan. The long trip was rewarded with great weather and fantastic hospitality.

 

July

02

Antwerp Stampe Fly-In 2015 report


The 25th edition of the Antwerp Stampe Fly-in was a big success. During the weekend a lot of nice aircraft attended and a record number of people visited the event. We had a great time again meeting many of our friends.

 

June

21

Volkel in de Wolken Airshow 2015 report

For the second weekend in a row, Bronco Demo Team visited the neighbouring Netherlands. This time for ‘Volkel in de Wolken’, the largest civil airshow in the Benelux. It’s not only an airshow, there’s also a fun fair, classic cars and other festive activities, all in a perfect setting.

 

June

15

Oostwold Airshow 2015 report

During the Pentecost weekend, the 8th edition of the Oostwold Airshow took place. Located close to Groningen in The Netherlands, the organizers brought a nice variety of aircraft to their show, including many warbirds. Great people and great weather made a fantastic weekend!

 

June

04

Abingdon Air & Country Fayre 2015 report

For the last 5 years the Abingdon Air and Country Fayre has been on the agenda of Bronco Demo Team. Despite the less favorable weather, the organisation did a great job to give the attending visitors a great day out.

 

May

28

UK Bronco Fan Day 2015 report

As a starter of our 2015 Airshow season in the UK, the team came over to Kemble for the second edition of the UK Bronco Fan Day, in cooperation with the Cotswold Airport, the Bristol Britannia XM496 Preservation Society and Fly2Help.

 

April

05

Bronco Fan Day 2015 report

As winter is set to close and spring moves in, with another airshow season to start soon, it was also time to open the hangar doors at our homebase to let the Bronco fans see Bronco 99+18 in her new colors. The 4th edition of the Bronco Fan Day was again a great succes, thanks to all our great fans who support us during the past 5 years.

 

March

23

European Airshow Convention report

Two weeks ago, Bronco Demo Team? visited the European Airshow Convention at Antwerp. The EAC promotes excellence and safety at Airshows and the yearly convention is the main meeting point of all involved in the Airshow scene in Europe and even beyond.The Convention was a very good start of the season with many good contacts made, no doubt leading up to a most promising season.

 

February

26

RAF Northolt Night Photoshoot 2014 report

The last event of the 2014 season brought Bronco Demo Team to RAF Northolt for the night photoshoot. This event gives great opportunities to Aviation Photographers who can photograph the attending aircraft in a very special way. So have a look at the report, which include many great shots.

 

February

20

Lille Fly-In 2014 report

On the weekend of September 27-28, Bronco Demo Team was invited for the private Fly-In at the Lille-Bondues airfield. This historical airfield is only a 3 minutes hop from our homebase, just on the other side of the Belgian-French border.

 

February

13

Belgian Air Force Days 2014 report

Bronco Demo Team was happy to attend the Belgian Air force Days at Kleine-Brogel during the weekend from the 13th of September last year. With over 100.000 visitors attending, this was one of the bigger events we've been invited to in 2014! As always it was nice catching up with our many Bronco fans and friends!! Talking to aviation enthusiasts and other crew members, making new friends and enjoying the scene is what Bronco Demo Team enjoys most!

 

January

04

Air Waves Portrush 2014 report

The furthest airshow in distance from our homebase in 2014 was Air Waves 2014 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Portrush is a small coast town located on an elevated rock projecting in to the north Atlantic Ocean and hence provides a great vantage point for any airshow goer with excellent photo opportunities.

 
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