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The Bronco Demo Team was created in 2010 by a group of OV-10 Bronco enthousiasts, with the main goal to present the Bronco in its natural environment; flying through the sky. After a very succesfull 2011 airshow season we will again be visiting multiple airshows and aviation events with static and/or flying displays. On the events calendar you'll find out where the Bronco will be displaying near you.

Please do browse through our new website, you'll find out more about the OV-10 Bronco, the display and the team. Don't forget to visit the Media page, it will be updated regulary with stunning photographs and videos. We also have a dedicated facebook page where you can find the latest news items. If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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> UK Bronco Fan Day 2014

In order to “pick-up things from were we left off”, Bronco Demo Team is bringing it’s newly restored OV-10 Bronco to the UK for it’s first public showing on May 3rd, 2014. The aircraft will be presented to Fans, Friends and Family during a free event at Cotswold Airport (Kemble).

BDT are teaming with the XM496 Bristol Britannia Preservation Trust who are keeping an Open Day the same time and the for good measure Cotswold Airport management have kindly offered to organize their Spring Fly-in that day too.

> Schwarzwald Bronco - Photo Book

May 26th, 2012, Bronco 99+18 took to the skies after being on display at the Menfred Pflum Aviation Museum in Schwenningen, Germany for over 20 years. Under the lead of Tony De Bruyn, together with a dedicated team, countless hours were spend to get her back to flying conditions. This book is a pictorial overview of the restoration process which took over 7 years, getting her back to the skies where she belongs. 120 pages are filled with high-quality full color photographs, paying tribute to the restoration team. The book can be ordered and custom-printed via the following link, enjoy!

Order here


> News

April

18

Airshow updates

Two major military airshows were added to our events calendar, both in the UK and The Netherlands. We are very glad to return back to RAF Waddington to welcome all our fans we met during the previous airshows we attended at Waddington. The Royal Netherlands Air Force is holding its annual Open Days at the base of Gilze-Rijen, June 20-21. It will be the first time we will participate this great airshow, and we are really looking forward to it.

 

April

5

Aviation Day 2014 report

On Saturday March 8th, the Airports of Brussels, Antwerp, Ostend and Kortrijk opened up their gate to the general public for the first edition of the Aviation Day ("Luchtvaartdag" in Dutch) organized by the Flemish Government. As the Bronco is based at the Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport , we were very delighted to participate this event, promoting Aviation in Belgium. Check out the photoreport here.

 

March

5

Lens Airshow 2014

We are very happy to announce that Bronco Demo Team will participate the Lens Airshow in Northern France on May 18. The Airshow theme for 2014 is the Franco-Belge cooperation. We are looking forward to a great weekend and hope to meet you all!

More info via www.meeting-air-lens.com

 

March

4

OV-10B Bronco 99+18 Homecoming

With her restoration complete - after receiving a fresh coat of paint - the weather on Sunday morning, March 2nd, could not have been better for the homecoming flight of our latest Bronco. 99+18 is now resplendent in it’s fully original service markings and appears at airshows in the UK and around Europe, both for flying and static displays. Check out the report with the results from this unique photoflight.

 

February

11

Ursel Open Door 2014

During the weekend of June 27-29, 2014 the Airfield of Ursel (Belgium) will open its gates to the public to celebrate its rich Aviation History. Bronco Demo Team is very happy to participate this event in the theme of the 60th Anniversary as NATO Airfield. Another highlight will be the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Victors formation team. See you all at Ursel! More info via www.ebul.be

 

January

20

UK Thank You Tour reports

A UK “Thank You Tour”, visiting all the rescue workers who had been so vital in ensuring the survivability of the terrible Bronco crash last year was completed 14-16 June 2013. First stop was the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity followed by a visit to Bristol’s Frenchay Hospital and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The weekend was spent at Kemble (Cotswold Airport) meeting with all the staff again, throwing a little party and having many friends and well-wishers pass by to say hello and check for progress first hand.

 

December

27

Waddington and Fairford 2012 reports

In order to complete the website, we still had two Airshow reports left to be finnished. The 2012 Waddington Airshow and the Royal International Air Tattoo reports can now be found in the events gallery.

 

December

22

Bronco 99+18

Over the past 5 months, the restoration team has made huge progress getting the Bronco 99+18 ready for next airshow season. We are now in a straight line to the finish, and on December 10, the Bronco was successfully flown over to Midden-Zeeland Airport in The Netherlands where it will receive a new paintjob and some final upgrades. Check out a nice video on youtube.

 

November

18

Events 2014

First airshow for next year is confirmed on Sunday 4 May at the Abingdon Country & Air Fayre! The day before (Saturday 3 May) we are planning to have a UK Bronco Fan Day at Kemble: "to pick-up things from where we left them behind last"!

 

May

30

Fifth Gear

Back in July 2012, Fifth Gear was busy with filming a race between a Porsche and a Breitling Jet Team L-39 at Kemble airport, UK. The clip can now be found on Youtube, and features the very last start-up of Bronco 99+32 just before Tony’s incident happened. The movie clip can be found on this link.

 

May

08

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2013

For the last years, Bronco Demo Team has always been welcome at the Abingdon Air & Country show, and so the 2013 edition could not be missed. Although we were not able to come with a Bronco, Thomas and Tony flew in on the Marchetti to take part in the static display. A report of a sunny Sunday can be found here.

 

April

27

F.A.S. Charity event

The Flanders Aviation Society (FAS) organized a great charity event on April 5th, supporting the Child Cancer Foundation. The evening was organized at the BARCO facilities in Kuurne, and Bronco Demo Team was kindly invited to take part. Check out the report here.

 

April

11

Bronco Fan Day 2013 photo report

The second edition of the Bronco Fan Day took place on Sunday afternoon March 24, this time not in Moorsele, but in Wevelgem, the homebase of the Bronco. Despite the snowy weather conditions, a large amount of fans made it, which was very well appreciated by Tony and the Team, thank you all! Check out the report here.

 

April

05

Bronco Demo Team Crewchief Training Weekend 2013

The weekend of March 23-24 was again the time for the annual Crew Chief training at our homebase in Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport. Although no airshow operations will be flown this season, it was a great way to come together with almost the whole team, and stay current on Bronco procedures. Check out the report here.

 

February

19

New Bronco Demo Team promotion video

For the occasion of the European Airshow Convention, a new promotion video was produced. The video has some great action shots, including some in-cockpit and Air-to-Air views of Bronco 99+18. It can be viewed on youtube, enjoy it!

 

February

19

European Airshow Convention 2013 photo report

We are very happy to announce that Bronco Demo Team was awarded the first price in the marketing competition for participants, at the 2013 edition of the European Airshow Convention. Have a look at the report to read more about the 2013 Convention.

 

January

23

Florennes Airshow 2012 photo report

The yearly Belgian Air Force Airshow of 2012 was held at the Florennes Airbase on June 23-24. The largest military show in Belgium attracted again a great variety of Aircraft from all over the world. We were lucky to take part in this show in the static display. Check out the report here.

 
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