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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 several succesfull airshow seasons, we will again be visiting many 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.

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> 2015 outlook

2014 Has truly been an incredible year for Bronco Demo Team, but 2015 promises to become at least as good. Please do have a look under the “Calendar” tab.

2015 is going to be a rather special year and Bronco Demo Team will support not less than three major themes:

  • Five years Bronco Demo Team. This is our fifth season, not only the Bronco but also time flies…
  • 50 years OV10 Bronco. The first flight of the Bronco happened 50 years ago on July 16th, 1965.
  • Royal Bavarian Air Force. Our Bronco 99+18 has been adorned with this theme in the past when it was based out of Munich. We are looking to apply some special stickers to 99+18 for the 2015 season only and our Cheerleaders will become Bavarian Drindls for one year!

It certainly looks that it is going to be an exciting season again!

> Bronco Fan Day 2015

We are very happy to announce the date for the fourth edition of the Bronco Fan Day, which will take place on Sunday March 15th, 2015. After the great success of last editions, the tradition will be kept, bringing Bronco friends together during this cozy event. We welcome everyone to come and have a close look at Bronco 99+18, which has been adorned in it’s Bavarian Air Force scheme. The Bronco BBQ will be lighted, and the Merchandise stand will be in place with a range of new Bronco gadgets.

The whole Bronco Demo Team crew invites you at our Homebase at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Aiport from 14h on, for a great afternoon with friends!

> News

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.

 

December

28

Zoersel Fly-In 2014 report

In August the Zoersel Fly-In was visited. The atmosphere is magical as the large airfield (a former NATO Cold War reserve base) is located in a large pine wood with a typical white sandy soil with big concrete runways and dispersals. It was a unique gathering of North American Aviation classics.

 

December

09

Schaffen Oldtimer Fly-In report

In August, Bronco Demo Team returned to the airfield of Schaffen in Belgium to participate the yearly Oldtimer Fly-In. Not only airplanes can be seen, but the event also attracts a whole range of classic cars and other oldtimer vehicles. It was a very nice and cozy event!

 

November

21

Old Hay Fly-In report

BDT received an invitation to participate at a private fly in held annually at the Old Hay farm strip, near Headcorn in Kent. This is something totally different than a regular airshow, total attendance is not to exceed 499 and the setting provides for a real “picnic” atmosphere. It is a casual and typically English cordial affair, a great weekend away.

 

November

07

Koksijde Fly-In report

On the occasion of the 100 years commemorations of the First World War, a Fly-In was organized at the Koksijde Air Base, Belgium. The local Aeroclub working together with the Koksijde municipal organized this great event for the first time, and it was an instant success and attracted a huge crowd.

 

October

28

East Fortune 2014 report

On Saturday 26th of July, Bronco Demo Team displayed the Scottish National Airshow at the Museum of Flight in East Fortune. It was a great day out, and for the occasion a special formation was flown together with the T-6. The report on the show can be found here.

 

October

17

RIAT 2014 report

The Royal International Air Tattoo is still one of the biggest military Airshows in the world. We were very happy to return to Fairford with the Bronco and received a nice place in the static zone. The report on the show can be found here.

 

October

07

Waddington Airshow 2014 report

On the first weekend of July, our great friends at the Waddington International Airshow offered us the very emotional occasion of performing our first flying display in the UK since the unfortunate events of less than two years ago. The report on this great show is now online, enjoy!

 

October

01

Ursel Fly-In 2014 report

In June, the Ursel Airfield opened its Gates to the public with the yearly Fly-In organized. It was a special anniversary edition this year, with the Victors Formation Team existing 10 years. It was a fantastic weekend with some great formation flights.

 

September

20

Gilze-Rijen Luchtmachtdagen 2014 report

The Dutch 'Luchtmachtdagen' or Air Force Days are one of the biggest Airshows in Europe, showing the Dutch people what their Defence does and attracting young people to join the military. They succesded very well and no less than 245.000 people visited the show. Check out our report on the show here.

 

September

01

99+18 Return to Schwenningen

For more than 20 years, our now newly restored, Bronco 99+18 was on static display at the International Aviation Museum with Manfred Pflumm at Schwenningen-am-Neckar airfield, Germany. Almost to the day of the first post restoration flight two years ago, it was time to bring back the Bronco to it’s former home to show the result of our efforts.

 

August

25

Meier Motor visit

Meier Motors in Bremgarten, Germany is a company renowned for it’s high quality work restoring vintage aircraft to flying condition. One of their current projects is a Hawker Sea Fury, an original aircraft which flew at Lübeck on the target-towing duties before relinquishing them to the Bronco. Hence our special interest and in the lead-up of our return visit to Schwenningen-am-Neckar a visit was kindly arranged.

 

August

19

Antwerp Stampe Fly-In 2014 report

The Stampe Fly-In at Antwerp Airport is a yearly event organized by the local museum and is dedicated to the Belgian designed Stampe-Vertongen SV4 aircraft.

 

August

06

Lens Airshow 2014 report

Our first flying display of the year was performed at a Franco-Belge themed airshow at Lens, an airfield situated south of Lille and not far from our home base in Kortrijk. This free event has grown in to one of the biggest airshows in France. A real family show, a great flying program and the fantastic weather made attendance number soar to an estimated 100.000.

 

July

29

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2014 report

The Abingdon Air & Country Show has always been on our agenda and this year was no exception. The show opens the airshow season and is a very nice and cozy family event supporting the Thames Valley Air Ambulance charity. The 2014 edition was blessed with perfect weather and the crowd turned up in big numbers. The occasion also marked the first airshow appearance of the newly restored Bronco 99+18.

 

July

20

UK Bronco Fan Day 2014 report

In order to “pick-up things from where we left off”, Bronco Demo Team brought its newly restored OV-10 Bronco to Kemble airfield in the UK for its first public showing on May 3rd, 2014. The aircraft was presented to during a free event at Cotswold Airport (Kemble).

 

May

01

Bronco Fan Day 2014 report

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, March 16, the third edition of the Bronco Fan Day took place at the Kortrijk-Wevelgem homebase. The recently finished Bronco 99+18 was put outside under a clear blue sky, welcoming the many visitors. We are very proud to have such a dedicated group of Bronco fans who support us so much. The Bronco fan day has really become a gathering of friends.

 

April

22

Bronco Training Weekend 2014 report

Each year, before the season starts, Bronco Demo Team is coming together for a great weekend spend to keep all things fresh before the First Airshow arrives. From as far as Germany and Switzerland, the Crew Chiefs and Cheerleaders came over to Kortrijk-Wevelgem to have a great weekend together.

 

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

05

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

05

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

04

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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