FA-116 Tigertail rollout

FA-116 Tigertail rollout

4th of April 2018, on a typical gloomy grey and dull Belgian afternoon, 31 Squadron presented its new livery.
The design of FA-116 was made by Peter Verheyen and Johan Wolfs from Arte International, who are slowly reaching the ’50’ mark with their total amount of painted Jets.

Tiger 31, cleared hot – Operation Desert Falcon

Tiger 31, cleared hot – Operation Desert Falcon

Since the beginning of November, 31 Tiger Squadron is deployed again in the Middle-East, in order to execute combat operations against Daesh in both Iraq and Syria. For the moment, we are not the only Tigers in the region, since we have our fellow Tigers of 11F and 02/030 stationed just 50 Km from our Belgian DOB (Deployment Operating Base).

Tiger does the Mach Loop

Tiger does the Mach Loop

The light wasn’t the greatest, but hey we managed to get there and do the Mach Loop with our Tiger. We came this far, and despite the lack of descent light, the photographers shot some astonishing pictures.

XO’s Tiger RC

XO’s Tiger RC

Since I started flying RC models a little less than two years ago, my goal was to have an RC F-16 model. So when a fellow RC enthusisast from my club pointed me towards a beautiful second hand Freewing model, he and I jumped in the car and went to the North of Holland to get this plane. It is a Freewing F-16C 90mm EDF […]

Tobi graduates Tactical Leadership Course

Tobi graduates Tactical Leadership Course

From the 2nd Nov until the 1st Dec one of our fellow Tigers, together with a colleague from Florennes, and a detachment of around 50 support personnel were participating to the flying course of NATO’s TLP, the Tactical leadership programme. They trained and learned how to prepare, conduct and lead complex missions together with aviators from Poland, France, Spain and Italy.

The Thundertigers, for once Silver Tigers

The Thundertigers, for once Silver Tigers

Een weerkerende traditie zorgt ervoor dat Kleine-Brogel, en dan 31 Sqn in het bijzonder, zijn steentje bijdraagt aan het spektakel op de jaarlijkse Internationale Sanicole Airshow. Een 4-ship Tigers dendert steevast door de lucht op dit evenement.

Air to air photoshoot with the Aviation Photocrew

Air to air photoshoot with the Aviation Photocrew

On Friday the 5th of August a fourship flight departed for a training mission. After their training they had scheduled a meetup with the Skyvan from the Bronco demo team & Aviation Photocrew with a team of photographers in the back. After a couple of flyby’s in several formations as a 4-ship, 2 rejoined as a two-ship formation for some shots behind and next to […]

31 Wins the 9th “Silver Tiger” during the 52nd NATO Tigermeet!

31 Wins the 9th “Silver Tiger” during the 52nd  NATO Tigermeet!

Two weeks of hard work, dedication and full scale participation of the complete Belgian detachment in all professional, social and sportive activities later, 31 sqn was awarded for the 9th time the Silver Tiger. An absolute record!

Another two TLP graduates for 31 Sqn!

Another two TLP graduates for 31 Sqn!

On Sunday March 3rd, during the morning, the advance party set off to Albacete, Spain, for the Belgian Air Force’s 2nd TLP participation of the year including 2 of our own Tiger pilots. The Tactical Leadership Programme is a NATO course where large Air Operations are planned and flown. The goal of the course is to integrate different aircraft types, specialties and nationalities in one […]

31 Squadron brings home their 8th Silver Tiger!

31 Squadron brings home their 8th Silver Tiger!

During the reward ceremony of this year’s NATO Tiger Meet at Ørland MAS Norway last thursday June 7th 2012, 31 Squadron was once again honoured with the Silver Tiger Trophy! The Silver Tiger is rewarded to the overall best performing squadron during a Tiger Meet exercise.  It is the 8th time Belgian Air Force 31 Squadron is granted this reward in the 51 years of […]