Spotting Group Koksijde

Welcome to the website of Spotting Group Koksijde. Our group collects people living near Koksijde Air Base which are passionate in military aviation. On the "Koksijde" page you can find more information about the helicopters based at Koksijde and the spots where you can see the action. We try to collect the daily military visitors and these are listed in the "movements" section. On the "pictures" page we show you the pictures made at Koksijde throughout the year. Off course we travel to other airfields around the globe as well, and these trip reports can be read in the "trips" section of this website. You can find us on facebook where we post extra last-minute info and news. We hope you enjoy browsing through this website.

Latest updates

Défile over Brussels

For the second year in a row our NH-90NFH presented the Belgian Flag to open the aerial fly-pass over the Royal Palace on our National Day the 21st of July. This year the fly-pass was very limited due to the COVID-19 crisis with only the NH-90NFH and three 3-ship F-16 formations. New this year was that two 3-ship F-16 formations overflew the capitals of each Belgian province so everyone could see the Belgian Air Force over their own province. see more...

Last formation Alouette III

In September 2020, the first Alouette III will be taken out of service (M-3 c/n 1817), followed by M-2 (c/n 1816) and M-1 (c/n 1812) in June/July 2021. To mark the end of the Alouette III service in the Belgian Air Component, a formation flight of all three helicopters was flown on Monday 29 June overflying the most important land/sea marks during their 50 years career. see more...

Open Door

On Wednesday August 28th the base of Koksijde organized an Open door again to show the public what Belgian defence and Koksijde Airbase in particular, does. The weather was perfect for the Open door: light temperatures and some high clouds. Around 10.000 people came to the Airbase which was open from 12h30 till 17h00. In static display there was an A.109, B-Hunter UAV, Marchetti, NH-90NFH, Alouette III, Sea King and an F-16. see more...