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.

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Florennes - Black Blade

From 14 November till 2 December Florennes was the host base for exercise "Black Blade 2016". The exercise organized by the European Defence Agency (EDA) is part of the Helicopter Exercice Programme (HEP) which was signed for 10 years (from 2013 till 2022) by fourteen nations. These exercises enhance and optimize the operational capacity of helicopter crews via mutual training, sharing of experience and by development of common flying techniques and tactics. see more...

SAR-meet : spottersday

From Monday 10 till Friday 14 October the yearly Search and Rescue meeting was held again. This time it was organized by the 40th Sqn at our home base Koksijde. During this multinational exercise the skills of the crews are being tested in numerous games. Ten international units were confirmed to participate in the exercise together with our three home teams. see more...

SAR-meet : winching

On Wednesday morning the crews had to execute some exercises at the open air swimming pool of Oostduinkerke. In the afternoon they had to show their winching skills during the winching test. The crews had to search and pick-up some small sand bags at one of the bunkers at the airfield. Then they had to fly to the SAR-platform where they had to winch down one of the crew members to guide the winch operator during the precise winching tests. see more...