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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Goodbye Sea King - Landing Koksijde beach

The last landing was at Koksijde beach at 11h15, near the homebase where this legendary helicopter was based for almost 43 years. They first did a flypast before winching the mayor with the beach flag in front of the massive public on the beach. The beach flag was mounted on the pole together with the former BaseCO "Rudy Theys" and former SAR diver "Walter - Seabeast - Vanweymeersch". see more...

Goodbye Sea King - Landing De Panne beach

Next landing after Nieuwpoort was De Panne near the French border at 11h05. The mayor of Koksijde was picked up at De Panne to fly in the Sea King to his own village, Koksijde. see more...

Goodbye Sea King - Landing Nieuwpoort beach

Thursday March 21st was the official goodbye from the Sea King community to the Belgian people with a number of events throughout the day. In the morning the last remaining airworthy Sea King made a beach landing at each of the 10 Belgian coastal villages to hand over a beach flag to the mayor marking "1757 Lives Saved - 3309 Interventions - 60000 Flight Hours - 43 Years Loyal Service". see more...