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

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. 349 Sqn based at Kleine Brogel brought their most beautifully painted F-16 to Koksijde for static display. see more...

Open Door West Aviation Club

Like the previous years, the West Aviation Club held their annual open door the same weekend as the BOACK. Blessed with excellent weather all weekend, about 10.000 people came to the coast and visited the event. In static display there was an UH-1D Huey in US Army colors owned by the Huey218 group. The helicopter has been restored in original US Army configuration and you can have a look inside the helicopter during events. Additional, some reenactors with a tent camp were added to make it even more realistic. see more...

Belgian Open Aerobatics Championship 2019

This year's BENELUX competition brought a lot more participants AND airplanes to Koksijde than previous years. Highlights were two Soviet build aerobatic aircraft, a Yak 55 and a Swiss Sukhoi 26M in Breitling colors. These were two nice variations on top of the usual Extra's, Cap's and Pitt's aircraft. Blessed with excellent flying weather, the whole flying program could be flown during the whole competition. The winner of the unlimited competition was once again Kristof Cloetens. Well done! see more...