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

Galileo International Sarmeet 2021 - spottersday

The only flying day during the Galileo International Sarmeet 2021 was on Wednesday 29 September. The organizers invited 300 aircraft enthusiasts, VIP's and press to have a day at the airbase packed with helicopter action. The aircraft spotters were located in an area west of the SAR-platform. Luckily the rain stopped during the morning just before flying activities started and we got a nice mix of sun and clouds combined with a strong fresh breeze. see more...

Galileo International Sarmeet 2021 - arrivals and departures

Five years after the previous edition of the famous SAR-meet in Koksijde, a new edition was organized from Monday 27th September till Friday 1st October. Three very dedicated 40th Sqn members (Major Aviator Ken De Feu, Senior Captain Aviator Valerie Verkeyn and Warrant Officer Brecht Vandecasteele) joined forces to host 13 lifesaving teams and 7 rescue helicopters from 12 European countries making the event the largest SAR meet in history. On Monday afternoon most flying participants arrived in glorious sunshine. see more...

National K-9 day

On the 26th of August the first WVL4 National K9-day was held at the "ster-der-zee" beach of Koksijde. WVL4 is a collaboration of four police zones (PZ Polder, PZ RIHO en PZ Vlas) in the province of West-Vlaanderen and K9 means dog. So on the international day of the dog you enjoy all day long spectacular demonstrations of the several dog teams of the police, customs, civil protection and the Belgian defence. see more...