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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Belgian Open Aerobatics Championship 2021

This years edition of the Belgian Open Aerobatics Championship in Koksijde brought some nice participants to Koksijde again. Although the number of aircraft were less than the previous edition -some pilots shared their aircraft- they could attract a Yak 55, some Pitts aircraft and some Extra aircraft. To make it more attractive to the public, a static display was set up with the R44 and Bell 47 of Topcat Helicopters, see more...

Alouette III - visit to hospitals

In the morning of the 5th of July one of the two remaining Alouette III helicopters made some landings on the helipads of the hospitals AZ St Jan in Brugge and AZ West in Veurne. As this navy helicopter is not an emergency helicopter, this is very unusual. From the 8th of July till the 2nd of August 1976 Alouette III OO-PCB of the Civile Protection Service was not available for rescue missions and a Navy Alouette III was deployed to the hospital in Brugge to cover the absence of the Civile Protection Service Alouette III. see more...

Alouette III - Last return back home from the Godetia

On the 25th of June Command and Logistic ship A960 Godetia arrives in the harbor of Zeebrugge for the very last time after 56 years of service. The ship did its last international mission in the Baltic Sea as head of SNMCMG1 (the first mine countermeasure fleet of the NATO) with one of the two remaining Alouette III helicopters on board. After more than 50 years of loyal service, these helicopters will end operations as well on the 8th of July. see more...