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Eight Belgian 2W F-16s deploy to Cambrai for night flight training

April 25, 2007 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Eight 2nd Wing F-16 fighters deploy for three weeks (between April 18th and May 4th) to the Épinoy Air Base, Cambrai in France to perform night training flights.

A 2W F-16AM showing off at Cambrai AB on July 2nd, 2006.

During the Florennes air base main runway renewal works, which last until October 2007, the 2nd Wing F-16s will operate from a parallel runway. Because of safety reasons, this smaller runway will only be available for day time operations, hence the deployment to Cambrai.

Despite previous expectations the 2 Wing fighters won't be relocated at Beauvechain during the work at Florennes. This in order to avoid noise nuisance in this heavily populated area of Brabant.

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BAF F-16AM #FA-131 from the 2nd Wing is taxiing by the camera in April of 2007 showing off the 2007 demo scheme of the Belgian Air Force. [BAF photo]
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