The task of providing the Belgian Air Force’s F-16 Fighting Falcon passes over to Kleine Brogel’s squadrons from the 2022 season. For the past four years, the demo team has come from Florennes Air Base with display pilot Capt. Stephan ‘Vador’ Darte. Stephan’s displays in the ‘Dark Falcon’ have been very popular at displays across Europe with some great engagement with airshow audience.
From the 2022 season the role of displaying the F-16AM Fighting Falcon passes to Commander Steven ‘Vrieske’ De Vries. Steven is one of the most experienced F-16 pilots in the Belgian Air Force having amassed over 5,000 hours on the type. He is also no stranger to the display world having flown as part of the ‘Thundertigers’ formation display seen at the International Sanicole Airshow.