During the 43rd International Sanicole Airshow on 10th-11th September, the Belgian public will be able to see the F-35 Lightning II in action for the first time. The F-35 will start replacing the F-16 of the Belgian Air Force in the years to come.
In 2022, Sanicole will once again go all out for the total experience. In the showground, there will be an extensive and beautiful shopping boulevard with all kinds of aviation souvenirs, a kids zone with a stunning range of free entertainment adapted to different ages and an impressive collection of aircraft on the ground. The whole Sanicole experience is complemented with the Sky-Watch platform and themed terraces where visitors can enjoy the varied catering offer in comfort.
75 years of the U.S. Air Force is celebrated in style
In a program that is full of premieres, the headline act is the United States Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demo Team. Airshow director Geoffrey Buekenberghs said: “The F-35 has been on our wish list for years and we are very proud that we have managed to present this top team at our show. In addition, the F-35 will also perform a special commemorative flight together with a P-51 Mustang in honour of the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, the central theme of our show in 2022. It is the first time that the USAF Heritage Flight will perform in Belgium.”
The magic of the sunset
The Sanicole Sunset Airshow will return on Saturday 10th September with doors opening at 3pm and flying getting underway at 5pm. “An airshow at sunset is magical and continues to fascinate both visitors and participants” says Geoffrey Buekenberghs.
On Sunday the doors open at 8am and the flight demonstrations begin at 10am. The Sanicole airshow guarantees a total spectacle in the air and on the ground throughout the day. Geoffrey explains; “we have fighter jets, vintage planes, helicopters, jet teams, aerial acrobatics, transport planes and parachutists. Almost all facets of aviation are covered with our partners in the Belgian Air Force having a special place in the program. ” The eight hour flying display also includes two eastern national jet teams with the Turkish Stars and the Saudi Hawks.
Info and Tickets
Children up to 8 years old go free with a reduced ticket rate applies for youngsters between 8 and 14 years. Advance tickets are selling fast with some upgrades and hospitality already completely sold out. So be quick!