BAFD preview

I still have a couple of albums from last years Belgian Air Force Days that I haven’t uploaded. So here’s a little preview.

Old School Low Passes

Like every Wednesday I wanted to post some vintage aviation pictures. As I’m planning to post a ‘low level’ playlist this Sunday I thought I might as well do a ‘vintage low pass’ post today. As it turns out, there are so many pictures that it’s almost impossible to make a selection. I tried, but you should also definitely check out the sources! You will be amazed!

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Quick Pic: It’s always sunny above the clouds

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Playlist: Music videos

It’s Sunday so it’s time for a new playlist. This week it’s all about the music. I tried to make a selection of the best (and worse) music videos that are somehow related to aviation or airplanes.

Of course it starts with ‘learn to fly’ by the Foo Fighters. It would be a shame if it didn’t make it into the playlist. Another one with a pretty straightforward link to aviation is ‘airplanes’ by BoB and Hayley Williams.

Next up are 3 videos that have the connection thanks to the video itself. ‘Bird of Prey’ by Fatboy Slim has some nice footage of a Hunter soaring through the skies. Similar is ‘Music sounds better with you’ by Stardust, although it’s a toy plane. In the same category we find ‘beautiful day’ by U2. Not the best footage but hey, it’s a nice song.

This playlist will also take you back to some very dark times in music history. Just when you started to cope with the fact that the lead singer of Tokio Hotel is actually a boy, I put them in this playlist. Sorry! I would also appreciate it if someone could explain why they’re flying in a helicopter half of the time… Just as bad is ‘I want it that way’ by the Backstreet Boys. Just casually dancing before a Boeing 727 and in the airport. I do prefer the Blink 182 version of this…

To end some videos that are harder to link, but I guess Kanye West is flying and singing about touching the sky in ‘touch the sky’. And it’s a funny video so why not. Last but not least is ‘the recipe’ by Kendrick Lamar. The wheels touch down at LAX and you’re ready to enjoy the 3 W’s in life. Which reminds me that ‘wheels’ by the Foo Fighters would have been perfect for this list. Oh well.

Feel free to add your favorite music video in the comments below.

The Skyvan Demo Team

This airshows season will be the first for the Skyvan Demo Team. After displaying the Bronco the past few years, the Bronco Demo Team now has two Skyvans to show around Europe. The display will probably be a little less dynamic than the Bronco but promises to be just as impressive. You can read more about the team and shedule on the Bronco Demo Team website and you can enjoy the not so sleek lines of Skyvan in the gallery below. Oh, and for the cinephiles, you might know the Skyvan from the recent spy movie: Kingsman, the secret service.

All pictures in the gallery below were made during a challenging photoflight a couple of months ago. Feel free to share your opinion in the comments below.