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by Xan
15 Sep 2022, 22:13
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: aircrafts flying low over Ghent
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: aircrafts flying low over Ghent

Without details of what you saw it is hard to tell, but if you saw military aircraft like a C130 or a A400M flying past at very low altitude (1000ft), they were most likely part of the STORM TIDE 22 , which is a large scale Non-combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) military exercise running from 5 to...
by Xan
22 Jun 2022, 10:05
Forum: Contrail spotting
Topic: Contrail spotting June 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 3229

heads up: 25 or early 26 June AF1 in Belgian airspace

June 25th On Saturday (US time) Biden travels to Schloss Elmau (Germany) to attend the G7 Leaders summit of 26-27 June Approximate great circle path would get AF1 flying through Belgian airspace ( http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=IAD-MUC ) June 28th Biden travels to Madrid, Spain, for the 2022 NATO Sum...
by Xan
21 Jun 2022, 00:08
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 23-24 June : Western Balkans - EU Council
Replies: 0
Views: 1555

BRU 23-24 June : Western Balkans - EU Council

There is a EU Council meeting on 23-24 June in Brussels, so all EU leaders (elected heads of state/government) will be in Brussels which always provides for some good spotting opportunities. This time there will be some extras for the plane spotters because on 23 June the day begins with a EU-Wester...
by Xan
31 Mar 2022, 17:19
Forum: Contrail spotting
Topic: Contrail spotting March 2022
Replies: 7
Views: 7850

B52 Stratofortress

Just a quick note to say that USAF B52s has been flying through European airspace recently. They came to Europe to take part in the NATO exercise in Norway, but seem to have stayed on, apparently stationed at Fairford from where they fly to our eastern NATO border for exercises in the context of the...
by Xan
25 Mar 2022, 00:51
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 25/03/2022 NATO + EU Summit with US President Biden
Replies: 10
Views: 3459

Re: BRU 25/03/2022 NATO + EU Summit with US President Biden

any departure times already known of AF1 this coming friday ?? According to https://businessam.be/biden-in-brussel-hoe-ziet-het-schema-van-de-amerikaanse-president-eruit-voor-de-komende-dagen/ around 12 o'clock. I do not know how accurate or reliable that is though. The article also says that there...
by Xan
24 Mar 2022, 16:24
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 25/03/2022 NATO + EU Summit with US President Biden
Replies: 10
Views: 3459

Re: BRU 25/03/2022 NATO + EU Summit with US President Biden

There is a meeting of Biden and EU Commission president von der Leyen scheduled for tomorrow morning (https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commiss ... le_tid=433) so Biden's departure will be after that.
by Xan
23 Mar 2022, 15:26
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 23/03/2022
Replies: 8
Views: 3580

Re: BRU 23/03/2022

I missed several hours but so far I saw

CANADA - CFC01 (A310 - 15003) landed at Brussels this morning around 09:10
GERMANY - GAF842 (A319 - 15+2) just landed (+/- 15:27)
by Xan
23 Mar 2022, 09:09
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 24/03/2022 NATO + EU Summit with US President Biden
Replies: 33
Views: 11364

Re: BRU 24/03/2022 NATO + EU Summit with US President Biden

Spotterke wrote: 22 Mar 2022, 19:59 Is the Japan Air Force B777 also expected for the G7 summit?
Kishida (Japanese PM) is coming to Brussels for the G7 but I don't know when he will arrive
(https://japantoday.com/category/politic ... ss-ukraine)
by Xan
22 Mar 2022, 03:12
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 24/03/2022 NATO + EU Summit with US President Biden
Replies: 33
Views: 11364

Re: BRU 24/03/2022 NATO + EU Summit with US President Biden

Yeah that looks like it would be wednesday evening or thursday early morning. I’ll just have to risk it on wednesday then. Thanks! You can find the schedule of Biden here (updated every day) : https://factba.se/biden/calendar On the day of his departure, the ETD and ETA will be published there.
by Xan
22 Mar 2022, 03:05
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 24/03/2022 NATO + EU Summit with US President Biden
Replies: 33
Views: 11364

Re: BRU 24/03/2022 NATO + EU Summit with US President Biden

Presumably AF1 won't be the only one arriving on Wednesday. Ahead of these summits it can be interesting to have bilateral talks.
by Xan
18 Mar 2022, 20:56
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 24/03/2022 NATO + EU Summit with US President Biden
Replies: 33
Views: 11364

Re: BRU 24/03/2022 NATO + EUCO + G7

It was announced earlier today that on 24/03 there will be a G7 summit in Brussels as well. So the following leaders will be in Brussels next week - with some overlap, I marked each country in bold the first time it is listed. -- G7 LEADERS: Canada , France , Germany , Italy , Japan , United Kingdom...
by Xan
15 Mar 2022, 21:52
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 24/03/2022 NATO + EU Summit with US President Biden
Replies: 33
Views: 11364

Re: BRU 24/03/2022

SAM590 (99-0004) and RCH4150 (07-7182) already arrived in Brussels earlier this evening. Presumably more will arrive in the coming days to prepare the arrival of Biden. Biden will attend the first day of the EU Council meeting of 24-25 March (details and conclusions will be posted here: https://www....
by Xan
10 Mar 2022, 13:36
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: 10-11/03/22 - Versailles, 27 government airplanes
Replies: 2
Views: 4109

Re: 10-11/03/22 - Versailles, 27 government airplanes

Lithuania (07 BLUE) landed at Le Bourget. As always, there is a "doorstep" as the heads of state/government arrive for the meeting (that's a brief statement to the press). You can watch this today and tomorrow at the EU Council's multi-media page: https://video.consilium.europa.eu/home/en
by Xan
07 Mar 2022, 10:46
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 24-25/03/22 EUCO meeting - 27 state/government leaders
Replies: 0
Views: 726

BRU 24-25/03/22 EUCO meeting - 27 state/government leaders

24-25 March
Meeting of the EU Council (short EUCO), the board that leads the EU consisting of the elected heads of state/government of the member states at Brussels, hence spotting opportunity for government airplanes.
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meet ... /03/24-25/
by Xan
07 Mar 2022, 10:37
Forum: Plane spotting - Rest of the world
Topic: 10-11/03/22 - Versailles, 27 government airplanes
Replies: 2
Views: 4109

10-11/03/22 - Versailles, 27 government airplanes

On 10-11 March 2022 there is an informal meeting of the 27 heads of state/government of the 27 EU member states at Versailles
https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meet ... /03/10-11/
by Xan
13 Feb 2022, 17:26
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 17-18/02/2022 - 55 African Union members meet with EU members
Replies: 5
Views: 2539

Re: BRU 17-18/02/2022 - 55 African Union members meet with EU members

Busy week On 16 February there is a EU-AU investors conference in Paris https://www.afd.fr/en/actualites/agenda/investing-together-new-alliance-africa-europe On 16-17 February there is EU-Africa Business Forum in Brussels (back-to-back with the EU-AU Summit) https://www.ebcam.eu/news/ebcam-news/2402...
by Xan
13 Feb 2022, 17:09
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 13/02/2022
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Re: BRU 13/02/2022

Xan wrote: 13 Feb 2022, 17:08 Have not found info yet on when he will depart from Brussels.
by Xan
13 Feb 2022, 17:08
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 13/02/2022
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Re: BRU 13/02/2022

Re FAC0001: the Columbian President is in Brussels for a meeting tomorrow (14/02) with Josep Borrell (High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security) and with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg.