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by Xan
31 Mar 2022, 17:19
Forum: Contrail spotting
Topic: Contrail spotting March 2022
Replies: 7
Views: 3254

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: 3144

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: 3144

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: 3309

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: 10073

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: 10073

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: 10073

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: 10073

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: 10073

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: 1466

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: 664

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: 1466

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: 2416

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: 1724

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: 1724

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.
by Xan
23 Dec 2021, 14:07
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: EBFN - 23/12/2021
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: EBFN - 23/12

WernerV_ wrote: 23 Dec 2021, 12:45
L-13 (DIAMO12) and L-12 (DIAMO15). I guess they'll depart around 2 o'clock, at that time the afternoon 'wave' will start at Woensdrecht.
Thank you. That was spot on. L-12 (REBEL01) so just departed.
by Xan
23 Dec 2021, 13:04
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 17-18/02/2022 - 55 African Union members meet with EU members
Replies: 5
Views: 2416

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

Apologies for this early heads up, but otherwise I may forget about it. On the upside, it gives you some time to keep your agenda free for this should you wish to do so. On 17-18 February 2022 the European Union - African Union (AU) Summit takes place. Previous summit was in the Côte d'Ivoire (2017)...
by Xan
23 Dec 2021, 12:16
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: EBFN - 23/12/2021
Replies: 3
Views: 621

EBFN - 23/12/2021

Earlier today I noticed two Dutch military Pilatus PC-7 Astra's landing at EBFN (came from EHWO).

One of them was was L-13.

No idea when they will depart again.