At the beginning of each airshow season, Bronco Demo Team members come together to review the past season and looking forward to the new. This year Bronco Crew Chief Training Weekend was organized on March 19-20 and - in keeping with the tradition - the the 5th edition of the Bronco Fan Day was laid on on Sunday.
The weekend started on Friday evening where the members came together for a teambuilding evening indoor skiing followed by a Swiss Cheese Fondue dinner in true après-ski fashion. On Saturday, the new season look-out was presented and the Crew Chiefs had a refresher of the procedures. After lunch, the Bronco fleet was towed outside for a thorough wash, presenting both in the best conditions for the Fan Day. During the afternoon our Cheerleaders prepared an excellent dinner, which was enjoyed by everyone.
On Sunday it was the big day with the already fifth edition of the Bronco Fan Day, time really flies… In the morning the hangar was prepared and around lunch the first Bronco Fans started to arrive. As the weather was excellent, Bronco 99+18 was put outside in the sunshine, sporting the new Tiger 1 markings and the recently installed sponsons. Since last year, the hangar was enlarged and it was an excellent venue to show both Skyvans and also our second Bronco 99+26. The sales booth was erected with the presentation of the new 2016 season gadgets. Sausages were put on the BBQ.
During the afternoon the hangar filled up quickly with many fans. We are so thankful to receive even more support year by year. Some fans came by Gazelle Helicopter, which was a very nice surprise. In the late afternoon the Bronco was prepared for the first flight of the season. Our Swiss Cheerleader Christina had the honor to make her first Bronco Ride with Tony. All the attending fans gathered around the Bronco for the start-up and Tony soon took off and make a nice smoke-pass along the runway before demonstrating a steep approach landing.

After the flight it was time for some group-pictures. In the late afternoon, as the last sausages were enjoyed, it was time to bid goodbye, but not for long though, as the Airshow season is approaching soon.

Thanks to all the fans for coming by, we hope to see you all during one of the show we will be visiting this summer!


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