Before the Airshow season starts, all members
of Bronco Demo Team come together at Wevelgem Airport for a weekend of
preparation for the upcoming season. Crew members arrived from the UK,
Germany and Belgium on the Friday evening and visited Ypres. At 8PM the
last post took place under the Menin gate remembering the fallen during
the World War I. Afterwards we had a very enjoyable dinner in a restaurant
at the Ypres square.
On Saturday the Bronco Crew Chiefs had a refresher
course on operating the Bronco, given by Michael. The Bronco Cheerleaders
enjoyed a teambuilding afternoon with an escape game. At noon and in the
evening Mo, prepared us a fantastic lunch and dinner and we all had a great
night. Michael was awarded the 2017 award of excellence for all the effort
he made during last season, congratulations!
On Sunday the Bronco Fan Day
took place, in the morning all the preparations were made and soon the
first fans came in. The weather was more the perfect, a nice blue sky
and a very enjoyable temperature. The BBQ was lit, and the merchandise
stand was plenty with new gadgets. Distillery Rubens was present with
their Poppies Gin and many other goodies. A very nice RC scale model Bronco
was placed next to it’s big brother. Local artist Dieter Ghekiere
revealed a wonderful painting he made on the Bronco flying over Flanders
For the first time a raffle took place to
win a flight in the Bronco. Many people took part and Tony’s grandson
picked the winning number. The lucky winner is: Ralf Pscheidt, who came
all the way from Lubeck, the place where the Broncos were based in Northern
Germany, congratulations. Half a hour later, Ralf took place in the cockpit
and soon took off for an experience of a lifetime he will not soon forget!
Many thanks to all the fans who came out to our 7th Bronco Fan Day,
and for your great support we had over the years!