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Bronco Demo Team was formed in 2010 by a group of OV-10 Bronco enthusiasts. Our main goal is to maintain a living memory of this significant historic airplane and present the Bronco fully operational in its natural environment – flying through the sky – at airshows worldwide.

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A calendar of upcoming events and airshow participations can be found here. Testimony over our successes and achievements can be found here.

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> Bringing Poppies from Flanders Fields

The Bronco Demo Team’s OV-10 will be bringing Poppies from Flanders Fields to venues and airshows all over Europe in 2017; supporting a message of peace and reconciliation in remembrance of the sacrifice by so many 100 years ago.

The Bronco Demo Team is based at Kortrijk-Wevelgem airport situated just 12 nm East from the Ypres salient. The airfield was first used during World War I, initially by German fighter squadrons and later, during the advance of the Allied Powers leading to the end of the conflict, by the Royal Air Force.

As a commemoration of The Great War, the Bronco Demo Team has adorned their OV-10 Bronco in a truly amazing new “Poppy” livery. The Poppies and “LEST WE FORGET, 1914-18” graphics reflect light differently when the aircraft moves, producing a different shine and brightness at various angles. The effect is outright awesome and very unique!

Our OV-10 Bronco will carry actual Poppy seeds to venues and airshows in 2017, underlining the theme. The seed packets will be offered for sale at the shows, with each bag individually marked with flight date and show name. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity.

The 2017 season is certainly looking to become another excellent one judging by the number of enquires and bookings already received at this early stage.

We are already looking forward to meeting you at venues around Europe and the United Kingdom this year!

   

> News

August

16

Welshpool and RAF Cosford Airshow 2017


Sunday 11th June saw Bronco Demo Team participate in two airshows in the UK. The first display was at the Bob Jones Memorial Airshow which is staged at Welshpool airport by the Welshpool Town Council with support of Welshpool Airport. The second display was at the annual RAF Cosford airshow itself, where our OV-10 Bronco took part in a staged Vietnam war set-piece.

 

August

06

Oostwold Airshow 2017


Organized every two years by airfield owner and warbird enthusiast Tom van der Meulen and supported by an incredible team of helpers and volunteers, the Oostwold airshow has now firmly established itself as the foremost warbird airshow in Holland.

 

June

03

Duxford Air Festival 2017


A busy weekend opening our 2017 airshow tour of Europe started in Duxford, legendary for its warbird collections and the Imperial War Museum. Weather was fantastic with blue skies and really hot temperatures.

 

April

13

Bronco Fan Day 2017


The weekend of 18-19 March, our 2017 season started with the Bronco Crew Chief training weekend and on Sunday the 6th edition of the Bronco Fan Day.

 

April

06

Rate One Bronco night photo shoot


On the evening of 18 March, the newest edition of “Rate One” magazine was officially presented featuring the Bronco on the cover. For the occasion an exclusive night photo shoot was organized in cooperation with Bronco Demo Team, Rate One and Salens Motors.

 

April

05

Free Poppy template for Bronco X


The people of Aerosoft created a high-detailed OV-10 Bronco addon for Microsoft® Flight Simulator, “BRONCO X”. Thanks to the great work by Frank Felix we can now present you the special Bronco Demo Team 2017 Poppy theme textures.

 

March

13

NECAS 2016


A very first participation at a North American regional airshow convention for Bronco Demo Team, represented by pilot Tony and his wife Edith.

 

March

11

ICAS 2016


In December of last year, the Bronco Demo Team made its North American debut at the premiere air show venue of the International Council of Air Show’s annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

February

17

Flanders Fields Memorial Tour


On Wednesday 15 February 2017 Bronco Demo Team’s OV-10 Bronco G-ONAA undertook an extensive tour of the WWI battle fields around Ypres overflying many of the memorials and cemeteries that lay as silent witnesses to the atrocities inflicted a century ago.

 

November

14

RIAT 2016 report


For the sixth time Bronco Demo Team was invited to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. RIAT is known to be the largest military airshow worldwide. Bronco Demo Team was present in the static display with Bronco and Skyvan.

 

November

02

Cleethorpes and Yeovilton Air Day 2016 report


Bronco Demo Team was invited to provide a flying display at Cleethorpes with the Bronco on Sunday afternoon 26th June for the Armed Forces Day.

The weekend of 2-3 july was a very busy and exciting weekend, as both Bronco and Skyvan Demo Team were present, for the second year in row, at the Yeovilton Air Day. Both reports are now online, enjoy!

 

August

01

Danish Air Show 2016 report


After a great weekend in the Netherlands the Bronco Demo Team headed, with 99+18 and the Skyvan, towards Denmark to make its first appearance at the Danish Air Show, which took place on Sunday June 19th 2016 at Fighter Wing Skrydstrup.

 

June

27

Air Force Open Days 2016 report


Every two years the Dutch Air Force organizes the “Luchtmachtdagen” (Air Force Days). The event alternates between the major bases in Holland and this year the location was Leeuwarden AB in the province of Friesland. An excellent line-up of display aircraft and teams are always the order of the day on the Luchtmachtdagen.

 

June

16

Biggin Hill Festival Of Flight 2016 report


It was a great pleasure being invited to the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, at the most famous and historic of airfields in the UK.The organisers had a well matched display of various aircraft from the old Warbird’s through to the Catalina and the Red Arrows. Tony completed his display very professionally just as the rain started to dampen everyone’s spirits and enjoyed his display there.

 

June

07

Duxford American Air Show 2016 report


The Imperial war Museum at Duxford is well known as a main center for warbirds in Europe and is famous for it’s superb airshows. The first show of the year always carries the special theme honoring the close ties of Britain with America. We were very excited to participate in this show and were asked put up a duo-display with the Skyvan and Bronco.

 

June

02

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2016 report


In keeping with the tradition, the opening airshow of the season is the Abingdon Air & Country show. This year the event took place on May 1st and for many people it was their first airshow outing after a long lazy winter. Despite the major changes in safety regulations following the Shoreham accident, Neil Porter and his volunteer team put together a great line-up of aircraft in combination with a large fancy fair.

 

May

12

UK Bronco Fan Day 2016 report


On Saturday April 30th, the third edition of the UK Bronco Fan Day took place at Cotswold Airport. After the great success of the previous editions, the tradition was kept, bringing Bronco friends together during this cozy event. The weather turned out pretty good with sunshine and some fluffy clouds, which made many people to come over and have a closer look at the Bronco.

 

April

23

Bronco Fan Day 2016 report


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.

 

March

28

Al-Ain Air Championship 2015 report


The Al Ain Air Championship is a three-day aerobatic style championship. Eight to ten invited aerobatic teams from various countries around the world - including military flying aces and civilian daredevils - square off to impress the judges, win the hearts of fans and are crowned Grand Champion of the skies of Al Ain. Bronco Demo Team was honored to be one of the teams to participate in the 11th Championship.

 

February

10

Sanicole Airshow 2015 report


One of the most famous and longest lasting Airshows in Europe is the Sanicole Airshow in Belgium. It was with great pleasure we participated this great show, both with the Skyvan and the Bronco.

 

February

05

Zoersel Fly-In 2015 report


A late reshuffle of our display commitments saw us visiting the friendly fly-in at Zoersel for the second year in a row, courtesy the Aero-Para Club der Kempen.The weather was favorable and an excellent time was had amongst many friends in a most relaxing way.

 

January

27

Old-Hay Aviation Boogie 2015 report


Last year we visited this friendly fly-in with the Bronco, our visit then being curtailed by the incoming weather. Luck was on out side this year weatherwise, but nevertheless we decided to take our own proper caravan with us in the form of Skyvan G-BEOL.

 

January

21

Herne Bay Airshow 2015 report


A beautiful warm sunny day saw an estimated 70,000 people on the sea front enjoying barbeques, Pimms, and picnics. The Bronco was a late addition to the airshow and was well received by the crowd.

 

January

13

Culdrose Air Day 2015 report


The Royal Naval Air Station of Culdrose, located in Cornwall is one of the most beautiful locations to organize an Airshow. We were happy to attend the Culdrose Air Day with both the Bronco and the Skyvan. The location and the brilliant weather made for some very nice photographs, enjoy the report!

 

December

29

Bronco flying the MACH LOOP


A transit between two airshows at the extremes of the British Isles, one on the East Coast – the Sunderland International Airshow – and the other one in the far South – the RNAS Culdrose Air Day -, provided an ideal opportunity for an stunning flight through low flying areas of the Lake District and Wales. Check out the stunning images and an in-cockpit movie!

 

December

26

Sunderland Airshow 2015 report


The Sunderland Airshow is the biggest free annual airshow in Europe, held between Roker and Seaburn seafronts. This year the show was held between Friday 24th July and Sunday 26th.

 

December

22

RIAT 2015 report


Bronco Demo Team gratefully accepted an invitation to the Royal International Air Tatto (RIAT) at Fairford, with not only the Bronco but with in addition two company Short Skyvan aircraft. The arrival on July 16th appropriately marked the first flight of the OV10 Bronco 50 years earlier with an arrival at approximately the same time the wheels of a Bronco first ever left the earth.

 

November

30

OV-10B Bronco 99+26 Homecoming


Wednesday November 25, 2015 saw OV-10B Bronco “99+26” taking to the skies again for a first postrestoration flight from Duxford. The airplane was ferried to Bronco Demo Team's homebase at Kortrijk-Wevelgem in Belgium.

 

November

20

50 years OV-10 Bronco formation


July 16th was a very special date for Bronco Demo Team, as this year it marked the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the OV-10 Bronco. To celebrate this, a very special formation took to the sky and flew to the biggest military airshow in the world, the RIAT at Fairford.

 

November

10

Yeovilton Air Day 2015 report


Skyvan Demo Team took part in the Yeovilton Air Day for some very special missions. Not only gracing the static display, but also getting the parachute team airbourne and performing some photoshoots with the French Navy and the unique V-formation!

 

August

25

Manchester Airshow 2015 report


Skyvan Demo Team was invited to the Manchester airshow 2015 for it’s first ever public flying display on July 5th. An interesting and varied flying display had been arranged for by the enthusiastic team at City Airport. The Skyvan fitted in nicely as one of the bigger aircraft to still operate from the airfield’s relatively short runways.

 

August

10

Koksijde Fly-In 2015 report


The second edition of the Koksijde Fly-In took place during the first weekend of July. Located close to the Belgian coast, it’s a nice venue to visit, both for crew and public. Both the Bronco and a Skyvan were present for a static display over the weekend.

 

August

03

Moorsele Fly-In 2015 report


In June, a Fly-In was organized at the Moorsele Airfield in Belgium, in tribute to Roland Nuytten. For the occasion the Skyvan was transformed into a Party Van. Curious about the result, then check out the photoreport.

 

July

24

Roudnice Memorial Airshow 2015 report


Bronco Demo Team was invited for a return visit to the bi-annual Memorial Airshow at Roudnice nad Labem in the Czech Republic. Located close to the capital of Prague, the local Aeroclub organized the event for the 13th time, and a record crowd of 50.000 people visited the show during the weekend!

 

July

12

Weston Air Festival 2015 report


The Weston Air Festival is a seaside event which started many years ago as a helicopter specific event, but has in the meantime grown to a full blown airshow with great allure, attracting over 300.000 people over two days.

 

July

07

Poznan AEROfestival 2015 report


Mid June, Bronco Demo Team visited Poland for the very First time to visit the first edition of the AEROfestival at Poznan. The long trip was rewarded with great weather and fantastic hospitality.

 

July

02

Antwerp Stampe Fly-In 2015 report


The 25th edition of the Antwerp Stampe Fly-in was a big success. During the weekend a lot of nice aircraft attended and a record number of people visited the event. We had a great time again meeting many of our friends.

 

June

21

Volkel in de Wolken Airshow 2015 report

For the second weekend in a row, Bronco Demo Team visited the neighbouring Netherlands. This time for ‘Volkel in de Wolken’, the largest civil airshow in the Benelux. It’s not only an airshow, there’s also a fun fair, classic cars and other festive activities, all in a perfect setting.

 

June

15

Oostwold Airshow 2015 report

During the Pentecost weekend, the 8th edition of the Oostwold Airshow took place. Located close to Groningen in The Netherlands, the organizers brought a nice variety of aircraft to their show, including many warbirds. Great people and great weather made a fantastic weekend!

 

June

04

Abingdon Air & Country Fayre 2015 report

For the last 5 years the Abingdon Air and Country Fayre has been on the agenda of Bronco Demo Team. Despite the less favorable weather, the organisation did a great job to give the attending visitors a great day out.

 

May

28

UK Bronco Fan Day 2015 report

As a starter of our 2015 Airshow season in the UK, the team came over to Kemble for the second edition of the UK Bronco Fan Day, in cooperation with the Cotswold Airport, the Bristol Britannia XM496 Preservation Society and Fly2Help.

 

April

05

Bronco Fan Day 2015 report

As winter is set to close and spring moves in, with another airshow season to start soon, it was also time to open the hangar doors at our homebase to let the Bronco fans see Bronco 99+18 in her new colors. The 4th edition of the Bronco Fan Day was again a great succes, thanks to all our great fans who support us during the past 5 years.

 

March

23

European Airshow Convention report

Two weeks ago, Bronco Demo Team? visited the European Airshow Convention at Antwerp. The EAC promotes excellence and safety at Airshows and the yearly convention is the main meeting point of all involved in the Airshow scene in Europe and even beyond.The Convention was a very good start of the season with many good contacts made, no doubt leading up to a most promising season.

 

February

26

RAF Northolt Night Photoshoot 2014 report

The last event of the 2014 season brought Bronco Demo Team to RAF Northolt for the night photoshoot. This event gives great opportunities to Aviation Photographers who can photograph the attending aircraft in a very special way. So have a look at the report, which include many great shots.

 

February

20

Lille Fly-In 2014 report

On the weekend of September 27-28, Bronco Demo Team was invited for the private Fly-In at the Lille-Bondues airfield. This historical airfield is only a 3 minutes hop from our homebase, just on the other side of the Belgian-French border.

 

February

13

Belgian Air Force Days 2014 report

Bronco Demo Team was happy to attend the Belgian Air force Days at Kleine-Brogel during the weekend from the 13th of September last year. With over 100.000 visitors attending, this was one of the bigger events we've been invited to in 2014! As always it was nice catching up with our many Bronco fans and friends!! Talking to aviation enthusiasts and other crew members, making new friends and enjoying the scene is what Bronco Demo Team enjoys most!

 

January

04

Air Waves Portrush 2014 report

The furthest airshow in distance from our homebase in 2014 was Air Waves 2014 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Portrush is a small coast town located on an elevated rock projecting in to the north Atlantic Ocean and hence provides a great vantage point for any airshow goer with excellent photo opportunities.

 

December

28

Zoersel Fly-In 2014 report

In August the Zoersel Fly-In was visited. The atmosphere is magical as the large airfield (a former NATO Cold War reserve base) is located in a large pine wood with a typical white sandy soil with big concrete runways and dispersals. It was a unique gathering of North American Aviation classics.

 

December

09

Schaffen Oldtimer Fly-In report

In August, Bronco Demo Team returned to the airfield of Schaffen in Belgium to participate the yearly Oldtimer Fly-In. Not only airplanes can be seen, but the event also attracts a whole range of classic cars and other oldtimer vehicles. It was a very nice and cozy event!

 

November

21

Old Hay Fly-In report

BDT received an invitation to participate at a private fly in held annually at the Old Hay farm strip, near Headcorn in Kent. This is something totally different than a regular airshow, total attendance is not to exceed 499 and the setting provides for a real “picnic” atmosphere. It is a casual and typically English cordial affair, a great weekend away.

 

November

07

Koksijde Fly-In report

On the occasion of the 100 years commemorations of the First World War, a Fly-In was organized at the Koksijde Air Base, Belgium. The local Aeroclub working together with the Koksijde municipal organized this great event for the first time, and it was an instant success and attracted a huge crowd.

 

October

28

East Fortune 2014 report

On Saturday 26th of July, Bronco Demo Team displayed the Scottish National Airshow at the Museum of Flight in East Fortune. It was a great day out, and for the occasion a special formation was flown together with the T-6. The report on the show can be found here.

 

October

17

RIAT 2014 report

The Royal International Air Tattoo is still one of the biggest military Airshows in the world. We were very happy to return to Fairford with the Bronco and received a nice place in the static zone. The report on the show can be found here.

 

October

07

Waddington Airshow 2014 report

On the first weekend of July, our great friends at the Waddington International Airshow offered us the very emotional occasion of performing our first flying display in the UK since the unfortunate events of less than two years ago. The report on this great show is now online, enjoy!

April

18

Airshow updates

Two major military airshows were added to our events calendar, both in the UK and The Netherlands. We are very glad to return back to RAF Waddington to welcome all our fans we met during the previous airshows we attended at Waddington. The Royal Netherlands Air Force is holding its annual Open Days at the base of Gilze-Rijen, June 20-21. It will be the first time we will participate this great airshow, and we are really looking forward to it.

 

April

05

Aviation Day 2014 report

On Saturday March 8th, the Airports of Brussels, Antwerp, Ostend and Kortrijk opened up their gate to the general public for the first edition of the Aviation Day ("Luchtvaartdag" in Dutch) organized by the Flemish Government. As the Bronco is based at the Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport , we were very delighted to participate this event, promoting Aviation in Belgium. Check out the photoreport here.

 

March

05

Lens Airshow 2014

We are very happy to announce that Bronco Demo Team will participate the Lens Airshow in Northern France on May 18. The Airshow theme for 2014 is the Franco-Belge cooperation. We are looking forward to a great weekend and hope to meet you all!

More info via www.meeting-air-lens.com

 

March

04

OV-10B Bronco 99+18 Homecoming

With her restoration complete - after receiving a fresh coat of paint - the weather on Sunday morning, March 2nd, could not have been better for the homecoming flight of our latest Bronco. 99+18 is now resplendent in it’s fully original service markings and appears at airshows in the UK and around Europe, both for flying and static displays. Check out the report with the results from this unique photoflight.

 

February

11

Ursel Open Door 2014

During the weekend of June 27-29, 2014 the Airfield of Ursel (Belgium) will open its gates to the public to celebrate its rich Aviation History. Bronco Demo Team is very happy to participate this event in the theme of the 60th Anniversary as NATO Airfield. Another highlight will be the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Victors formation team. See you all at Ursel! More info via www.ebul.be

 

January

20

UK Thank You Tour reports

A UK “Thank You Tour”, visiting all the rescue workers who had been so vital in ensuring the survivability of the terrible Bronco crash last year was completed 14-16 June 2013. First stop was the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity followed by a visit to Bristol’s Frenchay Hospital and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The weekend was spent at Kemble (Cotswold Airport) meeting with all the staff again, throwing a little party and having many friends and well-wishers pass by to say hello and check for progress first hand.

 

December

27

Waddington and Fairford 2012 reports

In order to complete the website, we still had two Airshow reports left to be finnished. The 2012 Waddington Airshow and the Royal International Air Tattoo reports can now be found in the events gallery.

 

December

22

Bronco 99+18

Over the past 5 months, the restoration team has made huge progress getting the Bronco 99+18 ready for next airshow season. We are now in a straight line to the finish, and on December 10, the Bronco was successfully flown over to Midden-Zeeland Airport in The Netherlands where it will receive a new paintjob and some final upgrades. Check out a nice video on youtube.

 

November

18

Events 2014

First airshow for next year is confirmed on Sunday 4 May at the Abingdon Country & Air Fayre! The day before (Saturday 3 May) we are planning to have a UK Bronco Fan Day at Kemble: "to pick-up things from where we left them behind last"!

 

May

30

Fifth Gear

Back in July 2012, Fifth Gear was busy with filming a race between a Porsche and a Breitling Jet Team L-39 at Kemble airport, UK. The clip can now be found on Youtube, and features the very last start-up of Bronco 99+32 just before Tony’s incident happened. The movie clip can be found on this link.

 

May

08

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2013

For the last years, Bronco Demo Team has always been welcome at the Abingdon Air & Country show, and so the 2013 edition could not be missed. Although we were not able to come with a Bronco, Thomas and Tony flew in on the Marchetti to take part in the static display. A report of a sunny Sunday can be found here.

 

April

27

F.A.S. Charity event

The Flanders Aviation Society (FAS) organized a great charity event on April 5th, supporting the Child Cancer Foundation. The evening was organized at the BARCO facilities in Kuurne, and Bronco Demo Team was kindly invited to take part. Check out the report here.

 

April

11

Bronco Fan Day 2013 photo report

The second edition of the Bronco Fan Day took place on Sunday afternoon March 24, this time not in Moorsele, but in Wevelgem, the homebase of the Bronco. Despite the snowy weather conditions, a large amount of fans made it, which was very well appreciated by Tony and the Team, thank you all! Check out the report here.

 

April

05

Bronco Demo Team Crewchief Training Weekend 2013

The weekend of March 23-24 was again the time for the annual Crew Chief training at our homebase in Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport. Although no airshow operations will be flown this season, it was a great way to come together with almost the whole team, and stay current on Bronco procedures. Check out the report here.

 

February

19

New Bronco Demo Team promotion video

For the occasion of the European Airshow Convention, a new promotion video was produced. The video has some great action shots, including some in-cockpit and Air-to-Air views of Bronco 99+18. It can be viewed on youtube, enjoy it!

 

February

19

European Airshow Convention 2013 photo report

We are very happy to announce that Bronco Demo Team was awarded the first price in the marketing competition for participants, at the 2013 edition of the European Airshow Convention. Have a look at the report to read more about the 2013 Convention.

 

January

23

Florennes Airshow 2012 photo report

The yearly Belgian Air Force Airshow of 2012 was held at the Florennes Airbase on June 23-24. The largest military show in Belgium attracted again a great variety of Aircraft from all over the world. We were lucky to take part in this show in the static display. Check out the report here.

 

October

01

Ursel Fly-In 2014 report

In June, the Ursel Airfield opened its Gates to the public with the yearly Fly-In organized. It was a special anniversary edition this year, with the Victors Formation Team existing 10 years. It was a fantastic weekend with some great formation flights.

 

September

20

Gilze-Rijen Luchtmachtdagen 2014 report

The Dutch 'Luchtmachtdagen' or Air Force Days are one of the biggest Airshows in Europe, showing the Dutch people what their Defence does and attracting young people to join the military. They succesded very well and no less than 245.000 people visited the show. Check out our report on the show here.

 

September

01

99+18 Return to Schwenningen

For more than 20 years, our now newly restored, Bronco 99+18 was on static display at the International Aviation Museum with Manfred Pflumm at Schwenningen-am-Neckar airfield, Germany. Almost to the day of the first post restoration flight two years ago, it was time to bring back the Bronco to it’s former home to show the result of our efforts.

 

August

25

Meier Motor visit

Meier Motors in Bremgarten, Germany is a company renowned for it’s high quality work restoring vintage aircraft to flying condition. One of their current projects is a Hawker Sea Fury, an original aircraft which flew at Lübeck on the target-towing duties before relinquishing them to the Bronco. Hence our special interest and in the lead-up of our return visit to Schwenningen-am-Neckar a visit was kindly arranged.

 

August

19

Antwerp Stampe Fly-In 2014 report

The Stampe Fly-In at Antwerp Airport is a yearly event organized by the local museum and is dedicated to the Belgian designed Stampe-Vertongen SV4 aircraft.

 

August

06

Lens Airshow 2014 report

Our first flying display of the year was performed at a Franco-Belge themed airshow at Lens, an airfield situated south of Lille and not far from our home base in Kortrijk. This free event has grown in to one of the biggest airshows in France. A real family show, a great flying program and the fantastic weather made attendance number soar to an estimated 100.000.

 

July

29

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2014 report

The Abingdon Air & Country Show has always been on our agenda and this year was no exception. The show opens the airshow season and is a very nice and cozy family event supporting the Thames Valley Air Ambulance charity. The 2014 edition was blessed with perfect weather and the crowd turned up in big numbers. The occasion also marked the first airshow appearance of the newly restored Bronco 99+18.

 

July

20

UK Bronco Fan Day 2014 report

In order to “pick-up things from where we left off”, Bronco Demo Team brought its newly restored OV-10 Bronco to Kemble airfield in the UK for its first public showing on May 3rd, 2014. The aircraft was presented to during a free event at Cotswold Airport (Kemble).

 

May

01

Bronco Fan Day 2014 report

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, March 16, the third edition of the Bronco Fan Day took place at the Kortrijk-Wevelgem homebase. The recently finished Bronco 99+18 was put outside under a clear blue sky, welcoming the many visitors. We are very proud to have such a dedicated group of Bronco fans who support us so much. The Bronco fan day has really become a gathering of friends.

 

April

22

Bronco Training Weekend 2014 report

Each year, before the season starts, Bronco Demo Team is coming together for a great weekend spend to keep all things fresh before the First Airshow arrives. From as far as Germany and Switzerland, the Crew Chiefs and Cheerleaders came over to Kortrijk-Wevelgem to have a great weekend together.

 

December

03

Geilenkirchen Open Day 2012 photo report

After the incident which happened this summer, it has been calm on the website as the team was concentrating on the recovery of Tony. With Tony, it is getting better every day, thanks to the enormous support received by everyone. We still had some great memories of the attended airshows this year, which we would like to share with everyone. The first one is the Geilenkirchen Open Day report, written by Tony himself, enjoy.

 

June

16

RAF Odiham Families day 2012 photo report

RAF Odiham is the homebase of the Chinook Helicopter fleet and every year they organise the Friends and Families day to welcome all the families and relatives of the based personnel. This year the event was organised on Friday June 1st and welcomed again a great variety of aircraft and ground entertainment, of which we were honoured to be invited to take part in this excellent air event with the Bronco Demo Team. Check out the report of our visit to the show!

 

June

10

Abingdon Air & Country show 2012 photo report

For the third time in a row, and in the second season of the Bronco Demo Team, we had once again the honour to present the OV-10B "Bronco" to the public at the Abingdon Air & Country show. As the 2012 airshow season opener the organisation did again a great job to offer the public a broad variety of aircraft and entertainment for an enjoyable day out. Check out the report of our visit to the show!

 

June

2

Bronco 99+18 first flight

Bronco Demo Team are very pleased to announce that our third OV-10 Bronco, the former German 99+18, has successfully completed it’s maiden flight on Saturday 26th of May at Schwenningen-am-Neckar Airfield in Germany. The Bronco had been on static display at the International Aviation Museum - Manfred Pflumm since 1991. Check out the report of the fly-out which include some very nice photographs!

 

May

24

Schaffen Fly-in 2012

From 11 till 12 August 2012, Diest Aero Club will organise the 29th edition of the international oldtimer fly in at the airfield of Schaffen-Diest in Belgium. The yearly event will again welcome a large variety of oldtimer aircraft from all over Europe as well as a nice collection of oldtimer cars. We are very pleased to anounce the Bronco Demo Team will once again be visiting the event. It's a great honour to be the star of the event poster. We hope to meet many oldtimer & Bronco fans! More info can be found at flyin.dac.be

 

May

20

Bronco Crew Chief training weekend 2012

In preparation for the upcoming airshow season, the yearly Bronco Crew Chief training weekend was held at Wevelgem airfield, Belgium. The whole crew chief team came together and we welcomed two newcomers, Stijn Mennes and Cathy Lenaers, who is our first female Crew Chief. The weekend was well spend with theoretical and practical training. Check out the report!

 

May

20

30 years NATO AWACS - Geilenkirchen Open Door 2012

On 16 and 17 June the NATO E-3A Component celebrate its 30th anniversary with a so called ’30 Years Jubilee event’ at the Geilenkirchen Air Base in Germany. Aircraft from all over the world will visit the event and ofcourse the E-3A AWACS aircraft will be in the spotlight. We are very pleased to be able to take part in this celebration with the Bronco Demo Team, so everyone is welcome to come and have a great day out. More info can be found on the event website: www.e3a.nato.int

 

May

11

Florennes International Airshow 2012

On June 23-24 the Belgian Air Force is holding its yearly airshow and this year the Airbase of Florennes will be the host. The airshow organizers are always able to attract a great variety of special aircraft to their show and this year is no exception. We are honored to be able to take part in this great event and the OV-10B Bronco will be in the static park so visitors can see the aircraft from up-close. More info about the airshow can be found on www.florennes-airshow-2012.be, see you all there!

 

May

6

Royal International Air Tattoo 2012

The Royal International Air Tattoo is one of the biggest military airshows in the world and held every July at RAF Fairford, UK. We are very glad to be invited to take part in this unique event for the second year in a row. More info at www.airtattoo.com , we hope to meet many Bronco fans!

 

April

20

RAF Odiham Families day

Another nice update to the events calendar of the Bronco Demo Team is the RAF Odiham Families Day. The event will take place on Friday June 1st, in order to thank all the families of the serving base personnel for their support. We are very happy to be able to take part in this event, and we welcome all the visitors to come and have a look at the OV-10B Bronco.

 

April

14

Events Calendar update

On Sunday, May 13th, the Belgian ULM Federation is organizing the yearly Safety Day. The ultralights will be gathering at the airfield of Moorsele and at noontime the Bronco will be performing a flying display.

With great pleasure we can announce that the Bronco Demo Team will be visiting the RAF Waddington International Airshow 2012. For the second year in a row, the public will be able to enjoy the sights of the OV-10 up-close. More info about the event can be found on www.waddingtonairshow.co.uk. We hope to meet many fans during one of the events this year!

 

April

5

Bronco Fan Day photo report

The first edition of the Bronco Fan Day was a huge success, despite the less favourite weather predictions, the sun came out during the afternoon and it was a great pleasure to welcome all the fans at Moorsele airfield. The whole Bronco Demo Team crew would like to thank everyone for their attendance and the support we received. The season was opened in a great way, and we hope to see everybody again at one of the events we will be visiting during the upcoming summer. A report with lots of great photographs is online now!

 

April

2

Leaseweb Texel Airshow

One of the very special airports in Western Europe must be the Texel International Airport. The idyllic Island in front of the Dutch coast is the place to be for the tenth anniversary airshow which will take place on Saturday July 28th. We are very happy to be able to take part in this unique airshow, and we hope to meet a lot of Bronco fans. More info about the Texel Airshow, can be found at www.texelairshow.nl.

 

March

21

Oxford - Fly to the Past!

During the first weekend of September, Oxford airport (UK) is the place to be for vintage entertainment lovers. A two day event will be organized with the launch of the Oxford Revival on the Saturday and the Oxford Festival of Flight on the Sunday! The Bronco Demo Team is very proud to be part of the show and we hope to meet many fans during the event. More info about the Oxford - Fly to the Past event, can be found at flytothepast2012.homestead.com.

 

March

16

UK CAA Display Pilot Seminar

On Tuesday the 13th of March, Bronco Demo Team attended the display pilot seminar organized by the UK CAA (Civil Aviation Authority). The aim of the Seminar is to communicate changes relating to Display Flying, to review the previous display season and improve flight safety through awareness and knowledge. A small report of the seminar can be found here.

 

March

1

New Bronco Video

The Media section has been updated with a new promotion video shot at various localtions during the 2011 season. The video includes some exclusive in-cockpit and mini-cam footage of Tony flying the Bronco through the skies. Please have a look in the media section!

 

February

27

European Airshow Convention 2012

The European Airshow Convention is the yearly gathering of the airshow community, ranging from airshow organizers, performers to all other aspects that are involved in the scene of airshows. After the success of last year, the Bronco Demo Team was back again in full force. Check out the report of the 2012 convention here.

 

February

22

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2012

For the third year in a row, the Bronco Demo Team will attend the Abingdon air & country show, which takes place on May 6th. For most people this is the opening show of the airshow season in the UK, and we are very glad we can participate this excellent event. More info about the airshow can be found on their website: www.abingdonfayre.com

 

January

25

Airshow season 2012

The new year is allready well under way and 2012 is planning to be a great year for all Bronco lovers. We already had contact with multiple airshows around Europe for the coming season which looks very promising. The first event we will be attending is the yearly European Airshow Convention in Brussels, the place to be for everyone in the airshow scene.

Running up to the airshow season, we also plan to organise a Bronco Fan Day. The event is still in an early stage, but keep checking our website for updates! 2012 will also bring some nice surprises, so stay tuned and keep checking the skies!

See you soon!

 

December

24

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012

Many thanks to everyone who supported us during this fantastic year we had, showing the OV-10B Bronco throughout Europe in the place where she belongs, the sky.

Hereby we wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy 2012 in which we hope to meet you again.

Bronco Demo Team
 

December

1

Kiewit Historic Days 2011

Kiewit Airfield, close to Hasselt, is the oldest airfield in Belgium and organised their first "Historic Days" event. During the weekend, oldtimer cars and aircraft met each other in a vintage atmosphere. See the show report with many pictures from this nice weekend.
 

October

2

RAF Odiham families day

In August, the Bronco Demo Team was invited to participate the RAF Odiham families day. The organisation put up a great and varied show to thank all the families and relatives. See the show report with many pictures from this sunny day.
 

August

12

Spangdahlem Open House report

Visiting a USAF base in Europe is difficult, so the Spangdahlem Open House was a unique opportunity to visit one of main bases in Germany. We were honoured to be invited to take part in this show and all enjoyed it very much. See the show report with many pictures from this American Open House.
 

August

5

East Fortune Airshow report

On July 23th, Tony visited the East Fortune Airshow, close to Edinburgh, Scotland. This one day show was blessed with sunshine and a very interesting flying display. The Bronco was shown to the public three times in one day, 2 solo displays and a special Vietnam formation with the Skyraider. See the East Fortune show report with some unique action pictures.
 

July

28

Royal International Air Tattoo report

The Royal International Air Tattoo, at RAF Fairford still is one of the worlds biggest military airshow. We were invited to take part in the static display with the Bronco. Despite the bad weather on Saturday morning, thousands of visitors came to see the show. See the show report of RIAT 2011.
 

July

25

Koksijde International Airshow report

Only days after attending the Waddington Airshow, we already set off again to the next one, this time close-by, to the Koksijde Airshow. It was a great show, and a lot of visitors came to say hello, and have a look at the Bronco in the static. See our show report with some exlusive Air-to-Air pictures.
 

July

12

Waddington International Airshow report

The first weekend of July, traditionally opens with the largest of the RAF airshows at Waddington. The Bronco Demo Team was invited to take part, and we performed our first flying display at a UK airshow. See our show report with some nice Bronco pictures.
 

June

27

Roudnice Memorial Air Show

During the weekend of June 18-19, the Memorial Air Show was held at Roudnice, close to Prague, in Czech Republic. The Bronco Demo Team participated this great event in both static and flying display. See our show report which includes many nice pictures of the Bronco and the other participating aircraft.
 

June

6

Waddington International Airshow

Held annually each July at Royal Air Force Waddington, the RAF Waddington International Air Show is the largest of all RAF air shows. The Bronco Demo Team has been invited to participate the airshow, and it will be the first flying display in the UK of the OV-10B Bronco. More info can be found on www.waddingtonairshow.co.uk , we hope to see you there!
 

May

22

Gadgets

The new Bronco Demo Team gadgets have arrived!! The logo is embroidered into a nice badge and an original remove before flight keychane in the green and orange Bronco colors. They will be available in our stand on the airshows we will be visiting.
 

May

18

Abingdon Air & Country Show report

On May 8th the Bronco Demo Team was present at the Abingdon Airshow in the UK. The charity event was a great succes and attracted a lot of people. Check out the show report wich some nice pictures of our first Airshow of the season.
 

May

10

Bronco flying display training

During past weeks, Tony has performed multiple flying display rehearsals in order to be ready for the comming air show season. Check out the report to see some pictures and a small video of the display training..
 

May

10

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2011

Last weekend the Bronco Demo Team season was opened with the Abingdon Air Show where we were in the static display. The weather turned out very nice with a hard wind, but it stayed dry the whole day. A full report with pictures will be online soon.
 

May

2

Koksijde International Air Show

The OV-10B Bronco will be participating the Koksijde International Air Show in the static display. The main theme of the airshow will be the 65th anniversary of the Belgian Air Force and the famous 40th Squadron celebrates 35 years Sea King and 50 years Heli Flight. It will certainly be one of the major European airshows with international teams like the USAF Thunderbirds, Patrouille de France, the Red Arrows, Patrulla Aguilla and Turkish Stars. More info can be found on www.mil.be/airshow
 

April

9

East Fortune Airshow

Scotland's National Museum of Flight is based at East Fortune in East Lothian, a historic military airfield 18 miles east of Edinburgh. On Saturday July 23th the museum will be home to one of Scotland's leading airshows. To our great pleasure the Bronco Demo Team has been invited to participate this airshow.
 

April

3

Event calendar update

The OV-10B Bronco Demo Team has kindly been invited to participate the Memorial Air Show at Roudnice nad Labem in Czech Republic which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The event will take place during the weekend of June 18-19. Next to Roudnice, the Bronco will also be visiting the Families day at RAF Odiham on August 10th.
 

March

28

Bronco Crew-chief training weekend

As the airshow season is coming closer, we started our pre-season training with the crew-chief training weekend which took place on March 19-20th. The whole crew came together in Wevelgem, where the Bronco is based, to learn all the ins and outs of the aircraft. See the report about this great weekend, which is illustrated with some nice pictures.
 

March

23

Spangdahlem Open House

The OV-10B Bronco Demo Team has been invited to attend the Spangdahlem AFB Open House which will take place during the weekend of July 30-31. We are very happy to fly the Bronco back to its home country and show the aircraft to the public. Next to the German Air Force, the USAFE also used to fly the Bronco in Germany. Till 1984, Sembach AFB was home of the 20th, 601th and 704th TASS which used the OV-10A.
 

March

10

OV-10B Bronco Night Photoshoot

Last week the weather was great, so we did a night photoshoot of the Bronco at its homebase, Kortijk-Wevelgem airport. The clear blue sky created an extra touch to the images, the so called "blue-hour" effect. Check out the media page to see the result.
 

March

4

Royal International Air Tattoo 2011

Held annually each July at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, the Royal International Air Tattoo, the world's largest military airshow, has gained the well-earned reputation as one of the UK's top outdoor family events. The organisation invited us to visit this years edition with the Bronco and we kindly accepted this invitation. So we hope to meet you in the static park of one of larges military airshows in the world. More info at www.airtattoo.com
 

February

28

European Airshow Convention 2011

The European Airshow Convention (EAC) is the yearly gathering of the airshow community, ranging from airshow organizers, performers to all other aspects that are involved in the scene of airshows. Of course we could not miss this excellent opportunity and to our biggest surprise we even won an award for best promotional material for airshow performers. Click here to see some of our pictures of the venue.
 

February

16

Kiewit Historic Days 2011

During the weekend of August 27 & 28th, the Bronco Demo Team will be present during the Kiewit Historic Days. This event will take you back in time with many oldtimer aircraft, cars and motorcycles in an authentic atmosphere at the oldes airfield in Belgium. More info can be found at www.historicdays.be
 

February

2

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2011

For the second year in a row, the OV-10B Bronco will be visiting the Abingdon Air & Country Show, in the UK. The show is a mix of static and flying aircraft displays with various ground attractions aimed to make a great family day out. The charity event supports the local Air Ambulance, Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance. More info at www.abingdonfayre.com
 

January

30

Website online

Today is an important day for the OV-10 Bronco Demo Team as we launch our brand new website. So by this way we would like to welcome everyone and we hope to see you this summer at one of the airshow or events we will be attending! Our events calendar has not been finalised yet, so come back regulary for new updates.
   


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