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9 & 10 SEPTEMBER 2023 - Kleine-Brogel Air Base

Italian master of glider acrobatics

Many of the new generation are taking their first steps in aviation with the Belgian Air Cadets. Here, they learn the ropes of flying under the guidance of experienced instructors with high-performance ASK-gliders during regular training camps.

The purity of flying a glider fuels many people's love for aviation. Everyone can also feel this magic during the unique demonstration by the Italian master of glider acrobatics, Luca Bertossio. He flies a Polish-made Swift S-1 glider designed by Edward Marganski and Jerzy Cisowski. Thanks to sturdy and feather-light composite materials, this aircraft is capable of stunning manoeuvres despite its huge long wings, with Luca undergoing up to plus 10 and minus 7 times the force of gravity, all without an engine but only thanks to physics and aerodynamics, a pure harmony of nature and human ingenuity.

At the age of 22, Luca became the youngest ever FAI world aerobatics champion with a glider and has spent the last 11 years further honing his extraordinary skills, thanks also to the support of his sponsor, energy drink Ge-Man.

Be enchanted by the magic of gliding too during the Belgian Air Force Days at Kleine-Brogel on 9 & 10 September and who knows, maybe you too will get a taste for it! Join the new generation!an het zweefvliegen tijdens de Belgian Air Force Days te Kleine-Brogel op 9 & 10 september en wie weet krijg jij ook de smaak te pakken! Join the new generation!

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Fri 8 Sep: Spottersday!
Sat 9 Sep: Airshow
Sun 10 Sep: Airshow

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