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TACTICAL FLIGHT OPERATIONS

Tactical operations are an important part of military operations. In Belgium, tactical operations are split between two “Wings” : the 2W Tac Florennes and the 10W Tac Kleine-Brogel. Both are equipped with F-16A and F-16B aircrafts.

These fighter aircrafts handle a lot of different missions, among which :

  • Air police (reacting against aircrafts infringing restricted airspaces, for example)
  • Interception of unresponsive aircrafts (QRA / Scramble)
  • Combative actions (air-to-air and air-to-ground actions)

 

It is important to note that no combative actions will be simulated on IVAO Belux. It is a golden rule for IVAO not to import real-life conflicts into the network.

Due to the fact tactical operations are very sensible, they are subject to many restrictions.

No OAT (operational air traffic) is allowed for F-16 by pilots who are not members of the BeSOG (Belux Special Operations Group), except with prior written permission from XB-SOC (rule 1.3 – SO directive). This means you can fly an F-16 following the civil rules.

Unit Aircraft type National callsign International callsign
1W 11Sqn Alphajet BAT01-BAT99 (in Belgium)
RIQUET51-RIQUET79 (in Cazaux, France)
SMOKE01-SMOKE08 (air show with smoke)
BAF100-BAF149
2W Tac EBFS / 1Sqn Stingers F-16 STING11-STING50 BAF200-BAF299
2W Tac EBFS / 350Sqn Ambiorix F-16 MATRX51-MATRX99 (MATRIX)
10W Tac EBBL / 349Sqn Mace F-16 MACE71-MACE99 (day)
MACE41-MACE69 (night)
BAF400-BAF550
10W Tac EBBL / 31Sqn Tigers F-16 TIGER11-TIGER39 (day)
TIGER71-TIGER99 (night)
10W Tac EBBL / Falcon Route F-16 FALCN11-FALCN19 (FALCON) None
2W Tac EBFS / Scrambles (QRA) F-16 LH01 & LH02 (LIMA HOTEL, QRA aircrafts)
LH03-LH99 (other aircrafts)
10W Tac EBBL / Scrambles (QRA) F-16 AL01 & AL02 (ALPHA LIMA, QRA aircrafts)
AL03-AL99 (other aircrafts)

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