Beja (LPBJ/BJA) - 2011

ImageLogs and news on European airfields outside the Benelux, Germany, Ireland and the UK.

Forum rules
Image
Post Reply
User avatar
Antoni
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 59
Joined: 19 Feb 2011, 22:25
Type of spotter: F4
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: Antoni
Location: Ooltgensplaat
Contact:

Beja (LPBJ/BJA) - 2011

Post by Antoni »

Hi all,

Maybe the wrong topic ( in that case sorry for that), but at the moment I'm staying at Portimao and planning a trip to Beja. I think I'm going tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. Anybody have some tips about the location and flying hours?

Many thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Antoni

[ Post made via Mobile Device ]
Luis Rosa
Posts: 5
Joined: 25 Sep 2011, 22:41
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: Luis Rosa
Location: Faro, Portugal
Contact:

Re: Beja (LPBJ/BJA) - 2008

Post by Luis Rosa »

Hi,

I would avoid the day after tomorrow (Oct 5th) because it's national holiday and flying activity may be reduced as it is during weekends. I only know one spotting spot, at the public road south of the runway, just near the new civil terminal.

Luis
User avatar
Antoni
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 59
Joined: 19 Feb 2011, 22:25
Type of spotter: F4
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: Antoni
Location: Ooltgensplaat
Contact:

Re: Beja (LPBJ/BJA) - 2008

Post by Antoni »

Many thanks for your reply Luis. I think I'll better go thursday or friday then, we just made other plans for thuesday.

Antoni

[ Post made via Mobile Device ]
Stef V
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 82
Joined: 11 Mar 2010, 21:01
Type of spotter: Military quality above quantity
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: nee

Re: Beja (LPBJ/BJA) - 2008

Post by Stef V »

Hi Antoni,

Sure have a look at the airfield of Portimao!
The Portugese AF regulary hold shortfield landing flights at this airfield with C-212 or C-295.
And on a more regulary base, Do-28G93 can be pictured overthere (former Luftwaffe and NigerianAF)

Cu!
Stef V
EOS
Scramble Senior
Scramble Senior
Posts: 252
Joined: 20 Mar 2008, 20:29

Re: Beja (LPBJ/BJA) - 2008

Post by EOS »

Yesterday (03/10) eight Baf F16's from Kleine Brogel departed towards Beja for 1-2 weeks. Maybe you can catch them!!!

Baf 451:FA70, FB17, FB18
Baf 461:FA118, FA86, FB20
Baf 471:FA124, FB12
User avatar
Antoni
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 59
Joined: 19 Feb 2011, 22:25
Type of spotter: F4
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: Antoni
Location: Ooltgensplaat
Contact:

Re: Beja (LPBJ/BJA) - 2008

Post by Antoni »

Thanks for the tip EOS,

That should be nice.

After my visit, I'll post my log at the forum. I'll hope to catch them.

Antoni

[ Post made via Mobile Device ]
p_shadow
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 54
Joined: 08 Sep 2004, 04:14
Location: Portugal

Re: Beja (LPBJ/BJA) - 2008

Post by p_shadow »

EOS wrote:Yesterday (03/10) eight Baf F16's from Kleine Brogel departed towards Beja for 1-2 weeks. Maybe you can catch them!!!

Baf 451:FA70, FB17, FB18
Baf 461:FA118, FA86, FB20
Baf 471:FA124, FB12
That's why BAF Falcons, Embraers and C-130s visited Beja recently.

Do you have any idea about what type of training they come here for? I'm asking this because if they're coming for weapons training they'll surely give a nice spotting oportunity around Alcochete range.

See here: http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10 ... 2009NOV07/
Results can be much better with equipment better than i had at the time.


Abraços
Luis Rosa
Posts: 5
Joined: 25 Sep 2011, 22:41
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: Luis Rosa
Location: Faro, Portugal
Contact:

Beja (LPBJ/BJA) - 2008 temp

Post by Luis Rosa »

I think it's an OCU, like this: http://www.belgian-wings.be/webpages/na ... u_beja.htm

Luis
User avatar
Antoni
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 59
Joined: 19 Feb 2011, 22:25
Type of spotter: F4
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: Antoni
Location: Ooltgensplaat
Contact:

Re: Beja (LPBJ/BJA) - 2008

Post by Antoni »

Yesterday I visited LPBJ, behind some locals (my log will follow) I've seen 4 Belgium F-16's (I think there where more behind the trees). They where at the platform all day and to far away to read the reg's :-(

Nice visitor was the Belgium CD-01 witch approached in the morning and left about 2 hours later.

Antoni

[ Post made via Mobile Device ]
User avatar
Antoni
Scramble Rookie
Scramble Rookie
Posts: 59
Joined: 19 Feb 2011, 22:25
Type of spotter: F4
Subscriber Scramble Magazine: Antoni
Location: Ooltgensplaat
Contact:

Re: Beja (LPBJ/BJA) - 2011

Post by Antoni »

Last week I visited Portugal for a short holiday. Behind spending time with the family, I visited Portimao (LPPM), Beja (LPBJ) and of course Faro (LPFR). There was not much flying activity at Beja, but I've had a good time.

Here you find the log:

5 oktober, 2011 Portimão (Off Airport)

32+83 FIAT G.91 R-3 D553 German Air Force (On a pole next to the railway station, painted in Portugese colors).

6 oktober, 2011 Portimão (LPPM)

G-BPAL de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 C1-0437 Private

7 oktober, 2011 Beja (LPBJ)

Active:

15206 Dassault-Breguet Dornier Alpha Jet 0025 Portuguese Air Force
15208 Dassault-Breguet Dornier Alpha Jet 0030 Portuguese Air Force
15220 Dassault-Breguet Dornier Alpha Jet 0064 Portuguese Air Force
15226 Dassault-Breguet Dornier Alpha Jet 0080 Portuguese Air Force
19302 Aerospatiale Alouette III SA.316 1573 Portuguese Air Force
19349 Aerospatiale Alouette III SE.316B 1705 Portuguese Air Force

Gate Guards:

1951 Canadair T-33 Silver Star T-33-045 Portuguese Air Force
20+99 FIAT F-104 Starfighter F-104G 6620 German Air Force
2610 Northrop T-38 Talon T-38A 5233 Portuguese Air Force

Visitor:

CD-01 Dassault Falcon 900 B 109 Belgian Air Component

Platform:

F-16AM Belgian Air Component (I saw 4 of them, to far away to read the reg's. Probably more behind the trees)

P-3C/P Orion Portugese Air Force (I saw 3 of them, to far away to read the reg's)


8 oktober, 2011 Faro (LPFR)

9Q-CMC Boeing B.727 30 18371 Government of Democratic Republic of Congo

Regards,

Antoni
Post Reply