September 9 & 11 2022


NATO is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019 and what better way to celebrate it at Sanicole than with a fly-by of the mighty E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control (AWACS) aircraft?
The NATO E-3 component, which is also a member of the NATO Tiger Association, is based at Geilenkirchen in Germany, close to the border with the Netherlands, though these remarkable aircraft are actually registered in Luxembourg. They are used to help monitor NATO airspace and its borders and control NATO aircraft flight operations.

Did you know that these impressive aircraft, based on the legendary Boeing 707 airliner, can remain airborne for 8 hours without refuelling, and it can detect aircraft at over 400 kilometers distance thanks to its enormous rotating dome on top of the hull, which measures over 9 meters across?
No wonder the radio callsign for these all-seeing eyes in the sky is “Magic”. Come see this exceptional aircraft for yourself during the Sunset airshow on 13 September 2019.

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