Dark Falcon revealed

The Belgian Air Force officially revealed its F-16 display aircraft for the 2018 season at Florennes Air Base on April 23. F-16A FA-101 is painted in a striking black, grey and white colour scheme known as Dark Falcon, one that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the type’s introduction to Belgian Air Force service. The tail fin features a large Falcon bird of prey. The Dark Falcon team has developed a nearly 10-minute display to be flown by Senior Captain Stefan Darte, seen here in the cockpit, as Belgium’s F-16 solo display pilot for the next three years. Mick Balter