Jack of all trades

Alouette III Survivors Belgium

As the Alouette III approaches 50 years in service with the Belgian military, the aircraft still has an important role to play, as Ian Harding finds out.

img_72-1_65.jpg
Belgian Air Component Alouette III M-2 (c/n 1816) prepares to land aboard the Belgian command and logistic support ship ‘Godetia’ after a tactical flight over the Norwegian fjords in support of an amphibious live exercise during Trident Juncture 18. More than 250 aircraft, 65 ships and 10,000 vehicles were involved in the manoeuvres.
NATO/WO Fran C Valverde

”Whilst it’s a really old helicopter, it is still very reliable and performing its operational roles after 47 years. The aircraft is very ‘hands on’.” 1st Lt Jens Loobuyck

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below