Florennes Air Base

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Florennes Air Base
(Advanced Landing Ground A-78)
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Roundel of Belgium.svg
Airport type Military
Operator Belgian Air Component
Location Florennes, Wallonia, Belgium
Built 1936
Elevation AMSL 935 ft / 285 m
Coordinates 50°14′36″N 004°38′45″E / 50.24333°N 4.64583°E / 50.24333; 4.64583Coordinates: 50°14′36″N 004°38′45″E / 50.24333°N 4.64583°E / 50.24333; 4.64583
EBFS is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08L/26R 3,385 11,106 Asphalt
08R/26L 2,250 7,382 Asphalt
Sources: Belgian AIP[1]

Florennes Air Base (ICAO: EBFS) is a Belgian Air Component military airfield located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) east southeast[1] of Florennes, a Walloon municipality of Belgium. It is home to the 2nd Tactical Wing, operating F-16 Fighting Falcons. It also used to be the home to the Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP), a joint training program formed by 10 NATO members. On July 31, 2009, TLP moved to Albacete in Spain.


During World War II, German Luftwaffe fighter units operated from here, including Ju 88 and Bf 110 night fighters, and Focke-Wulf Fw 190 day fighters. It was captured in September 1944, after which Allied units operating from here included the USAAF's 430th Fighter Squadron, flying Lockheed P38 Lightnings in the ground attack role, and the 422nd Night Fighter Squadron, flying Northrop P-61 Black Widows.[2]

Currently, two fighter squadrons operate out of Florennes Airbase. 1 Squadron, which was started in 1917 and 350 Squadron, founded in the UK in 1942 during the Second World War. Both units fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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