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  • Stampe Fly In
    in France by SNCAN Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Nord and in Algeria by Atelier Industriel de l Aéronautique d Alger the two firms completing a combined total of 940 aircraft The postwar SV 4Cs were widely used by French military units as a primary trainer Many also served with aero clubs in France numbers of which were later sold secondhand to the United Kingdom and other countries Many of the preserved SV4bis are previous Belgian Air Force aircraft such as the OO PAM and OO PAX The oldest SV4 still flying in the world the OO GWC From the other side of the channel the G AIYG Former V42 the OO WIL In the early Belgian Air Force colours the OO GWB Equipped with a Lycoming engine the OO KAT In French Navy colour scheme From Germany the D EFPS The OO SVB on taxi Difference between open cockpit C model and equipped with a canopy B model Fly by of the Stampe Vertongen SV4 present at the event How to protect the pitot tube poor chicken The ERCO Ercoupe is a low wing monoplane first manufactured by the Engineering and Research Corporation ERCO shortly before World War II production continued after WWII by several other manufacturers until 1967 It was designed to be the safest fixed wing aircraft that aerospace engineering could provide at the time and the type still enjoys a very faithful following today The two seat ERCO Ercoupe 415 went on sale in 1940 but only 112 were delivered before World War II intervened halting all civil aircraft production By mid 1941 aluminum supplies were being diverted to war related production so ERCO decided to manufacture Ercoupes for military use by using wood as the principal building material The substitution of wood resulted in

    Original URL path: http://www.sbap.be/events/2010/deurne2010/deurne2010.htm (2016-04-30)
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  • A falcon in Siouxland
    air component came to Melsbroek for the family day organized by the 15th Wing on September 8th This rare bird on the tarmac of the transport wing was leaving the next morning to return to its home base Under a gray sky the Fighting Falcon take d off before some wide bodies a waiting at the holding point of the runway 25R Amazing view at Brussels Airport isnt it On

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  • Mirage BA08
    at the really special date of 08 08 88 Later on in 1990 the plane was painted in full blue and white scheme to underline the 20 years of service in the Belgian Air Force and in the same way the 20 years of the 8 th Squadron reactivated wi th the arrival of the delta fighter in Belgium see our archivalia page Delta Blue Under the colours of 1st Squadron in the 1970 s Johny De Visch Full camouflage also on the belly and wearing the comet of 2 Squadron Johny De Vish Special marking for the 8 Squadron s meet on 08 08 1988 Coll SBAP BA08 was the Delta Blue in 1990 see our archivalia pages Coll SBAP After his Belgian Air Force career the plane was stored at Weelde The BA08 was no more foreseen to be upgraded in the MIRSIP program Mirage improvement System Program due the geopolitical changes at this period In 2000 the French company SAGEM decided to buy a batch of Belgian Mirage s to be used for spare parts in view to upgrade other planes a nd proposed them to be exported But this operation was not a success a nd the planes remained during years in France Some month s ago SAGEM decided to dismantle some planes others where put for sale Stored at Weelde in 1994 after his operational career the BA08 was dismantled for transportation to SAGEM in France in the year 2000 Johny De Visch Colonel ER Paul Rorive was the last pilot of BA08 for the transit flight to Weelde and 16 years later Paul have retreived the BA08 emotional moment in a pilot life Paul Rorive This is the case of the BR21 that has been put for sale in public auctions see our news

    Original URL path: http://www.sbap.be/news/2010/mirageba08/mirageba08.htm (2016-04-30)
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  • Mirage BR07
    have a closer look at this bird Once there the surprise was total when Paul Rorive saw on the right side and old Belgian Mirage V in real good state This was the BR07 another plane bought by SAGEM begin year 2000 After a photo shoot of the bird Paul wanted more information about this but sadly the shop was closed and after waiting a while nobody came Paul left the area without supplementary information but now we know that the BR07 is still in quite a good state under the sun of Valence The BR07 in 1977 during a RECCE mission Coll SBAP Low level break above Bierset on July 21 1990 Serge Van Heertum The Mirage V BR07 was delivered to the Belgian Air Force in September 1971 The plane did a carreer without any problems and was stored at Weelde in 1994 In the year 2000 the plane was bought and transfered to SAGEM in France for spare parts But nothing happened with the BR07 and the plane was transfered to the Dassault Aviation Passion association The plane was noted in the hangar of the association in May 2010 So not a long time ago the BR07

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  • EBBE FA113
    Poste 1 at Beauvechain airbase This ex inmate of the Beauvechain based 1st Wing Historical Centre had its flying career cut short when on May 12th 1995 it overturned on landing due to aquaplaning on an extreme wet runway at Hradec Kralove Czech Republic Fortunately the Belgian Air Force s first female combat pilot Olt Anne Marie Jansen could eject in time and escaped uninjured Since then the aircraft was

    Original URL path: http://www.sbap.be/news/2010/ebbegate/ebbegate.htm (2016-04-30)
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  • C-17 Brussels
    support Kosovo Forces and the International Security Assistance Force ISAF It has also conducted humanitarian relief mission s to Haiti on 18 21 and 02 February 2010 Facts and Figures The C 17 Globemaster III is a large strategic transport aircraft capable of carrying 77 000 kilograms of cargo over 2400 nautical miles 4 450 kilometers and which is able to operate in difficult environments The fleet of three aircraft is based at Pápa Airbase in Hungary and are wearing the Hungarian Air Force markings The first aircraft was delivered on 27 July 2009 the second and third aircraft followed in September and October 2009 respectively Aircrafts are flown and maintained by multinational aircrews under the command of a multinational military structure the Heavy Airlift Wing HAW The Commander of the HAW is a US Air Force officer and his Deputy Commander is a Swedish Air Force officer The HAW is manned by personnel from all participating nations The planes are configured and equipped to the same general standard as C 17s operated by the US Air Force the UK Royal Air Force and the Canadian Air Force History Because Strategic Airlift is a key capability for the Alliance ten

    Original URL path: http://www.sbap.be/news/2010/bruc17/bruc17.htm (2016-04-30)
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  • Mirage BR21
    will be the Mirage V BR BR21 used by the Belgian Air Force between January 1972 and January 1994 He made his last public appearance in July 1993 at Koksijde airshow and on September 11th 1993 for the Kleine Brogel open door After his career with the Belgian Air Force he was transferred back to the firm SAGEM So for lovers get out your savings accounts More infos Hôtel Marcel

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  • Kim Clijsters
    Since mid April Thomas Cook owns a Kim Clijsters airplane Kim herself as representative of the Belgian company went to baptise the Airbus A320 OO TCN on Brussels International Airport The plane will flew the all summer season with Kim

    Original URL path: http://www.sbap.be/news/2010/tckim/tckim.htm (2016-04-30)
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