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  • archivalia : Sabena
    September 1985 Serge Van Heertum Airbus A310 222 OO SCB c n 313 Leased to Somali Airlines between October 1988 and March 1989 Serge Van Heertum Piper PA 32 Saratoga 301R HP N4148R c n 32 46129 Based at Scottsdale airfield Arizona and used by Sabena Airlines Training Center for the formation of the Belgian National Company pilots in 1999 Pascal Massechlein Piper PA 34 Seneca V 220T N4162K c n 34 49097 Also based at Scottsdale airfield Arizona under the colours of Sabena Airlines Training Center in 1999 Pascal Massechlein De Havilland DG 82A Tiger Moth OO SOG c n 86411 In the colours of the Sabena Flying School in 1953 The plane crashed in March 1954 and was replaced by another DH 82A c n 83097 also registred OO SOG Guy Liesse Boeing B707 329C OO SJJ c n 19162 On taxi at Brussels National Airport begining of the year 1980 s before his transfert to Katale Aero Transport as 9Q CVG Coll SBAP Convair CV 240 12 OO AWO c n 128 During loading on the tarmac of Melsbroek Brussels airport in 1950 The plane crashed at Zürich airport on December 19th 1953 Coll SBAP Sud Aviation SE 3130 Alouette II OO SHV c n 1099 19 This helicopter was bought in 1957 and operated in Congo as OO CWH In June 1959 the helicopter was back in Belgium as OO SHV The Alouette left Sabena fleet in 1968 Coll SBAP Boeing B727 29QC OO STB c n 19402 Delivered to Sabena on June 6 1967 the plane was sold to the Belgian Air Force reg CB01 on January 14 1976 Coll SBAP De Havilland Canada DHC 8 311 OE LEC c n 313 Leased from Schreiner Airways and operating for Sabena Tyrolean colours and Sabena titles from April 9 1996 till end of the year Serge Van Heertum Boeing B737 529 OO SYK c n 26538 Plane is not drunk but is equipped with a nose of a Virgin B 737 due to lack of spares at Sabena and through a technical agreement between both Brussels based companies Serge Van Heertum BAC 111 510ED G AVMI c n 137 Leased from European Air Charter UK by Delta Air Transport the plane was flying for Sabena between March 1995 and June 1996 Serge Van Heertum Douglas DC 6 OO AWA c n 43062 On the tarmac in 1949 the registration became OO SDA in 1951 Coll SBAP Airbus A340 211 OO SCW c n 014 Touch and go at Charleroi Gosselies during a training flight in 1996 Coll Guy Liesse Auster J 1 Autocrat OO ABN c n 2047 Delivered to Sabena aeroclub in April 1948 the plane flown till August 1970 Plane was than transfered to the Brussels Air Museum Coll SBAP Savoia Marchetti SM 83 OO AUJ c n 34023 Delivered in may 1940 at Marignanne the plane was rapidely used by the French governement of Vichy Was transfered to the Italian authorities few month

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  • MirSIP the end of the "Delta" in Belgium
    time reconnaissance video data presentation Avionics Sagem MAESTRO Modular Avionics Enhancement System Targeted for Retrofit Operations INS Inertial Navigation System platform from SINGER KEARFOTT similar as the one onboard the F 16 Nav Attack system Sagem UNA 92 Nav Attack UTR 90 computer Radar altimeter Honeywell forTercor terrain correlation functions HOTAS cockpit based on the F 16 concept including the same symbols redesigned throttle grip and Mirage 2000 stick FLIR Forward Infra Red Looking Sagem Iris Laser designator Thomson TRT Defense TMV 630 laser range finder ECR Active passive Electronical Counter Measures RWR and chaff flare dispensers Flight safety New Martin Backer Mk10 zero zero ejection seat Anti collision lights RECCE compatible similar to the F 16 system New fire detection system like the one of the F 16 Electronic components of the auto pilot and servo s flight controls replaced by solid state miniaturized racks Redundancy of the critical functions The contract signed between Sabca and the Belgian authorities included the modifications for the 63 remaining Mirage foreseen to be flown by the 8 squadron and 42 recce squadron General view of the different modifications New wide angle head up display with up front control panel New cockpit display unit CDU New head down display for mission navigation and tactical gestion Data transfert equipement compatible with F 16 MSS CAMPAL New HOTAS dashboard design Courtesy SABCA BA60 cockpit Matin Backer Mk 10 zero zero Pressure refueling system managed by the CDU Laser designator New liquid oxygen system But in 1992 the geopolitical situation changed in Europe and therefore the Belgian government decided to reduce the military fleet thus the replacement of the Mirage was aborted Sadly the initial contract included a withdrawal agreement that would bring high costs to Belgium The program continued and the next goal was to find a buyer for the MirSIP The first flight of the MirSIP prototype the BA60 was held in March 1993 and was presented at Paris Airshow The BA60 full metal courtesy H Sermont Belgian Wings The same in flight during the first test flights courtesy Les ailes militaires belges First pictures with his new grey livery designed for Paris Airshow coll SBAP Paris Le Bourget near Dassault Aviation area Closed up on the canopy new ejection seat and laser designator Towed after a demo flight Some month s later in February 1994 the Belgian company SABCA the Belgian and the Chilean government signed a purchase agreement for 20 MirSIP 15 BA 5 BD and also for a batch of 5 non modified aircraft 4 BR 1 BD This second batch was to keep a Recce capability and one aircraft for spare The Chilean contract included some other modifications at aircraft The suppression of the TACAN system and the addition of an ILS for example The name chosen by the Chilean Air Force authorities was Elkan Secret in Magunchungun Chilean indegeneous language Concretely the MirSIP aircraft was delivered to the Belgian authorities for acceptation and returned to SABCA for the Elkan

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  • Fighting Falcon over Corsica
    days Beauvechain OSN Officier Superior Navigant K olonel Guido Van Hecke spent a visit at the detachment and was also integrated in the mission planning Everybody in operational squadron or wing have to keep the qualifications After an intensive activity on the apron all foreseen aircrafts were on air for around an hour Mission accomplished the aircraft when back to the base and the technicians took the aircraft for the next mission preparation This was also the moment when the S ECAPEM towed target pod was removed and the flag s deployed for the shooting results analyses A great moment is when the involved pilot has to retrieve his own bullet impact each pilot had his own colors Finally the results are published and the discussions between the pilot about their mission the shooting performance or the shooting procedures are going on After the evaluation and debriefings it was time to relax a little bit and the mission s of the day w ere over During the evening diner the aeronautical discussions were still present during this convivial moment Someone with the aviation virus knows that he is incurable After more than 27 years and the opportunity to publish this page I would like to thanks all the pilots and personal present at Sole n zara Guido Flip Fons Latty Bob James René Guy Jay Thirteen Belgian F 16 s on Zara tarmac a perfet line up In the Belgian section rest room The blackboard with the missions and the shooting results Ready for the next mission Relax awaiting his plane Fons Some more debate before departure Some are ready Turn around by René Schouben A last check of the SECAPEM target pod Here we go The pilot and his crew chief the perfect combination René awaiting the start up

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  • archivalia : Sabena
    March 1947 registred OO CBJ Became OO UBJ in August 1947 Leased to Air Congo the belgian registration was canceled in March 1961 The 9O CUS Later 9Q CUS crashed at Kasongo in March 1963 Coll SBAP Savoia Marchetti S 73 OO AG c n 3000 During maintenance in the 1930 s Coll SBAP Convair CV 440 12 OO SCK c n 330 At Melsbroek airport around 1958 The plane was sold to Aviaco in October 1959 Coll SBAP Douglas DC 10 30 9Q CLI c n 47886 Leased from Air Zaire at different time the plane is seen here during a lease happened between October 18th and December 1st 1977 Coll SBAP Embraer 121 Xingu PT MBJ c n 121042 Delivered to Sabena on 27 02 1981 Took the Belgian registration OO SXC some days later Coll SBAP De Havilland DH 4 O BATO c n RAF H5929 Delivered to SNETA on August 21st 1920 modified by Handley Page The plane was detroyed by hangar fire at Evere airfield on September 27th 1921 Coll SBAP Lockheed L 1049H Super Constellation N1008C c n 4806 Leased from Seaboard Western Airlines between may en october 1958 to reinforce the Sabena fleet during the universal exposition of Brussels Coll SBAP Savoia Marchetti SM 83 OO AUJ c n 34023 Delivered in may 1940 at Marignanne the plane was rapidely used by the French governement of Vichy Was transfered to the Italian authorities few month s later Coll SBAP Boeing B727 29 OO STC c n 19401 The plane was delivered on June 9th 1967 Seen on brussels airport in the early 1970 s The plane was sold to Hapag Lloyd in February 1974 Coll SBAP Douglas DC 4 1009 OO CBD c n 42906 OO CBI c n 43096 On Evere Haren tarmac in the mid 1947 Both planes were registered in Congo some weeks later Coll SBAP Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI N OO SRK c n 196 Delivered to Sabena on 29 04 1965 Flown for Sabena until 25 02 1975 The plane was sold to CATAIR in March 1975 Coll SBAP Boeing B737 229 OO SBQ c n 221596 D elivered to the Sabena charter company Sobelair in 1982 Seen here above Florennes air base in the late 1980 s Coll SBAP Convair CV 440 61 OO SCQ c n 368 The plane was delivered in October 1956 and operated first for Air Congo and later Air Katanga Returned at Brussels in October 1960 and flown for Sabena until April 1968 Coll SBAP Bell 47 D 1 OO UBB c n 180 Awaiting the next flight early 1950 s Became OO SHY in July 1953 Coll SBAP Junkers JU 52 3m OO AGU c n 5510 On Brussels tarmac in 1937 the plane was transfered in Congo in 1938 Crashed at Costermansville on March 25th 1944 Coll SBAP Farman F 60 Goliath O BAGB c n Acquired by Sabena on May 15th 1925 Became OO AGB in 1929 The plane served the national company until July 27th 1929 Coll SBAP Sabca Handley Page HP 18 W8e OO AHK c n 2 Bought from SABCA in 1924 The plane became the OO AHk in 1929 Plane was lost in a crash at Edegem on October 19th 1929 Coll SBAP Douglas C 47A 30 DK Dakota OO AWZ c n 13847 25292 A perfect line up of many Sabena Dakotas probably in Congo in 1960 before the independence events Coll SBAP Douglas DC 4 1009 OO CBE c n 42932 Bought new from Douglas the aircraft was delivered on April 17th 1946 The plane was lost in a crash south of Libenge Congo on May 13th 1948 Seen here at Melsbroek on August 13th 1947 with Regent Prince Charles of Belgium returning from an official visit in Belgian Congo Coll SBAP Mc Donnell Douglas DC 10 30 OO SLC c n 47908 Initial climb out at Boston Logan Airport in 1988 Take off from runway 22L and in baclkground Harbor Island Serge Van Heertum Siai Marchetti SF 206 OO SMA c n 115 From Sabena Civil Aviation School here at Grimbergen airfield in 1986 The plane was lost in a crash on June 22nd 1988 Serge Van Heertum Sabca Fokker F VIIb 3M OO AIH c n unknown Crash landing in the 1930 s In 1938 the plane was sold to the Belgian Aéronautique Militaire Coll SBAP Douglas DC 6 OO AWA c n 43062 Nose close up during taxi Note the number 51 on nose wheel door instead of the imatriculation weared later on the nose Coll SBAP Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI N OO SRI c n 175 Towed in the Sabena technics hangar in 1971 Serge Van Heertum Airbus A310 222 OO SCA c n 333 Take off from Brussels National airport in 1987 Serge Van Heertum Lockheed C 60A 1 LO OO CAV c n 2421 Former USAF aircraft the plane was delivered to SABENA and based in Congo in July 1943 Sold to east African Airways in April 1949 Coll SBAP Sikorsky S 58C OO SHI c n 58 356 During a refuelling at Allée Verte in the late 1950 s The helicopter was sold to the Belgian Air Force in 1963 OT ZKK B11 Coll SBAP Convair CV 240 12 OO AWS c n 156 At Paris Orly airport in the mid 1950 s Coll SBAP Cessna 310 OO SEI c n 35636 Some advertising for a well known Belgian newspaper in the 1960 s Coll SBAP Bristol 170 Mk32 Freighter G APAV c n 13263 Leased by Sabena between june 1962 and July 1964 The plane was leased back between September 1964 and June 1966 Coll SBAP Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI N OO SRE c n 67 Delivered to Sabena on 24 03 1961 The plane was sold to Europe aero Service in May 1976 Coll SBAP Douglas DC 6 OO SDC c n 43064 Departing from a British airport

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  • 1966 : 20 years Belgian Air Force
    a nearby shopping center all possible items about the Belgian Air Force could be bought This was a large merchandising action giving the possibilities to buy postcards decals note books key ring desk flags bedroom lamp and ink blotter all with pictures of the Belgian Air Force planes in use One of the most interesting items was a vinyl plate about the pilot life in the Belgian Air Force Edited in the two national languages the French version was narrated by a well known journalist of the Belgian television broadcast Raoul Goulard All benefit was for the FONAVIBEL association created in 1947 to help the family of Air Force victims This week SBAP propose a little overview of the different merchandising items that made the happiest hours of the Air Force fans of the 1960 s but also the possibility to listen the French version of the vinyl called follow me So no much aircraft pictures on this page but certainly an original way to have a look at the past enjoy The logo created for this event Courtesy Serge Bonfond A desk flag in metal A key ring A with the catchphrase Pilote clé d un départ en flèche

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  • Butzweilerhof 1957
    Socialist architecture With the outbreak of World War II civilian use of Butzweilhof ended temporarily On May 10 th 1940 the Junkers JU 53 3M towing DFS 230 gliders took off from Butzweilerhof with target the Eben Emaël fortifications After the war the airfield now much smaller in size was used by Allied and later NATO forces The location became known as RAF Butzweilerhof when the RAF moved in somewhere in August 1951 The RAF authorities stationed two squadrons of Gloster Meteor NF11 68 Sqn and 87 Sqn The RAF left the airfield on 27 January 1967 Belgian Butz The Belgian Headquarter decided to take position at Butzweilerhof in 1953 and detached there the two first Auster Mk VI of the 16 AOP Squadron still under the Aeronautique Militaire authority End of 1953 the Auster Mk VI is replaced by the Piper L 18c acquired thru the Mutual Defense Aid Program MDAP established by the United States On April 1 st 1954 the 15 th AOP and 16 AOP squadrons are placed under the Belgian army authorities and became officially the Light Aviation of the Belgian Army The Belgian Light Aviation was growing along the years and in 19 59 the famous helicopter Alouette II was acquired and equipped three squadrons 16 th 17 th and 18 th Later on Butzweilerhof some Alouette II presentation teams along the years saw the light In 1965 the Red Pitch from 16 Esc Lt Avi In 1968 the Blue Bees from 17 Esc Lt Avi In 1970 the Larks from 18 Esc Lt Avi This was a little bit too much regarding the financial and supporting aspect In 1971 only the Blue Bees remain and each year the team moved from squadron to give the opportunity at the three light aviation squadrons to

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  • archivalia : Sabena
    on May 5th 1975 The transport from Brussels National to the Jubilee Park was done on October 5th 1977 The OO SRA is still visible in the museum but for how long Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Sabca Fokker F VIIb 3M OO AIP c n unknown Seen in the mid 1930 s at Antwerpen Deurne airfield the plane was delivered to the Belgian Company on July 4 1930 and was destroyed in a crash in Belgian Congo on May 31 1943 Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP De Havilland DH 82A Tiger Moth OO SOY c n 83015 Seen at Grimbergen Airfield Former RAF aircraft T7110 the plane was bought from Rollason Aircraft and Engines LTD and registered in Belgium on September 10 1962 The aircraft was donated to the Brussels Air Museum on December 23 1971 Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Douglas DC 7 C OO SFB C n 45158 Delivered on December 12th 1956 the plane was converted into freighter in early 1961 Sold to Persian Air Services as EP AEP in May 1961 the plane was bought back by Sabena in January 1962 and remained in service until April 1968 Afterward the airplane was owned by different airlines and finally crashed in the sea near Fort Lauderdale in Florida Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Airbus A321 211 OO SUC c n 1012 Delivered to Sabena on May 04th 1999 the plane was sold to Magritte Aircraft Leasing Ltd and leased back in September 1999 The plane was the first to wear the last Sabena livery in early 2001 The OO SUC is seen here at take off from Brussels for the first flight with the new colour scheme The plane remained into service until the company bankruptcy on November 07th 2001 Serge Van Heertum Douglas DC 3 OO c n Night flight for postal services and cargo Seen here during the loading at Brussels Melsbroek in the late 1940 s Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Sabca Fokker F VIIb 3M OO AIQ c n unknown Seen in the mid 1930 s at Croydon In 1938 the plane was sold to the Belgian Military Aviation where it was registered F5 Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Sud Aviation Cravelle OO SRF c n 76 Wearing the Europe Aero Service colours during a leasing in February 1978 Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Boeing B737 229 OO SDN c n 21176 Picture taken during a leasing to Gulf Air between October 1977 and May 1978 Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Farman F 60 Goliath O BAGB c n Delivered in August 1924 and originally owned by SOCTA as O BAGB this Farman was bought by Sabena in May 1925 and became OO AGB as from 1929 following the new civil registry law The plane was written off on July 01 1929 Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Junkers F 13 O BACD c n Originally owned by Chaidron registered O BACD on November 16 1922 the plane was sold to SOCTA in October 1924 Passed on to Sabena on February 8 1925 The registration was changed into OO ACD in 1929 and the plane was retired and dismantled in July 1929 Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Boeing B737 329 OO SDX c n 23773 1441 In flight overhead the Boeing area before its delivery in 1987 The plane arrived at Brussels on September 17 1987 owned by Orient Leasing Owned by Sabena as from October 06 1992 it remained with the fleet until the company s bankruptcy Boeing via coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Douglas DC 6B OO CTH c n 43829 Delivered on April 1 1953 the plane was leased to Sobelair in 1961 and then sold to Transair Sweden on June 1 1963 SE CCY Bought by BIAS and registered OO ABG on June 29 1965 The plane was lost in a crash at Milan Malpenza on February 18 1966 Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Lockheed L 18 07 OO CAR c n 2419 Former USAF aircraft 42 32225 This plane was delivered in the Congo on May 26 1943 Registered OO CAR in June 1943 The plane was lost in a crash at Mitwaba Kata n ga province on December 24 1947 killing all crew on board Pilot Robert Hutten Radio Albert Witteyne and the engineers Suelomo Brenner Charles Van Rossem Edmond Van Eeckhoven Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Savoia Marchetti SM 83 OO AUD c n 34004 Newly bought from the Italian factory the plane was delivered and registered in Belgium on July 9 1938 The aircraft was confiscated by Vichy authorities at Algiers on August 30 1940 The plane was handed over to the Italian government as MM60518 and crashed at Tunis in September 1940 Coll Serge Van Heertum SBAP Airbus A340 211 OO SCX c n 022 Back from a long haul flight the plane enters the gate at Brussels National during the winter season 1996 The plane is wearing the Smurfs logo to commemorate 100 years of Belgian cartoons Serge Van Heertum Boeing B737 229 OO SBQ c n 21596 529 Owned by Sobelair the charter company of Sabena the plane was leased to Air Djibouti between December 1983 and August 1984 Seen here at the end of the summer of 1984 still wearing the Air Djibouti tail logo Serge Van Heertum Airbus A320 214 OO SNE c n 1054 Picture taken during a test flight at the Airbus facilities in 1999 before its delivery The aircraft was delivered on August 27 1999 and remained in service until the bankruptcy of the company The plane then flew with various companies Khalifa Airways Turkish Airlines Lotus Air Kuwait Airways and Yamal Airlines Coll Serge Van Heertum sbap Boeing B 727 2M7 OY SEZ c n 21202 Owned by Stirling European this aircraft was leased by the charter company Sobelair in the summer of 1996 The plane was built in 1976 and delivered to Stirling The plane remained in service until December 1999 when its registration was

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  • Belgian Air Force 3D
    necessary to insert the photographic couple in a Stereo viewer But the greatest 3D development came with the view master 50 years later Stereo viewer 1935 Russian stereo GOMZ Sputnik camera 1960 Zeiss Ikon RBT 3D camera still on the market Many stereo pictures were taken during the first world war T he view master system was created by William Grubber Grubber was a photographer from Portland Oregon His invention was a disk including double kodachrome 16mm slides and was presented for the first time during the New York world fair in 1939 A year later Grubber makes an association agreement with Harold Graves president of the Sawyer s Inc specialized in touristic postcards The view master brevet was confirmed in 1940 This invention was in fact a modernization of the traditional touristic postcards sold in the Photoshop s and bookshops Regarding the success of this product the company launched also a special double lens camera so everybody could be able to make their own personalized view master disk During the years to come the company was growing and changed regularly its name along the different reorganizations In 1966 sawyer s was bought by General Aniline Film GAF Many other changes happened but this is a too long story Today view master is still on the market under the Fisher Price Mattel label The popular View Master G model Late 1960 s The View Master camera gave the possibilitiy to make personal view masters disk B egin 1970 s two disk package were edited with pictures of the Belgian Air Force and other world Air Forces Thanks to the motivation of the well known drawer Jean Luc Beghin and the agreement of the Belgian air Force authorities a first view master named Jet Pilot was edited in 1971 The second

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