This week end will be a a very busy time. Melsbroek will host the 15th Wing 60th Birthday open day on September 14th.
Some last minutes news :
- Our friends of Aviation Bookshop will be there as well as the "A B-25 Mitchell back to Belgium" team. Do not forget your AELR badge if you want to take profit of your 10 % rebate.
- The Lysander of our colleagues of the Sabena oldtimers will also be on show for the first time since the wings have assembled to the fuselage.
You can find the official program at 15th Wing Birthday (NL) or 15th Wing Birthday (FR)
There will also be an exhibition at the Grimbergen airfield during the Monument day (September 14th). Our friends of Hangar flying are taking an active part in this event (click here for detail). This is a warranty of quality. As Grimbergen is close to Melsbroek. You can easily visit both events. A roadmap is availlable here
At Antwerp on the Saturday September 13rd the Dutch Dakota will visit the Deurne airfield (click here for more details or visit the site of the ASA at http://www.asa-be.com/ )
A new book on Pierre de Caters is in the pipeline. 'Baron de Caters - Een leven vol beweging’ by Guy de Caters will officially be published on December 8th (a magnificent sinterklas gift) by the Heemkring De Drie Rozen. The book will contain around 120 pages in 21 x 29,7 cm format. This biography of the first Belgian aviator is written be a relative of Pierre de Caters and contains documents from the familly archives never published before. One of the most renowned specialist of pioneers aviation collaborated in this project.
You can already order your copy. To 1/11/2008 by bank transfer of 14,50 EUR to bank account 220-0416080-83 of Heemkring De Drie Rozen vzw, Kerkstraat 41-45, 2970 ‘s-Gravenwezel. After 1/11/2008, the price will be 19,50 EUR. In both case, please add 3,50 EUR (for Belgium) for postage cost.
Full details at http://www.asa-be.com/Files/BookDecaters.pdf thanks to Dirk
A new book is also just published about the famous Poncelet company. More details will follow.
André Hiernaux Pictures
Brussels Air Museum -
Sep 6, 2008
André Hiernaux is a Belgian living in Switzerland. During his visits to the Museum, he take pictures of the aircraft or objects displayed. Back home, he transform theses pictures in real pieces of art. We all know the aircraft in the prestigious decor of the Aviation hall. Thanks to André, for the first time, we can discover the aircraft out of their environment. We are happy and proud, André permitted us to share his works.
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Zaventem 18th October 2008
Hello everyone !
The next edition of the BRUCONVENTION will take place on in the usual location in Zaventem.
If you want more information, visit the website www.bruconvention.be
To book a table, simply send an email to this address : firstname.lastname@example.org
See you soon in Zaventem !
A B-25 back in Belgium
We would like to reinforce the B-25 restoration Team.
For this purpose, the bamf is currently contracting insurance for 12 restorers. The restoration activities have already started and will soon enter greater scale operations. Although we are looking for persons with technical knowledge in aircraft restoration, we want also give the opportunity to unexperienced volunteers to join the project on a benevolent basis.
If you are motivated to work on a WW2 aircraft, please contact Nicolas at email@example.com
You can learn more about the project at http://www.bamfbamrs.be/B25/B25-en.htm
Brussels Air Museum Foundation a.s.b.l.
c/o Royal Army Museum
Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark, 3