If this message is not correctly displayed you can read it at

Provided to you by the Brussels Air Museum Foundation (www.bamf.be ) and the Brussels Air Museum Restoration Society (http://users.skynet.be/BAMRS/introduction.htm
News 04/10/2008

The Haren-Evere book, the Sabena calendar and the book on the 15th Wing are availlable at the Museum Shop.
If you are member of the AELR do not forget you have a special rebate



L’aérodrome de Haren-Evere Métamorphoses d’un haut lieu de l’aviation belge Texte de Sven Soupar

Het vliegveld van Haren-Evere Metamorfosen van een Belgisch luchtvaartmonument Tekst van Sven Soupart

Haren-Evere airfield Metamorphoses of a Landmark in Belgian Aviation History Text by Sven Soupart

The book is availlable in Dutch / French and English language
Exhibition about the Haeren-Evere airfield in the Air & Space Hall of the Royal Army Museum in Brussels
The book is availlable from the Museum Shop
more details at

The 2009 Sabena Nostalgia calendar is now availlable.
Each month is illustrated by aircrafts flown by the company and pictures of air hostesses in the various uniforms of theses angels. The Calendar will be available at the shop of the Museum at the cost of 10 Euro.





Bamm 139 is published


Henri Cacheux 

Les sv-4 du musee  - De sv-4's van het museum         

Collectionneurs de planeurs anciens - Verzamelaars van oude zweefvliegtuigen

100e anniversaire de 1er km en circuit ferme officiellement controle  - 100e verjaardag van het 1ste circuit van 1 km in gesloten omloop dat officieel werd gecontroleerd       

Guilini: un heros de chez nous  - Guilini: een held van bij ons 

Appel a l'aide: avion inconnu  -  Hulp gevraagd: onbekend vliegtuig


Bamm index updated here

A B-25 Back to Belgium : Front undercarriage leg ready for restoration
Lokeren-Brussels -
Oct 4, 2008
On July 20th, Eric, Laurent, Michael, Nicolas and Yves were in Lokeren to finish the dismantling on the front undercarriage. The leg and the wheel are now ready for shipment for restoration
If you are having problems viewing this email, copy and paste the following into your browser:
Renard R-31
Oct 4, 2008
View Album  Play slideshow
The completed tailskid
If you are having problems viewing this album, copy and paste the following into your browser:

Tipsy Trainer
Oct 4, 2008
Here are some pictures taken during the restoration of the Tipsy 
If you are having problems viewing this album, copy and paste the following into your browser:

Voisin de Caters
Brussels Air Museum -
Oct 4, 2008
Pictures about the construction of the replica of the Voisin de Caters You can find more details about this project at http://www.bamfbamrs.be/Bamrs/voisin-en.htm and http://w
View Album Play slideshow
Message from bamf.bamrs:
The wings ready for shipment to Firmin Henrard workshop for covering.
If you are having problems viewing this album, copy and paste the following into your browser:

Royal Army Museum Brussels : Air & Space Hall : Mr d'Otreppe and his airplane
Brussels Air Museum -
Oct 3, 2008
Royal Army Museum Brussels : Air & Space Hall : Haren-Evere book & exhibition event September, 25th 2008 : Mr d'Otreppe and his airplane
If you are having problems viewing this album, copy and paste the following into your browser:



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.
View Album  Play slideshow
If you are having problems viewing this album, copy and paste the following into your browser:


New books


Coming soon 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





Tail-End Charly : the experiences of a RAF tail gunner flying B-25 Mitchells from Melsbroek.
My father was stationed at Melsbroek in 1944. He was a 2nd TAF air gunner with 180 squadron flying Mitchell B25 and I have just published a major children's book based on the stories he told me. It's called Tail-End Charlie.

Many of our books are published in the Netherlands and although this is the first book we made that tackles WW2 or planes it's been 10 years in the making. I am an associate member of the 2nd TAF MBA veterans association. .

If you'd like to order copies of the book please order through your usual source, via the internet or contact our PR Nicky Potter on
This is a very personal book and I am hoping it will do well, for my father and 180's sake.


Details here http://www.bamfbamrs.be/bamfillu/tail-endcharly.pdf

Any help much appreciated.

Best wishes from England


WEBSITE: http://www.mickandbrita.com

Mick Manning



 Dream flying machines


Found by Vincent





In creating the new “Light Sport Aircraft” (LSA) classification of planes in 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) filled the much-needed performance and price gap between less sophisticated ultra-light aircraft and larger, more complex transportation focused aircraft. Since LSA are targeted to recreational pilots who primarily fly for fun, LSA are designed to be affordable, lightweight, and easy to operate. All ICON Aircraft are classified as S-LSA (special-light sport aircraft), which are factory built, ready-to-fly aircraft. All LSA are inspected and receive an airworthiness certificate from the FAA prior to flight.

Visit Icon aircraft

Fox Moth OO-ENC colours : Carl Gootzen <Carl.Gootzen@scarlet.be> is looking for the colours of the De Havilland Fox Moth OO-ENC used by Guy Hansez for flight from Antwerp to Congo in the Thirties. This aircraft is still extent in New Zealand. Carl has found a newspapers article speaking of red wings. In the UK, the aircraft was painted in a blue and red scheme. Some of the fine scale models on display in the Stampe Museum were build by Carl. Please if you any idea where the information can be found contact Carl or us.

Marquain Aerodrome BOSTA 6 of BOGHOL 5 1918 I have been trying to find out the details of the aerodrome at Marquain, Belgium in 1918. I believe it was the home of BOSTA 6 of BOGHOL 5, a German bomber unit operatingthe Friedrichshafen GIIIa. I have been struggling to find anyone in the UK who could help me and wondered if you might either have anyinformation or be able to refer me to someone in Belgium who might be able to help. Many thanks Mike Andrew Manchester UK  Mike.Andrew@MAELbox.com

Future Events


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 : bruconvention@hotmail.com
See you soon in Zaventem !

Olivier Lamoral

EXPOSITION du 11 octobre au 31 octobre 2008
Ouvert du Mercredi au samedi de 14 à 18h00 ou sur rendez-vous
Vernissage le samedi 11 octobre 2008 de 15 à 21h00

Invitation: http://www.artisis.be/jeanleclercqz.html

Les temps changent. Les avions sont de gros consommateurs d’énergie. D’autres technologies devront être inventées pour des avions plus propres et feront appel à une nouvelle créativité.

Jean Leclercqz tente d’innover à sa manière en s’inspirant d’avions anciens du temps des pionniers héroïques, en mêlant aéroplanes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui.

Il présente pour cette exposition plus de 40 œuvres, dont des impressions de grandes toiles de plusieurs mètres carrés mais également des montages de dessins.





No comments: