News 2009 02 07

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News 07/02/2009

A lot of good news.

Hello World,


This week, we had a very effective meeting with the management of the Museum. We received transparent and in deep information as well as simple and incentive guidelines for our future actions and the team is highly motivated.


Some renovations are already in progress in the Tanks court and some vehicles are currently housed in the Air & Space Hall. There are interesting additions like Minerva jeeps (scale models of this car were described a few weeks ago in the last IPMS newspapers). The reaction of some visitors to this “mixture” is positive.


The Museum (not only the Air & Space Hall) will house important events in 2009, one of these exhibitions will be linked the celebrations of comic strips in Brussels.


More news will come about the renovations but what is sure is the will of transparence, the constructive and positive approach and strong rewarding feelings of empowerment for the volunteers.


On the restoration scene, the Tipsy trainer is now out of the workshop almost ready for final assembly. The Renard R-31 is speeding up with the wings under construction at fast speed at the Etablissements Poncelet workshop.


The first phase of the education display is nearly completed and will be soon moved to be accessible to the public.

Please note in the webupdates the major update at the' bamrs website


You will find hereafter a lot of masterpieces produced by our friend André Hiernaux. A first set of his drawings are now printed and we hope will be soon available at the shop. We also include pictures of the incredible 1/48th Spitfire XIV scale model discovered by Eric.


Good news : New “aircraft build in Belgium” articles by JP Decocq are also in the tube for the coming weeks. The last "Fana de l'aeronautique" describes the renovations in Le Bourget.

Another good news : The Lysander of the Museum is on the final stage of the restoration and should be ready during the Summer.

Straigth in the wall : In the last "Flypast", the transfert of a Fouga From Vissenaken to Lelystad was commented. According to the journalist, the aircraft was described as to be used as "spare parts" for the flying Fouga based in the Dutch Museum. Both Museums (Brussels and Lelystad) contracdited this rumor. The Belgian Fouga is on long term loan for display.   


We also discovered some nice videos, specially one about the Mirage F-1's operated by the Voltige Victor. The F-1 allocated to the Museum flow with this aerobatic team. Also included is a link to Europe Demobbed, a fantastic website inventorying many aircraft preserved in Europe (including Belgium).


Last but not least, the future events, with the announcement of the IPMS Antwerp Flanders Modelling Festival (March 9), certainly one the best (if not the best) scale model exhibition in this country. 


We will be present in cooperation with the Museum at the 100th Birthday of the arrival of the tramway in Stockel (Woluwé St Pierre) with a display on the Olieslagers Bleriot

Hoping to see you soon


André Hiernaux Pictures
Brussels Air Museum -
Feb 8, 2009 by bamf.bamrs

The last masterpieces of André

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.

Tipsy Trainer
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels -
Feb 8, 2009
The first Tipsy is moved outside the workshop for final assembly
Here are some pictures taken during the restoration of the Tipsy. See more at http://users.skynet.be/BAMRS/t

Day to Day
Brussels Air Museum -
Feb 8, 2009
Armored cars displayed in the hall during the renovation works at the tanks court.
Pictures taken during our Saturday activities

Our friends of the Sabena team are busy to prepare a display about Belgian Aviation companies 31/01/2009
View Photo

Brussels Air Museum -
Feb 8, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
The first set of the drawings of André & the Voisin de Caters book by Dragan

Some items to be found at the Museum Shop or elsewhere

DH89 Dragon Rapide G-AKNV
Royal Army Museum Air & Space Hall Brussels -
Feb 8, 2009
More pictures of the cockpit
Pictures of the restoration of one of the oldest resident at the Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall in Brussels (Brussels Air Museum). More about this restoration at http://users.skynet.be/BAMRS/dh89/dh89-en.htm

DH 98 Mosquito NF 30 RK952
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels -
Feb 8, 2009             
More pictures of the installation of the cockpit access door.
You can find more details on this project at


Eurodemobbed : Everything about aircraft preserved in Europe.

Major update about the Mosquito, Voisin de Caters, Tipsy and Dragon Rapide at http://users.skynet.be/BAMRS/BAMRS.htm


Voltige Victor - Mirage F-1

Bleriot XI flying

Current & Future Events

Flanders Modelling Festival (IPMS Antwerp)

March 9, 2009

See more here


Aviation Aces 
November 13, 2008  until end of april 2009  
See more at Museum Agenda
De Caters exhibition at the Museum


To join us, see

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