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News 04/04/2009

A little bit too late,


We are sorry to be a little bit later than usual but we hope you will enjoy the news.


Last week, Jean-Luc Beghin visited us again. Thanks to Dédé, Etienne, Karl and David, he can access the cockpit of the Meteor F8 and the Ouragan. We had the opportunity to share with view pictures of theses two aircraft.


Our friends of the “Belgians in Raf & Saaf 1940 – 1945” were in Florennes  for the homage to Toto Bouzin. Marc Artiges wrote for us the biography of Henri Picard. You will find this document on the site of the group. Being in Florennes, our friends also honored this Belgian who flows with the RAF.


Our teams are still very active. Unfortunately, this week we have only pictures of the Tipsy but a lot of other marvels are in the tube.


We add the links to 3 more videos on the Sabena (and we salute our friends of the Sabena teams).


The Air Info of André Dillien is chronicled in one of the last “Le Fana de l’Aéronautique”.


Last but not least, you can now order the last last book of our friend Daniel Brackx.


Hoping to see you soon. 


Thanks to Philippe, Louis and Pascal for information or links included in these news. 





Day to Day Brussels Air Museum -Apr 4, 2009

Pictures taken during our Saturday activities
Visit of Jean-Luc Beghin

Ceremony Henri Picard Florennes 02/04/2009
Florennes Air Base - Apr 2, 2009 
On 2 April 2009, Bobby Lauman and the members of Belgians in RAF and SAAF 1940 1945 honored Henri Picard - Photo André Bar

Ceremony Toto Bouzin Florennes 02/04/2009
Florennes Air Base - Mar 2, 2009 
On 2 April 2009, the Vieilles Tiges de Belgique and the family Bouzin honored Toto Bouzin. Photo Philippe De Man

Tipsy Trainer Installing the engine cowling
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels -Apr 4, 2009
Here are some pictures taken during the restoration of the Tipsy. See more at http://users.skynet.be/BAMRS/tipsy/Tipsy-en.htm

Aircraft of the Museum : Gloster Meteor Mk 8
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels -Apr 4, 2009
The Meteor F8 Cockpit
Gloster Meteor F8 at Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels

Aircraft of the Museum MD 450 Ouragan
Royal Army Museum, Brussels, Belgium -Apr 4, 2009
Pictures of MD 450 Ouragan at the Museum




business people image
Belgians in the RAF and SAAF 1940 - 1945 Catalog Henri Picard by Marc Artiges

The biography of Henri Picard by Marc Artiges (pleasr goto Documents)

Brussels Air Museum Foundation : A new chapter on our website.
The first step : restoration ethics and good practices.


SABENA savoir faire in the air

sabena dc-10 747 belgiuan world airlines boeing aviation history sabena history

documentary on sabena


In search of

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Seversky P-35 in Brussels.
Le Seversky P-35 a semble-t-il été présenté en Belgique fin des années 1930.  Quelqu'un a-t-il plus de précisions quant à cette présentation ?  Dans quel cadre, lieu (Aér Evere ?), dates, etc ???
De Seversky P-35 werd blijkbaar in België voorgesteld, zo rond einde v/d jaren 1930.  Heeft er iemand meer info over die voorstelling ?  In welk kader, waar (vliegveld Evere ?), datum, enz ??
The Seversky P-35 has seemingly been presented in Belgium sometime around the late 1930's.  Does anyone have more information about this presentation ?  In which circumstances, location (Evere airfield ?), dates, etc ???

Many Thanks !

D. Waelkens Didier.waelkens@skynet.be




bamf & bamrs diary Belgium Through Blue Eyes by Daniel Brackx

Comopsair & FONAVIBEL are pleased to present "Belgium Through Blue Eyes", a luxurious publication made by the journalist and photographer Daniel Brackx, specialized in aviation. "Belgium Through Blue Eyes" is a publication (hardcover), trilingual (french, Dutch, English), which paints a portrait of the Air Component of National Defense, present and future through photographs. Every aspect, apparatus and missions of the air component is included in this book of over 180 pages. The photos used - some of which have been specially built for this project - from experienced photographers. "Belgium Through Blue Eyes" will be officially presented during the airshow of Koksijde, 4 & 5 July 2009. The book can be ordered from FONAVIBEL at a price of 25 euro (excluding postage).  

The Voisin de Caters, the making of

Click on the links This booklet of 46 pages describes the construction of the replica of the Voisin biplane of Pierre de Caters at the Royal Army Museum Air & Space Hall in Brussels.

This pioneer aircraft celebrate the first Belgian pilot.

This publication contains more that 100 illustrations most of them in color.

All the benefits of this book will be used for future aircraft restoration

Prerelease pdf      

 Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Also availlable by contacting bamf.bamrs@gmail.com

The Voisin de Caters by Dragan Saler

Since many years now, Dragan Saler help us by producing 3D drawings of aircraft we are restoring. For the Voisin de Caters, Dragan produced 38 pieces of art. These drawings were intensively used as reference during the manufacturing of the aircraft and constantly updated during the project. This luxurious edition is available in very limited edition (40) for our sponsors.


Prerelease pdf

Current & Future Events


Stockel 100e anniversaire de l'arrivée du Tram 
May 8th, 9th, 10th 2009 
Bleriot Olieslagers display   
  Aviation Aces 
November 13, 2008  until end of april 2009  
 See more at Museum Agenda
De Caters exhibition at the Museum

15.10.2008 - 28.02.2009

In the magical setting of the Royal Museum of the Army, the exhibition shows how many authors have drawn inspiration from history and military techniques.  In visiting the exhibition, the public will go through all the collections of the Museum.  Visitors will discover original and amusing showcases of items of the collections and how they are reflected in the comic strips.  The two dimensions of the comic strip are thus juxtaposed to the real world.
Royal Museum of the Army and of Military History
Parc du Cinquantenaire, 3
1000 Brussels


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