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News 25/04/2009


This week you will find here after some pictures of the Lysander of the Sabena oldtimers. The restoration of the aircraft is completed and was presented last Saturday.

The Renard R-31 replica is progressing with the first metal panels fabricated by Pascal.

The nose of the Dragon is also back in place.


We added documents about the restoration of SBD 2106 at the Naval air Museum in the Museum. This real WW2 veteran was recovered from the lake Michigan. Before starting any restoration, an in deep study was performed. You will find a link to this study in the bamf links as well as the description of the restored aircraft.


More in the coming weeks


Hoping to see you soon. 




Sabena Oldtimers : Presentation of the Wesland Lysander after restoration
Zaventem airport, Belgium -Apr 26, 2009
On Saturday April 25th 2009, The Sabena oldtimers presented their restored Westland Lysander after 7 years of hard work. They invited some of the peoples who supported them during this odyssey. We hope all to see soon OO-SOT back flying. Thanks to all our oldtimers friends for this wonderfull achievement


Renard R-31
Royal Army Museum Air and Space Hall, Brussels, Belgium 
Apr 26, 2009
Pascal manufactured the rear metal panels needed to install the tailskid


DH89 Dragon Rapide G-AKNV
Royal Army Museum Air & Space Hall Brussels -
Apr 26, 2009
The nose section is reunited with fuselage.
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


Tipsy Trainer
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels -
Apr 19, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
Starting the restoration of the Tipsy Belfair wings
Here are some pictures taken during the restoration of the Tipsy. See more at http://users.skynet.be/BAMRS/tipsy/Tipsy-en.htm

Day to Day
Royal Army Museum Air and Space Hall, Brussels,
Belgium -Apr 26, 2009 
The wings of the Bleriot Olieslagers prepared for the Stockel exhibition.
Pictures taken during our Saturday activities

Progress at the Museum
Royal Army Museum Air and Space Hall, Brussels, Belgium -Apr 26, 2009
A scale model of the Evere barracks, on the original Evere aifield. This place will soon house the new Nato headquarters in Brussels.
Some pictures of the progresses at the Museum


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

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





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Destiny at Dübendorf — The Zürich International Flying Meeting of 1937. The last Aeroplane Monthly contains a very interesting article about the Dubendorf meeting where Belgian Fairey Foxes were present.


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Brussels Air Museum Magazine 141 published and index updated

This issue is the last one where Jacques Schelfaut acted as chief editor. It contains articles about the making of the de Caters, news of the Museum and the end of the article on the South pole expedition.

Jacques is now taking a second retirement after producing some nice bamm’s.He will still be active at the Museum. It was (and it will always be) a pleasure to work with him.  

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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).  





This site propose the books of our friends Erik Moombeek & Jean-Louis Roba as well as others interesting books
Je vous informe de la mise en ligne d'un nouveau siteweb consacré à la diffusion de livres à thématique historique ainsi qu'une possibilité de conseil pour un projet d'édition.
Voici déjà une première présentation, le siteweb évoluera ultérieurement ... http://www.histoire-et-memoire.com/ Laurent BAILLEUL


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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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