News 22/06/2009

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News 22/06/2009

You are welcome every Saturday to visit our workshop. Hoping to see you soon

The Hangar Rats

Pictures collections


Douglas A26 B Invader restoration
Royal Army Museum Air & Space Hall Brussels -
Jun 21, 2009 by Pyker, André Bar and bamf.bamrs
On June, 16th, 2009, the second restored engine is back on the aircraft
In 2005, the two engines of the Invader were laid down for restoration for static display. It means corrosion was cleaned and coats of protection were applied. More on http://users.skynet.be/BAMRS/B 26/b26-en.htm


Adopt an aircraft
Royal Army Museum Air & Space Hall Brussels -                                      
Jun 21, 2009 by Pyker and bamf.bamrs
 A second aircraft has been cleaned,
The Royal Army Museum staff uses a new ecological product to clean the aircraft. A first positive test was performed in May 2009. 4 persons cleaned the F-16 (Total hours 20 hours). The method still need to be improved but you can already see the good results reached. There are opportunities for volunteers to join the team in close collaboration with the staff of the Museum. The F4 Phantom and the Saab Drakken are the next on the list to be cleaned. This is a good and simple way to learn ... see more at


DH89 Dragon Rapide G-AKNV
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels -
Jun 21, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
Preparing the Dragon for imminent sortie of the workshop
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/d h89/dh89-en.htm

LVG CVI 4981 restoration
Royal Army Museum Brussels -
Jun 21, 2009
See more at http://www.mikerlewis.com/LVGC 6_index.html                     


Tipsy Trainer
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels - Jun 21, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
Here are some pictures taken during the restoration of the Tipsy. See more at http://users.skynet.be/BAMRS/tipsy/Tipsy-en.htm




A fantastic model of the LVG C VI discovered by Mike


Model features High quality Cartograf decals for 7 aircraft, including upper and lower Lozenge and rib tapes • 166 high quality injection moulded plastic parts • Highly detailed Bz.IV engine • Optional exhausts, propellers with Parabellum LMG14 and LMG 14/17 machine guns • 6 photo-etched metal detail parts • Fine, in scale, rib tape detail • Full rigging diagrams -

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Unfortunetly only on a virtual way but if you are a Flight simulator player here you can fly a Belgia,n Fairey Battle



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A nice virtual rendering of the Dragon Rapide we restore. 


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The first foreigner to command a squadron during World War II was Daniel Leroy du Viver, a Belgian. Fly his hurricane. 


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Dear Air Enthusiast,

Our web site is updated with the closing ceremony of the TLP held at Florennes Air Base on june 17th.
The report include also an overview of the best pictures taken during the last 3 sessions of 2009.
 Coming soon :
- The evolution of the coming Marchetti book, the printing phase is started !
- A report over le Bourget 2009, 100 aniversary of this prestigous aeronautical event
Have a good flight with us and always safe landing.
Marc & Serge

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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).  




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.

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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
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


To join us, see

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