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You are welcome every Saturday to visit our workshop. Hoping to see you soon
Time make us better (and maybe stronger) !
This week we focus on less glamorous but motivating activities.
The "Adopt an aircraft" team strike again. The next "victim" was the DC3. Helped by the Sabena team, the venerable Dakota was cleaned and is now bright in the sun. See more in the pictures and please JOIN THE TEAM.
There is currently absolutely no project to restore the Chipmunk of the Museum (except maybe for our great children as we have still a lot of work). However when Vincent discovered on ebay a part missing on this aircraft, we asked if there was a budget at the bamf and the part was quickly acquired. The spinner plate is currently stored with the bamf but will be offered to the Museum at the first good occasion.
We have regularly visitors of our restoration activities. The number is increasing since the LVG team operates on the wings on a regular basis at the first floor. Thanks to a brilliant idea of the management of the Museum, we started to reorganise the restoration aera and the result is more visitors every week in our paradise.
On 01/08/2009, during the moving of the Battaille, we had the visit of Joël Premselaar, a US Navy pilot (from 1939), who served on USS Iowa during WW2 and later as a test pilot at China lake (see http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?uri=full=3100001~!239311!0). Bart Vandamme, voorzitter of the Flanders Aviation Society was the guide of Joël. It was a great moment to listen Mr Premselaar talk about his experiences. Bart will publish in November a book the fastest men in the world (see more in new books) and invited Joël in Belgium.
On 08/08/2009, it was our colleagues of the Dutch Philippe Deman and André Bar wrote and selected pictures for the biography of Leopold Heimes, the last Belgian of the Battle of Britain and a life long distinguished career in aviation. You can this document in the catalogue under the subtitle Documents. on the site of the Belgians in RAF and SAAF (sponsored by the bamf).
We are also happy to help the publication of the first chapter about "Les avions construits en Belgique" written by Charles Maly. Jean-Pierre send us numerous other chapters which we will publish soon.
A last word about two of our volunteers, Olivier and Jean-Paul. You will discover an always smiling Olivier (whatever is the problem) in the Tipsy pictures. In the past Olivier did a magnificent work on the Gipsy engines of the Dragon, today he demonstrate every Saturday his skills on the Mikron of the Tipsy. Jean-Paul is a expert in metalworking but you will discover him working on the wood of the LVG (I suspect Ferhat convinced him wood is more interesting that metal).Look at our pictures gallery
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