News 28/09/2009 : Voisin de Caters Fly

News 28/09/2009 :  The Voisin de Caters Fly
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You are welcome every Saturday to visit our workshop. Hoping to see you soon

One picture tell more than ten thousand words


This week, we invited you to just look at the pictures to assess what is achieved again although aircraft restoration and preservation is everything we can imagine except a piece of cake (but most of of time gives us a lot of fun).


This week a join team of the Museum, Comopsair, the praratroop and a private company suspended the Voisin de Caters to the roof of the Museum. A magnificent impression, the de caters is back in the sky.


We had also the visits of volunteers from the Aviodrome Museum in the Netherlands. Another occasion to establish links with European colleagues.


Discover also the progresses on other topics but one picture tell more than thousand words.


PS : Please do not forget November 12th 2009 : Next Museum special evening.


Hoping to see you soon, Many happy landings and take care at gremlins.



Flying de Caters
Musée Royal de L'Armée, Brussels, Belgium -
Sep 27, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
During the restoration of the facade the Voisin de Caters is suspended giving the impression the aircraft is flying. This difficult task was perfectly performed by peoples of the Museum helped by a private company and paratroop & comopsair staff.


Visit of Aviodrome Volunteers
Musée Royal de L'Armée, Brussels, Belgium -
Sep 27, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
On September 26th, 2009, some of colleagues of the Aviodrome in Lelystad visited us. Here a few pictures

Tipsy Trainer
Battling with the undercarriage and painting the engine
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels -
Sep 25, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
Here are some pictures taken during the restoration of the Tipsy. See more at http://users.skynet.be/BAMRS/t ipsy/Tipsy-en.htm

DH89 Dragon Rapide G-AKNV
Laurent back to work and installing the tail.
Royal Army Museum - Air & Space Hall - Brussels -
Sep 27, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
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


Progress at the Museum
Royal Army Museum Air and Space Hall, Brussels, Belgium - Sep 27, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
Some pictures of the progresses at the Museum - New jeeps in the Paracommando display

Aircraft of the Museum
Musée Royal de L'Armée, Brussels, Belgium -
Sep 27, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
Some nice pictures of the aircraft at the Air & Space Hall, Royal Army Museum Brussels





Pierre Cryns published his book on Eugene Debongnies, one of the very interesting aviation pioneer in Belgium. The book contains 48 pages and many illustrations. If you are interested to acquire this book, please contact we will transmit to Pierre. 




Special : la Saga du Renard R-31et et les Avions Renard pour 35 Euro au lieu de 53 au shop du Musée cet été


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



Alerte au V1 - Bob Morane - Foire du livre du 3 octobre2009 - Musée de l'air - 3 parc du cinquantenaire - 1000 Bruxelles

We have the pleasure to inform you that the next monthly book (October 3rd) fair at the Air Museum (Royal Army Museum Air & Space Hall Brussels), will be the opportunity of a drink, as well as the presale of the novel " Alertes aux V1 ", runs narrative which redraws the meeting of Bob Morane (then a RAF pilot) with Bill Ballantine in England during the Second World War.
The cover of the novel will be of René Follet.  A session of signatures is foreseen from 10 am till 12 am by Henri Vernes and René Follet Thanks to pass the information.
Very friendly Claude Decnop

For any further information, please contact

La librairie l'Age d'Or - lagedorcharleroi@gmail.com - tel : 0477503737


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


Zaventem 17th October 2009

Hello everyone !
The next edition of the BRUCONVENTION will take place on  in the usual location in Zaventem.
If you want more information, visit the website www.bruconvention.be
To book a table, simply send an email to this address : bruconvention@hotmail.com
See you soon in Zaventem !

Olivier Lamoral


Museum Special Evening at the Museum on 12/11/2009 

Nocturnes van de Brusselse Musea 24/09 – 17/12/2009

Van 24 september tot 17 december organiseert de Brusselse Museumraad de Nocturnes van de Brusselse Musea: een gezellig evenement, waarbij jong en oud op donderdagavond een hele reeks Brusselse musea kan ontdekken!
Voor het programma, klik hier.


Nocturnes des Musées bruxellois 24/09 – 17/12/2009

Du 24 septembre au 17 décembre, le Conseil bruxellois des Musées organise les Nocturnes des Musées bruxellois, un événement convivial qui permet aux jeunes et aux moins jeunes de découvrir toute une série de musées bruxellois chaque jeudi soir de l’automne !
Pour le programme détaillé : cliquez ici !


Brussels Museums Late-Evening Openings (Nocturnes) 24/09 – 17/12/2009

Every Thursday evening from 24/09 to 17/12, the Brussels' museums keep their doors open for evening visits until 10pm. A unique opportunity to discover their superb collections, either on your own or with a guide (guided tours available in several languages), and for only 2,50 euros! For the detailed programme, click here.



To join us, see






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