News 02/10/2009 : Farman MF11 fly

News 02/10/2009 :  The Farman MF11 flying
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Another view of a veteran


This week, the Farman MF11 was the second aircraft suspended to the roof of the Museum.


This operation was performed for practical reasons during the time of the restoration operations on the facade but permit now to the visitors of the Museum to discover the oldest Belgian military aircraft on a different point of view. Until now, the aircraft, restored many years ago by a team of the Belgian Air Force was already on display, but only the front can be fully viewed.


This is a very important original witness of the history of military aviation which is now displayed as in her natural element.  The Farman MF11 was already in service with the French military aviation at the start of World War 1. The first MF11 were delivered to the Belgian army during the siege of Antwerp in 1914. The MF11 were used in large number for observation and training by numerous air arms. For some armies, this aircraft was their first one. (see more on the MF11 at http://www.bamf.be/?Aircraft_of_the_Museum )


This change is also significant in the use of the third dimension the hall offer. This is also the expression of the will to keep the hall open during works and take advantages of theses restorations to do the things a different way.


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 Farman MF11 (Pictures by Karl Devolder)
Musée Royal de l'Armée, Bruxelles, Belgique -
Oct 2, 2009 by bamf.bamrs
On September 29th, 2009, the Farman MF11 was suspended in the Air & Space Hall of the Royal Army Museum in Brussels. This operation was performed successfully by the same skilled team of peoples of the Museum helped by a private company and paratroop & comopsair staff.


A film about RAF Coastal Command including images of Farman MF11 in service with the RNAS.
The beginning of the 20. Century saw a growing rivalry between the major nations in Europe. Few years after the worlds first powered flight flying became of interest for defensive as well as offensive purposes, and as a result of the arms race a great number of aeroplanes were developed.
The main concern in Great Britain was to dominate the waters around the british isles (and the empire) not only by sea, but by air too, and thus was a number of air services created in 1911,1912 and 1914 which was followed by the creation of one combined air force in 1918, Royal Air Force, that later had two maritime services, Coastal Command and Fleet Air Arm added.







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.



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