|News 02/10/2009 : The Farman MF11 flying|
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Another view of a veteran
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.
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.
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Museum Special Evening at the Museum on 12/11/2009