Airminded 26/05/2010 : Trips : Angers and La Ferté Alais

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l’Extraordinaire Odyssée
du Ier Corps d’Autos
BELGIQUE – RUSSIE 1914 -1918
samedi 05 juin 2010 à 14.00 h.

Wissant / Audembert Spectacle Aérien le 18 et 19 septembre 2010.

 par l'Association de la Mémoire de la Bataille d'Angleterre sur la Côte d'Opale

May 26th, 2010,                                                                   

Trips : Angers and La Ferté Alais 

This week end some of us were at the ajbs airshow in La Ferté Alais (F).  As every  year, some interesting aircraft were present including a Buchon, a genuine Hurricane, Battle of Britain veteran, a Bucker Bestmann or a Klemm  This place is always another good place to meet old friends and this year there were a lot of Belgians there.

Two Tipsy were also on display.

 We added a touch of Belgian smell by offering the book on Pierre de Caters to Jean Salis in the name of both bamrs and bamf. The gift was highly appreciated.

 The spectacle is on the ground and in the air. This year, a group of 3 gliders from Germany graced the sky performing aerobatics. Although some of the performing aircraft are regularly present, every edition of this airshow is different and the scenario is each time innovative.  We are pleased to share with you some pictures taken in this mythic place  We are already waiting La Ferté 2011.

A few weeks ago Nicolas and Vincent went to Angers to collect parts offered for the restoration of the Fieseler Storch by the GPPA Museum. Vincent took the opportunity to portray this magnificent place. We hope the way this museum display his aircraft will give some inspiration here.



 Willy Henderickx send us a pictures of the last Stampe Fly in (Quite better pictures that my pictures).

 Our friend André Fillée is now working on a project to manufacture the replica of a Belgian armored card of World War 1. He sent us information about a conference about the Belgian Armored Cars corps on June 5th, see more in the Coming soon section.

 From the ever sunny Alsace, Erik Janssonne send us information about a Fly in to be organized in Colmar on June 26th and 27th.  This meeting focus on Bucker & Stinson aircraft but any flying visitor is welcome. Take because Colmar and his region is wonderful as well as are the wines, gastronomy and shopping there. Belgians are welcome. See the Coming soon section

Our comic strip page is updated with books about the history of aviation. Amongst the authors, Marcel Uderzo of Asterix fame (Thanks Vital Ferry for the information).   

A book about the Renard R36 is in the tube. We hope to have more information next week.  





If a picture tell more than 1000 words, you have now more than 450 pictures to discover. You are allways wellcome with feedbacks, news or enquiries. Thanks to André, Willy, Vital, Erik and Vincent for information.

Many happy landings.


Since Many years, Daniel Brackx (www.baha.be) works on the fascinating history of the German aircraft delivered to Belgium after WW1. Some of these aircraft were captured but many others were delivered directly from the factories in reparation paid according to the Versailles treaty of 1919. Until now, Daniel identified 400 aircraft. He is searching any information which can help to complement this unknown part of our aviation history. If you can help, please do not hesitate to contact Daniel at brackda@gmail.com.

Daniel is also looking for the serial number of the Spad XIII found many year ago at the Université du Travail in Charleroi and exchanged with the Bourget Air Museum.

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