Percival P.31 Proctor IV   OO-ARJ    (c/n H642)
In the hangar of Cogea Nouvelle at Oostend Airport in the late 1950's
(J. Lebeau)
Supermarine Spitfire LF.9c     OO-ARB     (c/n MK297)
This Cogea Nouvelle Spitfire was previously a Belgian Air Force plane (SM43).
The OO-ARB was also a star of the 1962 movie "The Longest Day".
(J. Lebeau)
Douglas C47B-25DK    OO-SNC     (c/n 32664)

Previously operated by the Belgian Air Force as K28, the plane was used by the Belgian Transport Ministry from October 1951 till April 1975.
(Coll SBAP)

Piper PA46-310P Malibu    OO-RVP     (c/n 4073)
During a visit at Kleine Brogel Air Base in 2001.
The owner was Huktra International Inc. based at Oostende airport
(Serge Van Heertum)

Ryan Navion 4   OO-NIQ   (c/n 1259)

Registered OO-NIQ in April 1969, the plane was owned by different
pilots until the plane crashed at Wevelgem on June 16th, 1991.

 (Coll SBAP)

Boeing B-707-131   OO-TEE   (c/n 17666/32)
Trans European acquired this Boeing in December 1973 but was put under embargo by Israeli authorities.  The plane entered into service in early 1974 and was withdrawn from the TEA fleet in July 1976.

 (Coll SBAP)

Rockwell 690A Turbocommander    OO-WAT     (c/n 11125)
Privately owned aircraft during a visit at Brussels National in 1991
(Serge Van Heertum)
Aerotek Pitts S2A    OO-NOV     (c/n 2202)
Owned by Avialair (Liège) and pictured in 1993
(Serge Van Heertum)
Bulté RB1    O-BAJL     (c/n 144)
First flight at Gosselies on June 2nd, 1928; the plane was delivered to its private owner Ms Hélène De Keersmaecker on August 8th, 1928
The aircraft was christened "Hélène"

(Coll SBAP)
Taylorcraft Auster AOP.6   OO-FDJ    (c/n 2832)
After RAF (VT993) and Belgian Army (A17) service, the plane was bought by the Zwartberg Aero club in September 1958. Written off on April 1st, 1971, the plane was transferred to the Brussels air museum. Picture taken when the plane was transported to Brussels
(Coll Johny De Visch
Aerospatial MH-262A-27 Super Broussard    OY-BCO     (c/n 333)
Leased by Delta Air Transport (DAT) from Cymber Air (Denmark),
seen landing at Deurne (Antwerpen) in the mid 1970's.
(Coll SBAP)
Cessna 402B Utiliner    OO-SVD     (c/n 1037)
Servisair operated this plane as freighter for DHL in the early 1990's.
Pictured in July 1991.

(Serge Van Heertum)
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza     OO-AYZ     (c/n E454)
Sponsored by Azurex for the
Paris - Langkawi (Malaysia) - Paris raid in February 1990.
The crew : Patrick Saillez, Jean de Broqueville (pilot & co-pilot)
and Didier Clippe (cameraman from RTL TV broadcast)

(Serge Van Heertum)
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza     OO-AYZ     (c/n E454)
The same aircraft sponsored by Quadra and Credit Communal (bank)
for "Round the world air race" in June 1992.
Crew : Patrick Saillez, Michel Speeckaert (pilot & co-pilot)
and Didier Clippe (cameraman from RTL TV broadcast)

(Serge Van Heertum)
Fairchild Fh.227B   OO-DTD    (c/n 555)
DAT (Delta Air Transport) plane is seen at Deurne (Antwerpen) during a handling turn around (begin 1980's)
(Coll Willy Henderickx)

Boeing 707-338C   OO-YCK   (c/n 19621/652)

Young Cargo was an Ostend based freight company. Picture taken in 1979.

 (Coll SBAP)

De Havilland DH.104 Dove 6    OO-WIP     (c/n 04493)
After his carreer for Philips company (NL) as PH-ILI, the plane was sold to a private owner and registered OO-WIP. (1967)
(Coll SBAP)
Cessna UC-78 Bobcat     OO-TIN     (c/n 5253)
Previously registered in Switzerlzand, the plane was acquired mid 1978 by a Belgian private owner, reigistered OO-TIN and based at Oostend.
(Coll SBAP)
Airbus A300B4-203(F)     OO-DLC     (c/n 152)
Taxiing after landing at Brussels National in 1999.
Note the old DHL white and dark red colours in use before the high visibility yellow on today’s DHL fleet.
(Serge Van Heertum)
Britten Norman BN-2A-9 Islander   F-OHFY     (c/n 829)
Bought by "Aviation Sans Frontières Belgique" in 1993 from ASF France, the plane is seen here at Brussels National in November 1996. The plane was damaged during a short of runway threshold landing at Bondo (Congo) in 1997. Never repaired the plane was written off in 2005
(Serge Van Heertum)
Fairchild Fh.227B   OO-DTA    (c/n 551)
Owned by DAT (Delta Air Transport) the plane is seen at Deurne (Antwerpen) Airport begin 1980's after a first leasing to Sabena.
(Coll Willy Henderickx)
Cessna 310B   OO-CUB   (c/n 35527)
Built in 1957 the plane wears SOBELAIR markings. Before its Belgian career, this plane was based in Congo and registered 9O-CUB and later 9Q-CUB.
(Coll Willy Henderickx)
Bleriot XI
Jan Olieslagers aircraft after his accident during
the Stockel aviation week in 1910
(Coll SBAP)
Centaur 4A   O-BOTC     (c/n 501)
Owned by SEGA aviation school at Gosselies in the mid 1920's.
The plane was registrated OO-OTC in 1929 and sold to a private
(Coll SBAP)
Convair C-440-62     OO-VGU      (c/n 349)
During handling at Brussels National airport in 1974
(Serge Van Heertum)

Boeing B-737-3Q8   OO-ILG     (c/n 23388)

Owned by Air Belgium, the plane was leased to Universair in 1987 (EC-EDM)
Picture taken when back from leasing without name and back with belgian registration

(Serge Van Heertum)

Fairey Tipsy Junior    OO-ULA     (c/n J.111)
First post war creation of engineer Ernest Oscar Tips (1948)
(Coll SBAP)
Douglas DC-6A    OO-ABE    (c/n 44915)
From BIAS begin 1970's
(Coll SBAP)
Bell 206A Jet Ranger    OO-ADM     (c/n 8077)
Owned by Publi Air, the helicopter flown under Brussels Airways colors in the year 1970's
(Serge Van Heertum)
Douglas DC-3C    OO-VDF     (c/n 9410)
Old USAF C-47 flown under DAT colours begin 1960's
(Coll SBAP)

MDD-Kawasaki BK-117A-3    OO-XCY     (c/n 7056)

From Heli-Samu during an operational mission
at Leuze en Hainaut hospital in 1986

(Jacques Vincent)

Benes Mraz Sokol M1C              OO-AAZ                 (c/n 603)

The plane was registred in Belgium the 07/01/1947 and owned by Air Union.

The OO-AAZ was lost in a crash landing on 20/08/1949

(Coll. SBAP)

Miles M65 Gemini 1A               OO-CDO                 (c/n 6478)

From a private owner in the mid 1950’s.

(Coll. SBAP)

Douglas DC-8-32                OO-TCP             (c/n 45265)

This POMAIR owned aircraft was leased during the 1973 summer season to Air France.  OO-TCP left the Belgian company in October 1975.

(Coll. SBAP)

Boeing B727-81    OO-JAA     (c/n 18951)

Registered in Belgium and flying for Sobelair between July and October 1984
(Serge Van Heertum)

Convair CV-580     OO-VGH      (c/n 28)
The one and only Convair in full EAT colours in 1988.
The Convair fleet operated for DHL cargo transport

(Serge Van Heertum)

Dassault Falcon "Mystère" 20C   OO-RRR     (c/n 98)

Owned by Eurojet, this plane was flying for DHL in 1991

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Boeing 757-236     OO-TBI     (c/n 25133)

From BFS International at Brussels Airport in 1993

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Siai Marchetti SF.260D    OO-EEJ     (c/n 2-41)
Private aircraft based at Zoersel airfield
Built in 1970, was previously registrated HB-HIB

(Coll SBAP)
Stampe & Vertongen SV-4b    OO-PAM     (c/n 99)
Ex V48 from the Belgian Air Force, this SV4 is the only one equiped with a Blackburn Cirrus engine. Picture taken at Brussels National Airport in 1989
(Serge Van Heertum)

Boeing B-737-2M8    OO-TEH     (c/n 21231/462)

Owned by TEA (Trans European Airlines), the plane was leased to British Middland between March and June 1988

(Serge Van Heertum)

Cessna 207A Skywagon    OO-ASF    (c/n 207-00569)

Operated by Aviation Sans Frontière association, photographed in 1989, the plane was lost in 1991 during a mission in Mozambique

(Serge Van Heertum)

Cessna 170B   OO-SPB    (c/n 20615)
Based at Temploux airfield in the early 1990's
(Serge Van Heertum)
Mitsubishi MU-2 Marquise    OO-CVL     (c/n 1528SA)
Photographed at Brussels National Airport in 1986
(Serge Van Heertum)
Lockheed 12A   OO-AFA    (c/n 1211)
From a Belgian private owner in the early 1950's
(Coll SBAP)
Cessna 180SR   OO-EXP    (c/n 50617)
During the Belgian Antarctic expedition in the late 1950's
(Coll SBAP)
Percival P.44 Proctor V   OO-ARM    (c/n AE84)
Wearing the markings of the Publiciel Company, the plane is photographed at delivery
to the Brussels Air
Museum in the 1970's
(Coll J. De Vish)
Nord 1101 Nordalpha   OO-LIZ    (c/n 86)
Photographed at Ostend airport in March 1970. The plane wears the Inair Company markings. The plane was lost in a crash into the north sea on July 18th, 1972.

(Pierre Taquet)
RSV 18/105   OO-APC    (c/n 206)
In flight in the early 1930's
(Coll SBAP)
Nord 1202 Norecrin II   OO-TRI    (c/n 113)
Property of a Belgian private owner in the early 1950's
(Coll SBAP)
Airbus A320-212        OO-AEY        (c/n 348)
2 Airbus A320 were introduced (OO-AEY & OO-AEZ) with Airtours logo but operated by Air Belgium in 1997. In 1999 Air Belgium ceased their operations
and both Airbus were sold.
 (Serge Van Heertum)
Airbus A300C4-605R       OO-CTT        (c/n 755)
In 1999, Citybird started freighter operations with an A300 full cargo aircraft.
Sadly the company felt into bankrupcy in 2001.

 (Serge Van Heertum)
Nardi-Siai Marchetti FN-333 Riviera    OO-DEA     (c/n 010)
Seen in 1967 with Belgian registration OO-DEA, became OO-HEB later on
and was lost in a crash at Heppignies in July 1968.
(Coll SBAP)
Stinson 108 Voyager   OO-JAC  (c/n 108-5243)  &  OO-EXS  (c/n 108-4272)
From a private owner in the late 1940's, early 1950's. Planes were painted in the
standard red and yellow scheme from the Stinson Aircraft Company

(Coll SBAP)

Boeing 737-204   G-BECG   (c/n 21335)

Leased from Easy Jet during the 1997 season

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Airbus A320-232        EI-TLP        (c/n 760)
Owned by Transaer International Airlines and
leased to Virgin Express for the 1998 season
 (Serge Van Heertum)
Airbus A321-131      OO-CPS       (c/n 591)
Brussels based
Charter airline founded in 1999.
Ceased operations in February 2001
 (Serge Van Heertum)

Boeing 737-405   OO-VEK   (c/n 24270/1726)

Originating from Braathens, the plane was bought by Virgin Express and flew with the old colours and the new title during the year 1999

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Siai Marchetti SF.260    OO-SIA     (c/n 121)
Siai Marchetti Company aircraft based at Gosselies in 1982
Became later OO-SMN for Sabena

(Serge Van Heertum)
Robinson R-22 Beta    OO-EGB     (c/n 1840)
Operated by EG Heliservice and based at Walem near Mechelen between
1991 and 2004 when this company got into bankruptcy
(Coll SBAP)
Douglas DC-6 B    OO-IFA     (c/n 43740)
This plane was operated by Ostend Airport based International Freight Airways
between March 1977 and May 1978
(Serge Van Heertum)

Boeing 737-2P6   OO-ABB   (c/n 21359)

Wearing the Abelag Airways colours in February 1980.

Abelag Airways became Air Belgium some months later.

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Douglas C-54-1-DCSkymaster      OO-RIC    (c/n 10563)
Photgraphed at Goma Airport by Mr
Schombroodt on September 18th, 1965
The crew was :
Schombroodt, Danhiez, Mauroo
Schombroodt via Jacques Lebeau)
Pilatus PC-6 B2-H4 Turbo Porter    OO-PKZ     (c/n 909)
Owned by "Limburg Air Promotion" based at Zwartberg airfield
between 1994 and 1999
(Serge Van Heertum)

Mc Donnell Douglas DC-10-30   OO-JOT   (c/n 46850/63)

Belgian Charter company Challengair in 1994.

 (Coll SBAP)

Mc Donnell Douglas DC-10-30   OO-JOT   (c/n 46850/63)

Leased to Air Europe for the summer season 1996

 (Coll SBAP)

Piper Aerostar PA60-600  OO-RAP    (c/n 61-0273-105)

On Ostend airport tarmac in 1981

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Siai-Marchetti S208/20R    OO-PLC    (c/n 2-21)

Based at Deurne-Antwerpen aiport, photographed in the early 1980's

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Casa C.212-200 Aviocar   OO-FKY   (c/n 291)

Operated as cargo plane by European Air Transport (EAT) from September 1986 to the end of 1989. EAT operated for DHL during a couple of months

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Fokker F27-100 Frienship   OO-SVM   (c/n 10121)

Cargo company Servisair operated this plane from December 1988
to the end of 1989.

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Stampe-Renard SR-7B  Monitor IV   OO-SRZ    (c/n 1003)
The SR-7B was proposed to the Belgian Air Force to replace the SV-4B
but the Air Force bought the Siai-Marchetti SF.260.
Photographed at Gosselies in the late 1960's
(Coll SBAP)
Stampe SV-4D    OO-SRS    (c/n 1208)
Modernised aircraft based on the SV-4B, was equipped with a Continental IO-346 engine. The concept was also proposed to the Air Force for the replacement of the SV-4B. Preserved at Brussels Air Museum.
(Serge Van Heertum)

Boeing 707-365C   OO-CDE   (c/n 19590/654)

This Belgian cargo company operated a single aircraft from

October 1988 till 1990

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Mac Donnell-Douglas MD600N   OO-GOO   (c/n RN-009)

Owned by Helifly bvba Genk between July 1997 and August 1998

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Bücker 181B Bestmann   OO-RVD    (c/n 021969)
Used by a private based at Grimbergen airfield, the plane was transfered to the Brussels Air Museum and recover his prvious Luftaffe colours (TP + CP)
(Coll SBAP)
AIRSPEED AS.10 OXFORD I    OO-DUC    (c/n 420)
Originated from RAF as MP430, the plane was transfered to the Belgian Air Force as O-27. Begin 1960's the plane was bought by Aéro-Nord,
 Morsele based company
(Coll SBAP)
Airbus A320-232        OO-COF       (c/n 542)
Constellation International Airlines was a Belgian company who started activities in 1995, but felt under bankrupcy in December 1999
 (Serge Van Heertum)
Beechcraft A.100 King Air    OO-SNA    (c/n B-217)
Used by the belgian civil administration in the mid 1990
for airport instruments calibration
(Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland Canada UC-1A Otter    OO-HAD   (c/n 148 - bu144669)
Using during the
Belgian-Dutch Antarctic Expedition in 1967 - 1970.
The plane
crashed at the South African SANAE Station in the Antarctic
on February 9th,  1970 and was a complete write off.
(Coll SBAP)
Supermarine Spitfire LF.IX     COGEA NOUVELLE    OO-ARA   (c/n MH434)
This Spitfire is an old Belgian Air Force plane (SM41)
The plane was playing in different movies :
The longest day, the battle of Britain, a bridge too far and a piece of cake.
This movie star is still flying as warbird in the old flying machines company
(Coll SBAP)

Boeing 737-2N8   OO-TEH   (c/n 21231)

During taxi at Brussels National Airport in 1987

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Airbus A310-222        OO-SCI       (c/n 331)
Leased by Sabena from Airbus Industries Financial services
 between 19-12-1994 and 18-01-1996,
the plane was subleased to Air Malta between 20-12-1994 till 19-12-1995
(Serge Van Heertum)
Bristol 175 Britannia 253   OO-YCE     (c/n 13398)
Thi plane of Young Cargo was based at Ostend airport in the 70's and is a former Royal Air For aircraft. (1978)
(Coll SBAP)

Boeing 737-36N   OO-VEX   (c/n 28670)

Picture taken during the snowy winter of 1998 at Brussels National Airport

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Nord 1002 Pinguouin    OO-WAT     (c/n 234)
From private owner in the begin of the 60's, this plane is the french version
of the Messerschmitt BF-108 Taifun
(Coll SBAP)

Gloster (Armstrong Withworth) Meteor NF.11    OO-ARZ      (serial WD590)

Used by Cogea Nouvelle and based at Ostend between 1958 and 1963

Previously owned by the Belgian Air Force as ND-G (10 Squadron)

 (Coll SBAP)

Stampe & Vertongen SV-4E    OO-LEE     (c/n 99)
During a formation flight around Temploux airfield in 2002. The pilot is
Jean-Luc Moyaux who passed away tragicaly in a crash on may 30, 2005
(Serge Van Heertum)
Asso Champion V EL    OO-E13    (c/n 025)
During a photoshoot around Hasselt-Kiewit for the magazines Aeroscript
and piloot & vliegtuigen in august 2003
(Serge Van Heertum - SVG Aeroscript)
Douglas DC-6 B    OO-HEX     (c/n 45077)
Bought by BIAS in 1969, the
plane was immediatly leased for the Biafran airlift and was painted in dark blue. Changed of registration into OO-PAY in march 1970
(Coll SBAP)

Boeing 757-23A     OO-ILI     (c/n 24528)

Air Belgium bought this plane in 1989 and used them during 7 years till 1996.

Sold to Sunways Sweden

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Convair CV-580  OO-DHC   (c/n 19987) 

Modified in cargo plane, he was used by the Belgian antenna of DHL company

Photographed at Coventry Airport in 1994

 (Alan D. Brown - UK)

Boeing 767-33/ER   OO-CTQ   (c/n 28159/689)

Citybird created in 1996, felt under bankrupcy in october 2001

On taxi to rejoin the gate at Brussels National in 1998

 (Serge Van Heertum)

Aerospatial 350B-2 Ecureuil   OO-RHC     (c/n 2493)
Private owner but leased to Fabricom for the towing of high voltage electrical cables. Photographed during this special operation in 1996
(Serge Van Heertum)
Pilatus PC-6 B2-H4 Turbo Porter    OO-NAP     (c/n 914)
Owned by "Namur Air Promotion" based at Temploux airfield.
Sadly the plane cradhed on june 9th, 2002 killing one passenger. The pilot and the 9 remaining passenger where injured at different degres during the crash
 Picture from 1999
(Serge Van Heertum)
Douglas DC-3C    OO-GVG     (c/n 43090)
Passed from Sabena to DAT "Delta Air Transport", Belgian company
based at Deurne Airport in the 1970's
(Coll SBAP)
Douglas DC-8-32    OO-CMB     (c/n 45382)
In the colors of Pomair Ostend but with the previous scheme of BIAS airlines
Based at Ostend airport in the begin of 1970's

(Coll SBAP)
Boeing B-737-8K5     Jetair Fly    OO-JBG   (c/n 35142)
The plane is wearing the "5 years" logo of the Belgian branch of TUI
At landing Brussels National on august 31th
(Serge Van Heertum)
Airbus A320-214       Thomas Cook    OO-TCI   (c/n 1975)
The charter company plane with the special "Mega Mindy" drawing
At landing Brussels National on august 31th
(Serge Van Heertum)
Supermarine Spitfire LF.IX     COGEA NOUVELLE    OO-ARD   (c/n MH415)
This Spitfire is an old Belgian Air Force plane (SM40)
The plane wear the colours of RAF 340 Sqn for the movie 'The longest day"
Pictured in 1962
(Coll SBAP)
Vickers 610 Viking 1B    Aviameer    OO-EEN   (c/n 223)
The charter company of
Photographed in the early 1960's
(Coll SBAP)

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