Beechcraft F35 Bonanza OO-EGL (c/n D-4192)
The plane was built in 1955 and sold to a Swiss private owner. The first registration was HB-EGL. On July 26, 1966 the plane was acquired by a Belgian private owner and registered OO-EGL (Picture). On October 2, 1968 the plane was strikken from the Belgian registry and sold to a Portuguese and received the registration CS-AGL. No informations retrieved of the current status.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)






Piper PA-18-95 L-18C "Super Cub" OO-KIW (c/n 18-1573)
The plane was built for the US Air Force and serialled 51-15573. The plane was acquired by the Belgian Army in July 1957 as OL-L04 and was victim of an accident at Werl (Germany) on March 25, 1963. Repaired, the plane was transferred to the Aeroclub FBA at Butzweilerhof with the civil registration OO-HSC. On July 23, 1970, the plane was sold on the civilian market and bought by the Aeroclub Kiewit. The registration became OO-KIW (Picture). In 1984, the plane was completely restored. On September 21, 1986, the plane was damaged on the right wing in a collision during landing with the OO-LOT. The plane was repaired in November 1986 and again completely restored on September 9, 1990. The plane was completely destroyed on July 18, 1998 during a crash at Houthalen (Pampa Range). Fortunately both crew members were safe. The registration was definitively cancelled on November 27, 2001.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Avro RJ85 OO-DJQ (c/n E2289)
The plane made his first flight on June 19th, 1996 with the test registration G-6-289. The plane was acquired by SB Snow Grease Leasing Company and registered OO-DJQ. Later on the plane was leased to Delta Air Transport in full Sabena livery as from May 7, 1996. OO-DJQ flew for the Belgian Company until the bankruptcy. After November 2001, the plane received the coulours of the new SN Brussels Airlines. The plane is pictured on February 27th, 2004 with the belly in blue; remains from the last Sabena scheme. The plane flew until December 2011 and was stored. In 2012 the plane was sold to Trident Aviation Leasing Services and received the registration G-CHDO. In March 2013 the plane was sold to KCA - Aviatrans K and is still flying with UR-CKH as registration.
(© Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Boeing B737-36N OO-VEN (c/n 28586)
The plane was built in 1998 and delivered to Virgin Express Ireland on January 19th, 1999. The first registration was EI-TVN. On April 4th, 2001, the plane was transferred to Virgin Express Belgium and received OO-VEN as registration. In ealy 2007 SNBA and Virgin Express merged and the new company was called Brussels Airlines. OO-VEN was painted in the colours of this "new" Company. In 2013 OO-VEN was strikken from the fleet and sold to Jet2 in the United Kingdom. The plane was delivered on February 5th, 2013 with G-GDFM as registration. The plane is still airworthy today. The picture was taken at RNW 25L landing on September 10th, 2004.
(© Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Aérospatiale AS-350B Ecureuil OO-VCA (c/n 1925)
This helicopter was built in 1986 and delivered on May 21st, 1986 to VC Helicopters. The picture was taken at Oostende airport in 1987. Later on, in November 1993, the helicopter was leased to Sky Project and returned to VC Helicopter after this short lease. The helicopter was sold in the US on January 6th, 1998 to Guardian Helicopters Inc and became N498PT.
(© Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)





Agusta-Bell AB.206B JetRanger II OO-SKE (c/n 8331)
This Jet Ranger was built in 1972 as an AB-206A model and registered OO-SKE in Belgium on October 24th, 1972. Later on the helicopter was modified into an Agusta-Bell AB.206B Jet Ranger II model. On June 7th, 1993, VLC Helicopters Nederland BV, Eindhoven, reserved the registration PH-PAM for the aircraft, but the reservation was not taken up and cancelled in August 1995. The picture shows the OO-SKE on arrival at the Oostende airshow in 1994. On June 25th, 2006 the OO-SKE crashed during take-off from the d'Herbouvillekaai in Antwerp after a collision with Eurocopter AS355 F1 Ecureuil 2 OO-HSH. Both Heli Service Belgium helicopters were in use for the report of a bicycle race in Antwerp area. On November 16th, 2006, the OO-SKE registration was cancelled and the wrecks sold for spares to the US.
(© Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Morane-Saulnier MS880B-100ST Rallye OO-BTL (c/n 2424)
The first registration of this Rallye was F-BVZN and the plane was built in 1974. Sold in Belgium, the plane was acquired by Air Sport Service on May 2nd, 1978 and based at Namur-Temploux airfield. Later the plane was painted in the colours of the Aeroclub de l'Orneau. The plane is pictured at Gosselies in 1978. In 1988 the plane was abandoned at Temploux without engine and some pictures are showing missing parts.
(© Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth OO-TGM (c/n 3318)
Built in 1935 for the RAF, the plane received as first code BB731, then changed into A728 and later A2126. After its RAF career the plane was sold on the civilian market and became G-ADCG.  In 1993 the plane was acquired by Landuyt Collection and became OO-TGM. The plane is pictured during the Oostende Airshow of 1994. The OO-TGM was sold to various other Belgian civilian owners and was finally stored in Holland on April 11th, 2009.
(© Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
De Haviland Canada UC.1B (DHC-3) Otter OO-HAD (c/n 148)
This former US Navy aircraft (144669) was used for the Belgian-Dutch South Pole Expedition as from November 6th 1967. The plane suffered a crash at the South Pole on February 9th, 1970. Some parts were recovered and used to restore the OO-SUD exhibited at the Brussels Army Museum. Picture was probably taken at Brustem Airshow on June 23rd, 1968.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)


ACAZ C.2   OO-DPO   (c/n 1)
Alfred Herrmann, pioneer of the Belgian aviation, built the first Belgian two-seater in the Twenties. An all-metal biplane aircraft for hunting and reconnaissance. The plane was constructed under the aegis of Commander Fernand Jacquet, a hero of the First World War, with the help of a handful of mechanics from Ostend and some fishermen in a small workshop in the Zeebrugge harbor. In use since 1923 for the construction of aircraft, this workshop witnessed the creation in 1924 of ACAZ (Ateliers de Contructions Aeronautique de Zeebruge) and then of the ZACCO (Zeebruge Aeronautical Constructions Company) in 1926. Intended for the Belgian Air Force, the C2 was motorized by a Hispano-Suisa's 12 cylinders engine of 450 Hp provided with a light metal propeller Levasseur-Reed. The ACAZ C.2 made its first flight in 1926.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Airbus A300B4-203 OO-TZB (c/n 261)
This plane was built in 1983 as a passenger version and got the test registration F-GDVA.  Delivered to Eastern Airlines, the plane was registered N233EA. In July 1991 the plane moved to Continental Airlines as N14975 and in September 1995 the plane was transferred to Presidential Air for one year and afterwards became a bird of the Carnival Airlines fleet. On April 1997 the plane was sold to Pan Am and weared the title "Clipper Charles A. Lindberg" with N229KW as registration. As from April 1998 the plane became TC-ALV and flying for Air Alfa and Oman Air (short lease). The plane was converted to cargo version in the middle of 1999. The plane was acquired by FSBU (First Security Bank of Utah) as N229KW. As from September 29th, 2000 the plane sported the colours of TNT Airways and the registration OO-TZB. During 10 years the plane flew many rotations from Liège-Bierset Airport (pictured in March 2004) and returned to the US after his Belgian career as N261AX. In September 2014 the plane was acquired by Transcarga International Airways with the registration YV560T and is still flying today.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Boeing B757-236(SF) OO-DPO (c/n 23398)
Built in 1985, the plane was delivered to British Airways on November 1st, 1985.
After his British career the plane moved into the DHL fleet on March 19th, 2003 as G-BIKT.  The registration changed the day after into OO-DPO. The plane was pictured at Brussels Airport on February 27th, 2004 after a heavy snow night. On March 26th, 2010 the plane moved to EAT Leipzig and receive D-ALEG as new registration. The plane is still airworthy today.
(©Serge Van Heertum)

 

 

 

 

Swearingen SA 226 AT Metro III   OO-JPA   (c/n AT 041)
Delivered to the South African Air Force in 1975 (n° 14), the plane was sold to R. Korstinsky in 1984. In May 1985 the plane was bought by EAT. The plane operated for DHL between July 1984 and April 1995. After his Belgian career the plane moved to Spain and was registered EC-GBI.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Boeing B727-31(F)   OO-DHM   (c/n 20114)
Built in 1969, the plane was delivered to Trans World Airlines (TWA) on May 21th and registered N7892. Leased to Gulf Air in October 1986. Back in the US, the plane was acquired by Trans Ocean Airways in June 1989 and shortly after by Express One International in July 1989. Converted from B727-31 to B727-31F (Freighter), the plane was acquired by DHL on August 13th, 1990 and registered OO-DHM. The aircraft ended his career in Belgium on December 24th, 2001 and was sold to Vensecar Internacional based at Caracas (Venezuela) also operating flights for DHL. The aircraft received various registrations under this operator - at first YV-848C, then YV-156T and at last YV2309.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Cessna 120 OO-ACE (c/n 13872)
Built in 1947 the plane was delivered to Aquastra and registered OO-ACE on August 12th, 1947.
Afterward the plane changed many times of owner in different Belgian flying clubs like the Golden River Aviation Club or Beerse Vleugels. In the 1970's the plane was acquired by the Noordzee Vliegclub based at Oostende airfield. The registration was canceled on August 20th, 1981 and the plane sold to the English civil marked as G-JOLY.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Handley Page HP-137 Jetstream 200 OO-IBL (c/n 241)
Registered in Belgium as OO-IBL on August 02nd, 1996 and owned by Ibis. Due to property problems between two commercial groups, the plane was stored at Antwerpen and definitively striken off record on May 02nd, 2007.
After many years without activities the dismantling started and the plane will soon be transferred to Lelystad Netherland. Picture taken on January 03rd, 2016; the truck with Netherland licence plate seems to confirm the destination.
(© Jef Pets)
Embraer 135BJ Legacy 650 OO-ARO (c/n 14A-1494)
Newly bought from Embraer, the plane is owned by Air Service Liège & Jet Netherland.
This aircraft arrived at the airport of Antwerp-Deurne on Saturday, February 13, 2016 (Picture). The aircraft departed from Embraer's factory and headquarter in Sao Jose dos Campos (Brazil) the day before and performed two refueling stops in Recife (Brazil) and Marrakech (Morocco) where the aircraft spent a night stop prior to its last delivery leg.
(© Jef Pets)
North American AT-16N Harvard IIB OO-DAF (c/n 106)
This aircraft was built in 1944 and delivered to the USAF (43-13195). Transferred to the Royal Air Force (FT454) and afterward to the Netherland Air Force coded B-84.
After a military career the plane was acquired by Eric Vormezele and registered OO-DAF on August 4th, 1972. The plane is still airworthy and is now painted in Belgian Air Force colours.
The picture was taken during Goetsenhoven opendoor in 1995.
(© Serge Van Heertum)
Caudron C-444 Goeland OO-ASY (c/n 7271/8)
Build by SA des avions Caudron at Issy, the plane was registered F-AOMV on October 10th, 1936. The aircraft was acquired by the Belgian Air Force in 1937 and sold afterwards to the Belgian State as OO-ASY. In June 1940 the plane left Belgium and was based at Bordeaux. The plane disappeared during the war and the registration was cancelled on March 03rd, 1946.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Hiller U-12A Raven OO-APR (c/n 106)
Bought by DBA Pioneer Helicopters, Watsonville (US), the helicopter was registered N8106H on April 17th, 1950. Sold in Belgium, the helicopter became OO-APR in 1952 and was put into service with the "Compagnie des Propriétaires Réunis" on March 03rd, 1953. The helicopter participated in the rescue effort following the 1953 floods in the Netherlands. The registration was written off on February 15th, 1955 and the helicopter was sold to the UK as G-ANZM.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Boeing B720-051B OO-TYA (c/n 18384) 
This aircraft was leased by TEA (Trans European Airlines) for the 1979-1980 winter season. The plane arrived at Brussels on November 6th and returned to Maersk Air on January 19th, 1980. The plane was originally bought by TWA (N794TW) and was leased afterwards to Northwest Airlines (N733US), Maersk Air (OY-APZ), Nigeria Airways (OY-APZ), TEA (OO-TYA), Maersk Air (OY-APZ), Connair (OY-APZ), Allied Signal (N720GT) and ended his career as a testbed for Honeywell International (N720H).
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Boeing B737-229 OO-TEZ (c/n 20908) 
Former Sabena aircraft (OO-SDB), the plane was bought by TEA. The plane got the registration OO-TEZ as from March 15th, 1988 until March 13th, 1989 when it was transferred to TEA UK as G-BTEC. On March 19th, 1990 the plane was back in Belgium as OO-SDB, flying for TEA and also leased to Tunisair between March 31st, 1990 and October 31st, 1990. The plane left the TEA fleet on April 8th, 1991 and became YV-79C flying under Avensa colours and Servivensa afterwards. Seen here at Sabena technical facilities during maintenance in 1988. 
(©Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth  OO-ENC   (c/n 4033)
This plane, based at Deurne airfield, was bought from the Prince of Wales by Mr Guy Hansez, Member of the Antwerpen Aviation Club and arrived in Belgium on January 11th, 1934. On March 24th, 1934 the pilot started an African raid Antwerpen – Leopoldville. In less than 5 days the African city was reached after a trip via the Sahara, Niger and Gabon.
In 1936 the plane was sold to a New Zeeland owner. After many different owners and jobs, the plane was acquired by Vintage Wings of Canada and is still flying registered as C-FYPM.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Beechcraft V35b Bonanza   OO-NDH   (c/n D499)
Built in 1947, the plane was firstly registered in the US as N90580.
Sold in Switzerland, it became HB-ECI. Bought in Belgium by a private owner it became OO-ECI.
On June 9th, 1960, the plane was sold to De Vleminck Air Service and the registration was changed into OO-NDH. Written off in Belgium in 1964, the plane moved to Germany and became D-EHIM. It is still in flying conditions today.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
De Glymmes DG X   OO-AKV   (c/n 01)
This aircraft was designed by engineer Raoul de Glymes de Hollebecque and
fabricated in collaboration with Alfred Herrmann. 
This two seater aircraft was equipped with a Renard 100HP engine and 
was registered as OO-AKV in 1931. In 1931, R. Van de Velde owner and pilot 
of the aircraft did an air raid Brussels - Nuremberg - Vienna (1400 Km) 
in 9 flight hours with an average speed of 155 Km/H. On August 22nd, 1931 
the same pilot won the first place of a Belgian air raid organized by 
the "Aeroclub Royal de Belgique". 
The registration and the plane disappeared in 1935. 
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Percival P31C Proctor IV   OO-ARJ   (c/n H642)

Former RAF aircraft (NP246), the plane was sold onto the British civil market. 
Bought later on by Cogea Nouvelle, the plane was registered OO-ARJ on May 21st, 1957 
and based at Oostend airfield. 
A few months later the aircraft was taken over by Publiciel and 
moved to Grimbergen airfield. Finaly OO-ARJ was dismantled at Grimbergen 
on February 4th, 1970. 

(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Stinson SR-6 Reliant  OO-APM  (c/n 9299)
The plane was bought by a civilian owner (Mr J. Pessemeir) on October 25, 1934.
The plane is seen here at Oostende airfield. OO-APM was most probably destroyed
during the Second World War.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Noorduyn UC-64A Norsemann  OO-AAR   (c/n 612)
After a military career in the USAF as 44-70347, the plane was sold to 
the Belgian Air Union Company based at Knokke airfield. 
The plane operated in Belgium between July 31, 1946 and June 22, 1950.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Convair 440 Metropolitan OO-TVG (c/n 404)
Built in 1957, the plane was at first owned by the Spanish company Iberia as EC-AMU, later EC-WMU. Afterwards the plane was bought by Delta Air Transport based at Antwerpen-Deurne airport. The aircraft was delivered to this Belgian company in June 1972. In July 1973 the registration was modified into OO-VGT. The plane remained into service for the Belgian company until March 1977 and was then sold to the US company Air Resorts Airlines (N44825) based at Santa Monica.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)

 
Airbus A300-B4 OO-DLV (c/n 150)
This aircraft operated first as passenger aircraft for Egyptair as from August 11th, 1981. The aircraft was modified into freighter version in 1997-1998 (A300B4-203F). Its first freighter operator was Hunting Cargo Airlines (EI-EAA) from April 7th, 1998 on. The plane was acquired by Air Contractors in August 1998 and flew for DHL. On April 26, 2002 the plane came to Belgium as OO-DVL, owned by European Air Transport (EAT), also a partner of DHL.
After this long career, OO-DVL was stored at Leipzig from April 2009 on and on February 24th, 2010 the airframe was transferred to Roswell. Seen here at Brussels Airport, landing on runway 25R on October 1st, 2007.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Avro RJ 100 OO-DWH (c/n 3340)
Publicity stunt for the Belgian cartoon Astérix & Obélix
Asterix taking off on September 22, 2005
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Avro RJ 100 OO-DWE (c/n 3327)
Within the same frame as OO-DWH for the upcoming book of this legendary cartoon.
Obélix seen landing on runway 25R on September 25, 2005
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Lacab T-7 OO-ANL (c/n
As the Air Force was looking for a new training aircraft, the “Ateliers de Construction Aéronautique Belges” (LACAB) created the T-7 model. The plane was presented to the authorities on October 17th, 1933 at Evere, but it is the Avro 626 that won the challenge. In 1934, the LACAB T-7 was bought by the defense ministry and written off on May 31st, 1935. The unique T-7 disappeared completely, no more trace of this Belgian aircraft.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Caudron C.27 OO-AFW (c/n 127)
Acquired in Belgium in August 1926, the plane was registered O-BAFW. This private aircraft was owned by different private pilots (Mr F. Begasse 1926, Mr De Castres de Tersac 1926, Mr Petermans Wevelgem 1927 to 1929…). The C.27 became OO-AFW in 1929 with the new registration law. The OO-AFW was written off in June 1933 or 1935, the documents are unclear about the real date.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
RSV26-180 O-BADE (c/n 138)
Built in 1926 for the Stampe Flying School, the O-BADE was modified as an amphibian version in 1927 and even did some flight trials. Presented later on to the “Administration de l’Aéronautique”, this amazing project never went further and the plane was written off in 1933.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Auster J-1B Aiglet OO-CER (c/n2755)
After a first period in Africa in the early 1950’s, the plane went back to Belgium and returned to Africa for a second time to Belgian Congo. Owned by Mr Beguin & Mr Deneve, the plane was nicknamed ‘the witch”. The OO-CER crashed at Opienge (Kisangani area) in 1957 due to fuel starvation after a navigational error. It was at that moment flown by Cdt Jacques, Director of Simi-Simi airfield. The wreckage was sold to Mr Bolton & Dillienand rebuilt at Air Brousse facilities. The plane was restored as 9O-CER. Later on became 9Q-CER and was definitively destroyed in a second crash in 1964.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Airbus A300B4-103 OO-TEG (c/n 017)
This was the second A300 delivered to TEA. Delivered on October 15, 1975, the plane was at first leased to Egyptair in April 1977. On July 2, 1979 the aircraft received the registration SU-BBS and never came back to TEA. Its last flight was on November 25, 1990.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Airbus A300B1 OO-TEF (c/n 002)
This was the first A300 delivered to TEA on November 17, 1974 and was immediately leased to Air Algerie. The plane went back to Brussels in TEA livery on February 3, 1975. Its last flight was on November 25, 1990. Pictured here landing at Brussels airport in 1989 wearing the second
paint scheme of TEA.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Tipsy Belfair OO-TIC (to be verified) (c/n 533)
Regitered as OO-TIC on October 28, 1947, the plane made various record flights. On August 21, 1950 it flew from Grimbergen to Biarritz (945 km); on August 04, 1955 from Chièvres to Sidi Ifni (2632 km). The plane was lost at Gosselies when F-104G FX 66 flown by Pierre Tonet crashed into a hangar on August 18, 1964.
(Coll Pierre Taquet)
Moto Aviette Mulot O-BAFS (c/n 1)
In 1925, Mr Mulot designed a little parasol monoplane aircraft powered by a four cylinder horizontally opposed Vaslin engine of 18 Hp (France). The plane was built at the SABCA facilities and participated in various fly-ins.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Boeing B737-2M8 OO-TEL (c/n 21736/557)
This TEA (Trans European Airways) airplane was leased to RAL (Rotterdam Airlines) between November 1983 and March 1984 as PH-RAL. It is seen here at Brussels Airport shortly after the lease back with its Belgian registration  OO-TEL and without the "RAL" logo.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Convair 580(F) OO-EEA (c/n 163)
The plane was built in 1954 as a CV.340 model flying with different US registrations like N523SA. Modified into a 580 model, the plane was delivered on February 23th, 1989 to the Belgian company European Expedite and was operated by DHL from their Brussels hub. The plane left the fleet in the early 1990’s and became C-FHEL flying for All Canada Express.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Dassault Falcon 20 OO-RRR (c/n 98)
Owned by Eurojet this plane was flying for DHL in 1991. At the start of its career the plane was in the Eurojet livery but received the DHL colours later on. In 1992 the plane was sold on the US market and became N781AJ.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Dassault Falcon 20C OO-DDD (c/n 11)
This cargo version of the Falcon was acquired by Eurojet International on May 05, 1989. The company was working for the DHL Freighter Company until August 22, 1991. Afterwards the plane returned to the US to fly with Amerijet Leasing as N983AJ.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Bulté RB.30 OO-ALX (cor 251)
This plane made a raid from Brussels to Congo in February 1932. The crew was Edmond Marcel Gillieaux and Adjudant Dubois test pilot of the Bulté Company. The plane took off on February 3rd but never complete the raid as it was victim of an accident at Bidon. The registration was cancelled on January 26th, 1933.
(Coll Willem Labro)
Boeing 737-4B3 OO-TUM (c/n 24750)
The plane (F-GFUG) began its career in Aeromaritime colours, then with Corsair and later on leased from Jetair - TUI Airlines Belgium on April 26th, 2009, to wear the Jet4You colours. Returned to its former registration CN-RPA on April 27th, 2007 but still carrying Jet4You livery. The plane was modified into cargo configuration and acquired by the National Nuclear Security Administration on June 16th, 2011.
(©Serge Van Heertum)
 

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