Gloster Meteor F.4 EF8 (c/n G5/253) (Fighter School)
The plane received the RAF code VW323 and in May 1949 it was delivered to the Belgian Air Force assigned to the 349 Squadron at Beauvechain (code GE-D), home of the 1st Wing. In 1953, the EF8 moved to Koksijde airbase and was used by the Fighter School (Picture). Later on the Fighter School moved to Brustem airbase and the EF8 followed the movement. On January 15, 1957 the plane was retired of the fleet and stored. Some months later the wreck was sold for scrap and the plane was completely destroyed.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Stampe & Vertongen SV-4B V35 (c/n 1177) (EPE Goetsenhoven)
This SV-4B was delivered to the Belgian Air Force in July 1952. The picture shows V35 during a real low level pass at Goetsenhoven airbase in the mid 1950's. On February 16, 1959 the plane was destroyed in a crash at Goetsenhoven after an engine failure. The pilot named Helderweirt was not injured.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)


Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar CP46 / OT-CEH (c/n 00254) (40 Sqn)
The plane was built in 1951 as a "F" model and converted into a "G" model in 1953. In 1955 the plane flew with the US Air Force 12th troop carrier and was based at Dreux in France. Later on the aircraft went into IRAN inspection at the Siai facilities and was finally delivered to the Belgian Air Force in July 1960. The plane was attached to the 40 Squadron (Green Indian). On April 27th, 1972 the plane moved to Koksijde for storage. In December 1974 the plane was donated to the Brussels Air Museum and after six years of work by the benevolent, all pieces were moved and the plane re-assembled. The CP46 is pictured above Brussels during a National Day parade in the late 1960's.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Dassault Alpha Jet 1B AT07 (c/n B07/1022) (EPA Brustem)
The AT 07 was delivered to the Belgian Air Force on May 23rd, 1979. This aircraft had a short career and was victim of a fatal crash. On November 22nd, 1984 the AT07 crashed into a radio antenna in Bremgarten-Feldberg (Germany) area. Both crew members were killed in the crash: Cdt Avi Jacques Boulard the instructor and Adj Avi Pascal Poulaint the trainee.
The picture shows the AT07 at Brustem in the early 1980's.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)


Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star   FT17 (c/n 7362)   (11 Sqn)
Delivered to the Belgian Air Force in December 1953, the plane was firstly based at the Koksijde Flying School. Later on the plane moved to the 9th Training Wing at Brustem. The picture was taken during the open-door at Melsbroek airbase on May 7th, 1976. The FT17 ended his Belgian career in 1979 and was flown to Sculpthorpe on December 3rd, 1979. In February 1981, the plane was sold to the Yugoslav Air Force as a target towing aircraft and remained into service until April 1983. The FT17 moved to the US in February 1987 and was then restored to airworthiness conditions. On July 23rd, 1990 the T-Bird was acquired by David E. Clayton and became N125AT. Between 1997and 2001 the plane saw various owners. The registration was cancelled on December 15th, 2004 as the plane was destroyed in 2002.
(©Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)


Sud Aviation SA.313B Alouette II OL-A03   (c/n 1305)   (Light Avi)
The Alouette A03 was delivered to the Light Aviation on October 26th, 1959. Shortly after delivery, in November, the helicopter was assigned to the 16 Squadron at Butzweilerhof in Germany. After a few months of service, in May 1960, the Alouette was transferred to the Belgian Congo via a C-119G transport aircraft. On May 30th, 1960 the A03 moved to Kigali (Rwanda) and later on, in August 1960, to Usumbura (Urundi). During the Congo events, the helicopter was under the COMRU (Commando Ruanda-Urundi) control. After the independence the helicopter flew back to Belgium, but the exact date is not known. On March 29th, 1983 the helicopter was damaged in an accident and sustained category 5 damage. It was then scrapped from the fleet. The picture shows OL-A03 Brasschaat based  in a MEDEVAC version, in standby from June 7th until June 9th, 1963 at the race circuit of Francorchamps during the F1 race won by Jim Clarck. The pilot was Alphonse Dumoulin (Thanks for the info's "Fons") and no emergency interventions were needed. During every night, the A03 moved to Bierset and as you can see it was not realy easy to land in this "trees chimney".
(© Jean-Pierre Blanckaert)
Hunting Percival P.66 Pembroke C Mk 51 OT-ZAE / RM5 (21 Sqn)
The plane was delivered on July 15th, 1954. After some 20 years of service, RM5 was stored at Koksijde as from February 14th, 1974. After 4 years storage the plane was sold to Air America Inc. (Pennsylvania) and received the registration N51961. On August 9th, 1978 the RM5 took off from Oostende bound for the US. In September 1979 the plane was sold to Hubert Cotton Atlanta (Georgia). The registration N51961 was cancelled on December 11th, 2012.
Picture from the late 1950's when the plane was still in metal finish.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Lockheed F-104G & TF-104G (10 Wing Tac)
Formation of seven aircraft during the Florennes International Airshow held on June 23rd, 1979. This was simply fantastic to have so many Starfighters together (fifteen in total) and also the first Belgian Air Force F-16B official presentation against the F-104G. The lead is a TF-104G followed by seven single seat Starfighters all from the 10th Tactical Wing of Kleine Brogel.
(© Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)

De Havilland DH-9  D?  (1st Observation Squadron)
Originally based at Evere, this plane was probably one of the participating aircraft at an Airshow in Brasschaat in the early 1920's.
The number is not readable but the "Mephisto" insignia is clearly showing the plane was assigned to the 1st Observation Squadron that after 1926 became the 7/II/1Ať.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Republic F-84G FZ-48 (2 Wing Tac)
Picture probably taken shortly after arrival in 1952, the plane does not wear any Squadron codes, only the black and white "checker" from the 2 Wing Tac of Florennes . 
In 1956 the plane was sold to the Danish Air Force.
(Coll Serge Van Heertum / SBAP)
Lockheed C-130H (CH-08) + Swearingen Merlin III (CF-04) + 
Hawker Siddeley HS748 (CS-01)  (20 & 21 Squadron - 15th Transport Wing)
Formation flight during the navigation heading for Brussels for the
National Day fly-by on July 21st, 1998
(©Serge Van Heertum)
Lockheed-Martin F-16A (FA-67) "White Bird" (10 Wing Tac)
Picture taken during the first presentation of the "White Bird"
at Beauvechain on June 28th, 1998.
The underside of the plane shows the impressive falcon claws.
(©Serge Van Heertum)

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