Belgian Air Force Demo Team 2012
   Text: Serge Van Heertum  &  Pictures : Serge Van Heertum & Luc Dujardin © sbap 2012

As everybody knows the United Kingdom is a country were the charity for people in need is not only a concept to feel good, but a reality where all the British people involve themselves.
In this way the De Havilland Moth Club had organized the week end of 13th & 14th of October a flying day for charity at Old Warden airfield better known as the Shuttelworth collection home base. This was the occasion for many visitors to taste the flying sensations aboard a Tiger Moth, a Hornet Moth and other Leopard Moth and that for a good cause. Our planned visit to the collection on Saturday on the way to Duxford was a unique occasion to watch an amazing collection of old flying machine designed by Geoffrey De Havilland. Moreover some bonus during the afternoon, especially  a pass of the Douglas AD4-NA Skyraider, some touch and go from a Yak 52 and last but not least a visit of the splendid North American P-51D Mustang “Jumpin Jacques”.
We can only congratulate the organizers for this concept and the participant flying crew for their motivation. To summarize an enjoyable afternoon to admire the so British fertile imagination of Mr. De Havilland. More than words here are the pictures of aviation history and flying elegance…enjoy all those flying machine like we did.

"Moth", "Moth, "Moth"...
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth"  G-ANJD (c/n 84652)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth" G-AZZZ (c/n 86311)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth" G-ALWW (c/n 86366)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth"  DE 673  G-ADZN (c/n 85614)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth"  N-6466 G-ANKZ (c/n 3803)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth"  K-2567  G-MOTH (c/n 85340)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth"  G-EMSY (c/n 83666)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth"  G-AMHF (c/n 83026)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth"  DE-470 "16"  G-ANMY (c/n 85466)
De Havilland DH-82A "Tiger Moth" G-AODT (c/n 83109)
(Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland Australia DH-82 "Tiger Moth" A17-48 (c/n DHA45)
(Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
 (Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-83 "Fox Moth"  G-AECJ (c/n 4069) 1933
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-87B "Hornet Moth"  G-ADNE (c/n 8089) 1936
(Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-87B "Hornet Moth"  G-ADMT (c/n 8093) 1936
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
De Havilland DH-85 "Leopard Moth"  G-ACMN (c/n 7050) 1934
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-84A "Dragon 3" G-ECAN (c/n DHA 2048)
The traditional way...  (Luc Dujardin) ...and the modern one  (Luc Dujardin)
"Moth" tails  (Luc Dujardin) DH for De Havilland, a genious designer  (Luc Dujardin)
Other visitors...
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 "Chipmunk"  WZ879  G-BWUT (c/n C1/0918)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 "Chipmunk"  WP800  G-BCXN (c/n C1/0692)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 "Supermunk" Lycoming engine  G-BBSS (c/n C1/0520)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 "Chipmunk" 1377  G-BARS (c/n C1/0557)
Beagla A;61R "Terrier 1" G-ARUI (c/n 2529) (Serge Van Heertum) EAA sport biplane model P1 G-BBMH (c/n PFA1348) (Serge Van Heertum)
Aeronca 7AC "Champion" G-EGWN (c/n 1399/2007) (Serge Van Heertum) Druine D62B "Condor" G-AXGS (c/n RAE/638) (Serge Van Heertum)
Piper PA-18-150 "Super Cub"  G-MGMM (c/n 18-7909189) (Luc Dujardin) Piper PA-18-150 "Super Cub"  G-BITA (c/n18-8109037) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
Dornier DO-28 A1  N123CA  (c/n 3051)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
Miles M38 "Messenger" 4B  G-AKVZ  (c/n 6352)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
Douglas A1  "Skyraider" AD-4NA  G-RADR (c/n 7722)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
(Luc Dujardin) (Luc Dujardin)
North American P-51D "Mustang" "Jumpin Jacques"   G-SIJJ (c/n 122-31894)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Luc Dujardin)
Yak Aerostar 52 G-IUII  (c/n 9111604)
(Serge Van Heertum) (Serge Van Heertum)
Fieseler FI-156 "Storch" GM+AI  G-STCH (c/n 2088) with British roundels...
Classic cars and British excellence...
(Luc Dujardin)
...in harmony with De Havilland historic planes
(Luc Dujardin)
A pleasant afternoon in the old flying machine world... (Serge Van Heertum)  (Luc Dujardin)  (Serge Van Heertum)

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