Text: Paul Rorive - Pictures: Paul Rorive & Jean-Marie Hanze   © sbap 2016

On 13 and 14 August, the Diest Aero Club organized its 33rd Oldtimer Fly-In on Shaffen-Diest airfield.
The aim of this event is not to present an airshow but to gather from European countries all kind of aircraft from nicely restored old aircraft to nowadays modern flying machines. It is also an opportunity for spectators, owners and pilots to discover Schaffen airfield and its history.
Indeed, this year was the celebration of 100 years of this platform which was created and built by the German army in 1916. A special exhibition showed the history of the airfield. Big parts of the initial infrastructure are still existing despite 2 World Wars, 2 heavy bombing raids, several strafings and 8 different users from 5 countries. It started as an airfield, became a dropping zone, and came back to an airfield with a dropping zone ; now, it is not only a military domain but also a recreation zone for air sports (general aviation, ULM, paradropping, gliders, RC modell flying etc...). Schaffen airfield is in fact the oldest airfield in Belgium having been continuously in use.
Besides the aircraft a Drive-In gathered a lot of cars, caravans, motorcycles, bikes, and so on.
To be noticed this year the presence of a guest star, the Red Devils who were not authorized to give more than flyby's because of the nature of this event. The show took place more on the ground than in the air. However some mix formations occupied the beautiful sky of Schaffen occasionally during both days.

Walk into the Fly In
 Coyotte II "Marcoli"...The shadow star of the Fly In (Paul Rorive aircraft) Colomban MC 30 Luciole
 Piper PA-22-160 Tri-Pacer  (G-HALL) The other side !
 Piper PA-22-108 Colt  (G-ARNG) Yakovlev Yak-52  (F-WRUH)
 Miles M.38 Messenger 2A  (G-AJOE) Bücker Bü-133PA Jungmeister  (SP-YBK)
 Stinson AT-19 Reliant  (N1943S) North American AT-6A Texan  (N13FY)
 Mudry CAP-10-B  (D-EQWN) SIAI-Marchetti SF.260  ((N266SF)
 Tipsy T.66S Nipper Mk.II  (OO-EFA) Verhees D-Plane 1  (F-PDHV)
 Boeing PT-13D Kaydet  (N5323N) Boeing PT-17 Kaydet (A75N1)  (N86600)
 Boeing E-75 Stearman  (N1318N) De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth  (PH-DLK)
 Stampe-Vertongen SV-4C  (OO-SPM) Stampe-Vertongen SV-4C  (D-EBUT)
 Stampe-Vertongen SV-4Bis  (OO-MON) Stampe-Vertongen SV-4Bis  (OO-ESV)
 Stampe-Vertongen SV-4C  (G-ATIR) Bucker Bu-131 Jungmann  (OE-ACS)
 Druine Turbulent  (D-EINU) Fisher Celebrity  (F-PSDM)
 Aeromere F.8L Falco III  (D-ESHP) Wassmer WA-40 Super IV Sancy  (D-EHSF)
 Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1  (G-DOGG) Saab 91D Safir  (PH-RLA)
 Erco 415C Ercoupe  (N99280) Erco Ercoupe 415G  (N1659Z)
 Erco 415D Ercoupe  (SE-BFX) Erco 415D Ercoupe  (OO-PUS)
 Piper PA-18-95  Super Cub  (OO-TIM) Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub  (D-EKQD)
 Piper J.3C Cub  (D-EJIN) Piper L-21B-135 Super Cub  (PH-VCY)
 Piper Cub L-4J Grasshopper  (PH-UCS) Piper J3C-90 Cub  (D-EJIZ)
 Piper PA-18-150 Super  (D-ESTS) Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub  (N298SQ)
 Piper L-4J Grasshopper  (OO-CEK) Piper L-18 Super Cub  (I-INAB)
 Piper PA-20-135 Pacer  (D-ESWP) Piper PA-20-135 Pacer  (G-PAXX)
 Piper PA-15/17  (G-BCVB) Aeronca 15AC Sedan  (N1331H)
 Cessna 170  (HB-CAO) Luscombe 8E Silvaire  (G-AJKB)
 Auster J/1-N  (G-ARRL) Auster J-1N Alpha  (G-AGXN)
 Cessna 150-D  (G-AWAX) Murphy Renegade Spirit  (D-MODY)
  When a pilot meets a pilot...What are they talking about?
 Some great aviation names
 Fokker Four formation... ...Fokker S-11 Instructor aircraft
Special Red Devils @ Schaffen 2016
Arrival with a yellow bird  The Stars of the day
 A reduced Devil
 The Devil office
 Go for the show
Behalve the planes...
 Tractors and Caravan Military Vehicle collections
 Volkswagen: The old beetle and the tent Porsche 356 BT6 Coupé
 Shelby Cobra 289 Shelby Cobra 427
 Simca Rallye 2 Ford GT 40 from Emiel De Weerdt
Ferrari 308 GTS Talbot-Matra Murena

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