Text: Serge Van Heertum - Pictures: Serge Van Heertum, Olivier Rorive & Pierre Taquet - Translation: Marc Arys
© sbap 2019
 
Through the years, the Stampe Fly In at Deurne-Antwerp, has become a wellknown event and greatly appreciated within the Belgian aviation world.

The 28th edition, held on June 01 and 02, was in some way more modest than the other years. It was really a fly in without any flying displays. In fact, there was quite a simple reason to this, as it was kind of a rehearsal, a.o. towards security and safety measures, regarding a much bigger event, which will take place on September 07 and 08, 2019, on the occasion of the commemorations of the liberation of Antwerp.

But let us come back to the Stampe Fly In, which due to the weather, was a great success, as numerous participants had responded and flew in with their SV-4 and some other mostly interesting aircraft. Traditionally, the SV-4 formation flight overhead Antwerp was held on Sunday with a little fly by on the airport.

Instead of writing on and on, the pictures will talk for themselves, and we invite you towards Deurne-Antwerp airport to discover some beautiful airplanes.

SBAP wishes to thank the organizers for the granted facilities and particularly our collaborator "Jef", hired for the security matters and to help the photographers during those two highly enjoyable days.

 
Pass above the airport
(Olivier Rorive©)
Long final
(Olivier Rorive©)
The modern way of navigation
(Olivier Rorive©)
Landing RNW 29
(Olivier Rorive©)
The old way of navigation
(Olivier Rorive©)
The always pleasant Marcoli pilot in old fashion way ;-)
(Olivier Rorive©)
Stampe & Vertongen forever
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Always the best place to could see this Belgian aeronautical icon
(Olivier Rorive©)
Like it was in the late 60's
(Olivier Rorive©)
The beautiful orange colour of the Belgian Air Force
(Serge Van Heertum©)
The SV is still a great plane
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Remember the aerobatic team
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Goetsenhoven 60 years ago?
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Surprising that the wing / fuel tank joint has remained open
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Warming up
(Serge Van Heertum©)
When the SV-4 is posing with a Global 5000, what a difference!
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Holding point for the formation flight above Antwerpen
(Serge Van Heertum©)
OO-MON (V-30)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
OO-GWA (V-66)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Stampe & Vertongen SV-4L F-PCOR
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Stampe & Vertongen SV-4B G-AIYG at take off
(Serge Van Heertum©)
11 aircraft instead of 12 above the airfield, the G-AIYG suffered some engine problems and had to perform an emergency landing
(Serge Van Heertum©)
OO-PAX (V-5)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
OO-WIL (V-42)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Stampe & Vertongen SV-4C OO-MMD
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Also in final a Oystercatcher
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Two aerobatic generations
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Oberlerchner Job 15-150
(Pierre Taquet©)
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub
(Pierre Taquet©)
Pilatus P-3-05
(Pierre Taquet©)
Pilatus P-2-05
(Pierre Taquet©)
North American T.6G Texan
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Lt Baudoin de Changy coulour scheme
(Pierre Taquet©)
Verhees Delta 2B
(Pierre Taquet©)
An incredible design!
(Pierre Taquet©)
Boeing Kaydet-N2S-3
(Pierre Taquet©)
Bölkow Bo-208 Junior
(Pierre Taquet©)
Antwerpen airport is also a private jet hub: Raytheon Hawker 4000
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault Falcon 7X
(Serge Van Heertum©)
The Five blade screw of the Seafury
(Serge Van Heertum©)
And always that good old Fouga
(Serge Van Heertum©)
The one that w are waiting to see in flight...Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV (KZ321)
(Serge Van Heertum©)
 
Short history of the aircraft:
This Mark LF.IVc seems to be originally manufactured by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. at the company's Langley factory under contract 62305/39 sometime in 1942. Most aircraft as the same batch of the KZ321 found their way to the N° 22 MU located at Silloth, Cumbria where they were stored and prepared for their future operational units.
The aircraft was delivered to the RAF's No. 6 Squadron at Grottaglie Italy in March of 1943.
The unit was transferred to the RAF's Balkan Air Force (which in 1944 included a Yugoslav contingent of one Hurricane squadron, the 351 Sqn). The squadron ended up in Proks, Yugoslavia where it remained until the Victory day.
The 6th Squadron moved than to Campomarino in Italy in May 1945 and afterward to Canne and Meggido before crossing the Mediteranean Sea to Maleme (Crete) via Araxos and finishing the travel in Palestine.
KZ321 was assigned in Palestine under RAF 6 Squadron and was ultimately abandoned in what is now Israel when the squadron converted to Tempest F.VIs on January 15th, 1947. The 6th Squadron was the last RAF unit to operate Hurricanes.
Recovered from a Jaffa scrap yard by Doug Arnold's Warbirds of GB Ltd, it was returned to the United Kingdom in 1983 where it was stored at Blackbushe and than Biggin Hill the new facilities of Doug Arnold.
It was then acquired by The Fighter Collection of the Imperial War Museum at, Duxford UK in 1991. Restoration was started by Hawker Restorations Ltd. of Suffolk, England in 2001 returning the aircraft to zero hour condition using original and refurbished parts. It was registered as G-HURY, painted in the authentic RAF markings of No. 6 Squadron. Its first post restoration flight was held in 2003 and was thereafter flown by The Fighter Collection.
Vintage Wings of Canada based at Gatineau in the Quebec County acquired and registered KZ321 as CF-TPM in May 2006.
Offered for sale by Platinum Fighter Sales in late 2017, it was bought in March 2018 by Belgian collector Bernard van Milders who entrusted the fighter to Frédéric Vormezeele and his company Fast Aero to be revised and put back in flight order.
On Sunday November 4th, 2018, Frédéric Vormezeele made the maiden flight of the Hawker Hurricane Mk LF.IVc "KZ321" registered OO-HUR from the Brasschaat airfield in Belgium.
The KZ321 is the last known Hurricane Mark IV still flying but is a mixture of IIB, IIC, IID and Mk IV models.
The configuration is representative of a cannon armed Hurricane Mk.IID, without tropical Vokes filter, but the colour scheme represents the Mk.IV " KZ321 " wich served the 6 Squadron coded " JV-N " until it was lost on May 24th, 1944 when being flown by P/O Grey. It may have been hit by ground anti-aircraft fire and possibly crashed as a result of the damages caused by his own explosion. P/O Grey bailed out at about 1000 feet and was seen floating in the sea but apparently lifeless. His body was sadly never recovered.
 
Flt Lt Donald "Bunny" Mc Larty inscription on the right door
(Serge Van Heertum©)
The KZ321 was operated by the RAF 6 Squadron "Flying Tin Openers"
(Serge Van Heertum©)
A sun and metal weekend
(Serge Van Heertum©)
Many thanks to our collaborator "Jef" for the photographic facilities
(Serge Van Heertum©)

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