Special Colour ST30
Text : Serge Van Heertum
Pictures : Serge Van Heertum (S.B.A.P.), and SBAP archives
The Beauvechain Open Door was the occasion to unveal officialy a new special decoration adorned by the ST30 to emphasize the total of 300.00 flight hours by the SF.260's fleet. The aircraft was shown to the guests during an academic ceremony on July 20. After the speeches of Lt General Van Caelenberge and Colonel Patrice Laurent, the aircraft was towed from a shelter. During this ceremony, 18 SF.260's made a flypast flyinga formation representing the magic number "40" in the sky. This was of course the major moment of the day !
In this page, you will find the pictures of the actual ST30 but also archives about it and some pictures during the preparation of the aircraft. Enjoy this new colorful Belgian Air Component aircraft !
|The early years||Move to the 1 Wing Training|
|The camouflage scheme was exchanged for the new yellow one||During the preparations|
|One week before the big day||Awaiting its moment in a shelter|
|Coming out||All the guests in admiration|
|300.000 flight hours !|
Provincial Governor of Brabant, Colonel P.Laurent (Base Commander),
Kolonel C. Van De Voorde and Lt Gen G. Van Caelenberge.
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