Schaffen airfield, 25th Old Timer Fly-In


Text & pictures : Serge Van Heertum - S.B.AP. ©



2008 saw the 25th edition of the well known International Old Timer Fly-In organised by the Schaffen Aeroclub. The weather and the success was at the "rendez-vous", Many participants were coming from all over European countries like Germany, France, England, Netherland, Luxemburg, Switzerland and even from Sweden.

It was a great gathering and wonderful days for photographers to capture the many Piper Cubs, Boeing Stearman and others Yaks in perfect conditions.

Moreover, it was also a gathering of old timers like Cadillacs, Chevrolets and military vehicles. Souvenirs shops where also present and the proof of the great success of this event were all the people buying patches, models and other items.

If you are an airplane fan, this is an event you have to see once in your lifetime. You will have no regrets spending your day at Schaffen.

The next one, certainly to be held at the same dates next, do not miss it.


And hereby a photographic overview of those magnificent flying machines...



Stampe & Vertongen SV4bis (OO-WIL)   A former Belgian Air Force plane
Beech V.35 Bonanza (HB-EGS)   Miles M.38 Messenger (G-AJWB)
Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub (D-EFTB)   Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub  (PH-FLG)
Erco 415CD Ercoupe (OO-PUS)   Ercoupe driving office
Heliopolis Gomhouria Mk6  (D-EECW). An Egyptian built Bücker 181 Bestman   Piper PA-22-108 Colt  (G-ARNG)
Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub (PH-ENJ)   Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub  (OO-SPJ)
The wonderfull flight deck of the Beaver   De Havilland Canada DHC.2 Beaver (N755JM)
Ryan PT.22  (N56028)   Magnificent restoration
Stearman, Harvard, Stearman special photographic angles
Fairchild 24R-46A Argus III  (G-AJPI)   One of the stars at Schaffen
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth (OO-TGM)   In the color scheme of the De Havilland flying school
Fairchild UC-61K Argus  (HB-ERO)   Zlin Z526F Trainer Master  (OO-MFG)
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth  (G-AJHS)   Stampe & Vertongen SV4b  (OO-GWS)
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub  (OO-POU)   Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub  (OO-SPG)
A trio of Yakovlev Yak 52 over Schaffen airfield   Yakovlev Yak 50  (D-EEJA)
Nanchang CJ-5  (OO-IAK)   Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub  (OO-KKK)
B&F Funk FK9   (OO-D94)  ULM category   Asso 5 Champion (OO-E49) ULM category
Aerotechnik L.135SL Vivat  (OO-LNO)   Boeing  A.75N-1 Stearman (N9912H)


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