Embraer in Belgian service

Pictures: Serge Van Heertum & Luc Dujardin - ©SBAP 2011 


When the jet aircraft Hawker Hunter was retired from the Swiss Air Force in 1994, the 5th Squadron was disbanded. Some month’s later a group of former Hunter pilots decided to create an association to preserve the aircraft patrimonies and the friendship of the 5 Squadron members. In 1999 the association activities moved to a new building, near the airbase and created the Payerne Military Aviation Museum “Clin d’Ailes”. Since this time the collection of aircraft is growing and in parallel with this museum activity the association “espace passion” is keeping in flight conditions a Hawker Hunter Trainer (since 2004) and a Mirage IIIDS (since 2008).

Memorial, Aircraft and material (Guenau 316 helmet)...the "Clin d'Ailes" museum (Luc Dujardin)
In memoriam for the lost pilots (Luc Dujardin)

De Havilland DH-100 Mk 6 "Vampire"(Serge Van Heertum)

  (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-112 "Venom" (Serge Van Heertum) and his Ghost 48 Mk 1 engine (Serge Van Heertum)
De Havilland DH-115 "Vampire-Trainer" (Serge Van Heertum) Side by side trainer aircraft (Serge Van Heertum)

(Serge Van Heertum)

Hawker Hunter Mk.58 and his nose camera  (Luc Dujardin)  
Aerospatial Alouette II (Serge Van Heertum) Aerospatial Alouette III (Serge Van Heertum)
Dasaault Mirage IIIRS "Amir"  (Serge Van Heertum) The RECCE nose (Serge Van Heertum)

Light effect (Luc Dujardin)

The front camera (Serge Van Heertum)  
The picture results from the front camera during a low level flight  (Negative) Set in positive for better view
Dassault Mirage IIIS "Miro" (Serge Van Heertum) The TARAN radar of the Mirage (Serge Van Heertum)
MDBA AS-30 air to ground missile in center line position and two Falcon missiles under the wings (Serge Van Heertum) The JATO system used on the Swiss Mirage
 (Serge Van Heertum)
DEFA 30 mm Gun pack (Serge Van Heertum) The gaz dispertion system on the gun exhaust (Serge Van Heertum)
Research light (Serge Van Heertum) Mirage engine exhaust nozles (Serge Van Heertum)
The cockpit  (Serge Van Heertum) The beautifull "delta wing" of the Mirage (Serge Van Heertum)
Martin Backer ejection seats : Mk.1, Mk.2F, Mk.4 and SRM 6 (Serge Van Heertum)
Some folklore around the well appreciated Mirage (Serge Van Heertum) Cockpit of a Mirage (Serge Van Heertum)
The flight simulator of the Mirage IIIS (Serge Van Heertum) The control panels (Luc Dujardin)
This simulator is completely restaured... (Luc Dujardin) and got all the functionalities back (Luc Dujardin)
Reconstitution of the 5th Squadron OPS Zone office (Serge Van Heertum) Hunter pilot (Luc Dujardin)
High altitude EFA T-21 helmet for a Mirage pilot (Luc Dujardin)
The different exercice bombs used on Hawker Hunter (Luc Dujardin) The bullets types used on Vampire, Hunter, Mirage, Tiger and Hornet (Luc Dujardin)
5th Squadron flags, origin of the "Clin d'Ailes" museum
 (Luc Dujardin)
Many other items exposed like souvenirs of the "Ptruille Suisse" during Hunter period
 (Luc Dujardin)
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