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Thursday, 28 February 2013

TV Show BBC 2 Today 28/02/2013 21:00 UK time BBC Two - The Sea King: Britain's Flying Past

Today 28/02/2013 21:00 UK time
Thx to Luc V for sharing

www.bbc.co.uk

Duration: 59 minutes
John Sergeant presents a TV love letter to one of Britain's most iconic aircraft, the Sea King helicopter. An unsung hero of Britain's flying past, vital in wartime and yet essential to the search and rescue work of the Royal Navy. This is a craft with a true royal seal of approval, piloted as it is by HRH Prince William. Uncovering the stories of the people who owe their lives to this great bird, John salutes its service to the nation.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r1z3g



Monday, 25 February 2013

Sunday, 24 February 2013

SBAP site update on 24-02-2013

Forwarded message From: Serge VAN HEERTUM



Dear aviation enthusiast,
This week on SBAP web site :
Archivalia : 
Belgian Air Force :
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak & Potez CM170R Fouga Magister "Red Devils"

Sabena :
Boeing B-707 & Boeing B-747
Belgian Civil Aircraft :
Cessna 525 Citation & Avro RJ85
Foreign in Belgium : 
Airbus A310 & Lockheed C-5A Galaxy


Belgian Mini : 
Curtiss P-40B Warhawk & Potez CM170R Fouga Magister
See also the updated page : Operation "Serval"
Thanks for your support, enjoy your flight and always safe landing...
Don't forget to share our links with all your interested friends...
www.sbap.be
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The SBAP team


A new Book from the Fonds Renard : Multi-engine aircraft Renard (Nicolas Godfurnon)


Multi-engine aircraft Renard (Nicolas Godfurnon)

The “Société anonyme des avions et moteurs Renard” was founded in 1925 with the aim of designing and manufacturing aviation engines of 100, 120 and 240 horse-power. Within three years the firm became “Renard Constructions aéronautiques” better known as the “Ateliers Renard,” and began constructing aircraft of its own design. Thirty-six prototypes, including two multi-engine transport aircraft, were designed and built in less than 12 years by this company with less than 200 employees. During this period, Alfred Renard was one of the few manufacturers to design and build airplanes powered by engines of his own design. After the Second World War, Alfred Renard and Jean Stampe renewed their partnership to found the Stampe and Renard company and amongst other activities, resumed the study of the multi-engine transport R-45. The development of these multi-engine aircraft proved to be always very difficult because, unlike in other countries, there were no close links between national manufacturers and carriers. The considerable financial resources needed to develop these multi-engine transport machines was often been lacking. In spite of this, there were no less than three, innovative and original multiengine aircraft, that were designed by Alfred Renard whilst two of them were actually built.
Multi-engine aircraft Renard : Softback A4 format book of 80 pages. French & English text , more than 140 colour and black and white illustrations and 2 view drawings. Price : 20 Euro + P&P postage
Purchase via : campion@cfigroup.be Fax 0032 (0)2 242.51.52

Thursday, 21 February 2013

New book : No.131 Squadron 1941-1945

Thx Dédé

Forwarded message From: André Bar

Bonjour
Reçue hier, voici la dernière production de Philippe LISTEMAN.
Très intéressant, car comme vous le savez le 131 Squadron est le berceau du 350 BELGIAN SQUADRON,
Quelques pages et profiles sont consacrés  aux Belges.
Bien à vous  DD
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Vintage Wings of Canada Kids These Days

Forwarded message From: Vintage Wings


Ladies and Gentlemen Aviators

This summer, we are on the hunt for the brightest, the most motivated and the most accomplished young cadets in the country. And when we find them, were going to fly them back in time to a period when leaders like them were found among the ranks of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Follow this link to learn more:
http://www.vintagewings.ca/Home/tabid/40/language/en-CA/Default.aspx

If you wish to be added to or removed from our lists let us know.
Dave O'Malley, Vintage Wings of Canada





Flying Zone update

Forwarded message From: Serge NEMRY

  Hello,
  l'édition de Flying-Zone février 2013 est en ligne

  Anecdote : Les Diables Rouges scalpés.
                             
 
Reportage : Sea King - Still going strong


  Histoire : Du Flight B à l'OCU.

  Reportage : Brussels Aviation Show 2013.

  Reportage : Vizion Air
.
  
BD : Unité Félin et Mission Kimono.
                           
 
Galeries : Photos du monde.
                              .
 
Galeries : Liège Airport.
                             
  Agréable lecture à vous tous.


Serge NEMRYwww.flying-zone.be
serge.nemry1@hotmail.com



Video : Des femmes, des vraies !

Thx Didier

Forwarded message From: Didier Campion



 Thx Didier





L'Air Transport Auxiliary était une organisation britannique de la Seconde Guerre mondiale active du 15 février 1940 au 30 novembre 1945 créée pour assurer le transfert des avions neufs, des avions réparés ou endommagés entre les usines, les aérodromes de livraison aux États-Unis, les dépôts de maintenance ou les aérodromes militaires en service actif.
L'administration de cette organisation fut confiée à Gerald d'Erlanger, un directeur de la British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) qui avait suggéré une organisation similaire avant-guerre.
Durant la guerre, le service livra plus de 300 000 avions de tous types, incluant des Spitfires, des Hawker Hurricanes, des Mosquitoes, des Mustangs, desLancasters, des Halifaxes, des Fairey Swordfish, des Barracudas et des Forteresses volantes.
L'organisation recruta des pilotes qui étaient considérés comme inapte au feu en raison de l'âge ou de leur santé aussi bien par la Royal Air Force que par laFleet Air Arm (ce qui donnera la traduction humoristique d'ATF par "Ancient and Tattered Airmen") et, notablement, des femmes pilotes. Il y avait 166 femmes pilotes[1] (un pilote sur huit de l'ensemble du service) qui étaient des volontaires de Grande-Bretagne, d'États du Commonwealth, des États-Unis et une du Chili. Quinze perdirent la vie en vol dont la pionnière de l'aviation britannique Amy Johnson.
L'ATA convoyait tout type d'avions et les femmes pouvaient officiellement les piloter tous, même les bombardiers quadri-moteurs mais excluant les grandshydravions. Les avions étaient livrés sur toutes les bases de la RAF et de la FAA, mais pas sur les porte-avions.


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Sergent-Chef Harold Vormezeele 2ème REP

Forwarded message From: Eddy Waerenburgh



Chers amis,
Je ne sais pas si vous avez suivi les infos mais j'ai reçu un choc lorsqu'en écoutant la radio j'ai entendu le nom du légionnaire tombé mardi au Mali. En effet, il s'agit d'Harold Vormezeele, le fils du colonel e r Vormezeele de l'Aviation Légère et frère de Frédéric, ex-commandant de bord à la Sabena qui mène actuellement de front sont métier de pilote de ligne et sa passion pour les avions de collection, passion qu'il a sans conteste hérité de son père.
Je joins l'article concernant cet évènement tragique:   http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2013/02/19/soldat-francais-mort-mali_n_2717589.html
Toute ma sympathie va à la famille Vormezeele et Fred en particulier.
Amicalement


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Video: "Ecole de Mohiville / Rencontre avec Firmin Henrard, aviateur"




Firmin is active in the restoration and preservation of gliders in Belgium


Le site internet de l'école est en construction.
Pour avoir des renseignements sur l'école ou pour vous inscrire:
http://www.hamois.be
tel: 083/61 14 91

contact: Mme Hélène LEGRAND, Directrice

ecole.mohiville@hamois.be
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Monday, 18 February 2013

[Open Door 15 Air Transport Wing Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of September 2013] OK we're online at www.opendoor15w.be still a...

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Belgian Wings Website Update: 18 February 2013


Best regards,
Daniel Brackx

Video: "Rio for Real! Fly with a bird"




Thx to Alain for sharing


Parahawking is coming to the USA. These are a few shots of training a Harris's Hawk to fly with a paraglider. More to come! Music by Asche & Spencer, http://tinyurl.com/a-s-soaring Please click SHARE or copy this link to send this video to friends. This video and sound track are protected by Copyright. No one may upload and redistribute any portion of this content without written permission from Lite Touch Films. Unauthorized use and distribution is illegal and violators will be prosecuted. Unauthorized use on YouTube will result in the permanent suspension of your YouTube Account.
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Fwd La Petition.be - Pour la sauvergarde de l'aérodrome de Spa et la sauvegarde de l'emploi

Forwarded message From: Dirk De Quick

Van: Emile RONVAUX
Pour une idiotie de plus de 2 fonctionnaires de la Région wallonne et de l'intransigeance absurde du ministre (écolo) HENRY,
la Région wallonne envisage sérieusement de ne pas renouveler le permis d'exploitation de l'aérodrome de Spa.
Le plus étrange est que cet aérodrome fait partie des aérodromes de la Région (au même titre que Gosselies et Bierset).
Comme je viens de le faire, je vous invite à signer la pétition dont voici le lien :
Le formulaire sera à remplir (car elle doit comporter diverses informations pour être valable), mais seules quelques unes
(prénom et commune) seront reprises sur le site.
Un mail vous sera ensuite adressé de manière à ce que vous puissiez valider votre signature.

Merci d'avance.


Sunday, 17 February 2013

Video : (GOA) Glory of aviation | Episode 2 | Snow special!

Published on Jan 27, 2013
Presenting you part 2 of the Glory of Aviation series. This time it's a snow special. These clips are all taken at one day at Brussels Airport. The editing has cost me a lot of time and work, making the video costed me around 6-7 hours, with 30 minutes of rendering, so I hope this episode will fulfil your expectations!
Tell me what you think of this one in the comments!

I will do this each month, depending on how much I am at the airport.

Video : (GOA) Glory of aviation. :


SBAP site update on 17-02-2013

Forwarded message From: Serge VAN HEERTUM



Dear aviation enthusiast,
This week on SBAP web site :

Events :

Fly to your dream @ Beauvechain: Meet your future job!
A special day for the youngsters in a decated area of
Beauvechain air base to discover the career possibilities
in the Belgian Air Force
presented by Serge Van Heertum & Luc Dujardin


Archivalia : 
Belgian Air Force :
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter & Republic F-84F Thunderstreak

Sabena :
Bristol 170 Freighter & Convair 240
Belgian Civil Aircraft :
Cessna 170b & Boeing B-737-8BK
Foreign in Belgium : 
Boeing B377 Stratocruiser & Ilyushin IL-12B "Coach"
Thanks for your support, enjoy your flight and always safe landing...
Don't forget to share our links with all your interested friends...
www.sbap.be
SBAP QR Code:

The SBAP team