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Morane-Saulnier MS.883 Rallye 115 (1568)


Date: 06/1981

Location: -/EBSH

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this factory fresh Morane-Saulnier was registered on July 30 1970 to Rentavia based at Grimbergen airfield and used by Air Technic, established on February 27 1969 and based at Namur airport. On May 15 1974 it migrated to a private user (C. Halconruy) basing the airframe also at Namur airport. It was apparently at disposal of Ardennes Air Chopper based at St-Hubert airfield, here depicted such in a livery with "Ardennes Air Chopper" titles above the registration and tiny "Air Technic" titles on its tail (see also upper left inset), all inhereted from their previous operators. On February 18 1983 it went to another private user (M. Ronveaux) once more based at Namur airport, but later Saint Ghislain airfield. On January 29 1987 its next operator became Aero Kiewit based at Kiewit airfield and it ended on May 18 1994 with a private user (F. Smolders) basing its aircraft at Antwerp airport. Its CofA expired on March 20 1995, was laid up in a hangar on the north side of the airport and was used as instructional airframe by SITO-4 (Stedelijk Lyceum Paardenmarkt in Antwerp). After the owner Smolders passed away in 2003, ownership unofficially changed to Antwerp city but still used by SITO-4 and it was cancelled from the register on January 22 2004. It was seen partly disassembled in the same hangar on June 23 2009, still used as instructional airframe with "Styl Aviation" titles in the tail. In February 2012 it was seen carried away, most probable to a scrapman.


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