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SOCATA MS.893E Rallye 180GT Gaillard (12218)

 

 
Date: 30/03/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this factory fresh SOCATA was registered on April 11 1973 to Etablissements Gabco based at Ghent airfield, here depicted such in a livery without titles when making its second visit to Antwerp airport.

Date: 04/1977

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on June 14 1976 it migrated to Ghent Aviation Club, here seen again on a visit to Antwerp airport in a new livery with tiny "Ghent Aviation Club" titles above the registration (see also upper left inset).

Date: 03/1983

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: in 1978 it went to private owners De meester & Heyndonk. In 1981 it moved further on to Publi-Sky based at Antwerp airport and was used for bannertowing, here seen such in the same livery with appropriate titles.

Date: 02/1988

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on May 24 1985 it moved on to Sky-Service and was also used for bannertowing, here seen a couple years later in its full livery. On march 12 1991 it was cancelled to Germany as "D-EKGH" for a private owner where a year later it had a write-off on June 5 1992.

 

Belgian register