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Piper J3C-65 Cub (12220)

 

 
Date: late 60's

Location: -/EBGB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this vintage 1944 build Piper (ex USAAF) came in the Belgian register on October 10 1946 for a private user (E Emants Pool). After another private owner (Schepens), it migrated to Section Sportive et de Tourisme Aérien (SSTA) on December 19 1947 which was formed one year earlier on September 11, changing in 1985 to its current name "Sabena Aéro Club". Here it's seen alongside sistership "OO-SOC" in this late sixties shot at its home base Grimbergen airfield in the first (metal) livery without titles.

Date: ca 1980

Location: -/EBGB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: second livery, also without titles.

Date: 01/06/1991

Location: -/EBKH

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: sporting the full livery of the Sabena Aéro Club after it changed its name into it.

Date: 23/04/1994

Location: -/EBGB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen in an updated outfit. After almost 53 years of operatios, on May 15 2000, its life tragically came to an end shortly after take-off at its home base when a seat belt blocked the stick resulting in a stall with the two occupants seriously injured during the crash. After been stored for a while in a hangar at Brussels Airport, the wreckage currently residents with a private owner somewhere near Midden Zeeland (the Netherlands) and on April 18 2016, it was officially cancelled from the register.

 

Belgian register