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Cobelavia-Tipsy T.66S Nipper Mk.II (60)


Date: 07/1973

Location: -/EBNM

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this 1963 build Tipsy (constructed by Avions Fairey sa and finished by Cobelavia at Charleroi airport) was on June 14 1968 registered to a private user (C. Emsens) initially basing its aircraft at Balen-Keiheuvel airport, later at Namur airport. On July 23 1971 the main gear collapsed during an accident at Namur airport, here seen such after this accident.

Date: 05/1983

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: after repairs it was sold (but not registered) to Aeroclub van Brasschaat, established on April 30 1969 and based at Brasschaat airfield, here seen such on a visit to Antwerp airport in a livery without titles. On August 24 1984 it went to private users (H. Van den Bergh & B. Van Milders) basing it at Brasschaat airfield, later at Hoevenen airfield. On June  21 1998 it was seen laid up at Antwerp airport and later that year, on December 17, sold to a Dutch private owner (Johannes Acket) whereby the aircraft was transported to Midden-Zeeland airfield where it was in overhaul for three months. On March 28 1999 it was ferried in a new outfit to its new home base, Lelystad airport. Little joy had the new owner as on June 5 1999 it was severely damaged on an emergency landing after engine troubles at Zeewolde (near Lelystad airport). Later, on January 7 2000, it was sold to R. Cuypers (of Raymond's Aircraft Restoration) and transported to Grimbergen airfield for restoration. Over there, after been stripped, it was sold to someone in England and transported on May 29 2002 to his property at Popham for further storage. Much later, on July 4 2019, it was cancelled from the Belgian register.


Belgian register