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OO-EVE

 

de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (85953)

 

 
Date: 60's

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this vintage 1943 build Tiger Moth (ex RAF & ex Belgian Air Force "T-25") came on August 14 1957 in the Belgian register for Centre National de Vol Voile (CNVV,  established in 1950 and initially based Namur airport but moving in 1955 to St Hubert airfield. Later it was also based at Antwerp airport when on lease to the Royal Antwerp Aviation Club (R.A.A.C.). Here pictured at Antwerp airport when probable on loan to the (R.A.A.C.) in a livery without titles. From 1967 onwards it was leased to the Diest Aero Club based at Schaffen airfield and when with this club parts were used from its abandoned sistership OO-EVA. On October 8 1978 it performed its final flight and afterwards, while in storage inside a hangar of the club at Schaffen airfield, its CofA did expire on June 26 1979. It remained such for almost 40 years, sometimes put outside as static display on an airshow, till on September 17 2017 it was recollected by CNVV for rebuild at St Hubert airfield as flying museum exhibit and this work is still in progress.

 

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