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Piper PA.38-112 Tomahawk (38-79A0487)


Date: 06/1979

Location: LBG/LFPB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this factory fresh Piper was on June 1 1979 registered to New European Air Services (N.E.A.S.) which was a Piper dealer for Europe. Here seen in the house style colors of the Tomahawk Piper when on exhibition at the Paris Airshow of 1979 with number 54. 

Date: 12/1982

Location: CRL/EBCI

Photo: Frans Dechaene

Description: shortly afterwards it received the color scheme of the Piper Flite Center, here seen such. On January 6 1983 it migrated to a private user (E. Coppens) based at Ghent airfield and retaining this outfit. After Ghent airfield had to close its doors on December 31 1984 its base moved to Antwerp airport on January 24 1985 whereby later that year on October 30 it moved on to Flanders Wings, established on October 29 1985 and based at the same airport.

Date: 05/1989

Location: -/EBZM

Photo: Frans Dechaene

Description: here seen with "Ghent - Airtravel" titles (see also upper left inset) at Zottegem airfield, a tiny airfield which existed for a few years from spring 1989 onwards. On December 8 1989 it migrated to the Belgian Flight School, established in 1981 and initially based at Grimbergen airfield, later Charleroi airport. On May 28 2001 it went to Air Limousine Coach (A.L.C.) based at Antwerp airport, but still used by BFS till January 2004. On June 17 2006 it was leased to Aeroclub Sanicole but returned a year later to A.L.C. and was for sale. In 2009 it was seen active at Charleroi airport carrying a sticker of DG Motor. After its CofA did expire it went in early 2013 to the Air Maintenance & Training School as instructional airframe at Woensdrecht Air Base (the Netherlands) and was cancelled from the register on March 6 2020.  


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