SkyStef's aviation page
Photo: collection Skystef
Description: this vintage Piper Apache was on August 16 1956 factory fresh registered as "OO-PIP" for a private user (R.G. Hansez) and based its aircraft at Brussels Airport. On January 26 1960 it was reregistered as "OO-HVL" for Etablissement Henkart, Van Velsen & Laoureux (Brussels Airport) and here seen such with small 'HVL Air Service' titles on the upper fuselage (see also upper left inset). On December 31 1969 it migrated to European Air Services (Charleroi airport). A year later on December 29 1970 it was reregistered as "OO-NVC" for Air Training and Taxi Center. Two years later in October 1972 it went to Travair based at Antwerp airport. On April 3 1978 it was cancelled from the register moving eleven days later to the English one as "G-BFSK" for A.F. Aviation Limited but was only used as ground trainer at Oxford airport and was over there cancelled from the register on December 5 1983 as permanently withdrawn from use. In April 1994 it was most probable ditched in shallow water to be used as diving object for a club north of RAF Croughton (U.K.).