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Siai-Marchetti SF.260 (2-33)


Date: 07/1981

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: Frans Dechaene

Description: this factory fresh Marchetti was on April 19 1972 registered to the Belgian State, department Ministry of Communications, for Ecole d’Aviation Civile / Burgerlijke Luchtvaartschool (founded in May 1952) but operated by Sabena and based at Grimbergen airfield. It carried the colors of the former Belgian flag carrier with on the right hand side "Burgerlijke Luchtvaart School" titles and left hand side "Ecole d'Aviation Civile" titles, here depicted such with the French titles.

Date: 1982

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: here seen from the right hand side with the Dutch titles. After the Belgian State ended its financial support on December 31 1989, Sabena was on January 12 1990 authorized to continue these kind of operations by creating a few weeks later on January 26 a 100% subsidiary of Sabena called the Belgian Aviation School (B.A.S.), based at Grimbergen airfield. It was officially transferred to B.A.S. on January 15 1991 but the Marchetti was never used for these training flights and instead put for sale. On December 10 1991 it went to Aeroclub Sanicole established on December 27 1970 and based at Beverlo airfield. From 2005 onwards it was for sale which materialized a few years later when sold in Denmark as "OY-SMA" for a private user Kent Sejerskilde on October 13 2009 being cancelled from the Belgian register earlier on August 18 of the same year. 


Belgian register