CHIPMEET 2007 at ZOERSEL  -  16 > 20 May 2007

 

Another successful edition of the “Chip-Meet” took place at Zoersel – Malle (EBZR) for the third time.

The pre-registration of participants was showing a new record to be expected, unfortunately some last minute cancellations due to technical reasons, was bringing finally 13 different airplanes from Denmark (4), United Kingdom (5), the Netherlands (1) and Belgium (3) to this annual event.

Some of the participants of the 9th annual Chipmeet evoking memories of a 1950's RAF training base.

In contrast to last year, good weather conditions during the 4 days gave excellent flying opportunities for practising various training and formations flights.

About 35 pilots were present for this excursions including Robert Miller with +/- 4300 hours on Chipmunk and even a Belgian female pilot Nicole Marien with already aprox 200 flying hours on this type.

 

SHC.1 Chipmunck Mk. 22 (ex WB671) now registered in the UK as G-BBMZ.

A new record was broken on Saturday evening when all Chipmunks took to the air for a formation flight with 13 planes over flying Antwerp City and surroundings, Zoersel, Deurne and Weelde airports.

Furthermore some interesting visitors were present such as a Yak.18, various SV.4’s, Piaggio FW.149 and some very low passes over the runway by a Dutch B.25 Mitchell.  All of this activity was viewable to the public on this NATO reserve airfield located in a beautiful green environment.

Some of the non-Chip historical visitors; Yak-18 OO-IAK and Piaggio P-149D OO-VMH

Next year the 10th “Chippie-Meet” is already scheduled between May 1st and 4th 2008.

 

More info about Zoersel airfield and the local aero-club is available at: http://www.ebzr.org/

Info about the annual Chipmunk Meet can be found at: http://www.chipmeet.com/

 

Still wearing its former Danish Air Force colour scheme, Chipmunk OY-ATL.

List of participants:

Registration

Markings

Type

Build

c/n

based in

Previous

Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-AOJR

 

DHC-1 mk22

1950

C1/0205

Belgium

WB756, D-EGIM, OY-DFB, SE-BBS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-BBMZ

 

DHC-1 mk22

1950

C1/0563

U.K.

WK548

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-BCPU

 

DHC-1 mk22

1953

C1/0839

U.K.

WP973

B.A. colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-BWTG

WB671 / 910

DHC-1 mk22

1950

C1/0119

Netherlands

WB671

R.N. colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-BWVZ

WK590 / 69

DHC-1 mk22

1952

C1/0614

Belgium

WK590

R.A.F. colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-DHCC

WG321 / G

DHC-1 mk22

1951

C1/0393

Belgium

WG321

A.A.C. colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-HAPY

WP803

DHC-1 mk22

1952

C1/0697

U.K.

WP803

R.A.F. Colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-PVET

WB565 / X

DHC-1 mk22

1950

C1/0017

U.K.

WB565

A.A.C. colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-ULAS

WK517

DHC-1 mk22

1952

C1/0554

U.K.

WK517

R.A.F. colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OY-ATF

WD319

DHC-1 mk22

1950

C1/0256

Denmark

EI-AHV, G-AOZJ, HB-TUE

R.A.F. colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OY-ATL

P-146

DHC-1 mk22

1953

C1/0897

Denmark

12-146, P-146

R. Dan.A.F. cs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OY-ATO

(P-129)

DHC-1 mk22

1950

C1/0108

Denmark

12-129, P-126

R. Dan.A.F. cs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OY-ATR

(P-140)

DHC-1 mk22

1953

C1/0802

Denmark

12-140, P-140

R. Dan.A.F. cs

 

DIRK A. GEERTS (May 2007)

 

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