Schaffen - Diest Oldtimer Fly-In 2010

 

 

 

Although plagued with some uncertain weather, this years' International Oldtimer Fly-in at Schaffen-Diest airfield again was one of the Belgian airshow scene's best venues. The usual relaxed and easy going attitude set in a remarkably beautiful landscape is a delight for every aviation enthusiast. This open atmosphere allows a lot of communication between all participants and visitors which is rather unique. The visitor feels himself  "embedded"...  and isn't this exactly what it’s all about?

A photographic report:

 De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth N929S as G-ACDR

De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth registered N929S is doing its outmost to make people believe it is the very "British" G-ACDR.

SV4C OO-VSV

Although based at Wevelgem SNCAN SV4 OO-VSV 'Esprit de P'tit Louis' brought a French touch.

Great-Lakes-2T-1A-2-Sport-Trainer PH-GLT

From The Netherlands came this superb, Continental W670-M engine powered Great-Lakes-2T-1A-2-Sport-Trainer PH-GLT (cn 6710J-342).

Notice how close the prop is to the ground

Stampe SV4E OO-KAT

Stampe SV4E OO-KAT (cn 416) making a fly by - scarf in the wind...

Stampe SV4B OO-WIL/V42

Stampe SV4B OO-WIL/V42 (cn 1184) always looking as it was build yesterday.

Tipsy T.66S Nipper Mk.III OO-MLD

Tipsy T.66S Nipper Mk.III OO-MLD with the appropriate title "De Kleinste van de familie" or "The tiniest in the family".

Piper L18C Super Cub OO-VIW/L33

Piper L18C Super Cub OO-VIW / L33 (cn 18-1544) in Belgian military colours is actually a former French Army machine. In the fifties some of these canary-yellow observation birds were based at Schaffen-Diest airfield.

Piper L18C Super Cub OO-SPG/OL-L47

Piper L18C Super Cub OO-SPG / OL-L47 (cn 18-1650) of the Koninklijke Aeroclub van Brasschaat jumping over some trees.

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub N158FJ

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub N158FJ (cn 18-8312) looking immaculate in the sun. 

Piaggio FWP149D OO-VMH

Piaggio FWP149D OO-VMH (cn 026) on take-off at Schaffen

Cessna 185 Skywagon PH-DUK

Amphibian Cessna 185 Skywagon PH-DUK (cn 185-0046) attended the Oldtimer Fly-Ins at Schaffen before but it remains a showstopper. 

Gyroflug SC-01B-160 Speed Canard D-ENWG

Gyroflug SC-01B-160 Speed Canard D-ENWG (cn 40) always catches a lot of attention wherever it appears.

Eurocopter EC120B Colibri OO-STX

Stephex Stables owned Eurocopter EC120B Colibri OO-STX (cn 1386) preparing to land.

 

 

 See you all next year and check out the Diest Aero Club website at:  http://www.dac.be/  and  http://flyin.dac.be/

 

 

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 ©  Daniel & Kris Brackx   (August 2010)

 

 

 

Last updated 16/03/12 09:47   Daniel Brackx

daniel.brackx@telenet.be