A visit to the Aero Para Club der Kempen - Malle airfield


 

 The “Aero Para Club der Kempen” (APCK) is based at the NATO reserve airfield of Malle or Oostmalle-Zoersel wearing the appropriate official ICAO codename EBZR. The APCK also house a glider club, Koninklijke Antwerpse Zweefclub Meeuw (KAZM) and a home builders club called the Flemish Amateur Aircraftbuilders (FAA).

 

 Besides of the regular flying activities (only on Saturday, Sunday and holidays) the Aero Para Club der Kempen has recently been authorised to organise private pilot flying courses for which it uses 4 single engine aircraft:

Cessna 150 OO-BEA

Cessna 150  OO-BEA

Cessna 172 OO-CVE

Cessna 172 OO-CVE

Cessna 152 Aerobat OO-RSJ

Cessna 152 Aerobat OO-RSJ

Cessna 150 OO-TVB

Cessna 150 OO-TVB

 

 Besides the above mentioned machines the airfield also houses some 15 other privately owned aircraft.

 Two of the best known APCK activities are the annual Chipmeet (with spotting-arrangement) and the Fly-in (possibly this year also with spotting-facility).

De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunck Mk.22 G-ULAS "WK517"

De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunck Mk.22 G-ULAS "WK517"

Due to the Keiheuvel Fly-in on July 31st 2010, activity at Zoersel was rather limited, but fortunately the base-commander was kind enough to inform that some “special guests” were expected.

North American OV-10B Bronco G-BZGK

North American OV-10B Bronco G-BZGK (99+32 - cn 338-17)

North American TF-P-51D-25NA Mustang "Scat VII"

North American TF-P-51D-25NA Mustang "Scat VII" (PH-VDF) 44-72922

 

 

The airfield, its surrounding and the people are certainly worth while visiting, maybe within a fortnight on their Fly-in the 21st en 22nd of August 2010.

Check the website : http://www.ebzr.be

 

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 ©  Jef Pets (August 2010)

 

Last updated 08/08/10 12:51   Daniel Brackx

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