|CHIPMEET - 25 > 28 May 2006|
Still wearing its former Danish Air Force colour scheme, Chipmunk OY-ATR is being maintained by its crew.
For the second time the Chipmunk Meet took place at Zoersel AB (EBZR), still a NATO reserve airfield, and in use by the Belgian Air Cadets with Piper L21B and various types of gliders. Further also home to the A.P.C.K. http://www.apck.org who was in charge to coordinate all the activities up and around the airfield.
edition of this event commemorates the 60th anniversary of the first
flight from the Chipmunk, the prototype flew for the first time on 22 may
1946. Even now in 2006 are some Air Forces around the world still using
this aerobatic trainer. Up to 17 different owners/pilots registered in
advance, unfortunately due to the bad weather conditions in Belgium, only
12 "Chippies" from Denmark, Netherlands, U.K. and Belgium arrived at the
airfield for this 4 day annual gathering. A lot of various flying
activities and courses were scheduled; most of them
More info from the previous and next
Chipmunk Meets is available at
The participants of the 8th annual Chipmeet
The oldest flying Chipmunk (G-PVET/ WB565/X) comes in to land.
The pilot/owner of Chipmunk G-BCPU is having a look at the De Havilland Gipsy Major 8 engine of his aircraft.
List of participants and visitors:
Two Chips parked near the Zoersel "airfield indication" board.
DIRK A. GEERTS (May 2006)
Supplementary pictures and information by Paul Van Caesbroeck .
Last updated 16/03/12 07:02 Daniel Brackx