Albert Eyskens

 

Pilot Albert Eyskens in front of Nieuport Delage NiD 29C1 N-60 of Squadron 1/I/2Aé (Comet) at Schaffen-Diest airfield in the late twenties.

In August 1936 Eyskens became a test-pilot for Fairey at Gosselies and as such often presented Tipsy aircraft during pre-war airshows.

In 1960, a large land/ice massif rising 2.300 meters on Antarctica was named Mount Albert Eyskens as he was the pilot of one of two aircraft

of Belgian Antarctic Expedition on reconnaisance in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated 04/09/14 18:26   Daniel Brackx

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