Medaille van 50 Jaar Luchtvaartbrevet - Ontvangen op jaarlijks banket van 2 april 2011 uit de handen van Luitenant-Generaal Michel MANDL
IT ALL BEGAN WITH THE BELGIAN AIRFORCE IN 1959
141st Belgian Airforce Pilot training Promotion 1959
It all started when I joined the Belgian Airforce as student Pilot of 141st Prom in 1959 Kazerne GERUZET March 1959
We started with 14 aspirant pilots, only 3 will reach the end.... (One missing on the picture, Herman Thys)
" ..... PEERAER - Karel FRANCKEN - Karel VAN BRUSSEL - Lode BEAUDOUT - Jan VAN BRUSSEL (+) Louis ...... - ........ VANDERMESSEN
..... LIEBEN - ......... .......... - Guy VANDERLINDEN - ........ DAVERVELDT - Farançois BARROIS - .... THIBAUT
If somebody would recognize the missing names, please let me know
The EVS/EPE (Elementaire Vliegschool / Ecole de Pilotage Elémentaire) at GOETSENHOVEN
emblem of the EVS/EPE
| Lode Beaudout, Karel Vranken, Karel Van Brussel, Guy Vanderlinden, Herman Thys.|
| One of my two Flight Instructors Lt. André Huysse.|
Missing Picture of Capt. Eddy De Landsheer
| Lode Beaudout & Guy de-briefing after a flight|
| The Nr 4, on which I made my FIRST Solo flight on June the 6th, 1959. HILMIST 36 was my callsign at the EPE Goetsenhoven.|
The Elementary flight training was successfully terminated on July, the 6th 1959. I flew 62 missions with 28:25 dual and 12:35 Solo, totalling 41:00 on SV4b
I flew following aircraft's; V-4, V-5, V-11, V-16, V-20, V-21, V-22, V-26, V-27, V-33, V-38, V-41, V-62.
7 Student Pilots out of 14 passed in Goetsenhoven and continued their training at BAKA (Base de Kamina, Belgian Congo)
| To my great satisfaction, the Nr V-33 is on permanent display in the departure hall of Brussels airport. |
I flew this aircraft 5 times during my training....
Unfortunately, the aircraft was removed and displayed at "Koninklijk Museum van het Leger en de Krijgsgeschiedenis."
THE GVS/EPA (Gevorderde Vlieschool / Ecole de Pilotage Avancé) in Kamina (Belgisch Congo)
| DEPARTURE FROM MELSBROEK ON JULY, THE 21st 1959 FOR LEOPOLDSTAD on DC-6 OT-CDB|
Vandermessen - Karel Van Brussel - ? - Jan Van Brussel - Lode Beaudout
Thibaut .... - Guy - Herman Thys
| DC-6 van de 15th Wing OT-CDB|
The flight made a fuel stop in Tripoli. We received a diner in the airport restaurant. For the first time in my live,
I was served a spaghetti-bolognaise, what I always refused from my parents. Later I will known as the "Spaghetti Fretter"...
| My first crossing of the Equator "Diploma"|
Tussenstop in LEOPOLDSTAD op weg naar Kamina
| Guy & Herman THYS|
KAMINA BASE (BAKA)
| The Egyptian Falcon crest of the Advanced Pilot School - Ecole de Pilotage Avancé (EPA) - Vorderings Vliegschool (VVS) |
| Terminal Building|
| Terminal Building|
| PROM 140 & 141 together at the 11 November 1959 ceremony |
Dockiere Jan Van Brussel Karel Van Brussel "Tone" Bertram
Herman Thys Buzin Famenne Claeys
Lernhout Guy Vanderlinden Lode Beaudout Braco
| My instructor Adj. "Harry" RAES, decorated by Col. Kreps |
Left of Harry, Flight Instructor, Adj. Fonderie
Update 18 Jul 2017
Uittreksel uit SV-4B Nieuwsbrief 3/2017 van Dirk De Quick.
Op 30/3/1978 vloog SV-4B V52 de laatste operationele "militaire" vlucht toen
het toestel werd overgevlogen door Adj. Harry Raes naar Koksijde, om openbaar
verkocht te worden. Zijn dochter Corinne bezorgde ons enkele uitzonderlijke foto's
genomen van die historische vlucht. Vandaag vliegt SV-4B V52 nog steeds met registratie OO-BPL.
| One-Six-Six (My call sign at BAKA)|
| EPA Building ground front view|
| EPA Building Air view|
| EPA Building ground front view|
| Stanley meets Livingstone ....|
| Guy & Lode, in Kamina village|
Both were the two last, who failed in BAKA
Both became later, Captains on Boeing 747 (Guy with SIA, Lode with SABENA)
The 5 day's "SURVIVAL" Training. From Sunday, 20 Sept. 1959 till 25 Sept. 1959. To cover ± 20 Km through the "Brousse"
END OF THE BALGIAN AIRFORCE ADVENTURE
| Majoor NOSSIN, (between two Flight Instructors)|
1960 > 1984 RETURN TO GENERAL AVIATION - Ghent Sint-Denijs-Westrem
European Sky Typing (EST) (The beginning at EBKT (Wevelgem - Belgium)
| With my late Father.|
| With my late mother|
| Ready for a training mission|
| In my favorite T6, OO-JBP|
| Lining up for Take-Off|
| Formation join-up.|
| Alignment before start writing. Note the alignment pins on the wingtip|
| Smoke puffs are in progress.|
KÖLN - BONN - 14 Aug. 1966
| Louwyck (Lou) Freddy Sommerhauwer "Nolle" Louage|
Jean-Pierre Rouget Michel Bernair "Zouzou"
| Michel Bernair "Zouzou" ready to go....|
| Ulli GESWINDT, Jost VOLMERT, Guy, Michel BERNAIR "ZouZou" & Freddy SOMMERHAUSEN|
| Nolle LOUWAGE Ully GSWINDT Jost VOLMERT|
| Formation leader Jost VOLMERT|
| Rather very close..... (Guy)|
The perforated tape unit system. Each aircraft had a different tape
and was started bij a radio signal.
15 February 1969 - My wedding with Arlette Van Gotha (Still going strong ...)
| De Rick, Tom Nowé, Wilfried Calberson, Rudy Maes, Arlette & Guy Willy Van Cauwenberg, Eric Vets, Remy Van Brussel|
| DELTA AIR TRANSPORT WERD GESTICHT Door L. VAN DEN BERGH OP 1 JUNI 1966 MET 3 CESSNA VLIEGTUIGEN |
MET DE BEDOELING OM "LOCAL SIGHTSEEING TOURS" en "AIR-TAXI" UIT TE VOEREN.
| Capt. Jacques BEVERNAGE - F/O Guy Vanderlinden|
| A Great Man ! Un grand monsieur |
| Chief Pilot Lucien GERKENS|
| Sylvain SWINNEN & Dick HATFIELD (DC6 Instructor)|
| Guy |
| Ivan DEVISSCHER|
| Eddy UYTERSPROT|
| Manuel SELDERSLAGH (Chief Operations)|
| Ria DASSEN (Secretary)|
| DC 3 Total 2.178 hours on 1027 missions|
| DC 6b 69 Hours on 24 missions|
1972 - 1973 KLM AEROCARTO mission on assignment of Delta Air Transport
Photo courtesy Hary Hogeweg
Received interesting information from Harry HOGEWEG concerning DC-3 PZ-TLA
C/n 13458 was delivered as 42-108961 on 29 May44, reregistered as KG646, on 06 Jun 44 (RAF Montreal) and transferred to the UK where it served with 575 Squadron and 24 Sqdn (14Aug44). In 1945 it was assigned to 1381 (T) CU.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines bought it on 20 Nov46 and saw it delivered 27 Feb 47; it was registered PH-TDW but reregistered PH-DAW on 11 May 54; the registry was revised for KLM Aerocarto on 04 Ap r55.
On 16 Jul 70 it was registered in the Surinam Registry as PZ-TLA. At some point its registration was cancelled and PZ-TLA was last seen end-1970s at Paramaribo's Int'l Aiport Zanderij (IATA: PBM) without its engines.
[Source: Air-Britain's DC-3 the First Seventy Years, 2006 and Herman Dekker]
The TEA Periode 1973 - 1981
| Chief Pilot Captain Eddy LEJEUNE|
| Boeing B707-130 958 Hours on 356 Missions|
| Boeing B720-130 259 Hours on 594 Missions|
| AIRBUS A-300 B1 (OO-TEF) 2635 Hours on 1021 Missions|
| AIRBUS A-300 B4-200 (OO-TEG) 844 Hours on 302 Missions|
| Jean-Pierre JONCRET|
| Pierre JOTTRAND|
| MENA HOUSE Hotel|
| With my son Christophe ....|
| Jacques DRAPPIER|
| Andre BONJEAN|
| Christophe, Arlette & Micheline Bonjean|
| Jean BONJEAN, Jacques DRAPPIER, Arlette VANDERLINDEN Son of Jean, Christophe & Micheline BONJEAN|
SAUDIA AIRLINES April 1981 > May 1987
| Capt. Gerardo TERRADURA - F/E Jean-Pierre JONCRET (ex-TEA) - (F/E forgotten name) - (F/E forgotten name) - Dutch Captain (forgotten name)|
| AIRBUS A300-600 458:40 on 180 Missions (TRI/TRE)|
De A300-600 heet officieel A300B4-600 en werd in 1983 in gebruik genomen.
Deze versie heeft dezelfde lengte als de B2 en B4 maar heeft meer interne ruimte,
omdat het gebruik maakt van de achterste rompdeel en staart van de A310.
Bovendien heeft het een groter vliegbereik en de digitale cockpit van de A310.
LIFE IN SAUDI ARABIA in SAUDIA CITY Compound
Christophe (Son) & Nathalie (Daughter)
| A kiss before a flight. Left, my (late) father.|
| Christophe, Arlette (my wife) & Nathalie|
| Back row : Guy VANDERLINDEN, "Pelle" DARDENNE, Jean DE RYCKER, Etienne FALLON, Louis VAN DEN BOSSCHE (+)|
Front row : Ann VAN DEN BOSSCHE, Nicolle DE RYCKER, Arlette VANDERLINDEN, Linda CAMPBELL, Nelle DARDENNE, Christine FALLON
| Our SO regretted BASILE BASTIN doing a garage sale|
SINGAPORE AIRLINES May 1987 > Jan 2002 (Retirement at the age of 60...)
| First flight as captain on B747-300 on N121KG - 03 Feb 1988 Taipei - Honolulu |
with First officer HO T.C & Flight Engineer LEE Wing
| Boeing 747-300 N121KG |
| Boeing B747-200B (Pax) 350 Hours on 75 Missions|
| Boeing B747-200F (Freighter) 90 Hours on 17 Missions|
| Boeing B747-300 (Pax) 1315 Hours on 198 Missions|
Boeing B747-300 Flight Engineer panel
| B747-400 |
| Boeing B747-400 (Pax) 8.427:33 Hours on 1023 Missions|
God, I Miss this ......
| Boeing B747-400 F (Freighter) 703:36 Hours on 110 missions|
LIVING IN SINGAPORE - Our Home from 1987 for 11 years.
| Basile BASTIN - Jack SIRROUX - Guy VANDERLINDEN - Frank DASSEN - "Hawk" 5haakon HELLNER|
| Pelle, Guy, Jacq, Etienne|
| With Michelle Siroux & my wife Arlette|
| Very loyal maids (sisters) Lyne & Angie|
| This used to be our living ....|
| The rooms, upstairs have became a beautiful bar .....|
9 Jan 2002 - MY VERY LAST FLIGHT ON B747-400 BRUSSELS > SINGAPORE Flt.Nr. SQ 321 AC Reg. 9V-SMO Flt.Time 12:23
A salute to a good friend
| Back row ; Krister EDLUND - Christophe VANDERLINDEN (my son) - Tim OLLUYN - Xavier LIBRECHT|
(Vergeten naam) - Roland D'HERTOGHE
Front row ; Jan DE CLERCQ - Barbara CLINCKSPOOR Arlete (my wife) - Guy - Vathalie VANDERLINDE (daughter)
| Signing flight documents at BRU AVIAPARTNERS for the last time.|
| My friend Capt. Anderson and F/O (forgot name .....)|
| SIA Brussels station manager.|
My wonderful wife Arlette, who sheared my whole aviators Life,
I coudn't have done it without her !
My kids, Nathalie and Christophe
| Last flight with my friend Capt. Andersen|
| The Singapore Girls - The full (17) cabin crew|
| 09 January 2002|
Shutting down engine Nr 4 at Singapor
THIS IS THE END OF FLYING "THE BIG ONES" BUT NOT THE END OF MY FLYING CAREER
Nice letter from a friend , retired Colonel Belgian Airforce, George CASTERMANS.
| Drawing from my son Christophe 1995|
LIFE AFTER SINGAPORE SIA RETIREMENT
Mid 2002 - As I was informed that TNT was starting a B747-400 operation, I went to Liege to TNT headquarters I was welcomed by Chief Pilot B747-400, Capt. Pierre DEBRAS, who introduced me to the D.O. Capt. Daniel DONNAY. It looked like I was send by heaven, because they were hopelessly searching for qualified B744 pilots. I must have been the only Belgian, retired still qualified B747-400 capt. on the marked at that time. I was offered to start as Flight Instructor.
As I retired from SIA at the age limit for Singapore of 60 years, I Belgium the age limit was 65 years. So I thought, I would be able to continue flying this beautiful aircraft for another 5 years.....
This was overlooking two major hurdles. The French Age limit of 60 years to overfly French territory and my own Belgian Civil Aviation Authorities. I still had a valid ICAO ATPL with B747-400 qualification BUT ..... As by now, JAR was ruling the flight Crew Licence's, I did not had this qualification on a ICAO JAR country, As The Singapore CAA - ICAO was Not a JAR country, I was flatly told at the Belgian CAA office counter that they did not accepted the, and I quote " That BROL Licence (Brol = Garbage ...) and this in presence of my wife.
I received only a STUDENT PILOT LICENCE from the Belgian Civil Aviation Authorities, DGLV. I needed to do, and did, all skill tests for JAR PPL, CPL, IR, ME, FI, IRI, FI-I .......
In addition, as I did not have the B747-400 on a JAR licence, I was not accepted as an SFI. I was allowed to give the the Initial Conversion Ground Course....
TNT From June 2002 till end 2003
| Two persons which I will always be grateful;|
D.O. Capt. Daniel DONNAY
| Chief Pilot (at that time) Capt Pierre DEBRAS|
| I In June 2002, I started the first conversion course as observer with British Airways Ground Instructor, Mike Hopkins. and Richard COOK|
Trainees; Capt. Jean-Claude MICHA & Philippe BROCORENS and First Officers Bill REDER & Rob BRIDGES
| Capt BROCORENS & FO Rob BRIDGES|
| Capt. Jean-Claude MICHA & FO Bill REDER (Red shirt) & BA instructor Richard COOK|
August 2002 - I started to teach my first, B747-400 Initial Conversion Course TNT TRTO N° B/TRTO-002
Trainees; Capt Luc GULDENTOPS & FO's Bart VAN MIERT, John DAVIDSON & Rupert STEVENS
| Capt. Luc GULDENTOPS|
| FO Bart VAN MIERT|
December 2002 B747-400 Initial Conversion Course TNT TRTO N° B/TRTO-003
| AC Visits - 10 Dec 2002|
Capt Michel CLAVERAUX & Alain NAGGY - FO's Patrick BLAIR & Gert DE HERDE
| Isn't she beautiful ???|
January 2003 B747-400 Initial Conversion Course TNT TRTO N° B/TRTO-004
Trainees; Capt. Vincent LANNOY, Marc GOFFART & Ladislav ANDEL, FO's Xavier DELFORGE, Simon TWISS.
| Capt. Marc GOFFART|
| Capt Vincent LANNOY|
| Unfortunately, the B747-400 operation was temporarily suspended in March 2003. Although I could not fly for this company, I had a very pleasant time working for this marvelous company. |
My thanks in particular to
| Katty BOURLEZ|
| Kristin VAN BEECK|
OSTEND AIR COLLEGE 28.08.2003 till 10.08.2007
10 April 2007 My 25.000 th Flying Hour
| 25.000 hours flying which is almost 3 years of my live I spend in the air .....|
This flight was done in Ostend with the Diamond DA42 Twin Star OO-TLA. Passengers, My wife Arlette, my son Christophe and grandson Basile.
| Mid august 2007, a rather sad situation developed at OAC. A conflict between the new CEO who is also an Ab Initio student and the operational staff (Head of Training & Chief Pilot), resulting in my immediate discharge..... |
My thanks for nearly 4 years very devoted activities.... But live must go on, The same day, I was offered to join another great FTO (Flying School) i.e. SFA or Sabena Flight Academy. As they are operating the DA42,
I am very happy to continue to instruct on this marvelous plane.
SABENA FLIGHT ACADEMY August 2007 - April 2009
| After the forced departure from OAC, I was welcomed by SFA where I got the opportunity to continue my, "after retirement job" as flight instructor, on DA 42.|
In 2008, I became the Chief Flight Instructor for SFA-Arizona. Most of the time I spend in Mesa (Phoenix) Arizona on Falcon field (KFFZ)
FALCON Field FFZ at Mesa Arizona - USA
| After a 5 weeks trial period at SFA training center in Mesa (Phoenix) Arizona - USA, |
I was proposed to join the USA team starting 2008. Here we go again for a new challenge ....
| A fleet of ± 50 aircraft's ....|
| A stop at Scottsdale|
RETURN TO "OSTEND AIR COLLEGE (From June 2009 till July 2011)
| THIS WAS THE SADDEST PERIOD IN MY AVIATION CARREER ! DEALING WITH A CEO AND HEAD OF TRAINING BECAME HELL. NO FURTHER COMMENT.|
| This was my very last flight, officially as "Passenger" with Valerie MASELIS, One of my best (and nicest) students during my OAC period. |
BELGIAN CIVIL AVIATION LICENCES Before JAR
Student Pilot Licence (ICAO)
Private Pilot Licence (PPL) - ICAO
| Cover page|
| Page 2|
| Page 3 & 4|
| Page 5 & 6|
"Beperkte " vergunning van Beroepsvliegtuigbestuurde (ICAO) - The RESTRICTED Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
| Cover page|
| Page 2 & 3|
| Page 4 & 5|
| Additional page|
COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE (ICAO)
| Cover page|
| Pages 4 & 5|
SENIOR Commercial Pilot Licence (ICAO)
| Cover page destroyed > page 1|
| Pages 6 & 7|
| Additional page|
| Pages 4 & 5|
| Additional page|
FINAL BELGIAN JAR FLIGHT LICENCE
Belgian Restricted Radio Licence
| Cover page|
| Page 2|
| Original and still valid FAA ATR licence.|
| Temporarily licence |