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Percival P.44 Proctor V (Ae.84)

 

 
Date: late 60's

Location: -/EBGB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this second hand Percival Proctor was on October 30 1957 registered to Cogea Nouvelle, originally founded on January 14 1946 as Compagnie Générale d'Exploitation Aéronautique (shortened to Cogea), initially based at Brussels Airport (Haren) and later in 1946 at Keerbergen airfield. After a reorganistation on August 28 1954 it was renamed to Cogea Nouvelle moving its base on October 14 1957 to Ostend airport. On February 22 1961 the airframe went to Publiciel established on January 1 1961 and based at Grimbergen airfield. Later that year on September 21 it migrated to Young Aviation Club established on March 31 1960 and also based at Grimbergen airfield, here depicted such at its home base and still carrying the titles of the previous user in the blue stripe (see also upper left inset). On January 6 1971 it was transported by road to the Brussels Air Museum and displayed there for a few decades but due to lack of space its fuselage was on October 12 2007 seen laid up at a military depot in Vissenaken and since 2017 in Landen (both Belgium). The airframe itself was much earlier cancelled from the register, namely on February 18 1972.

 

Belgian register