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Reims/Cessna FR.172K Hawk XP-II (FR172-0596)


Date: -

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this factory fresh Cessna (build by Reims) was on January 28 1977 registered to Abelag Aviation, established in 1964 and basing this airframe at Grimbergen airfield, here seen such when making a visit to Antwerp airport in the only livery when with the carrier and devoid of titles.

Date: 11/08/2007

Location: -/EBDT

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on September 1 1977 it migrated to Aero Club Keiheuvel (Air Kei) based at Balen-Keiheuvel airport. On October 28 1985 it moved to a private user (M. Bergmans) and later more (private) owners followed whereby its color scheme was altered in 1997. It migrated on April 3 2006 to its final owner being F.A.C. International, initially based at Grimbergen airfield but since 2016 at Schaffen airfield and here seen such in their updated livery without titles.It returned to Grimbergen airfield for an overhaul on September 27 2020 whereby afterwards it was put for sale. It left on December 10 2021 the register in favor of the German one as "D-ESSL" for a private owner.


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