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Focke-Wulf Piaggio 149D (050)


Date: 12/1972

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: build in 1958, this second hand FW Piaggio (ex Luftwaffe) was registered on December 4 1972 to Skyworks establised on January 1 1970 and based at Antwerp airport. Here it's seen in the camouflage colors of its previous operator.

Date: ca. 1977

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: purchased for a resale only, it went after a period of storage at Antwerp airport in July 1975 to Merlin Air Trade, an air taxi operator which was established on November 23 1972 and based at Ostend airport, where as depicted the aircrafts outfit also changed. During late 1981 it was seen stored at Ostend airport later noted laid up at Wevelgem airport and on May 14 1982 cancelled from the register as permantly withdrawn from use. During the summer of 1985 it was transported on a trailer to an unknown location in Antwerp and a year later in the summer of 1986 it was seen as eyecatcher with Jacob Boer BV at Goes (the Netherlands). In 1992 its fuselage was seen at Lelystad (the Netherlands) and since 2019 it's seen again as eyecatcher in RAF camouflage c/s with fake regi "AM230" with staalbedrijf Siebum at Apeldoorn (the Netherlands).


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