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Piper L-4H Cub (12221)


Date: mid 60's

Location: -/EBGB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this vintage 1944 build Piper (ex USAAF) came in the Belgian register on May 8 1947 for state company Regie der Luchtwegen / Régie des Voies Aériennes (RLW / RVA) which was formed on November 20 1946 for the management / equipment of nine Belgian civil airfields and the management of civil aviation. The piper was based at Grimbergen airfield for pleasure flights or even cheap flying lessons for the employees of the company at that moment. Unlike its sistership OO-AVX which had a blue livery this one did carry a red jacket at first (later it became white), here depicted such also without titles, with in the back a Piper PA.28 Cherokee "SE-EOW". After a period of storage whereby its CofA did expire, it was cancelled from the register on October 21 1975 remaining stored in a hangar at Grimbergen airfield. Later in 1994 it was seen withdrawn from use at La Ferté-Alais (France).


Belgian register