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Reims/Cessna F.172H (F172-0479)


Date: late 60's

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this factory fresh Cessna (build by Reims) was on January 31 1968 registered to Sotramat which stood for Société de Transports Aériens Maritimes et Terrestres being established on May 7 1958 and based at Brussels Airport / Antwerp airport with at first the core business being importer of propeller driven Cessna airframes for the Benelux. Here depicted such in a bliue livery without titles. This airframe was based at Beerse airfield, later in 1969 it moved on to the Gentse Universitaire Vliegclub based at Ghent airfield. Later more (private) owners followed starting in 1972 with W. de Roos (Gent airfield), then in April 1975 going to Les Ailes Luxembougeois (Virton airfield), then on October 20 1975 going to M. de Bauwvoet (Moorsele airfield). 

Date: 90's

Location: -/EBSP

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: in 1981 it moved on to Aéro Para Club de Spa based at Spa airfield, here seen such in a red livery without titles but with a small tail logo of this club. On July 30 1995 it's life came to an end when on finals at its home base it collided with Paraclub Flevo Turbo Porter "PH-MEN" killing the Dutch pilot but no further casualties of the four occupants in the Belgian airplane. It was cancelled from the register on September 24 1998.


Belgian register