Again the Antwerp Stampe Fly-in was a big success. In organizing the
fly-in, the Stampe museum had to take in consideration that the event
was taking place on an operational international airport. Meaning that
through the whole two day event, there would be airliners departing to
far away cities.
Our tent was well placed and we immediately felt at home and happy to
meet long time flying friends and Bronco stalkers again. The line up of
incoming planes was getting larger and bigger as the first day rolled
on. From C130 to the Red Devils, some NAA stablemate Trojans, Fouga Magisters,
our Bronco and many SV4’s. The public certainly got what it came
for, airplanes…!!! In other words the line-up for a small fly in
|Most important for such an event is the weather, as
they say, you get the weather you deserve, so the sun gave us her best.
Because the airfield of Antwerp is gaining importance - for local business
and it’s port - the mayor of Antwerp, Bart De Wever, and his kids
surprised the fly-in with a days visit. On Saturday evening he revealed
the new statue of Jean Stampe, attended by Peter Wouters and Danny Cabooter
of the Stampe & Vertongen Museum. Television was all around and this
meant good publicity for the event and aviation in general. After a super
weekend with lots of flying and visitors we packed up on Sunday evening
and flew back to our homebase. Thinking back on this event with a warm
heart, we hope seeing everybody safe and sound again next year.