27 Nov Pic(k) of the week 35: STAMPE SV-4B ( V42 / OO-WIL ) AT SCHAFFEN FLY-IN

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It’s no secret that most expats try and escape most of the hot and humid summer weather in Dubai. This year I was lucky enough to have three breaks between June and early September; top season in Europe and the US for airshow photography. I’m actually just back from a great warbird airshow near Los Angeles, called “Wings over Camarillo”. Time permitting, I might blog about the event, but meanwhile be sure to check out the gallery link here.  
While airshows are normally quite popular with the general public, aircraft Fly-ins are often less popular. A Fly-in is an aviation event where a number of aircraft are being flown to a certain airport (sometimes very small) for the day (or weekend). While the pilots hang out together and talk about each others flying machines, the public is almost always welcome as well, most of the time for free. A great way to discover the joy of aviation and meet some interesting people!
My home country is one of Europe’s smallest countries, but over the years has developed the tradition of having weekly fly-ins all over the country almost on a weekly basis; starting early July and often going till at east mid September.
Belgians largest fly-in is the International Oldtimer fly and drive-in at Schaffen-Diest , east of Brussels. The 35th edition of the event this year was held during the weekend of 11-12 August in near perfect weather! As the name implies it mainly concentrates on attracting old vintage aircraft; a perfect opportunity to fly our 64 year old Piper Super

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