I visited this Museum in 1996 when I was on my OE (which was my 50th birthday present to myself) and was pretty impressed. On arrival I find that, because it is the Belgian Air Forces 50 th birthday there was to be a parade on the square outside reviewed by the King, starting at 4 pm, and then he was to view a special exhibition inside. The aircraft section of .museum was therefore closed However they said it would be open the following day I thought the fly-over for the parade would be at the Royal Salute (as ours are) but in fact it was at the end of the parade (at which the band played “Happy Birthday”). The flypast seemed to be of all their current types, some trailing smoke in the national colours and the final group of F 16s in a ‘50’ formation. Went back up to the museum at about 9:30 the following day and was told that the aircraft hall was closed because they were dismantling the special exhibition! Carefully explained yesterdays story, the distance I had come and that I had already extended my stay to get there that day. One of the staff then said that he would personally take me through, however that he spoke virtually no English.. As a result I had the whole place to myself and with my personal escort I had unlimited access didn't have to worry about barrier ropes and was able to climb on the aircraft to view the cockpits etc. Thought the logistics of getting a Caravelle into a buildin in the middle of Brussels must have been impressive
BTW it's a Bristol Bolingbroke, not a Fairchild.
If there is a highway to hell and a stairway to heaven is that an indication as to the expected traffic flows?
The Canadian Bolis were built by Fairchild Aircraft at Longueuil Quebec. it was a subsidiary of the US Fairchild company.
Strictly speaking, the only Bristol built Blenheims/Bolis surviving are in Finland and then they were built out of components manufactured in Finland. The only complete one is on display in the Central Finland aviation museum.
Yet you failed to pick up on the Nood 1002?
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If I ever get to Europe I'm making a beeline to Brussels, dust or no dust
That's just the aviation hall. It is certainly worth it. I spent hours there looking around the place. Just across the way is a fantastic car museum, Brussels Autoworld, which is just as impressive, although less dust.