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  Compiled by Luc Wittemans

Translated by Peter van Montfoort

The first set of figures (e.g. 1100) is the number of the registration licence in Belgium. In case of the OO-CCP is C-267 the number of the registration in Belgian Congo (this plane had two registration licences, this was not unusual with gliders in the Belgian Congo).

1100       Karpf Grunau Baby IIB (167 ?)

C-267

OO-CCP 10.09.1956 registered on behalf of A. de Jacquier de Rosée, N'Kolo Registration was changed in 1961, first in 9O-CCP, shortly afterward in 9Q-CCP

1258       Bauling Grunau Baby IIA (8 serie III)

       PH-102 (deleted from the Netherlands administration at     7.8.1959)

OO-ZUN       28.08.1959       registered on behalf of Ghent Aviation Club vzw, domicile Gent

            11.06.1965      deleted from registration register as total loss.

            .1984 seen in more or less complete condition during a open day at Goetsenhoven

       21.05.1995       re-entered in the Dutch register as PH-102

 Note:       registered in Belgium as "c/n" 516 but this is the number of the Dutch registration

 1410       Grunau Baby III (?)

       built in 1957; constructed by J. Neyns, Tienen

OO-ZPY 16.04.1962 registered on behalf of Centre national de Vol à Voile (CNVV) asbl, domicile Casteau

       14.01.1972       deleted from registration register

1411       Grunau Baby III (?)

       built in 1957; constructed by J. Neyns, Tienen

OO-ZUI 16.04.1962 registered on behalf of Centre national de Vol à Voile (CNVV) asbl, domicile Keiheu­vel, later on Diest

                  02.07.1965 deleted from registration register as total loss.

1412       Grunau Baby III (?)

       built in 1957; constructed by J. Neyns, Tienen

OO-ZPR       22.07.1957 accident at Saint-Hubert

       09.05.1958 accident at Saint-Hubert

       16.04.1962 registered on behalf of Centre national de Vol à Voile (CNVV) asbl, domicile Gent

       17.10.1965 accident at Spa

13.01.1978 deleted from registration register as total   loss.

       24.06.1980 (invoice date 25.03.1971) re-entered on behalf of G. Englebert, (domicile Haversin)

       12.11.1988 sold to R. Cuypers, not in serviceable condition and stored at Herselt

       14.05.1990 registered behalf of J. Haepers, domicile Keiheuvel

       21.07.1990 seen in serviceable condition during the International Vintage Glider Club Rallye at Keiheuvel

 1724       Grunau Baby III (1)       ex D-6107

OO-ZIO 10.05.1967 registered on behalf of the Aero Club of Brasschaat, vzw, Brasschaat

       13.12.1975 sold in dismantled condition to F. Van den Borne & J. Baecke

       09.02.1981 registred on behalf of G. Guillaume, domicile Weelde

       25.01.1988 registered on behalf of S. Vanuytrecht, domicile Goetsenhoven

       28.12.1988 registered on behalf of L. Van Der Heyden, domicile Goetsenhoven

       07.05.1998 registered on behalf of D. Quaeyhaegens, domicile Diest

3156       Grunau Baby III (?)       built in 1945

OO-ZFH 30.06.1980 registered on behalf of F. Henrard, officially the domicile is Temploux however most likely it is stored on a trailer next to his house

 

In the early days it was not necessary to register gliders to be allowed flying in Belgian airspace. Only to fly abroad a registration license was required. Later the insurance compagnies demanded a registration license before they undertook insurance. Because in the fifties it was not compulsory to have a license, only few gliders were registated then. To some gliders registration was issued without supplying the registration certificate. For that reason many gliders were never officially entered in the records, or have flown for many years without a registration license, only to be recorded many years later. The three Belgian built Grunau Babies OO-ZPR, OO-ZPY en OO-ZUI are an example of gliders which were thus registered afterward.

Below a summary of some Grunau Babies the existence of which is proved by various documents and to which registration issued without an registration certificate.

  

OO-ZBA   Grunau Baby II

Unknown history, now in the "Brussels Air Museum" (officially the aviation department of the Royal Army museum at Brussels). According to general belief this Baby was equipped with an auxiliary engine

 

OO-ZJO of OO-ZJD Grunau Baby (?) ex D-4016

Seen in the workshop of M. Gomez at Gosselies and according to the owner OO-ZJD and bought from an unspecified aeroclub "in the north of the country". End 1987 sold to R. Cuypers & J. Haepers; later on R. Cuypers sold his share to J. Haepers. Registration OO-ZTO reserved for R. Cuypers on 21.1.1988 and for J. Haepers on 20.3.1990. A meticulous inspection of the glider revealed the German registration number D-4016 but not the last letter of the Belgian registration which was painted on the fuselage

 

OO-ZPE   Grunau Baby (?)

Used by Centre national de Vol à Voile (CNVV) asbl but never official registered

 

OO-ZPH   Grunau Baby (?)

Used by Centre national de Vol à Voile (CNVV) asbl but never officially registered

 

OO-ZPP   Grunau Baby (?)

Used by Centre national de Vol à Voile (CNVV) asbl but never officially registered.Sold to D. Branche and stored at Stevoort. Sold to C. Hugon in december 1984

 

OO-ZPQ   Grunau Baby (?)

Used by Centre national de Vol à Voile (CNVV) asbl but never officially registered

 

OO-ZPS   Grunau Baby (?)

Used by Centre national de Vol à Voile (CNVV) asbl but never officially registered. Inspected by the technical department of the Board for Aeronautics at Saint-Hubert at 3.4.1957 

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