HISTORIC FLIGHT OF A SONACA 200 AND A TIPSY AIRCRAFT IN THE BELGIAN SKY
On May 9, 2018, a Sonaca 200 plane took off next to a Tipsy Nipper. The two aircraft accomplished a formation flight towards the
Sonaca aviation group headquarters in Gosselies (Belgium). This was a very symbolic, rich and emotional moment for the two
pilots, Edouard Martin and Pierre Van Wetter1.
Is the Sonaca 200 the first aircraft to be designed and manufactured at the Gosselies site in Belgium? Not exactly …
Since the aviation adventure had already started in 1931 at the Gosselies aerodrome with the arrival of the company
«Fairey Aircraft S.A.» which produced a few benchmark aircraft such as: Firefly, Fox, Hurricane and Tipsy Nipper.