succeeded (one more time)!
Thursday, August 7th, both Wright engines for the project " A B-25 back to
Belgium " arrived in the workshop of the Belgian Aviation Preservation
Association ( BAPA) at Gembloux.
It was only
possible thanks to the wonderful support of generous sponsors, the BAMF and the
volunteers of the BAPA. We thank them all.
backward. At the end of May, one of our numerous foreign correspondents
indicated us the existence of both engines in Ireland. He went in Eire and
negotiated a price far below our craziest expectations. The purchase of these
engines should have been 6 times more
expensive in the USA.
a small team of the BAMF and the BAPA volunteers started the quest of the needed money. A appeal to donations was launched mid June
and was echoed by numerous friends and enthusiasts. It was very quickly a
success upper to our expectations.
budget reached, it was necessary to organize the payment and the transport. The
seller received other offers. It was thus necessary to act fast and with a lot
of discretion. This is why we observed a total blackout since in the middle of
July. We had some cold sweat but after some " brain and emails storms " (one of our specialties)
but the engines arrived safe and sound.
Thanks to a
mixture to the long experience and the
art of improvisation of the members of
the BAPA and the BAMF.
success was possible only thanks to our generous donors and to others who
helped us to prepare the communication for the collection of
funds(collections). Let us not forget
those who widely echoed our appeal. Last
but not least, thanks to the volunteers
of the BAMF and the BAPA who one more time demonstrated their passion and full commitment
for the conservation of our aeronautical heritage.
end of September, we shall organize an event for our supporters to show the
engines and our other achievements of 2014.
Thank you again and
go ahead for new adventures.