Come and fly

Stampe SV-4

We have recently established a partnership with the Antwerp-based Stampe & Vertongen (S&V) museum to support them and keep their vintage aircraft in the air. One of these iconic aircraft types is the Stampe & Vertongen SV-4 biplane.

Fly from the birthplace of the SV-4 in Antwerp, and discover the sensation of flying in a piece of Belgian aviation history.

Impressive!

Technical Details

Length
6.8 m
Wingspan
8.385 m
Height
2.775 m
Max takeoff weight
770 kg
Engine
de Havilland Gipsy Major X 4-cylinder piston engine, 108 kW (145 hp)
Maximum speed
188 km/h (117 mph, 102 kn)
Range
420 km (260 mi, 230 nmi)
Cruise speed
140 km/h (87 mph, 76 kn)

Take a flight

into history

The SV-4 was designed as a biplane tourer/training aircraft in the early 1930s, by Stampe & Vertongen in Antwerp. The first model was the SV-4A, an advanced aerobatic trainer, followed by the SV-4B with redesigned wings and the 130 hp/97 kW de Havilland Gipsy Major engine.

Only 35 aircraft were built before the company was closed during the Second World War. After the war, the successor company Stampe et Renard built a further 65 aircraft between 1948 and 1955 as trainers for the Belgian Air Force.

A licensed S4C version was built in France by SNCAN (Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Nord), and in Algeria by Atelier Industriel de l'Aéronautique d'Alger, the two firms completing a combined total of 940 aircraft. The postwar SV-4Cs were widely used by French military units as primary trainers. Many also served in aero clubs in France, numbers of which were later sold second-hand to the United Kingdom and other countries. 

The Ultimate Experience

Schedule

After your booking, we look at possible dates to perform your flight. Weather permitting, you will be welcomed at the Stampe & Vertongen Museum at Antwerp/Deurne airport by your experienced pilot. He will then give you a briefing about the flight.

If you have any questions about the flight, route or the incredible history of the aircraft, don't hesitate to ask him! Our pilots love talking about their aircraft.

After the briefing, you will be strapped in the front seat of the SV-4, from which you will enjoy some spectacular views over the city of Antwerp. After a flight of about 30 minutes, you will safely return to the airport again.

The price for this 30-minute SV-4 flight is €250 all-in. Contact us for more information!

And while you're here at Antwerp airport, take the time to visit the beautiful Stampe & Vertongen Museum from where you will be departing, it's definitely worth a visit! One of the many volunteers will be more than happy to give you a tour around the incredible collection of the museum.