The fleet. At the moment two original MLD Agusta Bell 204 B’s are being restored in CAF with expected airworthiness for the 227 medio 2010. In the past they also had two stock original AT 16 II B’s available for restoration, One AT 16 B ll is back to the museum Aviodrome in Lelystad and available for static purposes and the second one is sold to the U.S.A. This enables CAF to put more time and effort in the restoration from the Augusta's 204 B's.
An original Piper Cub in flying condition with registration PH-ROB is owned by the CAF founders Ruud Heinen and Koen Koetsier.
Future plan. The plan is to fly one 204 in original Royal Dutch Navy markings as they use to fly from Naval Air Base De Kooy and Valkenburg in the late 1960’s and beginning 1970’s.
Although the AB 204’s were flying from Naval Air base Valkenburg and De Kooi the objective will be to fly the AB 204B from Naval Air base de Kooi and from Airport Lelystad in cooperation with the Aviodrome, as one of the 204’s is on loan from the Aviodrome. The second one will be restored as soon as the first one is ready to fly!
During the last two years CAF members Feike de Vries, Ruud Heinen and Koen Koetsier spend quite some time to help out on another project being the static restoration from the original Augusta Bell 204 B with Navy serial number 220.This helicopter was static restored and is now put on a pedestal direct in front of the main entrance to the Dutch Navy airport base “ The Kooy". Unfortunate this helicopter was so far cannibalized that it was impossible to get it back in flying condition.
On the picture Wesley Heinen, the grandson from Cor Heinen a well known former Navy pilot in front off the helicopter flown by his grand dad