May 21st 2023,
Founded in 2006 in Hamm, Westphalia, with around 800 members from all over Germany, the Quax Association, operates, maintains and restores more than 20 club-owned aircraft with great passion. The focus of the Quax Association for the Promotion of Historic Aircraft is based on fun - while flying, maintaining, meeting, traveling, etc. There are no construction hour rules. Everyone contributes with what he or she can do and how it can be reconciled with private and professional life.
In 2006, the first club aircraft, a De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk (D-EPAK), was purchased. A year later, the Quax had over 100 members, including around 20 active pilots. Two gliders were added to the chipmunk. In 2008, the first "mothballing", i.e. the initiation of the new flying season, took place at the Bee Farm airfield in Brandenburg. The Quax hangar in Paderborn-Lippstadt was built in 2010, and the Hangar Days took place there for the first time in 2014. In 2017, the association took over the Bee Farm airfield. In 2018, the association participated in the International Aerospace Exhibition Berlin.
Its namesake is the main character from the film Quax the Crash Pilot. The Quax Association has set itself the goal of putting the vintage aircraft in airworthy condition, which can take years for complex projects. The association is represented nationwide in Germany with several stations. In addition to the club's headquarters at Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, the association also operates stations at nine other airfields. At Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport and at the Bienenfarm airfield near Berlin, the association also operates a complete "Quax Hangar" in which many historic aircraft of the association and its members are open to the public.
Quax has a impressive fleet of rare historical aircraft:
D-EBEI Messerschmitt Me 108 Taifun N9054H Boeing PT-17 Kaydet D-GADA Let Ae-145 Super Aero 145