2013 Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield

VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013.
Built in 2001, ex N264SA.
This biplane was originally designed by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio in 1929. It has a straight lower wing, but a swept upper wing, to assist with recovery from flat spins, and is designed to take +9/-6 G. Although the company had deposits for 650 aircraft, it only built 264 before the Great Depression caused the company to close in 1936. However, the aircraft were very popular as an aerobatic aircraft and from the 1960s to today, a number of individuals or companies have either produced or sold plans for the aircraft.
Photo © Mir Zafriz

2 October 2013 © David Eyre

The 2013 Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In was unfortunately affected by showers during the morning and rain in the afternoon, so there was less flying and fewer spectators in attendance compared to previous years.

AAWA member Mir Zafriz attended the event during the morning and took photographs.

 

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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