Langley Park Fly-In: 17 October 2015
Aerial view of the 2011 Langley Park Fly-In. Photo © Mir Zafriz

7 October 2015 copyright © David Eyre (UPDATED 9 OCT 2015)

Langley Park will see what may be its last ever use as an airstrip on Saturday 17 October 2015, with a vintage aircraft fly-in to be held as part of the annual Perth Heritage Days events, celebrating Western Australia’s aviation pioneer, Sir Norman Brearley.

Norman  Brearley’s airline, Western Australian Airways (WAA), began the first airline  operations in Australia in 1921 (a year before Qantas), initially based at Langley Park.

The aircraft will be on the ground from 2pm to 4pm. Aircraft confirmed as participating are:

  • Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet): VH-URC
  • Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman: VH-YDF/4269 / 591
  • Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman: VH-YND / “42-755362 / 362”
  • Cessna 170: VH-LIN
  • De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth: VH-CKF/A17-421
  • De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth: VH-FAS/A17-37
  • De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth: VH-NOV
  • De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth: VH-USJ
  • De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk: VH-RHW/WB677
  • Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer: VH-WQW
  • North American AT-6D Texan: VH-WWA/106
  • WACO Classic Aircraft YMF-5C: VH-MLX
  • WACO Classic Aircraft YMF-5C: VH-YRB

The event is being kept to a relatively small number of aircraft to minimise complexity and risk.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

7 thoughts on “Langley Park Fly-In: 17 October 2015

  • October 7, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Who is organising the event David? I was wondering if other aircraft are welcome.

    • October 7, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      Am trying to obtain more information. Will let you know as soon as possible.

  • October 15, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Hi David, is there another website with a schedule of the day’s events?

    Cheers, Blake

    • October 15, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Blake,
      As this is not an air display, there is no schedule of events.
      The 13 aircraft are on the ground from 2-4pm. They did not want to make the event too large, as crowd control becomes an issue.
      The aircraft are there to commemorate Sir Norman Brearley who started the first scheduled air service in Australia. There is a talk about Brearley, but this is already fully-booked.

  • October 17, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Hi – what a well kept secret (have read crowd control comment). I live in Australind and would have attended come H or HW had I known about today’s event as always had an abiding interest in all things that fly and flying, especially vintage. I grew up very close to Maylands airfield and still manage to visit Bunbury Airport at least once a week. How can one learn of any future events please? GL

    • October 18, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Hi Graham,
      As you noted, this event was kept pretty low-key until close to the date of the fly-in.
      We had details on our website from early October 2015.
      Upcoming aviation events include the Australia Day Air Show over the Swan River (26 Jan 2016); Busselton Aero Fest (6 March 2016); and the Annual Fly-In at Serpentine (held on the last Sunday in September).
      David Eyre

      • October 18, 2015 at 7:16 pm

        Thank you David for the info. My fault if I miss out now. GL


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