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.
- Read our article on the aviation history of Langley Park.
- See our photos from the 2011 fly-in 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.