19 March 2011: Royal Aero Club of WA 2011 Open Day – Jandakot Airport

Neville Murphy, AAWA Vice President and member of the Royal Aero Club of WA, attended the Royal Aero Club of WA 2011 Open Day at Jandakot Airport, gaining special airside access.

Photos © Neville Murphy (Equipment: Canon EOS 10D with Canon EF100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6 L IS lens and 24-85mm non-IS lens)

RAC_5848 Aircraft on display in front of the Royal Aero Club’s office and hangar.Photo © Neville Murphy
RAC_5684 Aircraft on display in front of the Royal Aero Club’s office and hangar – left to right:VH-RHW / WB677 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (cn C1/0125) of Glen Caple.

VH-OMY Steen Skybolt (cn 1) of Brian Collingridge

VH-USJ De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth (cn 4058) operated by John Smith, owned by John Markham.

VH-URC Boeing A75N1 / PT-17 Kaydet (cn 75-1834) of Heckenbury Pty Ltd

Photo © Neville Murphy

 

 

RAC_5673 Aircraft on display in front of the Royal Aero Club’s office:VH-URC Boeing A75N1 / PT-17 Kaydet (cn 75-1834) of Heckenbury Pty Ltd

VH-USJ De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth (cn 4058) operated by John Smith, owned by John Markham.

VH-OMY Steen Skybolt (cn 1) of Brian Collingridge

Photo © Neville Murphy

RAC_5666 VH-XST / “A58-497 / RG-V” Supermarine Aircraft Spitfire Mk.XXV replica (cn 11) of Peter Yates, named “Ecstasy”.The kits for these 80% scale replicas of the original Supermarine Spitfire are manufactured by Supermarine Aircraft (no relation to the original company), in Queensland.

The kits require at least 1200 hours to construct, depending on options chosen by the builder.

The Mk.XXV single seater seen here is no longer produced but is based on the original Spitfire Mk.V, but has a fin and rudder shaped like later versions of the original Spitfire. Production of the replicas has switched to the Mk.XXVI two-seater.

Photo © Neville Murphy

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VH-USJ De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth (cn 4058) operated by John Smith, owned by John Markham.This aircraft was built in 1933 in Stag Lane, near London, UK, and shipped to Australia in 1935.

For a detailed history of the aircraft, CLICK HERE

Photo © Neville Murphy

RAC_5659 VH-URC Boeing A75N1 / PT-17 Kaydet (cn 75-1834), owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd.This aircraft was built in 1941 as a PT-17-BW Kaydet for the US Army Air Corps with serial number 41-8275. It later joined the US civil aircraft register as N58403, before being registered VH-URC on 19 January 2011 (two months before this photo).

Photo © Neville Murphy

RAC_5683 VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (cn DHA596) of the Royal Aero Club of WA, named “Shirley Adkins”.Photo © Neville Murphy
RAC_5678 A23-009 Pilatus PC-9/A (cn 509) of 2 FTS (Flying Training School, RAAF, based at RAAF Base Pearce, north of Perth.Photo © Neville Murphy
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VH-ONN PZL-Okecie PZL-104 Wilga 35 (cn 74205), owned by David O’Neill.This Polish-designed and built aircraft was built in 1975 and initially served with the Polish Air Force with serial number 205. It later joined the Polish civil aircraft register as SP-FWV, before going to Germany where it was registered D-ETVS. It was to go to Malta as 9H-ADW, but this registration was not taken up. It joined the Australian register on 7 May 2010 as VH-ONN.

It wears a paint scheme similar to World War Two German Luftwaffe desert camouflage.

Photos © Neville Murphy

 

RAC_5836 VH-JKR Laser 230 (cn 1) registered to Aeros Casino Pty Ltd, named “The Joker”.This aircraft is actually owned by Warren Reynolds, the founder of Muzz Buzz drive-thru coffee shops. The aircraft is for sale.

Photo © Neville Murphy

RAC_5693 VH-DPV / 38 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer (cn 038, ex A19-038) of Brian Collingridge.Built by New Zealand Aerospace Industries, these aircraft are derived from the Australian-designed Victa Airtourer, and after production shifted to New Zealand, the RAAF ordered a fleet of the type for use as a primary trainer. These were sold off in the early 1990s.

After serving the RAAF with serial A19-038, this aircraft was registered VH-DPV on 21 June 1993.

Photo © Neville Murphy

RAC_5832 VH-BFY Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub (cn 18-8109004) of Brian Collingridge / Air Ads.Seen here climbing rapidly, to lift a towed advertising banner (connected by a wire to the tailwheel). This aircraft can often be seen towing banners along the coast and Swan River.

Photo © Neville Murphy

RAC_5698 RAC_5696 VH-XTZ Lancair Legacy (cn L2K-323) of Smith Legacy Pty Ltd.These kit-built aircraft have a maximum cruise speed of 240 knots (444 km/h).

Photo © Neville Murphy

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VH-JTE Evektor Sportstar Plus (cn 20071119) of Australian International Flying College Pty Ltd.This aircraft was designed and built in the Czech Republic.

Photo © Neville Murphy

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