21 March 2015: Skycranes & Biplanes at Serpentine Airfield

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AAWA Members recently travelled down to Serpentine Airport for an up close look at the Sikorsky Skycranes stationed there for the Perth summer fire season.  Based there were N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) named “Ichabod” and N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) named “Georgia Peach” who was undergoing some heavy maintenance.

We all had 10-15 minutes in the cockpit of “Ichabod” with one of the pilots, where we were shown over the controls and had a chance for some cockpit photos.

To top off the day, we had VH-ZUZ Culp Special doing circuits on the grass strip next to us and Bert Filippi pushed his incredible Sopwith Pup out of the hangar so we could get some photos in the open. We also got to see his 1937 De Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth, SE-AGE, which until recently had been stored in Sweden.

N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Matt Hannigan.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Matt Hannigan.
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named 'Ichabod', operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season. Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009. Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Ichabod’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season.
Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named 'Ichabod', operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season. Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009. Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Ichabod’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season.
Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Matt Hannigan.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named 'Ichabod', operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season. Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009. Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Ichabod’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season.
Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named 'Ichabod', operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season. Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009. Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Ichabod’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season.
Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named 'Ichabod', operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season. Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009. Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Ichabod’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season.
Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named 'Ichabod', operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season. Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009. Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Ichabod’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season.
Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named 'Ichabod', operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season. Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009. Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Ichabod’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season.
Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named 'Ichabod', operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season. Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009. Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Ichabod’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season.
Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named 'Ichabod', operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season. Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009. Photo © David Eyre
N957AC / 738 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-065) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Ichabod’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This helicopter was brought over from Victoria on 7 February 2015, to fight some large bushfires in WA and ended up staying here. It had previously visited WA in the 2013/2014 fire season.
Built in Nov 1968 for the US Army as a Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe (S-64A), serial 68-18460. Served 295 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter), (1160 Aviation Company), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, later West Germany. Preserved at Hunter Army Airfield Collection, Savannah, Georgia. Sold to Erickson Air-Crane and registered 8 July 1992 as N157AC, converted to S-64E Skycrane. Leased to Canadian Air Crane Ltd in Delta, British Columbia, registered C-GESG on 12 February 1997. Returned to US register with Erickson Air Crane as N957AC on 11 March 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N957AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64098) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Matt Hannigan.
N154AC / 739 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037) of Erickson Air-Crane, named 'Georgia Peach', operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. Undergoing heavy maintenance before being shipped to Greece for their summer fire season. This helicopter was based here at Serpentine for the 2014/15 fire season. Arrived by sea and flown Fremantle to Jandakot to Serpentine on 20 December 2014. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © David Eyre
N154AC / 739 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Georgia Peach’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Undergoing heavy maintenance before being shipped to Greece for their summer fire season. This helicopter was based here at Serpentine for the 2014/15 fire season. Arrived by sea and flown Fremantle to Jandakot to Serpentine on 20 December 2014. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © David Eyre
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
N154AC / 739 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037) of Erickson Air-Crane, named 'Georgia Peach', operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. Undergoing heavy maintenance before being shipped to Greece for their summer fire season. This helicopter was based here at Serpentine for the 2014/15 fire season. Arrived by sea and flown Fremantle to Jandakot to Serpentine on 20 December 2014. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © David Eyre
N154AC / 739 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Georgia Peach’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Undergoing heavy maintenance before being shipped to Greece for their summer fire season. This helicopter was based here at Serpentine for the 2014/15 fire season. Arrived by sea and flown Fremantle to Jandakot to Serpentine on 20 December 2014. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © David Eyre
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
N154AC / 739 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037) of Erickson Air-Crane, named 'Georgia Peach', operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. Undergoing heavy maintenance before being shipped to Greece for their summer fire season. This helicopter was based here at Serpentine for the 2014/15 fire season. Arrived by sea and flown Fremantle to Jandakot to Serpentine on 20 December 2014. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © David Eyre
N154AC / 739 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Georgia Peach’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Undergoing heavy maintenance before being shipped to Greece for their summer fire season. This helicopter was based here at Serpentine for the 2014/15 fire season. Arrived by sea and flown Fremantle to Jandakot to Serpentine on 20 December 2014. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © David Eyre
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
this photo shows the main rotor head.
Photo © Keith Anderson.

 

N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
This is the 10,000 litre water tank
Photo © Keith Anderson.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
This photo shows the massive gearbox and main rotor shaft
Photo © Keith Anderson.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64037) of Erickson Air-Crane Inc at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) owned by Peter Cashman at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015. Landing on the grass runway 27. Built in 2003. Peter built it from plans - some bits he had to guess. Sourced all parts himself. Took 6000hrs over 3 years (or 40 hrs/wk, 52 weeks/yr). Hardest was hand-making the cowlings by "tin bashing". Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) owned by Peter Cashman at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Landing on the grass runway 27. Built in 2003. Peter built it from plans – some bits he had to guess. Sourced all parts himself. Took 6000hrs over 3 years (or 40 hrs/wk, 52 weeks/yr). Hardest was hand-making the cowlings by “tin bashing”.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) owned by Peter Cashman at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015. Landing on the grass runway 27. Built in 2003. Peter built it from plans - some bits he had to guess. Sourced all parts himself. Took 6000hrs over 3 years (or 40 hrs/wk, 52 weeks/yr). Hardest was hand-making the cowlings by "tin bashing". Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) owned by Peter Cashman at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Landing on the grass runway 27. VH-ZUZ was built in 2003. Peter built it from plans – some bits he had to guess. Sourced all parts himself. Took 6000hrs over 3 years (or 40 hrs/wk, 52 weeks/yr). Hardest was hand-making the cowlings by “tin bashing”.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) owned by Peter Cashman at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015. Landing on the grass runway 27. Built in 2003. Peter built it from plans - some bits he had to guess. Sourced all parts himself. Took 6000hrs over 3 years (or 40 hrs/wk, 52 weeks/yr). Hardest was hand-making the cowlings by "tin bashing". Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) owned by Peter Cashman at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Taxying out to take off from the grass runway 27. VH-ZUZ was built in 2003. Peter built it from plans – some bits he had to guess. Sourced all parts himself. Took 6000hrs over 3 years (or 40 hrs/wk, 52 weeks/yr). Hardest was hand-making the cowlings by “tin bashing”.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) owned by Peter Cashman at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015. Taking off from the grass runway 27. VH-ZUZ was built in 2003. Peter built it from plans - some bits he had to guess. Sourced all parts himself. Took 6000hrs over 3 years (or 40 hrs/wk, 52 weeks/yr). Hardest was hand-making the cowlings by "tin bashing". Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) owned by Peter Cashman at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Taking off from the grass runway 27. VH-ZUZ was built in 2003. Peter built it from plans – some bits he had to guess. Sourced all parts himself. Took 6000hrs over 3 years (or 40 hrs/wk, 52 weeks/yr). Hardest was hand-making the cowlings by “tin bashing”.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) owned by Peter Cashman at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015. Landing on the grass runway 27. VH-ZUZ was built in 2003. Peter built it from plans - some bits he had to guess. Sourced all parts himself. Took 6000hrs over 3 years (or 40 hrs/wk, 52 weeks/yr). Hardest was hand-making the cowlings by "tin bashing". Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) owned by Peter Cashman at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Landing on the grass runway 27. VH-ZUZ was built in 2003. Peter built it from plans – some bits he had to guess. Sourced all parts himself. Took 6000hrs over 3 years (or 40 hrs/wk, 52 weeks/yr). Hardest was hand-making the cowlings by “tin bashing”.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHD / B-1727 / 2 Sopwith Pup (MSN B-1727) named 'Normie', owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. Built in 2009 and registered 27 Jan 2010. The original B-1727 'Normie' was flown by Normie Dimmock on October 28 1917, forced a German Albatross D.V to crash out of control in France. Regretfully, B-1727 also crashed the same day, under the command of another pilot. The wreckage was taken to the Aeroplane Repair Section, presumably to be cannibalized for spares. Whilst almost all parts in VH-NHD are original of that era, including the propeller and the 80 horsepower Le Rhone rotary engine, only the windshield and the joystick are from B-1727, which was flown by Norman Herford Dimmock, hence the registration NHD. For that reason it is registered as a replica. Even to the most discerning eye, this aircraft cannot be distinguished from a Sopwith Scout out of the Standard Aviation Factory in Sutton in 1917. A far cry from other aircraft registered as Sopwith Pups, which have radial engines, steel fuselage, modern fabric not to mention tail wheels and brakes. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHD / B-1727 / 2 Sopwith Pup (MSN B-1727) named ‘Normie’, owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
After USAF Colonel Harold Schultz decided to build an exact replica of the Sopwith Pup, he started to collect original parts, including an 80 hp Le Rhône rotary engine. The collecting and initial building took 25 years, however, deteriorating eyesight forced Schultz to abandon the project, and handed it over to Bert Filippi in Australia. The replica was finished by Fred Murrin over a five year period, and was given the color scheme and markings of the Sopwith Pup with RFC s/n B1727, that was named ‘Normie’ after Second Lieutenant Norman Herford Dimmock who normally flew the B1727 on the western front. While flown by another pilot, B1727 crashed in France on October 28 1917. Dimmock kept the windshield and joystick, which he donated to Schultz many decades later. As a tribute to Norman Herford Dimmock, the aircraft was registered VH-NHD, and was flown for the first time by Bert Filippi at Jandakot, near Perth Western Australia on March 4, 2010. Whilst almost all parts in VH-NHD are original of that era, including the propeller and the 80 horsepower Le Rhone rotary engine, only the windshield and the joystick are from B-1727. For that reason it is registered as a replica, but even to the most discerning eye, this aircraft cannot be distinguished from a Sopwith Scout out of the Standard Aviation Factory in Sutton in 1917. A far cry from other aircraft registered as Sopwith Pups, which have radial engines, steel fuselage, modern fabric not to mention tail wheels and brakes.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHD Sopwith Pup (MSN B-1727) at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
VH-NHD Sopwith Pup (MSN B-1727) at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-NHD Sopwith Pup (MSN B-1727) at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
VH-NHD Sopwith Pup (MSN B-1727) at Serpentine Airport – 21 March 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-NHD / B-1727 / 2 Sopwith Pup (MSN B-1727) named 'Normie', owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. Built in 2009 and registered 27 Jan 2010. The original B-1727 'Normie' was flown by Normie Dimmock on October 28 1917, forced a German Albatross D.V to crash out of control in France. Regretfully, B-1727 also crashed the same day, under the command of another pilot. The wreckage was taken to the Aeroplane Repair Section, presumably to be cannibalized for spares. Whilst almost all parts in VH-NHD are original of that era, including the propeller and the 80 horsepower Le Rhone rotary engine, only the windshield and the joystick are from B-1727, which was flown by Norman Herford Dimmock, hence the registration NHD. For that reason it is registered as a replica. Even to the most discerning eye, this aircraft cannot be distinguished from a Sopwith Scout out of the Standard Aviation Factory in Sutton in 1917. A far cry from other aircraft registered as Sopwith Pups, which have radial engines, steel fuselage, modern fabric not to mention tail wheels and brakes. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHD / B-1727 / 2 Sopwith Pup (MSN B-1727) named ‘Normie’, owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
After USAF Colonel Harold Schultz decided to build an exact replica of the Sopwith Pup, he started to collect original parts, including an 80 hp Le Rhône rotary engine. The collecting and initial building took 25 years, however, deteriorating eyesight forced Schultz to abandon the project, and handed it over to Bert Filippi in Australia. The replica was finished by Fred Murrin over a five year period, and was given the color scheme and markings of the Sopwith Pup with RFC s/n B1727, that was named ‘Normie’ after Second Lieutenant Norman Herford Dimmock who normally flew the B1727 on the western front. While flown by another pilot, B1727 crashed in France on October 28 1917. Dimmock kept the windshield and joystick, which he donated to Schultz many decades later. As a tribute to Norman Herford Dimmock, the aircraft was registered VH-NHD, and was flown for the first time by Bert Filippi at Jandakot, near Perth Western Australia on March 4, 2010. Whilst almost all parts in VH-NHD are original of that era, including the propeller and the 80 horsepower Le Rhone rotary engine, only the windshield and the joystick are from B-1727. For that reason it is registered as a replica, but even to the most discerning eye, this aircraft cannot be distinguished from a Sopwith Scout out of the Standard Aviation Factory in Sutton in 1917. A far cry from other aircraft registered as Sopwith Pups, which have radial engines, steel fuselage, modern fabric not to mention tail wheels and brakes.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHD / B-1727 / 2 Sopwith Pup (MSN B-1727) named 'Normie', owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. Built in 2009 and registered 27 Jan 2010. The original B-1727 'Normie' was flown by Normie Dimmock on October 28 1917, forced a German Albatross D.V to crash out of control in France. Regretfully, B-1727 also crashed the same day, under the command of another pilot. The wreckage was taken to the Aeroplane Repair Section, presumably to be cannibalized for spares. Whilst almost all parts in VH-NHD are original of that era, including the propeller and the 80 horsepower Le Rhone rotary engine, only the windshield and the joystick are from B-1727, which was flown by Norman Herford Dimmock, hence the registration NHD. For that reason it is registered as a replica. Even to the most discerning eye, this aircraft cannot be distinguished from a Sopwith Scout out of the Standard Aviation Factory in Sutton in 1917. A far cry from other aircraft registered as Sopwith Pups, which have radial engines, steel fuselage, modern fabric not to mention tail wheels and brakes. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NHD / B-1727 / 2 Sopwith Pup (MSN B-1727) named ‘Normie’, owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
After USAF Colonel Harold Schultz decided to build an exact replica of the Sopwith Pup, he started to collect original parts, including an 80 hp Le Rhône rotary engine. The collecting and initial building took 25 years, however, deteriorating eyesight forced Schultz to abandon the project, and handed it over to Bert Filippi in Australia. The replica was finished by Fred Murrin over a five year period, and was given the color scheme and markings of the Sopwith Pup with RFC s/n B1727, that was named ‘Normie’ after Second Lieutenant Norman Herford Dimmock who normally flew the B1727 on the western front. While flown by another pilot, B1727 crashed in France on October 28 1917. Dimmock kept the windshield and joystick, which he donated to Schultz many decades later. As a tribute to Norman Herford Dimmock, the aircraft was registered VH-NHD, and was flown for the first time by Bert Filippi at Jandakot, near Perth Western Australia on March 4, 2010. Whilst almost all parts in VH-NHD are original of that era, including the propeller and the 80 horsepower Le Rhone rotary engine, only the windshield and the joystick are from B-1727. For that reason it is registered as a replica, but even to the most discerning eye, this aircraft cannot be distinguished from a Sopwith Scout out of the Standard Aviation Factory in Sutton in 1917. A far cry from other aircraft registered as Sopwith Pups, which have radial engines, steel fuselage, modern fabric not to mention tail wheels and brakes.
Photo © David Eyre
SE-AGE De Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth (MSN 8136-80) owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This aircraft was built in the UK in 1937 and has been registered as SE-AGE its entire life. It was delivered to Norrkoping, Sweden on 7 Sept 1937 and registered to Norrköping Automobile and Flying Club. On 12 Feb 1942, it was damaged in an accident at Lake Storuman during target towing for air defence. It passed through a number of owners until its airworthiness lapsed in October 1962. It was eventually restored and rolled out at Norrkoping on 20 May 1995, registered to Föreningen Veteranflyg, Linköping. Bert later acquired the aircraft, but kept it stored in Sweden until recently. Photo © David Eyre
SE-AGE De Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth (MSN 8136-80) owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This aircraft was built in the UK in 1937 and has been registered as SE-AGE its entire life. It was delivered to Norrkoping, Sweden on 7 Sept 1937 and registered to Norrköping Automobile and Flying Club. On 12 Feb 1942, it was damaged in an accident at Lake Storuman during target towing for air defence. It passed through a number of owners until its airworthiness lapsed in October 1962. It was eventually restored and rolled out at Norrkoping on 20 May 1995, registered to Föreningen Veteranflyg, Linköping. Bert later acquired the aircraft, but kept it stored in Sweden until recently.
Photo © David Eyre
SE-AGE De Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth (MSN 8136-80) owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This aircraft was built in the UK in 1937 and has been registered as SE-AGE its entire life. It was delivered to Norrkoping, Sweden on 7 Sept 1937 and registered to Norrköping Automobile and Flying Club. On 12 Feb 1942, it was damaged in an accident at Lake Storuman during target towing for air defence. It passed through a number of owners until its airworthiness lapsed in October 1962. It was eventually restored and rolled out at Norrkoping on 20 May 1995, registered to Föreningen Veteranflyg, Linköping. Bert later acquired the aircraft, but kept it stored in Sweden until recently. Photo © David Eyre
SE-AGE De Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth (MSN 8136-80) owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This aircraft was built in the UK in 1937 and has been registered as SE-AGE its entire life. It was delivered to Norrkoping, Sweden on 7 Sept 1937 and registered to Norrköping Automobile and Flying Club. On 12 Feb 1942, it was damaged in an accident at Lake Storuman during target towing for air defence. It passed through a number of owners until its airworthiness lapsed in October 1962. It was eventually restored and rolled out at Norrkoping on 20 May 1995, registered to Föreningen Veteranflyg, Linköping. Bert later acquired the aircraft, but kept it stored in Sweden until recently.
Photo © David Eyre
SE-AGE De Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth (MSN 8136-80) owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This aircraft was built in the UK in 1937 and has been registered as SE-AGE its entire life. It was delivered to Norrkoping, Sweden on 7 Sept 1937 and registered to Norrköping Automobile and Flying Club. On 12 Feb 1942, it was damaged in an accident at Lake Storuman during target towing for air defence. It passed through a number of owners until its airworthiness lapsed in October 1962. It was eventually restored and rolled out at Norrkoping on 20 May 1995, registered to Föreningen Veteranflyg, Linköping. Bert later acquired the aircraft, but kept it stored in Sweden until recently. Photo © David Eyre
SE-AGE De Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth (MSN 8136-80) owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This aircraft was built in the UK in 1937 and has been registered as SE-AGE its entire life. It was delivered to Norrkoping, Sweden on 7 Sept 1937 and registered to Norrköping Automobile and Flying Club. On 12 Feb 1942, it was damaged in an accident at Lake Storuman during target towing for air defence. It passed through a number of owners until its airworthiness lapsed in October 1962. It was eventually restored and rolled out at Norrkoping on 20 May 1995, registered to Föreningen Veteranflyg, Linköping. Bert later acquired the aircraft, but kept it stored in Sweden until recently.
Photo © David Eyre
SE-AGE De Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth (MSN 8136-80) owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. This aircraft was built in the UK in 1937 and has been registered as SE-AGE its entire life. It was delivered to Norrkoping, Sweden on 7 Sept 1937 and registered to Norrköping Automobile and Flying Club. On 12 Feb 1942, it was damaged in an accident at Lake Storuman during target towing for air defence. It passed through a number of owners until its airworthiness lapsed in October 1962. It was eventually restored and rolled out at Norrkoping on 20 May 1995, registered to Föreningen Veteranflyg, Linköping. Bert later acquired the aircraft, but kept it stored in Sweden until recently. Photo © David Eyre
SE-AGE De Havilland DH-87B Hornet Moth (MSN 8136-80) owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This aircraft was built in the UK in 1937 and has been registered as SE-AGE its entire life. It was delivered to Norrkoping, Sweden on 7 Sept 1937 and registered to Norrköping Automobile and Flying Club. On 12 Feb 1942, it was damaged in an accident at Lake Storuman during target towing for air defence. It passed through a number of owners until its airworthiness lapsed in October 1962. It was eventually restored and rolled out at Norrkoping on 20 May 1995, registered to Föreningen Veteranflyg, Linköping. Bert later acquired the aircraft, but kept it stored in Sweden until recently.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-UFB Nord 3202 (MSN 97) owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield, Sat 21 March 2015. The Nord 3202 was a 1950s French miltary trainer aircraft. This one served with the French Army as 97/F-MAIP. Upon retirement it was sold as N2256W to David C. Tallichet & John R. Hawke/Euroworld California Inc, Long Beach California on 20 Feb 1978, but was stored in Florida in yellow French Army paint. In 1984, it was sold to Levolor Lorentzen Inc, Lyndhurst, New Jersey and in 1987 to Hubert B. Finch, Houston, Texas. On 12.11.91 it was registered VH-UFB to Bert Filippi. Photo © David Eyre
VH-UFB Nord 3202 (MSN 97) owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield, Sat 21 March 2015.
The Nord 3202 was a 1950s French miltary trainer aircraft. This one served with the French Army as 97/F-MAIP. Upon retirement it was sold as N2256W to David C. Tallichet & John R. Hawke/Euroworld California Inc, Long Beach California on 20 Feb 1978, but was stored in Florida in yellow French Army
paint. In 1984, it was sold to Levolor Lorentzen Inc, Lyndhurst, New Jersey and in 1987 to Hubert B. Finch, Houston, Texas. On 12.11.91 it was registered VH-UFB to Bert Filippi.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-PDM Vans RV-7A (MSN 71865) owned by Peter Mulhern, at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. Photo © David Eyre
VH-PDM Vans RV-7A (MSN 71865) owned by Peter Mulhern, at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-PIG Vans RV-7A (MSN 72266) owned by Daniel Lederman, at Serpentine Airfield, Sat 21 March 2015. Built in 2009. Photo © David Eyre
VH-PIG Vans RV-7A (MSN 72266) owned by Daniel Lederman, at Serpentine Airfield, Sat 21 March 2015.
Built in 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-STR Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee (MSN 28-23248) owned by Michael Severn, at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. Built in 1967. Photo © David Eyre
VH-STR Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee (MSN 28-23248) owned by Michael Severn, at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Built in 1967.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-STR Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee (MSN 28-23248) owned by Michael Severn, at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. Built in 1967. Photo © David Eyre
VH-STR Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee (MSN 28-23248) owned by Michael Severn, at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Built in 1967.
Photo © David Eyre
24-5520 Fly Synthesis Storch HS (MSN 397A-453) at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. Registered on 12 Nov 2008. Photo © David Eyre
24-5520 Fly Synthesis Storch HS (MSN 397A-453) at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Registered on 12 Nov 2008.
Photo © David Eyre
Unregistered Titan T-51 Mustang owned by Luis Ricardo at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015. This type was designed by John Williams as a three-quarter scale replica kit-built version of the North American P-51 Mustang. This example has been under construction by Luis Ricardo since 2008, and is not yet registered. Photo © David Eyre
Unregistered Titan T-51 Mustang owned by Luis Ricardo at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
This type was designed by John Williams as a three-quarter scale replica kit-built version of the North American P-51 Mustang. This example has been under construction by Luis Ricardo since 2008, and is not yet registered.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-HDO Sportavia Fournier RF4D (MSN 4093) owned by Bob Grimstead, at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. Built in 1968, ex F-BPLB. Doing aerobatics. Photo © David Eyre
VH-HDO Sportavia Fournier RF4D (MSN 4093) owned by Bob Grimstead, at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Built in 1968, ex F-BPLB. Doing aerobatics.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-HDO Sportavia Fournier RF4D (MSN 4093) owned by Bob Grimstead, at Serpentine Airfield - Sat 21 March 2015. Built in 1968, ex F-BPLB. Doing aerobatics. Photo © David Eyre
VH-HDO Sportavia Fournier RF4D (MSN 4093) owned by Bob Grimstead, at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 21 March 2015.
Built in 1968, ex F-BPLB. Doing aerobatics.
Photo © David Eyre

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