Flight in VH-FID Beech D-18 S Australia Day City of Perth Air Show

Australia Day City of Perth Air Show 26 January 2016.
Australia Day City of Perth Air Show 26 January 2016.
Photo © Keith Anderson.

Keith Anderson © 2016.

I was lucky enough to join the flight crew in this fabulous Beech 18 (built in 1948, same age as myself) as a lookout while they participated in the “Oldtimers Formation” Fly-by for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.

On board at 2:50 pm, with pilot Stuart Adamson at the helm, pre-flight checks are done, engines are started and we taxi down past the central apron following 3 Stearman, VH-YDF,YND and URC, Jungman VH-KIL, Cessna 170 VH- LJN, Chipmunk VH-XBS, Great Lakes VH-WQW and Waco VH-YRB. We give the other aircraft about 20 seconds head start and we are off, We lift off at 95 knots at 3:15 pm.

I swap seats into the co-pilots position for the flight, we catch and pass the slower bi-planes and head down towards Fremantle, flying over the port a short time later. Heading up the coast and over the western suburbs, we then fly up the river towards the City, passing the formation, I manage to get a few air to air photos as we do so.

Flying over the Narrows Bridge, we continue over West Perth and around the northern side of the city, down to the Causeway where we sweep around over Heirisson Island and drop down to 500 feet to fly past the city centre and Langley Park where people are starting to gather, to wait for the fireworks later that evening. There is a fair amount of turbulence down that low and we fly past the new Elizabeth Quay development then climb back up to 1000 feet to do the circuit a second time. This time we catch the formation of Stearman and Jungman and I get off a couple more photos as we pass them.

The Tiger Moth formation is now on its way up the river towards Perth so we go out to meet them, once again flying past the formation for a good photo opportunity. We continue on to do another circuit of the city before heading back to Jandakot.  We touch down on Jandakots runway 24R at 4:06 pm after a flying time of 52 minutes.

What a fantastic experience.

I would like to thank Stuart and his wife for the opportunity of a lifetime and Archie Dudgeon for arranging it.

Photographed using Canon Cameras and lenses

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Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-FID Beech D18-S (MSN A-458) named “Dinky Di”, Piloted by Stuart Adamson, owned by Adamson Holdings Pty Ltd. Of Geraldton WA at Jandakot Airport.
Although it wears RAAF blue/white WW2 style-roundels, it never served with the military.
VH-FID was built in the USA in 1948 and was imported into Australia in 1961 by Flinders Island Airlines (hence the ‘FI’ in the registration), to replace their aging Avro Ansons.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-FID Beech D18-S (MSN A-458) named "Dinky Di", owned by Adamson Holdings Pty Ltd. Of Geraldton WA at Jandakot Airport – Australia Day -26 January 2016.
VH-FID Beech D18-S (MSN A-458) named “Dinky Di”, Piloted by Stuart Adamson, owned by Adamson Holdings Pty Ltd. Of Geraldton WA at Jandakot Airport – Australia Day -26 January 2016.
View into the cockpit
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Oldtimers formation over the western suburbs, flying in to do a flypast along the Perth City foreshore
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Oldtimers formation over the western suburbs, flying in to do a flypast along the Perth City foreshore
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
A view of Fremantle Harbour taken from Beech 18 VH-FID.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
A view of the Swan River and City of Perth from Beech 18 VH-FID.
A steady stream of small boats head up river in preparation for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show and later, the fireworks.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) piloted and owned by Archie Dudgeon.
Part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, flying over the western suburbs, heading for the city.
Built in 2005, ex N105KS. The WACO YMF is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) piloted and owned by Archie Dudgeon.
Part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, flying over the western suburbs, heading for the city.
Built in 2005, ex N105KS. The WACO YMF is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-VLF Steen Skybolt, piloted by Roberto Franco, over Perth suburbs
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-XBS De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.20 (MSN C1/0413) piloted by Warren Reynolds, owned by Aeros Casino Pty Ltd, named “Queen of Hearts” over Perths western suburbs
Ex Royal Thai Air Force, military serial F9-37/95. Delivered from Broughton to Hatfield 24 October 1951; accepted 19 April 1952; assigned 9 July 1952. To VH-XBS 23 October 1991.
Still wears its original basic Royal Thai Air Force white and red colours, minus the military insignia.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), piloted by Werner Buhlmann, owned by Julian Walter
Built in 1941, ex BuNo.4269, N3188, N59127, (VH-JDF not taken up). Seen here flying over Perths suburbs on its way to take part in the Australia Day City of Perth air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-KIL / 14 CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown ex E3B-295 Spanish Air Force) piloted and owned by Bert Filippi over Perths western suburbs.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-LJN Cessna C170 (MSN 18306) piloted and owned by Gail Neylan and VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) piloted and owned by Franc Smit fly in formation over the Swan River as part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-LJN Cessna C170 (MSN 18306) piloted and owned by Gail Neylan and VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) piloted and owned by Franc Smit fly in formation over the Swan River as part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YND Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) piloted and owned by Carl Ende and VH-YDF Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), piloted by Werner Buhlmann and owned by Julian Walter fly in formation over the coast as part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) piloted and owned by Archie Dudgeon.
Part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, flying up the coast before heading in to the city for the display..
Built in 2005, ex N105KS. The WACO YMF is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) piloted by Rod Edwards, owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd
Flying over Cottesloe as part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YND Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) piloted and owned by Carl Ende and VH-YDF Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), piloted by Werner Buhlmann, owned by Julian Walter fly in formation over the coast about to take part in the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YND Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and piloted by Carl Ende and VH-KIL / 14 CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown ex E3B-295 Spanish Air Force) owned and piloted by Bert Filippi flying as part of the “Oldtimers Fly By” in the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and piloted by Archie Dudgeon.
Part of the Australia Day Air Display, flying up the coast before heading in to the city for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show..
Built in 2005, ex N105KS. The WACO YMF is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) piloted by Rod Edwards, owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd
Flying up the Swan River heading for the city to take part in the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show
Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Stearman VH-YDF piloted by Werner Buhlmann, owned by Julian Walter, Stearman VH-YND piloted by Carl Ende together with Jungman VH-KIL, piloted by Bert Filippi sweep in over Leighton Beach at 1000 feet, heading for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
An excellent example of just how effective camouflage is on low flying aircraft. The Jungman would be a lot harder to spot if it didn’t have the red Japanese roundel.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YND Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and piloted by Carl Ende and VH-KIL / 14 CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown ex E3B-295 Spanish Air Force) owned and piloted by Bert Filippi and VH-YDF Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), piloted by Werner Buhlmann, owned by Julian Walter flying as part of the oldtimers formation in the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and piloted by Archie Dudgeon.
Part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, flying over the Swan River, heading for the city.
Built in 2005, ex N105KS. The WACO YMF is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-FID Beech 18 piloted by Stuart Adamson approaching the city in preparation for a few flypasts down the river past Langley Park and the CBD.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-FID Beech 18 piloted by Sturt Adamson now flying past the western end of the city.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Perth Arena viewed from VH-FID beech 18 piloted by Stuart Adamson flying at 1000 feet as we swing around past the western end of the city.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
A view of the city centre and Swan River from VH-FID Beech 18 piloted by Stuart Adamson flying as part of the “Oldtimers Fly By” for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-FID Beech 18 piloted by Sturt Adamson sweeps around the Eastern end of the city about to take part in the “Oldtimers Fly By” for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
A closer view of the WACA cricket ground and Gloucester Park trotting Complex .
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
A view of Heirisson Island and the Causeway from VH-FID Beech 18, piloted by Stuart Adamson as we drop down to 500 feet to fly past Langley Park and the city center as part of the “Oldtimers Fly By” for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-FID Beech 18 piloted by Stuart Adamson drops down to 500 feet to fly past Langley Park and the city center as part of the “Oldtimers Fly By” for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
A view of the city centre and Swan River from VH-FID Beech 18 piloted by Stuart Adamson flying as part of the “Oldtimers Fly By” for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
A view of the city centre and Swan River from VH-FID Beech 18 piloted by Stuart Adamson flying as part of the “Oldtimers Fly By” for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YDF Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), piloted by Werner Buhlmann, owned by Julian Walter, VH-KIL CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown) owned and piloted by Bert Filippi, VH-YND Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) piloted and owned by Carl Ende and VH-URC Boeing Stearman (PT-17) Kaydet owned and piloted by Rod Edwards fly past Langley Park and the city center as part of the “Oldtimers Fly By” for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YDF Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), piloted by Werner Buhlmann, owned by Julian Walter and VH-KIL / 14 CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown ex E3B-295 Spanish Air Force) owned and piloted by Bert Filippi and VH-URC Boeing Stearman (PT-17) Kaydet owned and piloted by Rod Edwards flying as part of the “Oldtimers Fly By” in the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YND Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and piloted by Carl Ende, VH-YDF Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), piloted by Werner Buhlmann, owned by Julian Walter, VH-URC Boeing Stearman (PT-17) Kaydet owned and piloted by Rod Edwards and VH-KIL CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown) owned and piloted by Bert Filippi fly past Langley Park and the city center as part of the “Oldtimers Fly By” for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-FID Beech 18 piloted by Stuart Adamson shows 128 knots on the airspeed indicator as we climb out past the city in preparation for another lap.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
From the cockpit of VH-FID Beech 18 piloted by Stuart Adamson, we watch the “Oldtimers Fly By” fly off as we head out to meet the Tiger Moth formation inbound from Jandakot.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YDF Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), piloted by Werner Buhlmann, owned by Julian Walter and VH-KIL / 14 CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown ex E3B-295 Spanish Air Force) owned and piloted by Bert Filippi and VH-URC Boeing Stearman (PT-17) Kaydet owned and piloted by Rod Edwards flying as part of the “Oldtimers Fly By” in the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Part of the “Oldtimers Fly By” (the formation comprised of two groups of four) turns to fly over Fremantle with The North Mole in the distance
Photo © Keith Anderson
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-XBS De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.20 (MSN C1/0413) piloted by Warren Reynolds, owned by Aeros Casino Pty Ltd, named “Queen of Hearts” flies along the coast before heading to the city for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.
Ex Royal Thai Air Force, military serial F9-37/95. Delivered from Broughton to Hatfield 24 October 1951; accepted 19 April 1952; assigned 9 July 1952. To VH-XBS 23 October 1991.
Still wears its original basic Royal Thai Air Force white and red colours, minus the military insignia.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YND Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) piloted and owned by Carl Ende, VH-YDF Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), piloted by Werner Buhlmann and owned by Julian Walter and VH-KIL CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown) owned and piloted by Bert Filippi flying in formation along the coast,. The photo was taken from VH-FID Beech D18-S (MSN A-458) named “Dinky Di”, piloted by Stuart Adamson, owned by Adamson Holdings Pty Ltd as we flew past the formation.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YND Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) piloted and owned by Carl Ende, VH-YDF Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), piloted by Werner Buhlmann and owned by Julian Walter and VH-KIL CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown) owned and piloted by Bert Filippi flying in formation along the coast,. The photo was taken from VH-FID Beech D18-S (MSN A-458) named “Dinky Di”, piloted by Stuart Adamson, owned by Adamson Holdings Pty Ltd as we flew past the formation.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YND Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) piloted and owned by Carl Ende, VH-YDF Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), piloted by Werner Buhlmann and owned by Julian Walter and VH-KIL CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown) owned and piloted by Bert Filippi flying in formation along the coast,. The photo was taken from VH-FID Beech D18-S (MSN A-458) named “Dinky Di”, piloted by Stuart Adamson, owned by Adamson Holdings Pty Ltd as we flew past the formation.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Tiger Moths VH-BTP piloted by Clark Rees, VH-NOV piloted by Barry Markham, VH-BAR piloted by Kevin Bailey and VH-CKF piloted by Trevor Jones flying in “The Beautiful Bi-planes” formation over the suburbs of Perth heading for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Tiger Moths VH-BTP piloted by Clark Rees, VH-NOV piloted by Barry Markham, VH-BAR piloted by Kevin Bailey and VH-CKF piloted by Trevor Jones flying in “The Beautiful Bi-planes” formation over the suburbs of Perth heading for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Tiger Moths VH-BTP piloted by Clark Rees, VH-NOV piloted by Barry Markham and VH-CKF piloted by Trevor Jones flying in “The Beautiful Bi-planes” formation over the suburbs of Perth heading for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Tiger Moths VH-BTP piloted by Clark Rees and VH-NOV piloted by Barry Markham flying in “The Beautiful Bi-planes” formation over the suburbs of Perth heading for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and piloted by Clark Rees..
AAWA inc President, David Eyre can be seen in the front cockpit, acting as lookout for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River past Langley Park and the city.
Built in 1944. To RAAF in 1944 as A17-744. Regd 6.2.1995 to Clark R Rees, Inglewood, WA.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
A view from VH-FID Beech D18-S (MSN A-458) named “Dinky Di”, piloted by Stuart Adamson, as we turn over Subiaco and head back to Jandakot.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Jandakot Airport viewed from Beech 18 VH-FID piloted by Stuart Adamson, as we are about to turn onto finals for runway 24R at 4:05 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Jandakot Airport viewed from Beech 18 VH-FID piloted by Stuart Adamson, as we are about to touch down on runway 24R at 4:05 pm.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Jandakot Airport viewed from Beech 18 VH-FID piloted by Stuart Adamson, as we are about to touch down on runway 24R at 4:05 pm.
The two RAC rescue helicopters can be seen on the right of the photo and four McDermott Aviation Helitaks on the left
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-FID Beech D18S (cn A-458) owned by Adamson Holdings Pty Ltd, Geraldton, WA, named "Dinky Di", at Jandakot Airport – 26 January 2016.
VH-FID Beech D18S (cn A-458) piloted by Stuart Adamson, owned by Adamson Holdings Pty Ltd, Geraldton, WA, named “Dinky Di”, at Jandakot Airport – 26 January 2016.
Photographed here taking off to take part in the Air Race as part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show
Although it wears RAAF blue/white WW2 style-roundels, it never served with the military.
Built in 1948, ex N628B. This aircraft was imported into Australia in 1961 by Flinders Island Airlines (hence the ‘FI’ in the registration), to replace their aging Avro Ansons.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-FID Beech D18S (cn A-458) owned by Adamson Holdings Pty Ltd, Geraldton, WA, named "Dinky Di", at Jandakot Airport – 26 January 2016.
VH-FID Beech D18S (cn A-458) piloted by Stuart Adamson, owned by Adamson Holdings Pty Ltd, Geraldton, WA, named “Dinky Di”, at Jandakot Airport – 26 January 2016. Photographed here taking off to take part in the Air Race as part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show Although it wears RAAF blue/white WW2 style-roundels, it never served with the military. Built in 1948, ex N628B. This aircraft was imported into Australia in 1961 by Flinders Island Airlines (hence the ‘FI’ in the registration), to replace their aging Avro Ansons..
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-FID Beech D18S (cn A-458) owned by Adamson Holdings Pty Ltd, Geraldton, WA, named "Dinky Di", at Jandakot Airport – 26 January 2016.
VH-FID Beech D18S (cn A-458) piloted by Stuart Adamson, owned by Adamson Holdings Pty Ltd, Geraldton, WA, named “Dinky Di”, at Jandakot Airport – 26 January 2016. Photographed here taking off to take part in the Air Race as part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show Although it wears RAAF blue/white WW2 style-roundels, it never served with the military. Built in 1948, ex N628B. This aircraft was imported into Australia in 1961 by Flinders Island Airlines (hence the ‘FI’ in the registration), to replace their aging Avro Ansons.
Photo © Keith Anderson.