Australia Day City of Perth Air Show: 26 January 2017

26 January 2017 © David Eyre

Australia Day City of Perth Air Show 2017 was again held over the Swan River, in the centre of Perth, Western Australia from 3.30pm on Thursday 26 January 2017.

Australia Day is a national holiday celebrated annually on 26 January, marking the anniversary of the first British settlement in Australia, in 1788.

Tragically this year, the show’s 24-years of incident-free operations ended with the fatal crash of Grumman Mallard VH-CQA, killing owner/pilot Peter Lynch and his partner and passenger, Endah Cakrawati.

The rest of the air show and the planned fireworks display were immediately cancelled, and rightly so.

For more information about the airshow, the organisation required and the list of aircraft which were to participate, please see the news article.

Below are photos of other aircraft participating in the show, prior to cancellation.

AviationWA wishes to extend our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Peter Lynch and Endah Cakrawati, who tragically lost their lives in the crash of Peter’s Grumman Mallard, VH-CQA, in the Swan River during the 2017 Australia Day City of Perth Air Show.

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VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Arriving at Jandakot from Serpentine Airfield. Later in the day, it flew in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. The aircraft is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Arriving at Jandakot from Serpentine Airfield. Later in the day, it flew in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. The aircraft is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799) owned and flown by Bill Dearle, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Arriving from Serpentine Airfield. Later in the day, it flew in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-WFN was built in 1942 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Originally built for South Africa as DX742, but delivered to the RAAF as A17-649. Sold by RAAF and became VH-RNO on 10 June 1955 with Royal Newcastle Aero Club. Re-registered VH-WFN on 15 Aug 1959 to Aero Service Pty Ltd, it was based at the former Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. It has had a number of owners, accidents and rebuilds in subsequent years, but is now in pristine condition. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799) owned and flown by Bill Dearle, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Arriving from Serpentine Airfield. Later in the day, it flew in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-WFN was built in 1942 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Originally built for South Africa as DX742, but delivered to the RAAF as A17-649. Sold by RAAF and became VH-RNO on 10 June 1955 with Royal Newcastle Aero Club. Re-registered VH-WFN on 15 Aug 1959 to Aero Service Pty Ltd, it was based at the former Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. It has had a number of owners, accidents and rebuilds in subsequent years, but is now in pristine condition. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BFY Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub (MSN 18-8109004) of Brian Colligridge / Air Ads at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Fitted with a rope and hook for towing advertising banners. Today it was towing banners over the Swan River for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show and Skyworks fireworks display. Built in 1981, ex N24410. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BFY Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub (MSN 18-8109004) of Brian Colligridge / Air Ads at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Fitted with a rope and hook for towing advertising banners. Today it was towing banners over the Swan River for the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show and Skyworks fireworks display. Built in 1981, ex N24410. Photo © David Eyre
'WELCOME TO CITY OF PERTH SKYWORKS' banner, being towed behind VH-BFY Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub of Air Ads, over the Swan River, Perth - Thu 26 January 2017. Photo © Jim Woodrow
‘WELCOME TO CITY OF PERTH SKYWORKS’ banner, being towed behind VH-BFY Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub of Air Ads, over the Swan River, Perth – Thu 26 January 2017.
Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, with VH-YND / "42-755362 / 362" Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende and VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. These aircraft later flew in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-WQW (centre) is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. VH-YND (left) wears US Navy markings, but its true US Navy military serial number is 61240. It was built in 1942 as a PT-13D with US Army Air Force serial 42-17199, but was transferred to the US Navy and designated as an N2S-5, with Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 61240. It is believed to have then gone to owner in Nicaragua before arriving in Australia. VH-YRB (right) is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, with VH-YND / “42-755362 / 362” Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende and VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
These aircraft later flew in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth.
VH-WQW (centre) is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA.
VH-YND (left) wears US Navy markings, but its true US Navy military serial number is 61240. It was built in 1942 as a PT-13D with US Army Air Force serial 42-17199, but was transferred to the US Navy and designated as an N2S-5, with Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 61240. It is believed to have then gone to owner in Nicaragua before arriving in Australia.
VH-YRB (right) is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS.
Photo © David Eyre
Aircraft which flew in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. (L-R): VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799), owned and flown by Bill Dearle, VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees,. VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834), flown by Rod Edwards, VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) flown by Mick Harcourt (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc), VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) flown by Trevor Jones, (Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc), VH-YND / "42-755362 / 362" Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende, VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, Photo © David Eyre
Aircraft which flew in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
(L-R): VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799), owned and flown by Bill Dearle,
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees,.
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834), flown by Rod Edwards,
VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) flown by Mick Harcourt (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc),
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit,
VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) flown by Trevor Jones, (Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc),
VH-YND / “42-755362 / 362” Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende,
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon,
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham,
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, named 'Shirley Adkins', and VH-NSA Cessna 441 Conquest II (MSN 441-0087) Paul Lyons Aviation (Aerohire Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. The Tiger Moths flew in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-NOV: Built in 1945 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW in 1945, and was delivered to the RAAF as A17-757. It was sold in 1956 and became VH-RNQ with Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW, but was damaged in 1959 and sold for spares. Barry Markham restored the aircraft in 1991 as VH-NOV and in 1998, set a number of records when he flew it from Perth to London, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. VH-CKF: Flown by Trevor Jones, was built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. Register VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. Was fitted with a cockpit canopy. Re-registered VH-CAG on 4 May 1949 and based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth. By April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots. Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia in 1960 and reregistered VH-TUG, as it was used as a glider tug. Reregistered in 1965 as VH-CKF and eventually purchased by the Royal Aero Club of WA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, named ‘Shirley Adkins’, and VH-NSA Cessna 441 Conquest II (MSN 441-0087) Paul Lyons Aviation (Aerohire Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
The Tiger Moths flew in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth.
VH-NOV: Built in 1945 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW in 1945, and was delivered to the RAAF as A17-757. It was sold in 1956 and became VH-RNQ with Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW, but was damaged in 1959 and sold for spares. Barry Markham restored the aircraft in 1991 as VH-NOV and in 1998, set a number of records when he flew it from Perth to London, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
VH-CKF: Flown by Trevor Jones, was built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. Register VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. Was fitted with a cockpit canopy. Re-registered VH-CAG on 4 May 1949 and based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth. By April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots. Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia in 1960 and reregistered VH-TUG, as it was used as a glider tug. Reregistered in 1965 as VH-CKF and eventually purchased by the Royal Aero Club of WA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, named 'Shirley Adkins', at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Flew in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Flown by Trevor Jones, was built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. Register VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. Was fitted with a cockpit canopy. Re-registered VH-CAG on 4 May 1949 and based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth. By April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots. Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia in 1960 and reregistered VH-TUG, as it was used as a glider tug. Reregistered in 1965 as VH-CKF and eventually purchased by the Royal Aero Club of WA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, named ‘Shirley Adkins’, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Flew in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Flown by Trevor Jones, was built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. Register VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. Was fitted with a cockpit canopy. Re-registered VH-CAG on 4 May 1949 and based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth. By April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots. Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia in 1960 and reregistered VH-TUG, as it was used as a glider tug. Reregistered in 1965 as VH-CKF and eventually purchased by the Royal Aero Club of WA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Flew in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1945 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW in 1945, and was delivered to the RAAF as A17-757. It was sold in 1956 and became VH-RNQ with Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW, but was damaged in 1959 and sold for spares. Barry Markham restored the aircraft in 1991 as VH-NOV and in 1998, set a number of records when he flew it from Perth to London, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Flew in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1945 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW in 1945, and was delivered to the RAAF as A17-757. It was sold in 1956 and became VH-RNQ with Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW, but was damaged in 1959 and sold for spares. Barry Markham restored the aircraft in 1991 as VH-NOV and in 1998, set a number of records when he flew it from Perth to London, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Flew in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1945 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW in 1945, and was delivered to the RAAF as A17-757. It was sold in 1956 and became VH-RNQ with Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW, but was damaged in 1959 and sold for spares. Barry Markham restored the aircraft in 1991 as VH-NOV and in 1998, set a number of records when he flew it from Perth to London, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Flew in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1945 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW in 1945, and was delivered to the RAAF as A17-757. It was sold in 1956 and became VH-RNQ with Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW, but was damaged in 1959 and sold for spares. Barry Markham restored the aircraft in 1991 as VH-NOV and in 1998, set a number of records when he flew it from Perth to London, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Later in the day, it flew in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. The aircraft is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Later in the day, it flew in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. The aircraft is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Later in the day, it flew in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. The aircraft is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Later in the day, it flew in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. The aircraft is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-RWV Airplane Factory Sling 2 (MSN 229) operated by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. The Sling 2 is a two-seat light aircraft designed and produced by The Airplane Factory in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was due to fly in the RACWA formation at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. However, the show was cancelled before this flight. Photo © David Eyre
VH-RWV Airplane Factory Sling 2 (MSN 229) operated by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
The Sling 2 is a two-seat light aircraft designed and produced by The Airplane Factory in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was due to fly in the RACWA formation at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. However, the show was cancelled before this flight. Photo © David Eyre
VH-IXE Partenavia P.68B Victor (MSN 178) owned by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Was due to fly in the 'Twilight Form' formation at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. However, the show was cancelled before this flight. Photo © David Eyre
VH-IXE Partenavia P.68B Victor (MSN 178) owned by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Was due to fly in the ‘Twilight Form’ formation at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. However, the show was cancelled before this flight. Photo © David Eyre
Cessna A152 Aerobats of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc: VH-IBP (MSN A1520795); VH-RCF (MSN A1520962); VH-UWC (MSN A1520849); VH-JBX (MSN A1520785); and VH-RWJ (MSN A1520845), at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. These aircraft were due to fly in a large formation of Royal Aero Club aircraft at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. However, the show was cancelled after the fatal crash of Grumman Mallard VH-CQA. Photo © David Eyre
Cessna A152 Aerobats of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc: VH-IBP (MSN A1520795); VH-RCF (MSN A1520962); VH-UWC (MSN A1520849); VH-JBX (MSN A1520785); and VH-RWJ (MSN A1520845), at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
These aircraft were due to fly in a large formation of Royal Aero Club aircraft at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. However, the show was cancelled after the fatal crash of Grumman Mallard VH-CQA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Flew in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Flew in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Taxying to the Royal Aero Club for the preflight briefing. It flew in the 'Skydance' display, with a Robinson R22 (VH-RAS, flown by Adrian Thomas) as part of the the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. It was also supposed to fly in the 'Beauty & The Beast' aerobatics display with Christen Eagle VH-BQO, but this display was cancelled following the tragic fatal crash of Grumman Mallard VH-CQA. VH-MRI was built in Australia in 1965. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Taxying to the Royal Aero Club for the preflight briefing. It flew in the ‘Skydance’ display, with a Robinson R22 (VH-RAS, flown by Adrian Thomas) as part of the the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. It was also supposed to fly in the ‘Beauty & The Beast’ aerobatics display with Christen Eagle VH-BQO, but this display was cancelled following the tragic fatal crash of Grumman Mallard VH-CQA. VH-MRI was built in Australia in 1965. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WWA / A-106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned and flown by Adrian Thomas, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Taxying out but couldn't find a parking spot, so taxied back! This aircraft was supposed to fly a solo aerobatic display later in the day at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth, but the show was cancelled following the tragic fatal crash of Grumman Mallard VH-CQA during the show. VH-WWA was built in 1942, ex 41-16716, 0106 (Paraguayan Air Force), N6069H. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WWA / A-106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned and flown by Adrian Thomas, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Taxying out but couldn’t find a parking spot, so taxied back! This aircraft was supposed to fly a solo aerobatic display later in the day at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth, but the show was cancelled following the tragic fatal crash of Grumman Mallard VH-CQA during the show. VH-WWA was built in 1942, ex 41-16716, 0106 (Paraguayan Air Force), N6069H. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, named 'Shirley Adkins', at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Flown by Trevor Jones, was built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. Register VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. Was fitted with a cockpit canopy. Re-registered VH-CAG on 4 May 1949 and based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth. By April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots. Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia in 1960 and reregistered VH-TUG, as it was used as a glider tug. Reregistered in 1965 as VH-CKF and eventually purchased by the Royal Aero Club of WA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, named ‘Shirley Adkins’, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Flown by Trevor Jones, was built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. Register VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. Was fitted with a cockpit canopy. Re-registered VH-CAG on 4 May 1949 and based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth. By April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots. Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia in 1960 and reregistered VH-TUG, as it was used as a glider tug. Reregistered in 1965 as VH-CKF and eventually purchased by the Royal Aero Club of WA. Photo © David Eyre
Aircraft departing for the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. (L-R): VH-USJ De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth (MSN 4058) flown by Phil Smith VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799), owned and flown by Bill Dearle, VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834), flown by Rod Edwards, VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees,. VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) flown by Mick Harcourt (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc), VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) flown by Trevor Jones, (Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc), VH-YND / "42-755362 / 362" Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende, VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, Photo © David Eyre
Aircraft departing for the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
(L-R): VH-USJ De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth (MSN 4058) flown by Phil Smith
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799), owned and flown by Bill Dearle,
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834), flown by Rod Edwards,
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees,.
VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) flown by Mick Harcourt (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc),
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit,
VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) flown by Trevor Jones, (Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc),
VH-YND / “42-755362 / 362” Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende,
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon,
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham,
Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) flown by Rod Edwards (owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd), VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees, and VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) flown by Mick Harcourt, (Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd, operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc), at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-URC: Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a World War Two-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. VH-BTP: Built in 1944 by De Havilland Aircraft, at Bankstown, NSW and delivered to the RAAF with serial A17-744. Sold in 1955 and registered as VH-BTP. It was later based at Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. Crashed in 1962 at Carnamah, WA and the registration was cancelled in 1963. Following a rebuild, it was registered again in 1988 as VH-BTP. VH-FAS: Built in 1942, ex A17-37, VH-RJA. This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995. Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) flown by Rod Edwards (owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd), VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees, and VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) flown by Mick Harcourt, (Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd, operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc), at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth.
VH-URC: Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a World War Two-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme.
VH-BTP: Built in 1944 by De Havilland Aircraft, at Bankstown, NSW and delivered to the RAAF with serial A17-744. Sold in 1955 and registered as VH-BTP. It was later based at Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. Crashed in 1962 at Carnamah, WA and the registration was cancelled in 1963. Following a rebuild, it was registered again in 1988 as VH-BTP.
VH-FAS: Built in 1942, ex A17-37, VH-RJA. This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YND / "42-755362 / 362" Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Wears US Navy markings (but its true military serial number is 61240). It was built as a PT-13D with US Army Air Force serial 42-17199, but was transferred to the US Navy and designated as an N2S-5, with Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 61240. It is believed to have then gone to owner in Nicaragua before arriving in Australia. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YND / “42-755362 / 362” Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Wears US Navy markings (but its true military serial number is 61240). It was built as a PT-13D with US Army Air Force serial 42-17199, but was transferred to the US Navy and designated as an N2S-5, with Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 61240. It is believed to have then gone to owner in Nicaragua before arriving in Australia. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YND / "42-755362 / 362" Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende and VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-YND (foreground) wears US Navy markings, but its true US Navy military serial number is 61240. It was built as a PT-13D with US Army Air Force serial 42-17199, but was transferred to the US Navy and designated as an N2S-5, with Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 61240. It is believed to have then gone to owner in Nicaragua before arriving in Australia. VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YND / “42-755362 / 362” Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende and VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth.
VH-YND (foreground) wears US Navy markings, but its true US Navy military serial number is 61240. It was built in 1942 as a PT-13D with US Army Air Force serial 42-17199, but was transferred to the US Navy and designated as an N2S-5, with Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 61240. It is believed to have then gone to owner in Nicaragua before arriving in Australia.
VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. The aircraft is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. The aircraft is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834), flown by Rod Edwards (owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Wears a World War Two-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. It was built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834), flown by Rod Edwards (owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Wears a World War Two-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. It was built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1944 by De Havilland Aircraft, at Bankstown, NSW. To RAAF in 1944 with serial A17-744. Sold in 1955 and registered as VH-BTP. It was later based at Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. Crashed in 1962 at Carnamah, WA and the registration was cancelled in 1963. Following a rebuild, it was registered again in 1988 as VH-BTP. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1944 by De Havilland Aircraft, at Bankstown, NSW. To RAAF in 1944 with serial A17-744. Sold in 1955 and registered as VH-BTP. It was later based at Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. Crashed in 1962 at Carnamah, WA and the registration was cancelled in 1963. Following a rebuild, it was registered again in 1988 as VH-BTP. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799) owned and flown by Bill Dearle, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-WFN was built in 1942 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Originally built for South Africa as DX742, but delivered to the RAAF as A17-649. Sold by RAAF and became VH-RNO on 10 June 1955 with Royal Newcastle Aero Club. Re-registered VH-WFN on 15 Aug 1959 to Aero Service Pty Ltd, it was based at the former Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. It has had a number of owners, accidents and rebuilds in subsequent years, but is now in pristine condition. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799) owned and flown by Bill Dearle, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-WFN was built in 1942 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Originally built for South Africa as DX742, but delivered to the RAAF as A17-649. Sold by RAAF and became VH-RNO on 10 June 1955 with Royal Newcastle Aero Club. Re-registered VH-WFN on 15 Aug 1959 to Aero Service Pty Ltd, it was based at the former Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. It has had a number of owners, accidents and rebuilds in subsequent years, but is now in pristine condition. Photo © David Eyre
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned and flown by Bert Filippi, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1940 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Served RAAF as A17-201. Registered 29.4.1946 as VH-AMG. Withdrawn from use in 1965 due to Department of Civil Aviation policy. Rebuilt and registered in 2000 as VH-DWD. Photo © David Eyre
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned and flown by Bert Filippi, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1940 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Served RAAF as A17-201. Registered 29.4.1946 as VH-AMG. Withdrawn from use in 1965 due to Department of Civil Aviation policy. Rebuilt and registered in 2000 as VH-DWD. Photo © David Eyre
VH-USJ De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth (MSN 4058) flown by Phil Smith at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1933 by De Havilland at Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgeware, UK, and registered in 1933 as G-AECB to Scottish Motor Traction Co. Ltd., Edinburgh. In 1935, it was shipped to Fremantle, WA for MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA), and was registered VH-USJ. It was based in Port Hedland and operated by MMA for Australian Aerial Medical Service (AAMS), and in 1941 was sold to them. AAMS later became the Flying Doctor Service (WA Section) Inc. It was sold in 1961 and was damaged in an accident in 1964. After a series of owners and locations awaiting rebuild, in 1996, it was shipped to New Zealand and re-built. It flew again on 22 November 2002, registered as ZK-USJ, but still wearing VH-USJ. It returned to Australia in 2003 and was again registered VH-USJ. Photo © David Eyre
VH-USJ De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth (MSN 4058) flown by Phil Smith at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1933 by De Havilland at Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgeware, UK, and registered in 1933 as G-AECB to Scottish Motor Traction Co. Ltd., Edinburgh. In 1935, it was shipped to Fremantle, WA for MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA), and was registered VH-USJ. It was based in Port Hedland and operated by MMA for Australian Aerial Medical Service (AAMS), and in 1941 was sold to them. AAMS later became the Flying Doctor Service (WA Section) Inc. It was sold in 1961 and was damaged in an accident in 1964. After a series of owners and locations awaiting rebuild, in 1996, it was shipped to New Zealand and re-built. It flew again on 22 November 2002, registered as ZK-USJ, but still wearing VH-USJ. It returned to Australia in 2003 and was again registered VH-USJ. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, and VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-WQW (foreground) is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. VH-YRB (background) is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, and VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth.
VH-WQW (foreground) is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA.
VH-YRB (background) is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, and VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-URC: Flown by Rod Edwards. Wears a World War Two-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. It was built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. VH-WQW (background) is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, and VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth.
VH-URC: Flown by Rod Edwards. Wears a World War Two-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. It was built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403.
VH-WQW (background) is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, named 'Shirley Adkins', and VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc), at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-URC: Flown by Rod Edwards. Wears a World War Two-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. It was built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. VH-CKF: Flown by Trevor Jones, was built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. Register VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. Was fitted with a cockpit canopy. Re-registered VH-CAG on 4 May 1949 and based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth. By April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots. Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia in 1960 and reregistered VH-TUG, as it was used as a glider tug. Reregistered in 1965 as VH-CKF and eventually purchased by the Royal Aero Club of WA. VH-FAS: Flown by Mick Harcourt, Built in 1942, ex A17-37, VH-RJA. This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995. Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, named ‘Shirley Adkins’, and VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc), at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth.
VH-URC: Flown by Rod Edwards. Wears a World War Two-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. It was built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403.
VH-CKF: Flown by Trevor Jones, was built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. Register VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. Was fitted with a cockpit canopy. Re-registered VH-CAG on 4 May 1949 and based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth. By April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots. Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia in 1960 and reregistered VH-TUG, as it was used as a glider tug. Reregistered in 1965 as VH-CKF and eventually purchased by the Royal Aero Club of WA.
VH-FAS: Flown by Mick Harcourt, Built in 1942, ex A17-37, VH-RJA. This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, named 'Shirley Adkins', VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc) and VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-CKF: Flown by Trevor Jones, was built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. Register VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. Was fitted with a cockpit canopy. Re-registered VH-CAG on 4 May 1949 and based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth. By April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots. Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia in 1960 and reregistered VH-TUG, as it was used as a glider tug. Reregistered in 1965 as VH-CKF and eventually purchased by the Royal Aero Club of WA. VH-FAS: Flown by Mick Harcourt, Built in 1942, ex A17-37, VH-RJA. This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995. VH-BTP: Built in 1944 by De Havilland Aircraft, at Bankstown, NSW and delivered to the RAAF with serial A17-744. Sold in 1955 and registered as VH-BTP. It was later based at Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. Crashed in 1962 at Carnamah, WA and the registration was cancelled in 1963. Following a rebuild, it was registered again in 1988 as VH-BTP. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, named ‘Shirley Adkins’, VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc) and VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth.
VH-CKF: Flown by Trevor Jones, was built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. Register VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. Was fitted with a cockpit canopy. Re-registered VH-CAG on 4 May 1949 and based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth. By April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots. Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia in 1960 and reregistered VH-TUG, as it was used as a glider tug. Reregistered in 1965 as VH-CKF and eventually purchased by the Royal Aero Club of WA.
VH-FAS: Flown by Mick Harcourt, Built in 1942, ex A17-37, VH-RJA. This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995.
VH-BTP: Built in 1944 by De Havilland Aircraft, at Bankstown, NSW and delivered to the RAAF with serial A17-744. Sold in 1955 and registered as VH-BTP. It was later based at Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. Crashed in 1962 at Carnamah, WA and the registration was cancelled in 1963. Following a rebuild, it was registered again in 1988 as VH-BTP.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc), VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees, and VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-FAS: Flown by Mick Harcourt, Built in 1942, ex A17-37, VH-RJA. This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995. VH-BTP: Built in 1944 by De Havilland Aircraft, at Bankstown, NSW and delivered to the RAAF with serial A17-744. Sold in 1955 and registered as VH-BTP. It was later based at Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. Crashed in 1962 at Carnamah, WA and the registration was cancelled in 1963. Following a rebuild, it was registered again in 1988 as VH-BTP. VH-NOV: Built in 1945 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW in 1945, and was delivered to the RAAF as A17-757. It was sold in 1956 and became VH-RNQ with Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW, but was damaged in 1959 and sold for spares. Barry Markham restored the aircraft in 1991 as VH-NOV and in 1998, set a number of records when he flew it from Perth to London, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc), VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees, and VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth.
VH-FAS: Flown by Mick Harcourt, Built in 1942, ex A17-37, VH-RJA. This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995.
VH-BTP: Built in 1944 by De Havilland Aircraft, at Bankstown, NSW and delivered to the RAAF with serial A17-744. Sold in 1955 and registered as VH-BTP. It was later based at Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. Crashed in 1962 at Carnamah, WA and the registration was cancelled in 1963. Following a rebuild, it was registered again in 1988 as VH-BTP.
VH-NOV: Built in 1945 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW in 1945, and was delivered to the RAAF as A17-757. It was sold in 1956 and became VH-RNQ with Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW, but was damaged in 1959 and sold for spares. Barry Markham restored the aircraft in 1991 as VH-NOV and in 1998, set a number of records when he flew it from Perth to London, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Photo © David Eyre
Aircraft departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth, taxying out at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. (L-R): VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B) flown by Werner Buhlmann, VH-YND / "42-755362 / 362" Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende, VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834), flown by Rod Edwards, VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) flown by Trevor Jones, (Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc), VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc), VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees, VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned and flown by Bert Filippi, VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799), owned and flown by Bill Dearle. Photo © David Eyre
Aircraft departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth, taxying out at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
(L-R): VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B) flown by Werner Buhlmann,
VH-YND / “42-755362 / 362” Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende,
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon,
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit,
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834), flown by Rod Edwards,
VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) flown by Trevor Jones, (Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc),
VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) flown by Mick Harcourt, (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc),
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned and flown by Clark Rees,
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham,
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned and flown by Bert Filippi,
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799), owned and flown by Bill Dearle.
Photo © David Eyre
(L-R): VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, VH-YND / "42-755362 / 362" Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende, and VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), flown by Werner Buhlmann, but owned by Julian Walter, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Taking off to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-WQW is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. VH-YND wears US Navy markings, but its true US Navy military serial number is 61240. It was built in 1942 as a PT-13D with US Army Air Force serial 42-17199, but was transferred to the US Navy and designated as an N2S-5, with Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 61240. It is believed to have then gone to owner in Nicaragua before arriving in Australia. VH-YDF: Built in 1941, ex BuNo.4269, N3188, N59127, (VH-JDF not taken up). Photo © David Eyre
(L-R): VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, VH-YND / “42-755362 / 362” Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende, and VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), flown by Werner Buhlmann, but owned by Julian Walter, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Taking off to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth.
VH-WQW is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA.
VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS.
VH-YND wears US Navy markings, but its true US Navy military serial number is 61240. It was built in 1942 as a PT-13D with US Army Air Force serial 42-17199, but was transferred to the US Navy and designated as an N2S-5, with Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 61240. It is believed to have then gone to owner in Nicaragua before arriving in Australia.
VH-YDF: Built in 1941, ex BuNo.4269, N3188, N59127, (VH-JDF not taken up).
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), flown by Werner Buhlmann, but owned by Julian Walter, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Taking off to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1941, ex BuNo.4269, N3188, N59127, (VH-JDF not taken up). Photo © David Eyre
VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), flown by Werner Buhlmann, but owned by Julian Walter, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Taking off to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1941, ex BuNo.4269, N3188, N59127, (VH-JDF not taken up). Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, and VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Taking off to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-WQW is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA. VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, and VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Taking off to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth.
VH-WQW is a modified version of a 1929 design by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. This one was built in 2001, ex N264SA.
VH-YRB is a modified version of the 1930s vintage WACO YMF, built to meet current FAA standards. Built in 2005, ex N105KS.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc) and VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, named 'Shirley Adkins', at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Taking off to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-FAS, flown by Mick Harcourt, was built in 1942, ex A17-37, VH-RJA. This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995. VH-CKF, flown by Trevor Jones, was built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. Register VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. Was fitted with a cockpit canopy. Re-registered VH-CAG on 4 May 1949 and based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth. By April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots. Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia in 1960 and reregistered VH-TUG, as it was used as a glider tug. Reregistered in 1965 as VH-CKF and eventually purchased by the Royal Aero Club of WA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc) and VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200) of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, named ‘Shirley Adkins’, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Taking off to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth.
VH-FAS, flown by Mick Harcourt, was built in 1942, ex A17-37, VH-RJA. This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995.
VH-CKF, flown by Trevor Jones, was built in 1941. Ordered for Rhodesia as DX535 but taken on RAAF charge on 4 October 1941 as A17-421. Acquired by Dept of Civil Aviation (DCA) and converted for civil use with a raked-forward undercarriage which permitted the use of a tailwheel and wheel brakes. Register VH-AZL on 26 June 1947. Was fitted with a cockpit canopy. Re-registered VH-CAG on 4 May 1949 and based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth. By April 1957, the canopy had been removed, and the aircraft was used by DCA to test prospective aerial agriculture pilots. Sold to the Gliding Association of Western Australia in 1960 and reregistered VH-TUG, as it was used as a glider tug. Reregistered in 1965 as VH-CKF and eventually purchased by the Royal Aero Club of WA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799) owned and flown by Bill Dearle, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-WFN was built in 1942 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Originally built for South Africa as DX742, but delivered to the RAAF as A17-649. Sold by RAAF and became VH-RNO on 10 June 1955 with Royal Newcastle Aero Club. Re-registered VH-WFN on 15 Aug 1959 to Aero Service Pty Ltd, it was based at the former Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. It has had a number of owners, accidents and rebuilds in subsequent years, but is now in pristine condition. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799) owned and flown by Bill Dearle, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. VH-WFN was built in 1942 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Originally built for South Africa as DX742, but delivered to the RAAF as A17-649. Sold by RAAF and became VH-RNO on 10 June 1955 with Royal Newcastle Aero Club. Re-registered VH-WFN on 15 Aug 1959 to Aero Service Pty Ltd, it was based at the former Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. It has had a number of owners, accidents and rebuilds in subsequent years, but is now in pristine condition. Photo © David Eyre
VH-USJ De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth (MSN 4058) flown by Phil Smith at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to fly in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1933 by De Havilland at Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgeware, UK, and registered in 1933 as G-AECB to Scottish Motor Traction Co. Ltd., Edinburgh. In 1935, it was shipped to Fremantle, WA for MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA), and was registered VH-USJ. It was based in Port Hedland and operated by MMA for Australian Aerial Medical Service (AAMS), and in 1941 was sold to them. AAMS later became the Flying Doctor Service (WA Section) Inc. It was sold in 1961 and was damaged in an accident in 1964. After a series of owners and locations awaiting rebuild, in 1996, it was shipped to New Zealand and re-built. It flew again on 22 November 2002, registered as ZK-USJ, but still wearing VH-USJ. It returned to Australia in 2003 and was again registered VH-USJ. Photo © David Eyre
VH-USJ De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth (MSN 4058) flown by Phil Smith at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to fly in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1933 by De Havilland at Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgeware, UK, and registered in 1933 as G-AECB to Scottish Motor Traction Co. Ltd., Edinburgh. In 1935, it was shipped to Fremantle, WA for MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA), and was registered VH-USJ. It was based in Port Hedland and operated by MMA for Australian Aerial Medical Service (AAMS), and in 1941 was sold to them. AAMS later became the Flying Doctor Service (WA Section) Inc. It was sold in 1961 and was damaged in an accident in 1964. After a series of owners and locations awaiting rebuild, in 1996, it was shipped to New Zealand and re-built. It flew again on 22 November 2002, registered as ZK-USJ, but still wearing VH-USJ. It returned to Australia in 2003 and was again registered VH-USJ. Photo © David Eyre
'Open Cockpit / Years Gone By' formation at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth - Thu 26 January 2017. (Left to right): VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B, built in 1941) flown by Werner Buhlmann; VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105, built in 2005) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon: VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003, built in 2001) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit, VH-YND / "42-755362 / 362" Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362, built in 1942) owned and flown by Carl Ende, VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834, built in 1941), flown by Rod Edwards. Photo © Jim Woodrow
‘Open Cockpit / Years Gone By’ formation at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth – Thu 26 January 2017.
(Left to right): VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B, built in 1941) flown by Werner Buhlmann;
VH-YRB WACO Aircraft YMF-F5C (MSN F5C105, built in 2005) owned and flown by Archie Dudgeon:
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003, built in 2001) owned and flown by Franciscus Smit,
VH-YND / “42-755362 / 362” Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362, built in 1942) owned and flown by Carl Ende,
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834, built in 1941), flown by Rod Edwards.
Photo © Jim Woodrow
'Open Cockpit / Years Gone By' formation at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth - Thu 26 January 2017. (Left to right): VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200, built in 1941) flown by Trevor Jones, of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia; VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315, built in 1944) owned and flown by Clark Rees; VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34, built in 1942) flown by Mick Harcourt, (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc); VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799, built in 1942), owned and flown by Bill Dearle; VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088, built in 1945) flown by Barry Markham. Photo © Jim Woodrow
‘Open Cockpit / Years Gone By’ formation at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth – Thu 26 January 2017.
(Left to right): VH-CKF / A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200, built in 1941) flown by Trevor Jones, of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia;
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315, built in 1944) owned and flown by Clark Rees;
VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34, built in 1942) flown by Mick Harcourt, (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc);
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799, built in 1942), owned and flown by Bill Dearle;
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088, built in 1945) flown by Barry Markham.
Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-WFX Extra EA-300L (MSN 1276, ex D-EAWI) owned by Bill Waterton, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to perform an aerobatic display at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFX Extra EA-300L (MSN 1276, ex D-EAWI) owned by Bill Waterton, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to perform an aerobatic display at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFX Extra EA-300L (MSN 1276, ex D-EAWI) owned by Bill Waterton, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Departing to perform an aerobatic display at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFX Extra EA-300L (MSN 1276, ex D-EAWI) owned by Bill Waterton, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Departing to perform an aerobatic display at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), flown by Werner Buhlmann, but owned by Julian Walter, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Returning after flying in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1941, ex BuNo.4269, N3188, N59127, (VH-JDF not taken up). Photo © David Eyre
VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), flown by Werner Buhlmann, but owned by Julian Walter, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Returning after flying in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1941, ex BuNo.4269, N3188, N59127, (VH-JDF not taken up). Photo © David Eyre
VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc) at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Piloted by Mick Harcourt, taxying in after flying in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1942, ex A17-37, VH-RJA. This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc) at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Flown by Mick Harcourt, taxying in after flying in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1942, ex A17-37, VH-RJA. This aircraft was rebuilt after ditching into the Swan River in November 1995. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Returning after flying in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1945 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW in 1945, and was delivered to the RAAF as A17-757. It was sold in 1956 and became VH-RNQ with Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW, but was damaged in 1959 and sold for spares. Barry Markham restored the aircraft in 1991 as VH-NOV and in 1998, set a number of records when he flew it from Perth to London, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Returning after flying in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1945 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW in 1945, and was delivered to the RAAF as A17-757. It was sold in 1956 and became VH-RNQ with Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW, but was damaged in 1959 and sold for spares. Barry Markham restored the aircraft in 1991 as VH-NOV and in 1998, set a number of records when he flew it from Perth to London, to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Photo © David Eyre
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned and flown by Bert Filippi, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Returning after flying in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1940 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Served RAAF as A17-201. Registered 29.4.1946 as VH-AMG. Withdrawn from use in 1965 due to Department of Civil Aviation policy. Rebuilt and registered in 2000 as VH-DWD. Photo © David Eyre
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned and flown by Bert Filippi, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Returning after flying in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Built in 1940 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Served RAAF as A17-201. Registered 29.4.1946 as VH-AMG. Withdrawn from use in 1965 due to Department of Civil Aviation policy. Rebuilt and registered in 2000 as VH-DWD. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YND / "42-755362 / 362" Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende, at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Returning to its hangar after flying in the 'Open Cockpit' and 'Years Gone By' formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Wears US Navy markings (but its true military serial number is 61240). It was built as a PT-13D with US Army Air Force serial 42-17199, but was transferred to the US Navy and designated as an N2S-5, with Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 61240. It is believed to have then gone to owner in Nicaragua before arriving in Australia. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YND / “42-755362 / 362” Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned and flown by Carl Ende, at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Returning to its hangar after flying in the ‘Open Cockpit’ and ‘Years Gone By’ formations at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show over the Swan River, Perth. Wears US Navy markings (but its true military serial number is 61240). It was built as a PT-13D with US Army Air Force serial 42-17199, but was transferred to the US Navy and designated as an N2S-5, with Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 61240. It is believed to have then gone to owner in Nicaragua before arriving in Australia. Photo © David Eyre
VH-JRI Bell 206B JetRanger III (MSN 4234) of Helicopter Logistics Pty Ltd, at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth - Thu 26 January 2017. Towing a large flag for TV Channel 7. Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-JRI Bell 206B JetRanger III (MSN 4234) of Helicopter Logistics Pty Ltd, at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth – Thu 26 January 2017.
Towing a large flag for TV Channel 7. Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-JRI Bell 206B JetRanger III (MSN 4234) of Helicopter Logistics Pty Ltd, at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth - Thu 26 January 2017. Towing a large flag for radio station Mix 94.5. Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-JRI Bell 206B JetRanger III (MSN 4234) of Helicopter Logistics Pty Ltd, at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth – Thu 26 January 2017.
Towing a large flag for radio station Mix 94.5. Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-MOX Cessna 208 Caravan (amphibious seaplane) (MSN 20800227) operated by Swan River Seaplanes (West Coast Air Services Pty Ltd/Avanova Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Taxying to park near the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, before departing to perform some water landings and take-offs on the Swan River as part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MOX Cessna 208 Caravan (amphibious seaplane) (MSN 20800227) operated by Swan River Seaplanes (West Coast Air Services Pty Ltd/Avanova Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Taxying to park near the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, before departing to perform some water landings and take-offs on the Swan River as part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MOX Cessna 208 Caravan (amphibious seaplane) (MSN 20800227) operated by Swan River Seaplanes (West Coast Air Services Pty Ltd/Avanova Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport - Thu 26 January 2017. Taxying to park near the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, before departing to perform some water landings and take-offs on the Swan River as part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MOX Cessna 208 Caravan (amphibious seaplane) (MSN 20800227) operated by Swan River Seaplanes (West Coast Air Services Pty Ltd/Avanova Pty Ltd), at Jandakot Airport – Thu 26 January 2017.
Taxying to park near the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, before departing to perform some water landings and take-offs on the Swan River as part of the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MOX Cessna 208 Caravan (amphibious seaplane) (MSN 20800227) operated by Swan River Seaplanes (West Coast Air Services Pty Ltd/Avanova Pty Ltd), at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth - Thu 26 January 2017. This aircraft normally operates tourist winery tours to Margaret River and back from the Swan River. At the Air Show, it performed a number of water landings and take-offs. Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-MOX Cessna 208 Caravan (amphibious seaplane) (MSN 20800227) operated by Swan River Seaplanes (West Coast Air Services Pty Ltd/Avanova Pty Ltd), at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth – Thu 26 January 2017.
This aircraft normally operates tourist winery tours to Margaret River and back from the Swan River. At the Air Show, it performed a number of water landings and take-offs. Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-MOX Cessna 208 Caravan (amphibious seaplane) (MSN 20800227) operated by Swan River Seaplanes (West Coast Air Services Pty Ltd/Avanova Pty Ltd), and VH-CQA Grumman G-73 Mallard (MSN J-35, built in 1947) owned an flown by Peter Lynch, at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth - Thu 26 January 2017. The Cessna Caravan (on the left) normally operates tourist winery tours to Margaret River and back from the Swan River, and at the Air Show, it performed a number of water landings and take-offs. The Mallard on the right arrived in Western Australia from the eastern states on 13 January 2017 and was temporarily based at Serpentine Airfield. It flew direct from Serpentine to the air show, and crashed shortly after this photo. Tragically, both Peter Lynch and his partner Endah Cakrawati lost their lives in the crash. The rest of the airshow and firework displays were immediately cancelled. Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-MOX Cessna 208 Caravan (amphibious seaplane) (MSN 20800227) operated by Swan River Seaplanes (West Coast Air Services Pty Ltd/Avanova Pty Ltd), and VH-CQA Grumman G-73 Mallard (MSN J-35, built in 1947) owned and flown by Peter Lynch, at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth – Thu 26 January 2017.
The Cessna Caravan (on the left) normally operates tourist winery tours to Margaret River and back from the Swan River, and at the Air Show, it performed a number of water landings and take-offs. The Mallard on the right arrived in Western Australia from the eastern states on 13 January 2017 and was temporarily based at Serpentine Airfield. It flew direct from Serpentine to the air show, and crashed shortly after this photo. Tragically, both Peter Lynch and his partner Endah Cakrawati lost their lives in the crash. The rest of the airshow and firework displays were immediately cancelled. Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-CQA Grumman G-73 Mallard (MSN J-35) owned and flown by Peter Lynch, at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth - Thu 26 January 2017. This aircraft arrived in Western Australia from the eastern states on 13 January 2017 and was temporarily based at Serpentine Airfield. It flew direct from Serpentine to the air show, and crashed shortly after this photo. Tragically, both pilot/owner Peter Lynch and his partner and passenger Endah Cakrawati lost their lives in the crash. The rest of the airshow and firework displays were immediately cancelled. The aircraft was built in 1947, previous registrations were NC14824, PK-AKD, P-2011 (Indonesian Police), N22DF, N100BR, N611DS. Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-CQA Grumman G-73 Mallard (MSN J-35) owned and flown by Peter Lynch, at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth – Thu 26 January 2017.
This aircraft arrived in Western Australia from the eastern states on 13 January 2017 and was temporarily based at Serpentine Airfield. It flew direct from Serpentine to the air show, and crashed shortly after this photo. Tragically, both pilot/owner Peter Lynch and his partner and passenger Endah Cakrawati lost their lives in the crash. The rest of the airshow and firework displays were immediately cancelled. The aircraft was built in 1947, previous registrations were NC14824, PK-AKD, P-2011 (Indonesian Police), N22DF, N100BR, N611DS. Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-CQA Grumman G-73 Mallard (MSN J-35) owned and flown by Peter Lynch, at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth - Thu 26 January 2017. This aircraft arrived in Western Australia from the eastern states on 13 January 2017 and was temporarily based at Serpentine Airfield. It flew direct from Serpentine to the air show, and crashed shortly after this photo. Tragically, both pilot/owner Peter Lynch and his partner and passenger Endah Cakrawati lost their lives in the crash. The rest of the airshow and firework displays were immediately cancelled. The aircraft was built in 1947, previous registrations were NC14824, PK-AKD, P-2011 (Indonesian Police), N22DF, N100BR, N611DS. Photo © Jim Woodrow
VH-CQA Grumman G-73 Mallard (MSN J-35) owned and flown by Peter Lynch, at the Australia Day City of Perth Air Show, over the Swan River, Perth – Thu 26 January 2017.
This aircraft arrived in Western Australia from the eastern states on 13 January 2017 and was temporarily based at Serpentine Airfield. It flew direct from Serpentine to the air show, and crashed shortly after this photo. Tragically, both pilot/owner Peter Lynch and his partner and passenger Endah Cakrawati lost their lives in the crash. The rest of the airshow and firework displays were immediately cancelled. The aircraft was built in 1947, previous registrations were NC14824, PK-AKD, P-2011 (Indonesian Police), N22DF, N100BR, N611DS. Photo © Jim Woodrow