Sport Aircraft Builders Club Annual Fly-in, Serpentine Airfield: 5 November 2017

Aircraft lined up at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Aircraft lined up at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.

Copyright © 5 November 2017 – David Eyre

The Sport Aircraft Builders Club of WA Inc (SABC) hosted its Annual Fly-In at the SABC’s airfield at Serpentine Airfield, about an hour’s drive south of Perth, WA, on Sunday 5 November 2017.

The event is usually scheduled annually on the last Sunday in September – this year’s fell on 24 September 2017, but bad weather caused the fly-in to be postponed.

Many aircraft on display were built or restored at Serpentine, and this free event is an opportunity for SABC members to show the public the results of their many hours of effort in building or restoring aircraft. A number of aircraft also flew in from other areas of Western Australia.

Weather was clear blue skies and the number of participating aircraft was better than the 2016 Fly-in.

This is not an air display, but a number of pilots flew formation fly pasts, including:

  • a formation of four Tiger Moths;
  • a Victa Airtourer and a Robinson R22 helicopter
  • four-aircraft formation including Yakovlev Yak-18, CT4A Airtrainer, Vans RV-6A and NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer
  • two De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunks.

Frank Smit flew his 1954 Yakovlev Yak-18 in Soviet DOSAAF markings (VH-OOZ) and Trojan VH-KAN / 140016 also impressed the visitors.

There were also modern aircraft including the Aero Designs Pulsar, Fly Synthesis Storch, Australian-designed LightWing and Jabiru, Italian-designed Tecnam P92 Echo and Technam P2002 Sierra, Vans RV7A and RV10.

To promote aviation to a wider range of visitors, SABC invites car and motorcycle clubs – this year there were a MG and Corvette car clubs. Miniature steam traction engines also entertained visitors, especially children.

The hangars always contain surprises with different aircraft starting or completing construction or restoration. As always, SABC members were happy to discuss their aircraft.

Sport Aircraft Builders Club of WA Inc (SABC)

The SABC was established in 1973 by a small group of members of the Sport Aircraft Association of Australia (SAAA).

They leased some land in Serpentine and formed the SABC to own and operate an airfield. Club members and their families cleared the scrub, and over the years built two runways (a 910 metre bitumen runway with lights and a 600 metre grass runway), taxiways, hangars, a Clubhouse, and other facilities. The club has 300 members, with over 130 aircraft based at Serpentine in more than 100 hangars.

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VH-FSG Maule M-5-235C Lunar Rocket (MSN 7186C) owned by Air Safety Navigators Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1978, ex N6182M.
VH-FSG Maule M-5-235C Lunar Rocket (MSN 7186C) owned by Air Safety Navigators Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1978, ex N6182M.
VH-BFC Cessna A152 Aerobat (MSN A1520794) owned by Peter R Hill, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Previously owned by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia. Built in 1978, ex N7375L.
VH-BFC Cessna A152 Aerobat (MSN A1520794) owned by Peter R Hill, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Previously owned by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia. Built in 1978, ex N7375L.
24-7028 Tecnam P92 Echo Super (MSN 1151) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-7028 Tecnam P92 Echo Super (MSN 1151) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-7028 Tecnam P92 Echo Super (MSN 1151) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-7028 Tecnam P92 Echo Super (MSN 1151) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-CYQ Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S9313) of Curtin Flying Club Inc, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 2003, ex N5323K.
VH-CYQ Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S9313) of Curtin Flying Club Inc, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 2003, ex N5323K.
VH-UQJ Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser (MSN 28-7425435) owned by Philip Smith, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1974, ex N9563N.
VH-UQJ Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser (MSN 28-7425435) owned by Philip Smith, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1974, ex N9563N.
VH-UQJ Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser (MSN 28-7425435) owned by Philip Smith, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1974, ex N9563N.
VH-UQJ Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser (MSN 28-7425435) owned by Philip Smith, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1974, ex N9563N.
VH-WDW Beech Bonanza A36 (MSN E-1148) operated by Lawbax WA Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1977, ex N18484, VH-WDT.
VH-WDW Beech Bonanza A36 (MSN E-1148) operated by Lawbax WA Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1977, ex N18484, VH-WDT.
VH-WDW Beech Bonanza A36 (MSN E-1148) operated by Lawbax WA Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1977, ex N18484, VH-WDT.
VH-WDW Beech Bonanza A36 (MSN E-1148) operated by Lawbax WA Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1977, ex N18484, VH-WDT.
19-8231 Aero Designs Pulsar (MSN 153/W162, ex VH-JPA) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
19-8231 Aero Designs Pulsar (MSN 153/W162, ex VH-JPA) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10679) owned by Curtin Flying Club Inc, named 'Bill Clarke', at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 2008, ex N60524.
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10679) owned by Curtin Flying Club Inc, named ‘Bill Clarke’, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 2008, ex N60524.
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10679) owned by Curtin Flying Club Inc, named 'Bill Clarke', at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 2008, ex N60524.
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10679) owned by Curtin Flying Club Inc, named ‘Bill Clarke’, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 2008, ex N60524.
VH-AAZ American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon (MSN 752-95) owned by Inverted Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Flown by Scott Morgan. Built in 1995.
VH-AAZ American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon (MSN 752-95) owned by Inverted Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Flown by Scott Morgan. Built in 1995.
VH-AAZ American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon (MSN 752-95) owned by Inverted Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Flown by Scott Morgan. Built in 1995.
VH-AAZ American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon (MSN 752-95) owned by Inverted Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Flown by Scott Morgan. Built in 1995.
VH-MUZ Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 106) owned by William Haynes, of Bribie Island, Queensland, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Built in 1965. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-MUZ Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 106) owned by William Haynes, of Bribie Island, Queensland, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Built in 1965. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-MUZ Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 106) owned by William Haynes, of Bribie Island, Queensland, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Built in 1965. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-MUZ Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 106) owned by William Haynes, of Bribie Island, Queensland, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Built in 1965. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-CTL Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee 140 (MSN 28-23910) owned by Norman Gilchrist, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Built in 1970. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CTL Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee 140 (MSN 28-23910) owned by Norman Gilchrist, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Built in 1970. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CEU Piper PA-28-235 Cherokee 235 (MSN 28-10658) owned by Howard J Pietersie, of Northam, WA at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1965, ex VH-CFU.
VH-CEU Piper PA-28-235 Cherokee 235 (MSN 28-10658) owned by Howard J Pietersie, of Northam, WA at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1965, ex VH-CFU.
VH-BEZ Cessna 172N Skyhawk II (MSN 17268583) owned by Air Australia International, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1977, ex (N733VM not taken up), N1900C.
VH-BEZ Cessna 172N Skyhawk II (MSN 17268583) owned by Air Australia International, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1977, ex (N733VM not taken up), N1900C.
VH-YFM Neico Lancair IV (MSN LIV-160) owned by Frederick E Moreno/Nullaki Air Pty Ltd, of Denmark, WA, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Fred Moreno began building this aircraft from a kit in California, starting in the early 1990s. It was 50% complete when he retired, left California and moved to Denmark in Western Australia during 2001. The aircraft was completed in 2008 and since then has travelled all over Australia and NZ. In 2015, flying with Gary Burns, he set FAI speed records for Canberra/Christchurch and Sydney/Christchurch.
VH-YFM Neico Lancair IV (MSN LIV-160) owned by Frederick E Moreno/Nullaki Air Pty Ltd, of Denmark, WA, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Fred Moreno began building this aircraft from a kit in California, starting in the early 1990s. It was 50% complete when he retired, left California and moved to Denmark in Western Australia during 2001. The aircraft was completed in 2008 and since then has travelled all over Australia and NZ. In 2015, flying with Gary Burns, he set FAI speed records for Canberra/Christchurch and Sydney/Christchurch.
VH-YFM Neico Lancair IV (MSN LIV-160) owned by Frederick E Moreno/Nullaki Air Pty Ltd, of Denmark, WA, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Fred Moreno began building this aircraft from a kit in California, starting in the early 1990s. It was 50% complete when he retired, left California and moved to Denmark in Western Australia during 2001. The aircraft was completed in 2008 and since then has travelled all over Australia and NZ. In 2015, flying with Gary Burns, he set FAI speed records for Canberra/Christchurch and Sydney/Christchurch.
VH-YFM Neico Lancair IV (MSN LIV-160) owned by Frederick E Moreno/Nullaki Air Pty Ltd, of Denmark, WA, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Fred Moreno began building this aircraft from a kit in California, starting in the early 1990s. It was 50% complete when he retired, left California and moved to Denmark in Western Australia during 2001. The aircraft was completed in 2008 and since then has travelled all over Australia and NZ. In 2015, flying with Gary Burns, he set FAI speed records for Canberra/Christchurch and Sydney/Christchurch.
VH-IJV Vans RV-10 (MSN 40183) owned by Ian Jenkins, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-IJV Vans RV-10 (MSN 40183) owned by Ian Jenkins, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-IJV Vans RV-10 (MSN 40183) owned by Ian Jenkins, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-IJV Vans RV-10 (MSN 40183) owned by Ian Jenkins, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-LPA Cessna 150H (MSN 15067396) owned by Thomas Emmans, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1967, ex N6596S.
VH-LPA Cessna 150H (MSN 15067396) owned by Thomas Emmans, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1967, ex N6596S.
VH-DOG Cessna 182P Skylane (MSN 18261241) owned by Biggles Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1972, ex N20834.
VH-DOG Cessna 182P Skylane (MSN 18261241) owned by Biggles Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1972, ex N20834.
VH-DOG Cessna 182P Skylane (MSN 18261241) owned by Biggles Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1972, ex N20834.
VH-DOG Cessna 182P Skylane (MSN 18261241) owned by Biggles Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1972, ex N20834.
24-5520 Fly Synthesis Storch HS (MSN 397A-453), 19-5456 Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah Mk.2 (MSN 6) owned by Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson, and VH-PDM Vans RV-7A (MSN 71865) owned by Timothy Moore, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-5520 Fly Synthesis Storch HS (MSN 397A-453), 19-5456 Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah Mk.2 (MSN 6) owned by Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson, and VH-PDM Vans RV-7A (MSN 71865) owned by Timothy Moore, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-PDM Vans RV-7A (MSN 71865) owned by Timothy Moore, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-PDM Vans RV-7A (MSN 71865) owned by Timothy Moore, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-TQO American Champion 8KCAB Decathlon (MSN 928-2003) operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 2003, ex C-GZRR.
VH-TQO American Champion 8KCAB Decathlon (MSN 928-2003) operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 2003, ex C-GZRR.
VH-TQO American Champion 8KCAB Decathlon (MSN 928-2003) operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 2003, ex C-GZRR.
VH-TQO American Champion 8KCAB Decathlon (MSN 928-2003) operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 2003, ex C-GZRR.
24-5520 Fly Synthesis Storch HS (MSN 397A-453) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. The Fly Synthesis Storch is a two-seat, Italian-designed ultralight.
24-5520 Fly Synthesis Storch HS (MSN 397A-453) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
The Fly Synthesis Storch is a two-seat, Italian-designed ultralight.
24-5520 Fly Synthesis Storch HS (MSN 397A-453) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. The Fly Synthesis Storch is a two-seat, Italian-designed ultralight.
24-5520 Fly Synthesis Storch HS (MSN 397A-453) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
The Fly Synthesis Storch is a two-seat, Italian-designed ultralight.
VH-NOH Vans RV-7A (MSN 73307) owned by Nils Hansen, operated by Wallis Aircraft Service Pty Ltd, of Margaret River, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-NOH Vans RV-7A (MSN 73307) owned by Nils Hansen, operated by Wallis Aircraft Service Pty Ltd, of Margaret River, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-NOH Vans RV-7A (MSN 73307) owned by Nils Hansen, operated by Wallis Aircraft Service Pty Ltd, of Margaret River, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-NOH Vans RV-7A (MSN 73307) owned by Nils Hansen, operated by Wallis Aircraft Service Pty Ltd, of Margaret River, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
19-5456 Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah Mk.2 (MSN 6) owned by Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. The Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah is an Australian-designed and built kitplane. 19-5456 was built by Ken Chandler and Mike Richardson, making its first flight on 13 Sept 2008 with designer Garry Morgan at the controls.
19-5456 Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah Mk.2 (MSN 6) owned by Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
The Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah is an Australian-designed and built kitplane. 19-5456 was built by Ken Chandler and Mike Richardson, making its first flight on 13 Sept 2008 with designer Garry Morgan at the controls.
VH-IHI Cessna 185D Skywagon (MSN 1850908) operated by Jan Ende, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1965, ex N1547F, DQ-FDA.
VH-IHI Cessna 185D Skywagon (MSN 1850908) operated by Jan Ende, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1965, ex N1547F, DQ-FDA.
VH-IHI Cessna 185D Skywagon (MSN 1850908) operated by Jan Ende, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1965, ex N1547F, DQ-FDA.
VH-IHI Cessna 185D Skywagon (MSN 1850908) operated by Jan Ende, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1965, ex N1547F, DQ-FDA.
VH-IHI Cessna 185D Skywagon (MSN 1850908) operated by Jan Ende, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1965, ex N1547F, DQ-FDA.
VH-IHI Cessna 185D Skywagon (MSN 1850908) operated by Jan Ende, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1965, ex N1547F, DQ-FDA.
VH-FIO Vans RV-10 (MSN 40389) owned by Gregory McFarlane, of Albany, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-FIO Vans RV-10 (MSN 40389) owned by Gregory McFarlane, of Albany, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-FEL Beech Bonanza A36 (MSN E-916) operated by Nevan Pavlinovich, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1976, ex N1557L.
VH-FEL Beech Bonanza A36 (MSN E-916) operated by Nevan Pavlinovich, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1976, ex N1557L.
19-8375 Bearhawk Patrol (MSN 10) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Registered 23 July 2013. The Bearhawk Patrol was designed by Robert Barrows of Virginia, USA, to improve on the Piper PA-18 Super Cub. It has greater speed, climb rate and endurance; improved slow speed, stall and spin characteristics; and a large baggage door.
19-8375 Bearhawk Patrol (MSN 10) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Registered 23 July 2013. The Bearhawk Patrol was designed by Robert Barrows of Virginia, USA, to improve on the Piper PA-18 Super Cub. It has greater speed, climb rate and endurance; improved slow speed, stall and spin characteristics; and a large baggage door.
VH-VJR Cessna 182Q Skylane Peterson Katmai 260SE/STOL (MSN 18266636) owned by Jean J Bely, operated by Rudolph Engelbrecht, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. The Peterson Katmai 260SE/STOL is a Short Take-off Or Landing (STOL) conversion of a Cessna 182 airframe, adding a high-lift canard fitted with elevators in the slipstream behind the propeller and a more-powerful fuel-injected 260 hp (194 kW) Continental IO-470-R engine. This provides a flaps-down stall speed of 35 knots (flaps-up at 42 kts), cruise speed at 6500 ft with 65% power of 145 knots and both take-off and landing distances are 390 feet (119 metres). This example is a modified 1978 Cessna 182Q Skylane, ex N95803.
VH-VJR Cessna 182Q Skylane Peterson Katmai 260SE/STOL (MSN 18266636) owned by Jean J Bely, operated by Rudolph Engelbrecht, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
The Peterson Katmai 260SE/STOL is a Short Take-off Or Landing (STOL) conversion of a Cessna 182 airframe, adding a high-lift canard fitted with elevators in the slipstream behind the propeller and a more-powerful fuel-injected 260 hp (194 kW) Continental IO-470-R engine. This provides a flaps-down stall speed of 35 knots (flaps-up at 42 kts), cruise speed at 6500 ft with 65% power of 145 knots and both take-off and landing distances are 390 feet (119 metres). This example is a modified 1978 Cessna 182Q Skylane, ex N95803.
VH-VJR Cessna 182Q Skylane Peterson Katmai 260SE/STOL (MSN 18266636) owned by Jean J Bely, operated by Rudolph Engelbrecht, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. The Peterson Katmai 260SE/STOL is a Short Take-off Or Landing (STOL) conversion of a Cessna 182 airframe, adding a high-lift canard fitted with elevators in the slipstream behind the propeller and a more-powerful fuel-injected 260 hp (194 kW) Continental IO-470-R engine. This provides a flaps-down stall speed of 35 knots (flaps-up at 42 kts), cruise speed at 6500 ft with 65% power of 145 knots and both take-off and landing distances are 390 feet (119 metres). This example is a modified 1978 Cessna 182Q Skylane, ex N95803.
VH-VJR Cessna 182Q Skylane Peterson Katmai 260SE/STOL (MSN 18266636) owned by Jean J Bely, operated by Rudolph Engelbrecht, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
The Peterson Katmai 260SE/STOL is a Short Take-off Or Landing (STOL) conversion of a Cessna 182 airframe, adding a high-lift canard fitted with elevators in the slipstream behind the propeller and a more-powerful fuel-injected 260 hp (194 kW) Continental IO-470-R engine. This provides a flaps-down stall speed of 35 knots (flaps-up at 42 kts), cruise speed at 6500 ft with 65% power of 145 knots and both take-off and landing distances are 390 feet (119 metres). This example is a modified 1978 Cessna 182Q Skylane, ex N95803.
VH-VJR Cessna 182Q Skylane Peterson Katmai 260SE/STOL (MSN 18266636) owned by Jean J Bely, operated by Rudolph Engelbrecht, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. The Peterson Katmai 260SE/STOL is a Short Take-off Or Landing (STOL) conversion of a Cessna 182 airframe, adding a high-lift canard fitted with elevators in the slipstream behind the propeller and a more-powerful fuel-injected 260 hp (194 kW) Continental IO-470-R engine. This provides a flaps-down stall speed of 35 knots (flaps-up at 42 kts), cruise speed at 6500 ft with 65% power of 145 knots and both take-off and landing distances are 390 feet (119 metres). This example is a modified 1978 Cessna 182Q Skylane, ex N95803.
VH-VJR Cessna 182Q Skylane Peterson Katmai 260SE/STOL (MSN 18266636) owned by Jean J Bely, operated by Rudolph Engelbrecht, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
The Peterson Katmai 260SE/STOL is a Short Take-off Or Landing (STOL) conversion of a Cessna 182 airframe, adding a high-lift canard fitted with elevators in the slipstream behind the propeller and a more-powerful fuel-injected 260 hp (194 kW) Continental IO-470-R engine. This provides a flaps-down stall speed of 35 knots (flaps-up at 42 kts), cruise speed at 6500 ft with 65% power of 145 knots and both take-off and landing distances are 390 feet (119 metres). This example is a modified 1978 Cessna 182Q Skylane, ex N95803.
19-7911 Jabiru J200 (MSN J084), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
19-7911 Jabiru J200 (MSN J084), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
19-7911 Jabiru J200 (MSN J084), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
19-7911 Jabiru J200 (MSN J084), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
19-8481 ICP MXP-740 Savannah S (MSN 13-03-54-0259), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Based at a rural property near Lancelin.
19-8481 ICP MXP-740 Savannah S (MSN 13-03-54-0259), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Based at a rural property near Lancelin.
19-8481 ICP MXP-740 Savannah S (MSN 13-03-54-0259), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Based at a rural property near Lancelin.
19-8481 ICP MXP-740 Savannah S (MSN 13-03-54-0259), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Based at a rural property near Lancelin.
VH-JXY Robin R2160 Sport (MSN C181, ex C-GEMP, VH-NRK) owned by Air Australia International, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-JXY Robin R2160 Sport (MSN C181, ex C-GEMP, VH-NRK) owned by Air Australia International, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-JXY Robin R2160 Sport (MSN C181, ex C-GEMP, VH-NRK) owned by Air Australia International, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-JXY Robin R2160 Sport (MSN C181, ex C-GEMP, VH-NRK) owned by Air Australia International, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-OID Mooney M20R Ovation (MSN 29-0162, ex N84TF) owned by Wrightway Road Training Pty Ltd at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-OID Mooney M20R Ovation (MSN 29-0162, ex N84TF) owned by Wrightway Road Training Pty Ltd at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) owned by Paul Blackney, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) owned by Paul Blackney, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) owned by Paul Blackney, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) owned by Paul Blackney, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-ZIC Vans RV7A (MSN 72207) flown by Scott Palmer, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-ZIC Vans RV7A (MSN 72207) flown by Scott Palmer, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-ZIC Vans RV7A (MSN 72207) flown by Scott Palmer, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-ZIC Vans RV7A (MSN 72207) flown by Scott Palmer, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-5573 Evektor EV-97 SportStar SL (MSN 20081211) of Busselton Aero Club, Busselton, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-5573 Evektor EV-97 SportStar SL (MSN 20081211) of Busselton Aero Club, Busselton, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-5573 Evektor EV-97 SportStar SL (MSN 20081211) of Busselton Aero Club, Busselton, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-5573 Evektor EV-97 SportStar SL (MSN 20081211) of Busselton Aero Club, Busselton, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-VVF Vans RV-7A (MSN 72495) owned by Gordon Stephenson, of Albany, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-VVF Vans RV-7A (MSN 72495) owned by Gordon Stephenson, of Albany, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-VVF Vans RV-7A (MSN 72495) owned by Gordon Stephenson, of Albany, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-VVF Vans RV-7A (MSN 72495) owned by Gordon Stephenson, of Albany, WA, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CTL Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee 140 (MSN 28-23910) owned by Norman Gilchrist, and VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CTL Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee 140 (MSN 28-23910) owned by Norman Gilchrist, and VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
25-0325 Australian LightWing GR-582 (MSN 44) at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Originally designed and built by Hughes Engineering, a boat building and general engineering company, at West Ballina, NSW. Registered on 16 August 1989.
25-0325 Australian LightWing GR-582 (MSN 44) at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Originally designed and built by Hughes Engineering, a boat building and general engineering company, at West Ballina, NSW. Registered on 16 August 1989.
25-0325 Australian LightWing GR-582 (MSN 44) at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Originally designed and built by Hughes Engineering, a boat building and general engineering company, at West Ballina, NSW. Registered on 16 August 1989.
25-0325 Australian LightWing GR-582 (MSN 44) at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Originally designed and built by Hughes Engineering, a boat building and general engineering company, at West Ballina, NSW. Registered on 16 August 1989.
25-0325 Australian LightWing GR-582 (MSN 44) at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Originally designed and built by Hughes Engineering, a boat building and general engineering company, at West Ballina, NSW. Registered on 16 August 1989.
25-0325 Australian LightWing GR-582 (MSN 44) at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Originally designed and built by Hughes Engineering, a boat building and general engineering company, at West Ballina, NSW. Registered on 16 August 1989.
24-8562 Tecnam P2002 Sierra (MSN 208, ex VH-IDC) owned by Busselton Aero Club, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-8562 Tecnam P2002 Sierra (MSN 208, ex VH-IDC) owned by Busselton Aero Club, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-8562 Tecnam P2002 Sierra (MSN 208, ex VH-IDC) owned by Busselton Aero Club, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-8562 Tecnam P2002 Sierra (MSN 208, ex VH-IDC) owned by Busselton Aero Club, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-8562 Tecnam P2002 Sierra (MSN 208, ex VH-IDC) owned by Busselton Aero Club, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-8562 Tecnam P2002 Sierra (MSN 208, ex VH-IDC) owned by Busselton Aero Club, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-UCC Vans RV-9A (MSN 91578) owned by Christoper Stevenson, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-UCC Vans RV-9A (MSN 91578) owned by Christoper Stevenson, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-UCC Vans RV-9A (MSN 91578) owned by Christoper Stevenson, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-UCC Vans RV-9A (MSN 91578) owned by Christoper Stevenson, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EZT Czech Sport Aircraft PiperSport (MSN P1001085) of University Flying Club (Inc), at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-EZT Czech Sport Aircraft PiperSport (MSN P1001085) of University Flying Club (Inc), at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-EZT Czech Sport Aircraft PiperSport (MSN P1001085) of University Flying Club (Inc), at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-EZT Czech Sport Aircraft PiperSport (MSN P1001085) of University Flying Club (Inc), at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-LBR Heintz CH300 Tri-Z (MSN W114) owned by Don McCall and Ian Hislop, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Built in 1984. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-LBR Heintz CH300 Tri-Z (MSN W114) owned by Don McCall and Ian Hislop, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Built in 1984. Photo © David Eyre.
25-0152 Australian LightWing GR-532 (MSN 015) at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre Built in 1987, first registered 4 Dec 1987, deregistered in 1996 but restored in 2006.
25-0152 Australian LightWing GR-532 (MSN 015) at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Built in 1987, first registered 4 Dec 1987, deregistered in 1996 but restored in 2006.
VH-IMP Piel CP328 Super Emeraude (MSN 1392) owned by Robert Milton, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1980, ex N328HB, N2728.
VH-IMP Piel CP328 Super Emeraude (MSN 1392) owned by Robert Milton, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1980, ex N328HB, N2728.
23-8634 Tecnam P2002 Sierra at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
23-8634 Tecnam P2002 Sierra at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
19-9710 Stits SA-7D Skycoupe (MSN W10) owned by David Woodward, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1992, ex VH-ACH.
19-9710 Stits SA-7D Skycoupe (MSN W10) owned by David Woodward, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1992, ex VH-ACH.
19-9710 Stits SA-7D Skycoupe (MSN W10) owned by David Woodward, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1992, ex VH-ACH.
19-9710 Stits SA-7D Skycoupe (MSN W10) owned by David Woodward, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1992, ex VH-ACH.
19-3587 Jabiru SP Tail Dragger (MSN 469), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
19-3587 Jabiru SP Tail Dragger (MSN 469), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
19-3587 Jabiru SP Tail Dragger (MSN 469), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
19-3587 Jabiru SP Tail Dragger (MSN 469), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-TCQ Cirrus SR20A-G2 (MSN 1834) owned by Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd/Thunderbird Aviation Academy, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-TCQ Cirrus SR20A-G2 (MSN 1834) owned by Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd/Thunderbird Aviation Academy, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-TCQ Cirrus SR20A-G2 (MSN 1834) owned by Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd/Thunderbird Aviation Academy, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-TCQ Cirrus SR20A-G2 (MSN 1834) owned by Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd/Thunderbird Aviation Academy, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
19-5432 Fly Synthesis Storch HSJ (MSN 357) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
19-5432 Fly Synthesis Storch HSJ (MSN 357) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Rand KR2S under construction, owned by Allen Buzza, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Rand KR2S under construction, owned by Allen Buzza, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-KKY/23 Parker Teenie Two (MSN 15-2571) owned by Andrew Jankowski, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre This aircraft was built in 2002 and is painted in World War Two style US Navy dark blue livery. It was cancelled from the VH register on 21 March 2014, and was reported to be joining the RAAus register. The Parker Teenie Two was designed in 1969 in the USA by Calvin Parker as a single-seat, single-engine homebuilt aircraft specifically designed to use a converted Volkswagen automobile engine for power. The outer wing panels can be detached for transport or storage, as seen here. It was also later used as the basis for the Hummel Bird.
VH-KKY/23 Parker Teenie Two (MSN 15-2571) owned by Andrew Jankowski, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
This aircraft was built in 2002 and is painted in World War Two style US Navy dark blue livery. It was cancelled from the VH register on 21 March 2014, and was reported to be joining the RAAus register. The Parker Teenie Two was designed in 1969 in the USA by Calvin Parker as a single-seat, single-engine homebuilt aircraft specifically designed to use a converted Volkswagen automobile engine for power. The outer wing panels can be detached for transport or storage, as seen here. It was also later used as the basis for the Hummel Bird.
Aero Mirage TC-2 under construction, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Aero Mirage TC-2 under construction, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Unregistered RagWing RW11 Rag-A-Bond owned by Les Fullwood, under construction at Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre A replica of the Piper PA-15 Vagabond, the Rag-a-Bond was designed by Roger Mann and is sold as plans by RagWing Aircraft Designs.
Unregistered RagWing RW11 Rag-A-Bond owned by Les Fullwood, under construction at Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
A replica of the Piper PA-15 Vagabond, the Rag-a-Bond was designed by Roger Mann and is sold as plans by RagWing Aircraft Designs.
Unregistered RagWing RW11 Rag-A-Bond owned by Les Fullwood, under construction at Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre A replica of the Piper PA-15 Vagabond, the Rag-a-Bond was designed by Roger Mann and is sold as plans by RagWing Aircraft Designs.
Unregistered RagWing RW11 Rag-A-Bond owned by Les Fullwood, under construction at Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
A replica of the Piper PA-15 Vagabond, the Rag-a-Bond was designed by Roger Mann and is sold as plans by RagWing Aircraft Designs.
24-8041 FK Lightplanes FK9 ELA (MSN 447) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-8041 FK Lightplanes FK9 ELA (MSN 447) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-8041 FK Lightplanes FK9 ELA (MSN 447) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-8041 FK Lightplanes FK9 ELA (MSN 447) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
19-8684 Vans RV-3B (MSN 11495), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
19-8684 Vans RV-3B (MSN 11495), at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-YUY Vans RV-6 (MSN 21545) owned by Martin Ford, at Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YUY Vans RV-6 (MSN 21545) owned by Martin Ford, at Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Unregistered Jodel D.11 at Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Unregistered Jodel D.11 at Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
24-7706 Funk B85C (MSN 335), at Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1949, ex N77706. The Funk Model B was designed in the early 1930s by Howard and Joe Funk, whose previous experience was in homebuilt gliders. The prototype first flew in late 1933 and the brothers formed Akron Aircraft Company in 1939 to build the Funk B. In 1941, the company moved from Akron to Kansas and the company was renamed the Funk Aircraft Company. Production was stopped during the Second World War and one aircraft was impressed into service in 1942 with the United States Army Air Corps as the UC-92. After the war in 1946, production resumed using a Continental C85-12 engine and the aircraft was redesignated the Model B-85-C and named the Bee. It did not sell well, so production was halted after 380 aircraft of all variants had been built
24-7706 Funk B85C (MSN 335), at Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1949, ex N77706. The Funk Model B was designed in the early 1930s by Howard and Joe Funk, whose previous experience was in homebuilt gliders. The prototype first flew in late 1933 and the brothers formed Akron Aircraft Company in 1939 to build the Funk B. In 1941, the company moved from Akron to Kansas and the company was renamed the Funk Aircraft Company. Production was stopped during the Second World War and one aircraft was impressed into service in 1942 with the United States Army Air Corps as the UC-92. After the war in 1946, production resumed using a Continental C85-12 engine and the aircraft was redesignated the Model B-85-C and named the Bee. It did not sell well, so production was halted after 380 aircraft of all variants had been built.
VH-MMZ Vans RV-6 (MSN 22957/W209) owned by Milan Zaklan (sitting in the cockpit), at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-MMZ Vans RV-6 (MSN 22957/W209) owned by Milan Zaklan (sitting in the cockpit), at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-UBC Stolp Starduster Acroduster Too SA750 (MSN 01) owned by Charlie Chua, at Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre Built in 1995, ex N94WE.
VH-UBC Stolp Starduster Acroduster Too SA750 (MSN 01) owned by Charlie Chua, at Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Built in 1995, ex N94WE.
VH-AMN Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee 180E (MSN 28-5826) owned by Malcolm Parsons, at Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre Built in 1969, ex N3839R.
VH-AMN Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee 180E (MSN 28-5826) owned by Malcolm Parsons, at Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Built in 1969, ex N3839R.
VH-VVG Maule M-5-180C (MSN 8089C) owned by Bob Grimstead, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1986, ex G-FAMY, N5668B.
VH-VVG Maule M-5-180C (MSN 8089C) owned by Bob Grimstead, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1986, ex G-FAMY, N5668B.
VH-HDO Sportavia Fournier RF4D (MSN 4093) owned by Bob Grimstead, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1968, ex F-BPLB. Behind is VH-VVG Maule M-5-180C (MSN 8089C) owned by Bob Grimstead, built in 1986, ex G-FAMY, N5668B.
VH-HDO Sportavia Fournier RF4D (MSN 4093) owned by Bob Grimstead, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1968, ex F-BPLB. Behind is VH-VVG Maule M-5-180C (MSN 8089C) owned by Bob Grimstead, built in 1986, ex G-FAMY, N5668B.
VH-HDO Sportavia Fournier RF4D (MSN 4093) owned by Bob Grimstead, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1968, ex F-BPLB. Behind is VH-VVG Maule M-5-180C (MSN 8089C) owned by Bob Grimstead, built in 1986, ex G-FAMY, N5668B.
VH-HDO Sportavia Fournier RF4D (MSN 4093) owned by Bob Grimstead, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1968, ex F-BPLB. Behind is VH-VVG Maule M-5-180C (MSN 8089C) owned by Bob Grimstead, built in 1986, ex G-FAMY, N5668B.
VH-ZSE Colomban MC-15J Cri-Cri Jet (MSN SD2), owned by Isak Van Heerden, at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. The Cri-Cri is the smallest twin-engined, manned jet aircraft in the world, at 4.6 metres long, with a 5.3-metre wingspan. This one was converted from its previous two piston engines to use two Czech-built PBS TJ20A turbojets. Each engine weighs only 2.1kg and produces 20kg of thrust. At idle, the engine turns at 35,000 RPM and at max power, 120,000 RPM. The two engines together consume 1.3 Litres per minute. The engines have to be overhauled every 50 hours of operating time. Max speed is 120 knots and cruise is 100 knots, and range is 65 nautical miles.
VH-ZSE Colomban MC-15J Cri-Cri Jet (MSN SD2), owned by Isak Van Heerden, at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
The Cri-Cri is the smallest twin-engined, manned jet aircraft in the world, at 4.6 metres long, with a 5.3-metre wingspan. This one was converted from its previous two piston engines to use two Czech-built PBS TJ20A turbojets. Each engine weighs only 2.1kg and produces 20kg of thrust. At idle, the engine turns at 35,000 RPM and at max power, 120,000 RPM. The two engines together consume 1.3 Litres per minute. The engines have to be overhauled every 50 hours of operating time. Max speed is 120 knots and cruise is 100 knots, and range is 65 nautical miles.
VH-ZSE Colomban MC-15J Cri-Cri Jet (MSN SD2), owned by Isak Van Heerden, at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. The Cri-Cri is the smallest twin-engined, manned jet aircraft in the world, at 4.6 metres long, with a 5.3-metre wingspan. This one was converted from its previous two piston engines to use two Czech-built PBS TJ20A turbojets. Each engine weighs only 2.1kg and produces 20kg of thrust. At idle, the engine turns at 35,000 RPM and at max power, 120,000 RPM. The two engines together consume 1.3 Litres per minute. The engines have to be overhauled every 50 hours of operating time. Max speed is 120 knots and cruise is 100 knots, and range is 65 nautical miles.
VH-ZSE Colomban MC-15J Cri-Cri Jet (MSN SD2), owned by Isak Van Heerden, at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
The Cri-Cri is the smallest twin-engined, manned jet aircraft in the world, at 4.6 metres long, with a 5.3-metre wingspan. This one was converted from its previous two piston engines to use two Czech-built PBS TJ20A turbojets. Each engine weighs only 2.1kg and produces 20kg of thrust. At idle, the engine turns at 35,000 RPM and at max power, 120,000 RPM. The two engines together consume 1.3 Litres per minute. The engines have to be overhauled every 50 hours of operating time. Max speed is 120 knots and cruise is 100 knots, and range is 65 nautical miles.
VH-ZSE Colomban MC-15J Cri-Cri Jet (MSN SD2), owned by Isak Van Heerden, at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. The Cri-Cri is the smallest twin-engined, manned jet aircraft in the world, at 4.6 metres long, with a 5.3-metre wingspan. This one was converted from its previous two piston engines to use two Czech-built PBS TJ20A turbojets. Each engine weighs only 2.1kg and produces 20kg of thrust. At idle, the engine turns at 35,000 RPM and at max power, 120,000 RPM. The two engines together consume 1.3 Litres per minute. The engines have to be overhauled every 50 hours of operating time. Max speed is 120 knots and cruise is 100 knots, and range is 65 nautical miles.
VH-ZSE Colomban MC-15J Cri-Cri Jet (MSN SD2), owned by Isak Van Heerden, at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
The Cri-Cri is the smallest twin-engined, manned jet aircraft in the world, at 4.6 metres long, with a 5.3-metre wingspan. This one was converted from its previous two piston engines to use two Czech-built PBS TJ20A turbojets. Each engine weighs only 2.1kg and produces 20kg of thrust. At idle, the engine turns at 35,000 RPM and at max power, 120,000 RPM. The two engines together consume 1.3 Litres per minute. The engines have to be overhauled every 50 hours of operating time. Max speed is 120 knots and cruise is 100 knots, and range is 65 nautical miles.
19-4046 Jabiru J250 (MSN J123) at Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
19-4046 Jabiru J250 (MSN J123) at Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
24-5431 Macchi MB.308 (MSN 79/5852) owned by Allan Churn, at Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. 183 Macchi MB308s were produced. The type was ordered by the Aeronautica Militare, which leased them out to Italy's aeroclubs. This one was built in 1947, first registered I-AHDF, and had Italian military markings. Delivered to New Zealand in 1998, it was registered on 1 Oct 1998 as ZK-MDF to General Avia South Ltd, Wellington, NZ, until the registration was cancelled on 17 September 2002. It was stored at Southport, Queensland, Australia until September 2003, when it was acquired by Allan Churn. The aircraft was dismantled, placed in sea container and shipped to Western Australia in October 2003. Australian registration VH-MBZ was reserved, but not taken up, and the aircraft was instead registered 24-5431 on 22 May 2008 by Allan Churn. The aircraft was restored and test flown on 17 August 2008 by Alan Usherwood at Serpentine Airfield. The registration was cancelled on 22 May 2011 as 'withdrawn from use' after it suffered some damage.
24-5431 Macchi MB.308 (MSN 79/5852) owned by Allan Churn, at Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
183 Macchi MB308s were produced. The type was ordered by the Aeronautica Militare, which leased them out to Italy’s aeroclubs. This one was built in 1947, first registered I-AHDF, and had Italian military markings.
Delivered to New Zealand in 1998, it was registered on 1 Oct 1998 as ZK-MDF to General Avia South Ltd, Wellington, NZ, until the registration was cancelled on 17 September 2002.
It was stored at Southport, Queensland, Australia until September 2003, when it was acquired by Allan Churn. The aircraft was dismantled, placed in sea container and shipped to Western Australia in October 2003. Australian registration VH-MBZ was reserved, but not taken up, and the aircraft was instead registered 24-5431 on 22 May 2008 by Allan Churn. The aircraft was restored and test flown on 17 August 2008 by Alan Usherwood at Serpentine Airfield. The registration was cancelled on 22 May 2011 as ‘withdrawn from use’ after it suffered some damage.
VH-MXE Vans RV-7A (MSN 72100) named 'Lady V', owned by Malcolm Vivian, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MXE Vans RV-7A (MSN 72100) named ‘Lady V’, owned by Malcolm Vivian, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in Australia in 1965.
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in Australia in 1965.
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre Built in Australia in 1965.
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in Australia in 1965.
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Cutting a streamer dropped from the aircraft. VH-MRI was built in Australia in 1965.
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Cutting a streamer dropped from the aircraft. VH-MRI was built in Australia in 1965.
VH-CBO Vans RV-6A (MSN W192) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CBO Vans RV-6A (MSN W192) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-RAS Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4617) owned by Adrian Thomas, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-RAS Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4617) owned by Adrian Thomas, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-RAS Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4617) owned by Adrian Thomas, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-RAS Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4617) owned by Adrian Thomas, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-RAS Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4617) owned by Adrian Thomas, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-RAS Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4617) owned by Adrian Thomas, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017.
Photo © David Eyre

Warbirds

VH-NHD / B-1727 / 2 Sopwith Pup (MSN B-1727) named 'Normie', owned by Bert Filippi, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre After USAF Colonel Harold Schultz decided to build an exact replica of the Sopwith Pup, he started to collect original parts, including an 80 hp Le Rhône rotary engine. The collecting and initial building took 25 years, however, deteriorating eyesight forced Schultz to abandon the project, and handed it over to Bert Filippi in Australia. The replica was finished by Fred Murrin over a five year period, and was given the color scheme and markings of the Sopwith Pup with RFC s/n B1727, that was named 'Normie' after Second Lieutenant Norman Herford Dimmock who normally flew the B1727 on the western front. While flown by another pilot, B1727 crashed in France on October 28 1917. Dimmock kept the windshield and joystick, which he donated to Schultz many decades later. As a tribute to Norman Herford Dimmock, the aircraft was registered VH-NHD, and was flown for the first time by Bert Filippi at Jandakot, near Perth Western Australia on March 4, 2010. Whilst almost all parts in VH-NHD are original of that era, including the propeller and the 80 horsepower Le Rhone rotary engine, only the windshield and the joystick are from B-1727. For that reason it is registered as a replica, but even to the most discerning eye, this aircraft cannot be distinguished from a Sopwith Scout out of the Standard Aviation Factory in Sutton in 1917. A far cry from other aircraft registered as Sopwith Pups, which have radial engines, steel fuselage, modern fabric not to mention tail wheels and brakes.
VH-NHD / B-1727 / 2 Sopwith Pup (MSN B-1727) named ‘Normie’, owned by Bert Filippi, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
After USAF Colonel Harold Schultz decided to build an exact replica of the Sopwith Pup, he started to collect original parts, including an 80 hp Le Rhône rotary engine. The collecting and initial building took 25 years, however, deteriorating eyesight forced Schultz to abandon the project, and handed it over to Bert Filippi in Australia. The replica was finished by Fred Murrin over a five year period, and was given the color scheme and markings of the Sopwith Pup with RFC s/n B1727, that was named ‘Normie’ after Second Lieutenant Norman Herford Dimmock who normally flew the B1727 on the western front. While flown by another pilot, B1727 crashed in France on October 28 1917. Dimmock kept the windshield and joystick, which he donated to Schultz many decades later. As a tribute to Norman Herford Dimmock, the aircraft was registered VH-NHD, and was flown for the first time by Bert Filippi at Jandakot, near Perth Western Australia on March 4, 2010. Whilst almost all parts in VH-NHD are original of that era, including the propeller and the 80 horsepower Le Rhone rotary engine, only the windshield and the joystick are from B-1727. For that reason it is registered as a replica, but even to the most discerning eye, this aircraft cannot be distinguished from a Sopwith Scout out of the Standard Aviation Factory in Sutton in 1917. A far cry from other aircraft registered as Sopwith Pups, which have radial engines, steel fuselage, modern fabric not to mention tail wheels and brakes.
VH-FBU / "5-59" Focke-Wulf (CKD) FW-44J Stieglitz (MSN 2780), owned by Bert Filippi, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre In Swedish Air Force markings, though it never served with them. The Finnish Air Force purchased 30 Fw-44 Stieglitzes from Germany on 12 Apr 1940, manufactured by Ceskomoravskaya-Kolben-Danek (CKD) in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Ten of the aircraft were originally ordered by Norway, but after Germany invaded Norway in 1940, the aircraft were sold to Finland, being delivered from Warnemünde, Germany, in three batches of 10 aircraft on 25 May, 7 and 15 August 1940. The Finnish Air Force ordered another 10 Stieglitzes from Germany on 7 March 1944, but only 5 were delivered. This example was built in 1939 by CKD and given German export registration D-EXWQ. It was meant to be delivered to the Royal Norwegian Army as AF11, but was delivered to the Finnish Air Force in 1940, with serial number SZ-11. On 4 July 1960 it was registered OH-SZB to Lahden IK ry Lahti. From 26 July 1961, it was owned by the Finnish Aviation Association in Helsinki. On 6 March 1964, the aircraft was scrapped but re-built and registered to Jan Gube, Helsinki, as OH-SZG on 17 October 1983. On 30 August 1995 it was sold to Svedinos Bil-och Flygmuseum, Ugglarp, Sweden, and on 19 January 1996 it was transferred to the Swedish register as SE-BEW. On 28 Aug 2002, it was registered VH-FBU to Bert Filippi.
VH-FBU / “5-59” Focke-Wulf (CKD) FW-44J Stieglitz (MSN 2780), owned by Bert Filippi, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
In Swedish Air Force markings, though it never served with them. The Finnish Air Force purchased 30 Fw-44 Stieglitzes from Germany on 12 Apr 1940, manufactured by Ceskomoravskaya-Kolben-Danek (CKD) in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Ten of the aircraft were originally ordered by Norway, but after Germany invaded Norway in 1940, the aircraft were sold to Finland, being delivered from Warnemünde, Germany, in three batches of 10 aircraft on 25 May, 7 and 15 August 1940. The Finnish Air Force ordered another 10 Stieglitzes from Germany on 7 March 1944, but only 5 were delivered.
This example was built in 1939 by CKD and given German export registration D-EXWQ. It was meant to be delivered to the Royal Norwegian Army as AF11, but was delivered to the Finnish Air Force in 1940, with serial number SZ-11. On 4 July 1960 it was registered OH-SZB to Lahden IK ry Lahti. From 26 July 1961, it was owned by the Finnish Aviation Association in Helsinki. On 6 March 1964, the aircraft was scrapped but re-built and registered to Jan Gube, Helsinki, as OH-SZG on 17 October 1983. On 30 August 1995 it was sold to Svedinos Bil-och Flygmuseum, Ugglarp, Sweden, and on 19 January 1996 it was transferred to the Swedish register as SE-BEW. On 28 Aug 2002, it was registered VH-FBU to Bert Filippi.
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. 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.
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
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.
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. 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.
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
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.
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. 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.
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
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.
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned and flown by Bert Filippi, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. 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.
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned and flown by Bert Filippi, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
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.
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned and flown by Bert Filippi, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. 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.
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned and flown by Bert Filippi, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
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.
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned and flown by Bert Filippi, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. 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.
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned and flown by Bert Filippi, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
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.
VH-NIG/N9129/29 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN 82248) of Nigel Emmans at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre Based at Serpentine. Painted in RAF camouflage. Built in 1939. One of 100 Tiger Moths imported to Australia from the UK (in addition to licensed production at Bankstown, NSW). Served with RAAF, but retained RAF (UK) serial N9129. Served with 9 Elementary Flying Training School at Cunderdin, WA 10/04/1943 to 19/06/1943. Registered VH-BJV 24 November 1947 to George W K Baston, Quobba Station, Carnarvon, WA. Passed through a few owners then was re-registered 15 June 1959 as VH-DAL to Doggett Aviation & Engineering Co, Maylands Aerodrome, Perth, Western Australia. Crashed and cancelled from register 28 June 1965. Restored and registered VH-NIG from 12 April 1994 to Nigel Emmans.
VH-NIG/N9129/29 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN 82248) of Nigel Emmans at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Based at Serpentine. Painted in RAF camouflage. Built in 1939. One of 100 Tiger Moths imported to Australia from the UK (in addition to licensed production at Bankstown, NSW). Served with RAAF, but retained RAF (UK) serial N9129. Served with 9 Elementary Flying Training School at Cunderdin, WA 10/04/1943 to 19/06/1943.
Registered VH-BJV 24 November 1947 to George W K Baston, Quobba Station, Carnarvon, WA. Passed through a few owners then was re-registered 15 June 1959 as VH-DAL to Doggett Aviation & Engineering Co, Maylands Aerodrome, Perth, Western Australia. Crashed and cancelled from register 28 June 1965. Restored and registered VH-NIG from 12 April 1994 to Nigel Emmans.
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, during 1959 to 1961, using a collection of British-built RAF Tiger Moth parts acquired from disposals sales. VH-CXL was registered on 8 March 1961, and was acquired by its current owner in 2000.
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, during 1959 to 1961, using a collection of British-built RAF Tiger Moth parts acquired from disposals sales. VH-CXL was registered on 8 March 1961, and was acquired by its current owner in 2000.
VH-XBS De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.20 (MSN C1/0413) owned by Aeros Casino Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Delivered from Broughton, UK to Hatfield, UK on 24 October 1951; accepted 19 April 1952; assigned 9 July 1952 to the Royal Thai Air Force, military serial F9-37/95. To VH-XBS 23 October 1991. Still wears its original basic Royal Thai Air Force white and red colours, minus the military insignia.
VH-XBS De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.20 (MSN C1/0413) owned by Aeros Casino Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Delivered from Broughton, UK to Hatfield, UK on 24 October 1951; accepted 19 April 1952; assigned 9 July 1952 to the Royal Thai Air Force, military serial F9-37/95. To VH-XBS 23 October 1991. Still wears its original basic Royal Thai Air Force white and red colours, minus the military insignia.
VH-XBS De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.20 (MSN C1/0413) owned by Aeros Casino Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Delivered from Broughton, UK to Hatfield, UK on 24 October 1951; accepted 19 April 1952; assigned 9 July 1952 to the Royal Thai Air Force, military serial F9-37/95. To VH-XBS 23 October 1991. Still wears its original basic Royal Thai Air Force white and red colours, minus the military insignia.
VH-XBS De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.20 (MSN C1/0413) owned by Aeros Casino Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Delivered from Broughton, UK to Hatfield, UK on 24 October 1951; accepted 19 April 1952; assigned 9 July 1952 to the Royal Thai Air Force, military serial F9-37/95. To VH-XBS 23 October 1991. Still wears its original basic Royal Thai Air Force white and red colours, minus the military insignia.
VH-XBS De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.20 (MSN C1/0413) owned by Aeros Casino Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Delivered from Broughton, UK to Hatfield, UK on 24 October 1951; accepted 19 April 1952; assigned 9 July 1952 to the Royal Thai Air Force, military serial F9-37/95. To VH-XBS 23 October 1991. Still wears its original basic Royal Thai Air Force white and red colours, minus the military insignia.
VH-XBS De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.20 (MSN C1/0413) owned by Aeros Casino Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Delivered from Broughton, UK to Hatfield, UK on 24 October 1951; accepted 19 April 1952; assigned 9 July 1952 to the Royal Thai Air Force, military serial F9-37/95. To VH-XBS 23 October 1991. Still wears its original basic Royal Thai Air Force white and red colours, minus the military insignia.
VH-RHW / WB677 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0125) owned by Glen Caple, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1950, delivered to the Royal Air Force (UK) as WB677 on 16 August 1950. Sold 24 September 1956 while in storage at No.10 Maintenance Unit, RAF Hullavington, UK. First registered in Australia on 21 November 1957 as VH-RHW by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, initially based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth and then Perth Airport, until sold in 1962. It went through a series of owners until purchased by Glen Caple in 1973.
VH-RHW / WB677 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0125) owned by Glen Caple, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1950, delivered to the Royal Air Force (UK) as WB677 on 16 August 1950. Sold 24 September 1956 while in storage at No.10 Maintenance Unit, RAF Hullavington, UK. First registered in Australia on 21 November 1957 as VH-RHW by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, initially based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth and then Perth Airport, until sold in 1962. It went through a series of owners until purchased by Glen Caple in 1973.
VH-RHW / WB677 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0125) owned by Glen Caple, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1950, delivered to the Royal Air Force (UK) as WB677 on 16 August 1950. Sold 24 September 1956 while in storage at No.10 Maintenance Unit, RAF Hullavington, UK. First registered in Australia on 21 November 1957 as VH-RHW by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, initially based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth and then Perth Airport, until sold in 1962. It went through a series of owners until purchased by Glen Caple in 1973.
VH-RHW / WB677 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0125) owned by Glen Caple, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1950, delivered to the Royal Air Force (UK) as WB677 on 16 August 1950. Sold 24 September 1956 while in storage at No.10 Maintenance Unit, RAF Hullavington, UK. First registered in Australia on 21 November 1957 as VH-RHW by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, initially based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth and then Perth Airport, until sold in 1962. It went through a series of owners until purchased by Glen Caple in 1973.
VH-ZAZ De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0503 / DH/B/F/372) owned by Kevin Bailey, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre Built in 1951 and delivered to the Royal Air Force as WG429 on 19 October 1951. Sold on 10 Aug 1956 and registered 25 March 1958 as VH-RVS with Royal Victorian Aero Club, at Moorabbin Airport, Victoria. Deregistered 6 March 1972 as withdrawn from use. Restored 17 August 1992 as VH-ZAZ to Kevin Bailey.
VH-ZAZ De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0503 / DH/B/F/372) owned by Kevin Bailey, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Built in 1951 and delivered to the Royal Air Force as WG429 on 19 October 1951. Sold on 10 Aug 1956 and registered 25 March 1958 as VH-RVS with Royal Victorian Aero Club, at Moorabbin Airport, Victoria. Deregistered 6 March 1972 as withdrawn from use. Restored 17 August 1992 as VH-ZAZ to Kevin Bailey.
VH-ZAZ De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0503 / DH/B/F/372) owned by Kevin Bailey, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre Built in 1951 and delivered to the Royal Air Force as WG429 on 19 October 1951. Sold on 10 Aug 1956 and registered 25 March 1958 as VH-RVS with Royal Victorian Aero Club, at Moorabbin Airport, Victoria. Deregistered 6 March 1972 as withdrawn from use. Restored 17 August 1992 as VH-ZAZ to Kevin Bailey.
VH-ZAZ De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0503 / DH/B/F/372) owned by Kevin Bailey, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Built in 1951 and delivered to the Royal Air Force as WG429 on 19 October 1951. Sold on 10 Aug 1956 and registered 25 March 1958 as VH-RVS with Royal Victorian Aero Club, at Moorabbin Airport, Victoria. Deregistered 6 March 1972 as withdrawn from use. Restored 17 August 1992 as VH-ZAZ to Kevin Bailey.
VH-UFB Nord 3202 (MSN 97) owned by Bert Filippi, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. The Nord 3202 was a 1950s French miltary trainer aircraft. This one was built in 1960 and served with the French Army as 97/F-MAIP. Upon retirement, it was sold as N2256W to David C. Tallichet & John R. Hawke/Euroworld California Inc, Long Beach California on 20 Feb 1978, but was stored in Florida in yellow French Army paint. In 1984, it was sold to Levolor Lorentzen Inc, Lyndhurst, New Jersey and in 1987 to Hubert B. Finch, Houston, Texas. On 12 November 1991 it was registered VH-UFB to Bert Filippi.
VH-UFB Nord 3202 (MSN 97) owned by Bert Filippi, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
The Nord 3202 was a 1950s French miltary trainer aircraft. This one was built in 1960 and served with the French Army as 97/F-MAIP. Upon retirement, it was sold as N2256W to David C. Tallichet & John R. Hawke/Euroworld California Inc, Long Beach California on 20 Feb 1978, but was stored in Florida in yellow French Army
paint. In 1984, it was sold to Levolor Lorentzen Inc, Lyndhurst, New Jersey and in 1987 to Hubert B. Finch, Houston, Texas. On 12 November 1991 it was registered VH-UFB to Bert Filippi.
VH-CHU / 61010 / 10 Scottish Aviation SK61 Bulldog (101) (MSN BH100-110) owned by Charlie Chua, at Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre The first Bulldog registered in Australia, on 8 August 2008, this is currently one of only two Bulldogs registered in Australia. Built in 1971, ex G-AZAO, 61010 (Swedish Air Force), SE-LLG, N747BD. Built at Prestwick Airport by Scottish Aviation. The first 58 aircraft (designated by the Swedish Air Force as the SK61A and SK61B) were delivered to the Swedish Air Force in 1971, replacing the Saab SK50 Safir trainer. 20 more were delivered to the Swedish Army as FPL61C in 1972, but these were transferred to the Air Force in 1989 as SK61C. The SK61 was used for basic flight training at the Swedish Air Force Academy at Wing F5, based at Ljungbyhed. Student pilots flew about 40 hours in the SK61 Bulldog before moving up to the Saab SK60 jet trainer. The SK61 would also be flown with ski landing gear. In 1987, the training program changed and all training was done on the SK60 jets. In 2000 to 2001, 28 SK61 Bulldogs were modified to meet civil regulations and sold. By 2001, all Sk61s had been withdrawn from military service and 26 were bought in 2004 by the Hungarian company AVIA-Rent and sold to private owners. VH-CHU was decommissioned in 2000 and registered SE-LLG. In 2002, it was flown across the Atlantic Ocean to the USA, registered N747BD. In February 2008, it was dismantled and shipped to Perth, reassembled and is now flown by Charlie Chua as VH-CHU.
VH-CHU / 61010 / 10 Scottish Aviation SK61 Bulldog (101) (MSN BH100-110) owned by Charlie Chua, at Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
The first Bulldog registered in Australia, on 8 August 2008, this is currently one of only two Bulldogs registered in Australia. Built in 1971, ex G-AZAO, 61010 (Swedish Air Force), SE-LLG, N747BD. Built at Prestwick Airport by Scottish Aviation. The first 58 aircraft (designated by the Swedish Air Force as the SK61A and SK61B) were delivered to the Swedish Air Force in 1971, replacing the Saab SK50 Safir trainer. 20 more were delivered to the Swedish Army as FPL61C in 1972, but these were transferred to the Air Force in 1989 as SK61C. The SK61 was used for basic flight training at the Swedish Air Force Academy at Wing F5, based at Ljungbyhed. Student pilots flew about 40 hours in the SK61 Bulldog before moving up to the Saab SK60 jet trainer. The SK61 would also be flown with ski landing gear. In 1987, the training program changed and all training was done on the SK60 jets. In 2000 to 2001, 28 SK61 Bulldogs were modified to meet civil regulations and sold. By 2001, all Sk61s had been withdrawn from military service and 26 were bought in 2004 by the Hungarian company AVIA-Rent and sold to private owners. VH-CHU was decommissioned in 2000 and registered SE-LLG. In 2002, it was flown across the Atlantic Ocean to the USA, registered N747BD. In February 2008, it was dismantled and shipped to Perth, reassembled and is now flown by Charlie Chua as VH-CHU.
VH-DPV / 38 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer (MSN 038) owned by Joshua Spano, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. In the 1960s, Australia's Victa (famous for its lawn mowers) produced the Victa Airtourer, and Victa Aircruiser. Due to lack of Australian Government support, Victa had to sell the manufacturing rights to AESL (later NZAI) in New Zealand, who developed the CT/4 Airtrainer in 1972. Ironically, in 1975, the RAAF ordered 51 CT/4A aircraft from NZAI as primary trainer aircraft. This particular example was delivered to the RAAF on 4 June 1975, using ferry registration ZK-EAA. It was allocated RAAF serial A19-038. Following RAAF service, it was sold on 21 June 1993 and registered VH-DPV. It has retained its RAAF "Fanta can" paint scheme, which also led to the type being nicknamed the "Plastic Parrot".
VH-DPV / 38 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer (MSN 038) owned by Joshua Spano, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
In the 1960s, Australia’s Victa (famous for its lawn mowers) produced the Victa Airtourer, and Victa Aircruiser. Due to lack of Australian Government support, Victa had to sell the manufacturing rights to AESL (later NZAI) in New Zealand, who developed the CT/4 Airtrainer in 1972. Ironically, in 1975, the RAAF ordered 51 CT/4A aircraft from NZAI as primary trainer aircraft. This particular example was delivered to the RAAF on 4 June 1975, using ferry registration ZK-EAA. It was allocated RAAF serial A19-038. Following RAAF service, it was sold on 21 June 1993 and registered VH-DPV. It has retained its RAAF “Fanta can” paint scheme, which also led to the type being nicknamed the “Plastic Parrot”.
VH-DPV / 38 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer (MSN 038) owned by Joshua Spano, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. In the 1960s, Australia's Victa (famous for its lawn mowers) produced the Victa Airtourer, and Victa Aircruiser. Due to lack of Australian Government support, Victa had to sell the manufacturing rights to AESL (later NZAI) in New Zealand, who developed the CT/4 Airtrainer in 1972. Ironically, in 1975, the RAAF ordered 51 CT/4A aircraft from NZAI as primary trainer aircraft. This particular example was delivered to the RAAF on 4 June 1975, using ferry registration ZK-EAA. It was allocated RAAF serial A19-038. Following RAAF service, it was sold on 21 June 1993 and registered VH-DPV. It has retained its RAAF "Fanta can" paint scheme, which also led to the type being nicknamed the "Plastic Parrot".
VH-DPV / 38 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer (MSN 038) owned by Joshua Spano, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
In the 1960s, Australia’s Victa (famous for its lawn mowers) produced the Victa Airtourer, and Victa Aircruiser. Due to lack of Australian Government support, Victa had to sell the manufacturing rights to AESL (later NZAI) in New Zealand, who developed the CT/4 Airtrainer in 1972. Ironically, in 1975, the RAAF ordered 51 CT/4A aircraft from NZAI as primary trainer aircraft. This particular example was delivered to the RAAF on 4 June 1975, using ferry registration ZK-EAA. It was allocated RAAF serial A19-038. Following RAAF service, it was sold on 21 June 1993 and registered VH-DPV. It has retained its RAAF “Fanta can” paint scheme, which also led to the type being nicknamed the “Plastic Parrot”.
VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre VH-ANH was built in 1975 and delivered from New Zealand as ZK-EAD, handed over to the RAAF on 31 July 1975, with RAAF serial A19-041. Sold by RAAF and registered VH-ANH on 31 May 1993 to David Gard.
VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ANH was built in 1975 and delivered from New Zealand as ZK-EAD, handed over to the RAAF on 31 July 1975, with RAAF serial A19-041. Sold by RAAF and registered VH-ANH on 31 May 1993 to David Gard.
VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Last served with US Navy training squadron VT-27, until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy T-28 squadron. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014. Based at Jandakot.
VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Last served with US Navy training squadron VT-27, until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy T-28 squadron. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014. Based at Jandakot.
VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Last served with US Navy training squadron VT-27, until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy T-28 squadron. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014. Based at Jandakot.
VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Last served with US Navy training squadron VT-27, until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy T-28 squadron. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014. Based at Jandakot.
VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Last served with US Navy training squadron VT-27, until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy T-28 squadron. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014. Based at Jandakot.
VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Last served with US Navy training squadron VT-27, until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy T-28 squadron. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014. Based at Jandakot.
VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Last served with US Navy training squadron VT-27, until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy T-28 squadron. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014. Based at Jandakot.
VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Last served with US Navy training squadron VT-27, until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy T-28 squadron. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014. Based at Jandakot.
VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Last served with US Navy training squadron VT-27, until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy T-28 squadron. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014. Based at Jandakot.
VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Last served with US Navy training squadron VT-27, until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy T-28 squadron. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014. Based at Jandakot.
Members of the Aviation Association of Western Australia Inc (AAWA) photrographing VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Members of the Aviation Association of Western Australia Inc (AAWA) photrographing VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan (MSN 219-15) operated by AOG Services Pty Ltd, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre This Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built in 1954 at Kharkov, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) and was gifted to the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) by the Soviets. It was partly disassembled for transport and then reassembled at Nanchang in China, however it was not manufactured by Nanchang. After negotiations, Nanchang later assembled 324 of them under licence between 1954 and 1958 as the "Nanchang CJ-5" for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. This one is painted in Soviet Union DOSAAF markings. DOSAAF (Russian: ДОСААФ), (in English stands for: Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy) was a paramilitary sport organisation in the Soviet Union, concerned mainly with weapons, automobiles and aviation.
VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
This Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built in 1954 at Kharkov, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) and was gifted to the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) by the Soviets. It was partly disassembled for transport and then reassembled at Nanchang in China, however it was not manufactured by Nanchang. After negotiations, Nanchang later assembled 324 of them under licence between 1954 and 1958 as the “Nanchang CJ-5” for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. This one is painted in Soviet Union DOSAAF markings. DOSAAF (Russian: ДОСААФ), (in English stands for: Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy) was a paramilitary sport organisation in the Soviet Union, concerned mainly with weapons, automobiles and aviation.
VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre This Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built in 1954 at Kharkov, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) and was gifted to the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) by the Soviets. It was partly disassembled for transport and then reassembled at Nanchang in China, however it was not manufactured by Nanchang. After negotiations, Nanchang later assembled 324 of them under licence between 1954 and 1958 as the "Nanchang CJ-5" for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. This one is painted in Soviet Union DOSAAF markings. DOSAAF (Russian: ДОСААФ), (in English stands for: Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy) was a paramilitary sport organisation in the Soviet Union, concerned mainly with weapons, automobiles and aviation.
VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
This Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built in 1954 at Kharkov, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) and was gifted to the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) by the Soviets. It was partly disassembled for transport and then reassembled at Nanchang in China, however it was not manufactured by Nanchang. After negotiations, Nanchang later assembled 324 of them under licence between 1954 and 1958 as the “Nanchang CJ-5” for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. This one is painted in Soviet Union DOSAAF markings. DOSAAF (Russian: ДОСААФ), (in English stands for: Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy) was a paramilitary sport organisation in the Soviet Union, concerned mainly with weapons, automobiles and aviation.
VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre This Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built in 1954 at Kharkov, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) and was gifted to the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) by the Soviets. It was partly disassembled for transport and then reassembled at Nanchang in China, however it was not manufactured by Nanchang. After negotiations, Nanchang later assembled 324 of them under licence between 1954 and 1958 as the "Nanchang CJ-5" for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. This one is painted in Soviet Union DOSAAF markings. DOSAAF (Russian: ДОСААФ), (in English stands for: Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy) was a paramilitary sport organisation in the Soviet Union, concerned mainly with weapons, automobiles and aviation.
VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
This Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built in 1954 at Kharkov, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) and was gifted to the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) by the Soviets. It was partly disassembled for transport and then reassembled at Nanchang in China, however it was not manufactured by Nanchang. After negotiations, Nanchang later assembled 324 of them under licence between 1954 and 1958 as the “Nanchang CJ-5” for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. This one is painted in Soviet Union DOSAAF markings. DOSAAF (Russian: ДОСААФ), (in English stands for: Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy) was a paramilitary sport organisation in the Soviet Union, concerned mainly with weapons, automobiles and aviation.
VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre This Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built in 1954 at Kharkov, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) and was gifted to the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) by the Soviets. It was partly disassembled for transport and then reassembled at Nanchang in China, however it was not manufactured by Nanchang. After negotiations, Nanchang later assembled 324 of them under licence between 1954 and 1958 as the "Nanchang CJ-5" for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. This one is painted in Soviet Union DOSAAF markings. DOSAAF (Russian: ДОСААФ), (in English stands for: Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy) was a paramilitary sport organisation in the Soviet Union, concerned mainly with weapons, automobiles and aviation.
VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
This Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built in 1954 at Kharkov, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) and was gifted to the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) by the Soviets. It was partly disassembled for transport and then reassembled at Nanchang in China, however it was not manufactured by Nanchang. After negotiations, Nanchang later assembled 324 of them under licence between 1954 and 1958 as the “Nanchang CJ-5” for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. This one is painted in Soviet Union DOSAAF markings. DOSAAF (Russian: ДОСААФ), (in English stands for: Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy) was a paramilitary sport organisation in the Soviet Union, concerned mainly with weapons, automobiles and aviation.
VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre This Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built in 1954 at Kharkov, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) and was gifted to the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) by the Soviets. It was partly disassembled for transport and then reassembled at Nanchang in China, however it was not manufactured by Nanchang. After negotiations, Nanchang later assembled 324 of them under licence between 1954 and 1958 as the "Nanchang CJ-5" for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. This one is painted in Soviet Union DOSAAF markings. DOSAAF (Russian: ДОСААФ), (in English stands for: Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy) was a paramilitary sport organisation in the Soviet Union, concerned mainly with weapons, automobiles and aviation.
VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
This Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built in 1954 at Kharkov, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) and was gifted to the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) by the Soviets. It was partly disassembled for transport and then reassembled at Nanchang in China, however it was not manufactured by Nanchang. After negotiations, Nanchang later assembled 324 of them under licence between 1954 and 1958 as the “Nanchang CJ-5” for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. This one is painted in Soviet Union DOSAAF markings. DOSAAF (Russian: ДОСААФ), (in English stands for: Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy) was a paramilitary sport organisation in the Soviet Union, concerned mainly with weapons, automobiles and aviation.
Members of the Aviation Association of Western Australia Inc (AAWA) photrographing VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus (Frank) Smit at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
Members of the Aviation Association of Western Australia Inc (AAWA) photrographing VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus (Frank) Smit at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre

Formations

De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth formation at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. VH-DWD / A17-201 (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi. VH-NIG / N9129 (MSN 82248) owned by Nigel Emmans. VH-WFN / A17-649 (MSN DHA799) owned by Bill Dearle. VH-BTP / A17-744 (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees.
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth formation at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-DWD / A17-201 (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi.
VH-NIG / N9129 (MSN 82248) owned by Nigel Emmans.
VH-WFN / A17-649 (MSN DHA799) owned by Bill Dearle.
VH-BTP / A17-744 (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees.
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth formation at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. VH-NIG / N9129 (MSN 82248) owned by Nigel Emmans. VH-DWD / A17-201 (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi. VH-WFN / A17-649 (MSN DHA799) owned by Bill Dearle. VH-BTP / A17-744 (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees.
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth formation at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-NIG / N9129 (MSN 82248) owned by Nigel Emmans.
VH-DWD / A17-201 (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi.
VH-WFN / A17-649 (MSN DHA799) owned by Bill Dearle.
VH-BTP / A17-744 (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees.
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth formation at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. VH-NIG / N9129 (MSN 82248) owned by Nigel Emmans. VH-DWD / A17-201 (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi. VH-WFN / A17-649 (MSN DHA799) owned by Bill Dearle. VH-BTP / A17-744 (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees.
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth formation at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-NIG / N9129 (MSN 82248) owned by Nigel Emmans.
VH-DWD / A17-201 (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi.
VH-WFN / A17-649 (MSN DHA799) owned by Bill Dearle.
VH-BTP / A17-744 (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees.
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Sue Clarke, VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus (Frank) Smit, VH-CBO Vans RV-6A (MSN W192) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington, VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard, and VH-MXE Vans RV-7A (MSN 72100) owned by Malcolm Vivian, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Sue Clarke, VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus (Frank) Smit, VH-CBO Vans RV-6A (MSN W192) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington, VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard, and VH-MXE Vans RV-7A (MSN 72100) owned by Malcolm Vivian, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CBO Vans RV-6A (MSN W192) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington, VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard, and VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus (Frank) Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CBO Vans RV-6A (MSN W192) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington, VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard, and VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus (Frank) Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard, VH-CBO Vans RV-6A (MSN W192) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington, and VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus (Frank) Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard, VH-CBO Vans RV-6A (MSN W192) owned by Arthur (Bo) Hannington, and VH-OOZ Yakovlev Yak-18 (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus (Frank) Smit, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
VH-RAS Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4617) owned by Adrian Thomas, in formation with VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-RAS Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4617) owned by Adrian Thomas, in formation with VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-RAS Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4617) owned by Adrian Thomas, in formation with VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-RAS Robinson R22 Beta II (MSN 4617) owned by Adrian Thomas, in formation with VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke, at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-RHW / WB677 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0125) owned by Glen Caple, and VH-ZAZ De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0503 / DH/B/F/372) owned by Kevin Bailey, in formation at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. VH-RHW was built in 1950, delivered to the Royal Air Force (UK) as WB677 on 16 August 1950. Sold 24 September 1956 while in storage at No.10 Maintenance Unit, RAF Hullavington, UK. First registered in Australia on 21 November 1957 as VH-RHW by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, initially based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth and then Perth Airport, until sold in 1962. It went through a series of owners until purchased by Glen Caple in 1973. VH-ZAZ was built in 1951 and delivered to the Royal Air Force as WG429 on 19 October 1951. Sold on 10 Aug 1956 and registered 25 March 1958 as VH-RVS with Royal Victorian Aero Club, at Moorabbin Airport, Victoria. Deregistered 6 March 1972 as withdrawn from use. Restored 17 August 1992 as VH-ZAZ to Kevin Bailey.
VH-RHW / WB677 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0125) owned by Glen Caple, and VH-ZAZ De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0503 / DH/B/F/372) owned by Kevin Bailey, in formation at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-RHW was built in 1950, delivered to the Royal Air Force (UK) as WB677 on 16 August 1950. Sold 24 September 1956 while in storage at No.10 Maintenance Unit, RAF Hullavington, UK. First registered in Australia on 21 November 1957 as VH-RHW by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, initially based at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth and then Perth Airport, until sold in 1962. It went through a series of owners until purchased by Glen Caple in 1973.
VH-ZAZ was built in 1951 and delivered to the Royal Air Force as WG429 on 19 October 1951. Sold on 10 Aug 1956 and registered 25 March 1958 as VH-RVS with Royal Victorian Aero Club, at Moorabbin Airport, Victoria. Deregistered 6 March 1972 as withdrawn from use. Restored 17 August 1992 as VH-ZAZ to Kevin Bailey.

Aircraft line-ups

Aircraft lined up at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Nearest aircraft is VH-LBR Heintz CH300 Tri-Z (MSN W114) owned by Don McCall and Ian Hislop, Built in 1984.
Aircraft lined up at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017.
Nearest aircraft is VH-LBR Heintz CH300 Tri-Z (MSN W114) owned by Don McCall and Ian Hislop, Built in 1984.
VH-ZIC Vans RV7A (MSN 72207) flown by Scott Palmer, 19-8481 ICP MXP-740 Savannah S (MSN 13-03-54-0259), and VH-OID Mooney M20R Ovation (MSN 29-0162, ex N84TF) owned by Wrightway Road Training Pty Ltd at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-ZIC Vans RV7A (MSN 72207) flown by Scott Palmer, 19-8481 ICP MXP-740 Savannah S (MSN 13-03-54-0259), and VH-OID Mooney M20R Ovation (MSN 29-0162, ex N84TF) owned by Wrightway Road Training Pty Ltd at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Aircraft lined up at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Aircraft lined up at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Aircraft lined up at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Aircraft lined up at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Aircraft lined up at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Aircraft lined up at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Aircraft lined up at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Aircraft lined up at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Aircraft lined up at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Nearest aircraft is VH-BEZ Cessna 172N Skyhawk II (MSN 17268583) owned by Air Australia International - built in 1977, ex (N733VM not taken up), N1900C.
Aircraft lined up at at Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Nearest aircraft is VH-BEZ Cessna 172N Skyhawk II (MSN 17268583) owned by Air Australia International – built in 1977, ex (N733VM not taken up), N1900C.
Line-up of aircraft in front of the club house at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke; VH-ZDB Vans RV-7A (MSN 70471) owned by David Watkins; VH-ULX AMD Alarus CH2000 (MSN 20-1024) owned by Inverted Pty Ltd.
Line-up of aircraft in front of the club house at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned and flown by Sue Clarke;
VH-ZDB Vans RV-7A (MSN 70471) owned by David Watkins;
VH-ULX AMD Alarus CH2000 (MSN 20-1024) owned by Inverted Pty Ltd.

Other visitors

A Messerschmitt KR201 Roadster modified to resemble a World War One German biplane, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre. Following the end of World War Two, Messerschmitt aircraft company was temporarily not allowed to manufacture aircraft, so began making other products. In 1952, Messerschmitt's Regensburg aircraft factory began manufacturing small motor vehicles, based on the Fend Flitzer invalid carriage. The first was the KR175 (KR stood for Kabinenroller - "scooter with cabin"). The KR200 replaced the KR175 in 1955. In 1956, a year after West Germany joined NATO, Messerschmitt was allowed to manufacture aircraft again, so it sold the Regensburg works to Fend who formed Fahrzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH Regensburg (FMR) to continue production of the KR200 and KR201 - this example is an FMR-built KR201. Production of these cars ended in 1964.
A Messerschmitt KR201 Roadster modified to resemble a World War One German biplane, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Following the end of World War Two, Messerschmitt aircraft company was temporarily not allowed to manufacture aircraft, so began making other products. In 1952, Messerschmitt’s Regensburg aircraft factory began manufacturing small motor vehicles, based on the Fend Flitzer invalid carriage. The first was the KR175 (KR stood for Kabinenroller – “scooter with cabin”). The KR200 replaced the KR175 in 1955. In 1956, a year after West Germany joined NATO, Messerschmitt was allowed to manufacture aircraft again, so it sold the Regensburg works to Fend who formed Fahrzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH Regensburg (FMR) to continue production of the KR200 and KR201 – this example is an FMR-built KR201. Production of these cars ended in 1964.
A range of MG cars from members of the MG Car Club, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
A range of MG cars from members of the MG Car Club, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
A 1934 MG J2 vintage car next to 19-5432 Fly Synthesis Storch HSJ (MSN 357) (built in 2008) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
A 1934 MG J2 vintage car next to 19-5432 Fly Synthesis Storch HSJ (MSN 357) (built in 2008) at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre.
Miniature steam traction engine, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre In the background are a couple of vintage MG cars and 19-5432 Fly Synthesis Storch HSJ (MSN 357).
Miniature steam traction engine, at the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 5 November 2017. Photo © David Eyre
In the background are a couple of vintage MG cars and 19-5432 Fly Synthesis Storch HSJ (MSN 357).