29 September 2013: SABC Annual Fly-In 2013 – Serpentine Airfield

29 September 2013 © David Eyre

The 2013 Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) Annual Fly-In was unfortunately affected by showers during the morning and rain in the afternoon, so there was less flying and fewer spectators in attendance compared to previous years.

AAWA member Mir Zafriz attended the event during the morning, and took the photographs below.

VH-XHE Pietenpol Aircamper (MSN 170) owned and flown by Graham Hewitt at Serpentine Airfield Annual Fly-In - Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-XHE Pietenpol Aircamper (MSN 170) owned and flown by Graham Hewitt at Serpentine Airfield Annual Fly-In – Sun 29 September 2013.
Graham Hewitt constructed this aircraft himself and first flew it in 2012.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
VH-YGJ Yakovlev Yak-52 "Yakka" (tailwheel conversion) (MSN 802) owned by Gordon Johanson and VH-BAR/A17-666 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA816/T342) owned by Kevin Bailey at Serpentine Airfield Annual Fly-In - Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-YGJ Yakovlev Yak-52 “Yakka” (tailwheel conversion) (MSN 802) owned by Gordon Johanson and VH-BAR/A17-666 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA816/T342) owned by Kevin Bailey at Serpentine Airfield Annual Fly-In – Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-YGJ is a tailwheel conversion of a Yak-52, and formerly operated by DOSAAF, a Soviet paramilitary organisation which trained pilots.
VH-BAR/A17-666 was built by DeHavilland Australia at Bankstown, NSW in August 1943. It was originally built for South Africa as DX759, but delivered to the RAAF. One of the last RAAF Tiger Moths to be sold by the RAAF, it became VH-BAR on 7.7.1958 with the Walgett Aero Club, although at the time the manufacturer’s plate was misread and the DHA rebuild number of “T342” was given as “1342” to Dept of Civil Aviation, an incorrect c/n that the machine carries to this day. Kevin Bailey bought it in June 1975, and restored it in June 1977.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013.
Built in 2001, ex N264SA.
This biplane was originally designed by Great Lakes Aircraft Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio in 1929. It has a straight lower wing, but a swept upper wing, to assist with recovery from flat spins, and is designed to take +9/-6 G. Although the company had deposits for 650 aircraft, it only built 264 before the Great Depression caused the company to close in 1936. However, the aircraft were very popular as an aerobatic aircraft and from the 1960s to today, a number of individuals or companies have either produced or sold plans for the aircraft.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) of Heckenbury Pty Ltd at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013.
Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme.
Built in 1941. Ex 41-8275, N58403.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
VH-KIL / 14 CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown, ex E3B-295 Spanish Air Force) owned by Bert Filippi and VH-BAR_A17-666 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA816/T342) owned by Kevin Bailey at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-KIL / 14 CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown, ex E3B-295 Spanish Air Force) owned by Bert Filippi and VH-BAR_A17-666 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA816/T342) owned by Kevin Bailey at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-KIL is painted in Imperial Japanese Army Air Service markings to represent a Kokusai Ki-86. Its MSN is recorded as “295”, but this was derived from its Spanish Air Force serial number. Spanish Jungmanns had MSNs in the 1000 and 2000 ranges.
Built 1940. The origin of this aircraft is a consignment of CASA 1-131 E components imported to the USA by Marcus Bates in Odessa, Texas, USA from the Spanish Military. All replacement parts were built in accordance with approved drawings by Joe Krybus of Krybus Aviation in Santa Paula, California. 10-year restoration. Registered 11.11.2008 to Bert Filippi. The Japanese Navy built 339 Bucker Jungmann as the Kyushu K9W1 Type 2 Momiji and the Japanese Army Air Service built 1,037 as the Kokusai Ki-86. The latter were powered by a Hitachi Ha-47 110 HP 4 cylinder in line engine similar in size to the Lom M 332 powering this aircraft. The Kokusai Ki-86, nicknamed “Cypress” by the Americans, was used as a trainer by Imperial Japanese Army Air Force 47th Air Regiment (SHIN-TEN) which defended Tokyo against the B-29 Bombers. None of the original Ki-86 have survived.
VH-BAR was built by DeHavilland Australia at Bankstown, NSW in August 1943. Originally built for South Africa as DX759, but delivered to RAAF. One of the last RAAF Tiger Moths to be sold, it became VH-BAR on 7.7.1958, with the Walgett Aero Club, although at the time the manufacturer’s plate was misread and the DHA rebuild number of “T342” was given as “1342” to Dept of Civil Aviation, an incorrect c/n that the machine carries to this day. Kevin Bailey bought it in June 1975, and restored it in June 1977.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
VH-ISI Pitts S-1 Special (MSN 4775) of Gordon Johanson at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-ISI Pitts S-1 Special (MSN 4775) of Gordon Johanson at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013.
Built in 2007, first registered 2.4.2007.
Photo © Mir Zafriz

 

VH-SZG Grumman American AA-1B Trainer (MSN AA1B-0678) owned by Bernard Hush, at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-SZG Grumman American AA-1B Trainer (MSN AA1B-0678) owned by Bernard Hush, at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013.
Built in 1976, first registered in Australia on 3 March 1977.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
VH-RQQ Eagle X-TS 150 (MSN 017) owned by Geoffrey Danes at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-RQQ Eagle X-TS 150 (MSN 017) owned by Geoffrey Danes at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013.
Built in 1998 and first registered on 11 September 1998, this aircraft was one of two (the other was VH-RQI) which were originally operated by the Royal Queensland Aero Club.
The Eagle X-TS was conceived by Western Australian inventors Neil Graham and his father Deryck Graham. Graham Swannell and John Roncz were then engaged to design the aircraft. The single-seat prototype Eagle X-P1 was a taildragger based on the Rutan Quickie and first flown in 1984. The Eagle X-TS (Two Seat) had tricycle gear and first flew in 1988, and this was later produced and marketed as the Eagle 150.
Eagle Aircraft entered liquidation in 1989, and development slowed, so the aircraft was not certified until 1993. Eagle Aircraft was then purchased by a Malaysian company and production was moved from Fremantle to Malaysia in 1999, where the type was produced by Composites Technology Research Malaysia (CTRM).
Photo © Mir Zafriz
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat (MSN 109) owned by Arthur Hannington at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat (MSN 109) owned by Arthur Hannington at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013.
Built in 2006, first registered 21.11.2006. First flight 16.6.2007.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
VH-FVO Team Rocket F1 Evo Rocket (MSN T-169) owned by Trevor P Chadwick, at SABC Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013
VH-FVO Team Rocket F1 Evo Rocket (MSN T-169) owned by Trevor P Chadwick, at SABC Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013
Built in 2006, this aircraft was only added to the Australian register a few days prior to this photo, on 19 September 2013. First flight is expected by November 2013. The owner previously served with the RNZAF, hence the Kiwi roundel.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013 .
VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013 .
Built in 1975. Ferried from New Zealand as ZK-EAD, and delivered to the RAAF on 31 July 1975, allocated RAAF serial A19-041.
Sold by RAAF 31 May 1993. Registered VH-ANH 31 May 1993 to David T Gard.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
Unregistered Titan T-51 Mustang owned by Luis Ricardo at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013.
Unregistered Titan T-51 Mustang owned by Luis Ricardo at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013.
This was designed by John Williams as a three-quarter scale replica kit-built version of the North American P-51 Mustang.
This example has been under construction by Luis Ricardo since 2008, and is not yet registered.
Behind it is a Tennessee Engineering and Manufacturing Himax (MSN 662) ‘Birddog’, which has an RAAus serial number which has not yet been painted on.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
24-7288 Jabiru J-230D owned by Mike and Ainslea Clifford, at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013.
24-7288 Jabiru J-230D owned by Mike and Ainslea Clifford, at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013.
Registered 9.10.2009.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
19-5456 Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah Mk.2 of Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson at Serpentine Annual Flying Day.
19-5456 Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah Mk.2 of Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson at Serpentine Annual Flying Day.
Builders: Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson. First flight: 13 Sept 2008 by designer Garry Morgan.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
19-5453 Arion Lightning of Peter Mitchell, of Bunbury, WA, at SABC Annual Fly In - Serpentine Airfield - Sun 29 September 2013.
19-5453 Arion Lightning of Peter Mitchell, of Bunbury, WA, at SABC Annual Fly In – Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013.
Built by Dennis Borchardt & Peter Mitchell at Kingston, South Australia. Registered on 25 September 2008. First flown in October 2008.
Has completed 300 trouble-free hours as at Sept 2011, including crossing Australia six times.
This is the Experimental version of the design. Powered by a Jabiru 3300 120hp engine.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
VH-ZSE Colomban Cri-Cri (MSN SD2) owned by Isak Van Heerden at Serpentine Airfield Annual Fly-In - Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-ZSE Colomban Cri-Cri (MSN SD2) owned by Isak Van Heerden at Serpentine Airfield Annual Fly-In – Sun 29 September 2013.
The Colomban Cri-cri (English: the chirp-chirp sound made by a cricket) is the smallest twin-engined manned aircraft in the world, designed in the early 1970s by French aeronautical engineer Michel Colomban.
This example was built in 2011 by Sakkie Van Heerden and David Botes. First flight 18 Feb 2012.
Photo © Mir Zafriz
VH-ZSE Colomban Cri-Cri (MSN SD2) owned by Isak Van Heerden at Serpentine Airfield Annual Fly-In - Sun 29 September 2013.
VH-ZSE Colomban Cri-Cri (MSN SD2) owned by Isak Van Heerden at Serpentine Airfield Annual Fly-In – Sun 29 September 2013.
The Colomban Cri-cri (English: the chirp-chirp sound made by a cricket) is the smallest twin-engined manned aircraft in the world, designed in the early 1970s by French aeronautical engineer Michel Colomban.
This example was built in 2011 by Sakkie Van Heerden and David Botes. First flight 18 Feb 2012.
Photo © Mir Zafriz

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “29 September 2013: SABC Annual Fly-In 2013 – Serpentine Airfield

  • October 9, 2013 at 5:25 am
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    As well as NZ Aviation News I edit NZ Sport Flying for the SAANZ. Rod Wooler’s article on his Corvair powered Pietenpol is planned for the next Sport Flying, and as he built most of it in WA and had assistance from Graham Hewitt, I’d like to run your shot (30130929_VH-XHE) in the same article, if I may. I appreciate copyright and always credit photographers where known, but unfortunately Sport Flying, being a club publication, can’t offer to pay contributors. However, kind people do earn the editor’s undying gratitude!

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    • October 12, 2013 at 3:33 pm
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      Hi John,
      Have sent you an email with link to more pics of VH-XHE.
      Regards,
      David Eyre

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