SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 28 September 2014

Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson

SABC Annual Fly-in 2014, Serpentine (YSEN) – 28 September 2014

Copyright 2014 – David Eyre

On the last Sunday in September each year, the Sport Aircraft Builders Club of WA Inc (SABC) hosts its Annual Fly-In at the SABC’s airfield at Serpentine Airfield, about an hour’s drive south of Perth, WA.

The fly-in includes aircraft ranging from a World War One Sopwith Pup, to modern, state-of-the-art sportsplanes like the Evo Rocket, ultralights, vintage biplanes and warbirds.

Many of the aircraft on display were built or restored at Serpentine, and the event is an opportunity for SABC members to show the results of their many hours of effort in building or restoring aircraft.

To promote aviation to a wider range of visitors, SABC invites car and motorcycle clubs to attend. This year, a miniature steam traction engine club attended, and one of these engines towed a Yak-18T to the main apron.

The flying program is fairly informal. This year, there were some light showers around in the morning, so most of the flying occurred in the afternoon, consisting of formation flypasts, and air displays by individual aircraft.

Wandering around the hangars, you can meet the SABC members and discuss their latest aircraft projects. SABC member Bert Filippi has an interesting vintage aircraft collection, including a Sopwith Pup from World War One, which uses over 90% original parts (this could not fly on the day due to gusting crosswinds). Other aircraft in his collection include a 1939 Focke-Wulf (CKD-built) Fw-44J Stieglitz in Swedish Air Force markings, a 1932 Pietenpol Aircamper, an ex-French Air Force Nord 3202, a Tiger Moth, and a pair of CASA 1-131E Jungmanns. There are many other interesting aircraft based at Serpentine.

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-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) owned by Paul Blackney at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. Built in 2006, first registered 4.4.2006. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) owned by Paul Blackney at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Landing on runway 23. Built in 2006, first registered 4.4.2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
19-4631 ICP MXP-740 Savannah (MSN 05-06-51-399), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. Registered 4/05/2006. Photo © David Eyre
19-4631 ICP MXP-740 Savannah (MSN 05-06-51-399), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Landing on runway 23. Registered 4/05/2006.
Photo © David Eyre
19-4631 ICP MXP-740 Savannah (MSN 05-06-51-399), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. Registered 4/05/2006. Photo © David Eyre
19-4631 ICP MXP-740 Savannah (MSN 05-06-51-399), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Landing on runway 23. Registered 4/05/2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10679) owned by Curtin Flying Club Inc, named 'Bill Clarke', at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. Built in 2008, ex N60524. Photo © David Eyre
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10679) owned by Curtin Flying Club Inc, named ‘Bill Clarke’, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Landing on runway 23. Built in 2008, ex N60524.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10679) owned by Curtin Flying Club Inc, named 'Bill Clarke', at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. Built in 2008, ex N60524. Photo © David Eyre
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10679) owned by Curtin Flying Club Inc, named ‘Bill Clarke’, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Landing on runway 23. Built in 2008, ex N60524.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10679) owned by Curtin Flying Club Inc, named 'Bill Clarke', at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2008, ex N60524. Photo © David Eyre
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S10679) owned by Curtin Flying Club Inc, named ‘Bill Clarke’, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2008, ex N60524.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-PZK Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (MSN 28-7816203) owned by Minovation Pty Ltd, , at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. Photo © David Eyre
VH-PZK Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (MSN 28-7816203) owned by Minovation Pty Ltd, , at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Landing on runway 23.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-PZK Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (MSN 28-7816203) owned by Minovation Pty Ltd, , at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. Photo © David Eyre
VH-PZK Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (MSN 28-7816203) owned by Minovation Pty Ltd, , at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Landing on runway 23.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-TUQ Cessna 172M Skyhawk (MSN 17263556), named 'Sheila', owned by John Browne, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. Built in 1974, ex N1411V. Photo © David Eyre
VH-TUQ Cessna 172M Skyhawk (MSN 17263556), named ‘Sheila’, owned by John Browne, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Landing on runway 23. Built in 1974, ex N1411V.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-TUQ Cessna 172M Skyhawk (MSN 17263556), named 'Sheila', owned by John Browne, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. Built in 1974, ex N1411V. Photo © David Eyre
VH-TUQ Cessna 172M Skyhawk (MSN 17263556), named ‘Sheila’, owned by John Browne, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Landing on runway 23. Built in 1974, ex N1411V.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VSW Vans RV-8A (MSN 80425) owned by Anthony White and flown by Geoff McDougall, and VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Taxying out for a formation aerobatics display. VH-VSW was built in 2001, ex N821CM. VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia's bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VSW Vans RV-8A (MSN 80425) owned by Anthony White and flown by Geoff McDougall, and VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Taxying out for a formation aerobatics display. VH-VSW was built in 2001, ex N821CM. VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VSW Vans RV-8A (MSN 80425) owned by Anthony White and flown by Geoff McDougall, and VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Formation aerobatics display. VH-VSW was built in 2001, ex N821CM. VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia's bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VSW Vans RV-8A (MSN 80425) owned by Anthony White and flown by Geoff McDougall, and VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Formation aerobatics display. VH-VSW was built in 2001, ex N821CM. VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VSW Vans RV-8A (MSN 80425) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-VSW Vans RV-8A (MSN 80425) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-VSW Vans RV-8A (MSN 80425) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-VSW Vans RV-8A (MSN 80425) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia's bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia's bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia's bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia's bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia's bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia's bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia's bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) owned by Eagle Magic Pty Ltd and flown by Adam Gibbs, at at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-BQO was built by its first owner in Ballarat, Victoria in 1986 and initially registered VH-BOO. The aircraft was sold to a syndicate from Jandakot, comprising brothers Neill and Ted Rear, Peter Yates, and Kevin Bailey. In 1988 Kevin, sponsored by Rabbit Photos, flew VH-BOO in aerobatic displays at all Australian mainland capital cities, as part of Australia’s bicentennial celebrations. On 20 Jan 1989, Peter Yates was flying the Eagle when the original fixed-pitch wooden propeller separated, and he made a perfect forced landed in a paddock 4 miles south of Jandakot. During the 3 months it was out of the sky, it was fitted with a constant speed propeller and the minor damage caused by the prop separation was repaired. CASA had reallocated the registration VH-BOO to another aircraft, so it was registered VH-BQO. In 1995, it was registered to Eagle Magic Pty Ltd.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-BQO Christen Eagle II (MSN V81) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-YFM Neico Lancair IV (MSN LIV-160) owned by Frederick E Moreno/Nullaki Air Pty Ltd, of Denmark, WA, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23.  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, WA in 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.  Photo © David Eyre
VH-YFM Neico Lancair IV (MSN LIV-160) owned by Frederick E Moreno/Nullaki Air Pty Ltd, of Denmark, WA, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. 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, WA in 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. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YFM Neico Lancair IV (MSN LIV-160) owned by Frederick E Moreno/Nullaki Air Pty Ltd, of Denmark, WA, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23.  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, WA in 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.  Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-YFM Neico Lancair IV (MSN LIV-160) owned by Frederick E Moreno/Nullaki Air Pty Ltd, of Denmark, WA, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. 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, WA in 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. Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-EZT Czech Sport Aircraft PiperSport (MSN P1001085) of University Flying Club (Inc), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2011, first registered 29.4.2011. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EZT Czech Sport Aircraft PiperSport (MSN P1001085) of University Flying Club (Inc), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2011, first registered 29.4.2011.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Susan Clarke and VH-WWA / A – 106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned by Adrian Thomas, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-MRI was built in Australia in 1965. VH-WWA was built in 1942, ex 41-16716 US Army Air Force, FAP0106 Paraguayan Air Force, N6069H. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Susan Clarke and VH-WWA / A – 106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned by Adrian Thomas, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-MRI was built in Australia in 1965. VH-WWA was built in 1942, ex 41-16716 US Army Air Force, FAP0106 Paraguayan Air Force, N6069H.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Susan Clarke and VH-WWA / A – 106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned by Adrian Thomas, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-MRI was built in Australia in 1965. VH-WWA was built in 1942, ex 41-16716 US Army Air Force, FAP0106 Paraguayan Air Force, N6069H. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Susan Clarke and VH-WWA / A – 106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned by Adrian Thomas, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-MRI was built in Australia in 1965. VH-WWA was built in 1942, ex 41-16716 US Army Air Force, FAP0106 Paraguayan Air Force, N6069H.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Susan Clarke, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in Australia in 1965. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Susan Clarke, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in Australia in 1965.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Susan Clarke, and VH-OCP Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S8133) owned by Martin A Softly, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-MRI was built in Australia in 1965. VH-OCP was built in 1999, ex N126RS, N136RJ, N136RU, N136RJ. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Susan Clarke, and VH-OCP Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S8133) owned by Martin A Softly, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-MRI was built in Australia in 1965. VH-OCP was built in 1999, ex N126RS, N136RJ, N136RU, N136RJ.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Susan Clarke, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in Australia in 1965. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MRI Victa Airtourer 115 (MSN 158) owned by Susan Clarke, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in Australia in 1965.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-WWA North American Aviation AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) built in 1942 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-WWA North American Aviation AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) built in 1942 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-WWA / A – 106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned by Adrian Thomas, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1942, ex 41-16716 US Army Air Force, FAP0106 Paraguayan Air Force, N6069H. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WWA / A – 106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned by Adrian Thomas, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1942, ex 41-16716 US Army Air Force, FAP0106 Paraguayan Air Force, N6069H.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-WWA / A – 106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned by Adrian Thomas, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1942, ex 41-16716 US Army Air Force, FAP0106 Paraguayan Air Force, N6069H. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WWA / A – 106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned by Adrian Thomas, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1942, ex 41-16716 US Army Air Force, FAP0106 Paraguayan Air Force, N6069H.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-WWA North American Aviation AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) built in 1942 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-WWA North American Aviation AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) built in 1942 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-WWA / A – 106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned by Adrian Thomas, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1942, ex 41-16716 US Army Air Force, FAP0106 Paraguayan Air Force, N6069H. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WWA / A – 106 North American AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) owned by Adrian Thomas, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1942, ex 41-16716 US Army Air Force, FAP0106 Paraguayan Air Force, N6069H.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-WWA North American Aviation AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) built in 1942 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-WWA North American Aviation AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) built in 1942 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-WWA North American Aviation AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) built in 1942 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-WWA North American Aviation AT-6D Texan (MSN 78-7094) built in 1942 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-OCP Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S8133) owned by Martin A Softly, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1999, ex N126RS, N136RJ, N136RU, N136RJ. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OCP Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S8133) owned by Martin A Softly, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1999, ex N126RS, N136RJ, N136RU, N136RJ.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OCP Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S8133) owned by Martin A Softly, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. Built in 1999, ex N126RS, N136RJ, N136RU, N136RJ. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OCP Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S8133) owned by Martin A Softly, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Landing on runway 23. Built in 1999, ex N126RS, N136RJ, N136RU, N136RJ.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OCP Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S8133) owned by Martin A Softly, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. Built in 1999, ex N126RS, N136RJ, N136RU, N136RJ. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OCP Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP (MSN 172S8133) owned by Martin A Softly, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Landing on runway 23. Built in 1999, ex N126RS, N136RJ, N136RU, N136RJ.
Photo © David Eyre
19-8481 ICP MXP-740 Savannah S (MSN 13-03-54-0259), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Registered 7 March 2014, this aircraft is based at a rural property near Lancelin. Photo © David Eyre
19-8481 ICP MXP-740 Savannah S (MSN 13-03-54-0259), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Registered 7 March 2014, this aircraft is based at a rural property near Lancelin.
Photo © David Eyre
19-8481 ICP MXP-740 Savannah S (MSN 13-03-54-0259), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Registered 7 March 2014, this aircraft is based at a rural property near Lancelin. Photo © David Eyre
19-8481 ICP MXP-740 Savannah S (MSN 13-03-54-0259), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Registered 7 March 2014, this aircraft is based at a rural property near Lancelin.
Photo © David Eyre
19-8481 ICP MXP-740 Savannah S (MSN 13-03-54-0259), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Registered 7 March 2014, this aircraft is based at a rural property near Lancelin. Photo © David Eyre
19-8481 ICP MXP-740 Savannah S (MSN 13-03-54-0259), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Registered 7 March 2014, this aircraft is based at a rural property near Lancelin.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VTL Vans RV-7A (MSN 72928), owned by John W Eddy, of Augusta, WA, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Landing on runway 23. Built in 2009. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VTL Vans RV-7A (MSN 72928), owned by John W Eddy, of Augusta, WA, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Landing on runway 23. Built in 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VTL Vans RV-7A (MSN 72928), owned by John W Eddy, of Augusta, WA, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Taking off from runway 23. Built in 2009. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VTL Vans RV-7A (MSN 72928), owned by John W Eddy, of Augusta, WA, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Taking off from runway 23. Built in 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-ZUZ Culp Special (MSN CS-1947) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit and VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-WQW: 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. VH-URC: Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit and VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-WQW: 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.
VH-URC: Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit and VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-WQW: 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. VH-URC: Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit and VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-WQW: 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.
VH-URC: Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit and VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-WQW: 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. VH-URC: Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit and VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-WQW: 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.
VH-URC: Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. 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 © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
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 © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. 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 © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
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 © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. 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 © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
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 © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. 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 © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer (MSN 003) owned by Franciscus Smit, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
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 © David Eyre
VH-WQW Great Lakes Aircraft Co 2T-1A-2 (MSN 003) built in 2001 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-WQW Great Lakes Aircraft Co 2T-1A-2 (MSN 003) built in 2001 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-WQW Great Lakes Aircraft Co 2T-1A-2 (MSN 003) built in 2001 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-WQW Great Lakes Aircraft Co 2T-1A-2 (MSN 003) built in 2001 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-WQW Great Lakes Aircraft Co 2T-1A-2 (MSN 003) built in 2001 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-WQW Great Lakes Aircraft Co 2T-1A-2 (MSN 003) built in 2001 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (MSN 75-1834) built in 1941 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (MSN 75-1834) built in 1941 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (MSN 75-1834) built in 1941 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (MSN 75-1834) built in 1941 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, and VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Two military training aircraft from different generations. VH-URC: Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. VH-ANH: Built in 1975. Flown from New Zealand as ZK-EAD, delivered to the RAAF on 31 July 1975, allocated RAAF serial A19-041. Sold by RAAF 31 May 1993 and registered VH-ANH to David T Gard. Photo © David Eyre
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, and VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Two military training aircraft from different generations. VH-URC: Built in 1941 as a PT-17 Kaydet. Ex 41-8275, N58403. Wears a WW2-style US Army Air Corps blue/yellow colour scheme. VH-ANH: Built in 1975. Flown from New Zealand as ZK-EAD, delivered to the RAAF on 31 July 1975, allocated RAAF serial A19-041. Sold by RAAF 31 May 1993 and registered VH-ANH to David T Gard.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ANH New Zealand Aerospace Ind. CT/4A (MSN 041) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
VH-ANH New Zealand Aerospace Ind. CT/4A (MSN 041) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-ANH New Zealand Aerospace Ind. CT/4A (MSN 041) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
VH-ANH New Zealand Aerospace Ind. CT/4A (MSN 041) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard at Serpentine Airfield - Sun 27 October 2013.
VH-ANH/A19-041 NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer (MSN 041) owned by David Gard at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-ANH was 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 © David Eyre
VH-NTJ / "A85-443" CAC CA-25 Winjeel (MSN CA25-07) of Tang Holdings Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. The Winjeel was designed and built in Australia as a basic trainer to replace the Tiger Moth and CAC Wirraway. The Wirraway served from the early 1950s until they were replaced by the NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer from 1975. VH-NTJ is actually A85-407, painted to represent A85-443. A85-407 was originally delivered to the RAAF in November 1955, serving with 1 FTS as a basic trainer and later saw service as a Forward Air Controller aircraft with 2OCU and 76 Squadron at Williamtown, NSW before being used as an instructional airframe at the RAAF School of Technical Training (RSTT), Wagga, NSW. It was sold to Winrye Aviation in 1989 and painted to represent the only Winjeel to be painted in orange/white 'Fanta Can' livery, A85-443. In 2000, it was sold to Ron Peters and George Baumanis, who both flew in this aircraft when they did their RAAF pilot training in 1969. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NTJ / “A85-443” CAC CA-25 Winjeel (MSN CA25-07) of Tang Holdings Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
The Winjeel was designed and built in Australia as a basic trainer to replace the Tiger Moth and CAC Wirraway. The Wirraway served from the early 1950s until they were replaced by the NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer from 1975. VH-NTJ is actually A85-407, painted to represent A85-443. A85-407 was originally delivered to the RAAF in November 1955, serving with 1 FTS as a basic trainer and later saw service as a Forward Air Controller aircraft with 2OCU and 76 Squadron at Williamtown, NSW before being used as an instructional airframe at the RAAF School of Technical Training (RSTT), Wagga, NSW. It was sold to Winrye Aviation in 1989 and painted to represent the only Winjeel to be painted in orange/white ‘Fanta Can’ livery, A85-443. In 2000, it was sold to Ron Peters and George Baumanis, who both flew in this aircraft when they did their RAAF pilot training in 1969.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NTJ / "A85-443" CAC CA-25 Winjeel (MSN CA25-07) of Tang Holdings Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. The Winjeel was designed and built in Australia as a basic trainer to replace the Tiger Moth and CAC Wirraway. The Wirraway served from the early 1950s until they were replaced by the NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer from 1975. VH-NTJ is actually A85-407, painted to represent A85-443. A85-407 was originally delivered to the RAAF in November 1955, serving with 1 FTS as a basic trainer and later saw service as a Forward Air Controller aircraft with 2OCU and 76 Squadron at Williamtown, NSW before being used as an instructional airframe at the RAAF School of Technical Training (RSTT), Wagga, NSW. It was sold to Winrye Aviation in 1989 and painted to represent the only Winjeel to be painted in orange/white 'Fanta Can' livery, A85-443. In 2000, it was sold to Ron Peters and George Baumanis, who both flew in this aircraft when they did their RAAF pilot training in 1969. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NTJ / “A85-443” CAC CA-25 Winjeel (MSN CA25-07) of Tang Holdings Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
The Winjeel was designed and built in Australia as a basic trainer to replace the Tiger Moth and CAC Wirraway. The Wirraway served from the early 1950s until they were replaced by the NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer from 1975. VH-NTJ is actually A85-407, painted to represent A85-443. A85-407 was originally delivered to the RAAF in November 1955, serving with 1 FTS as a basic trainer and later saw service as a Forward Air Controller aircraft with 2OCU and 76 Squadron at Williamtown, NSW before being used as an instructional airframe at the RAAF School of Technical Training (RSTT), Wagga, NSW. It was sold to Winrye Aviation in 1989 and painted to represent the only Winjeel to be painted in orange/white ‘Fanta Can’ livery, A85-443. In 2000, it was sold to Ron Peters and George Baumanis, who both flew in this aircraft when they did their RAAF pilot training in 1969.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-NTJ / "A85-443" CAC CA-25 Winjeel (MSN CA25-07) of Tang Holdings Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. The Winjeel was designed and built in Australia as a basic trainer to replace the Tiger Moth and CAC Wirraway. The Wirraway served from the early 1950s until they were replaced by the NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer from 1975. VH-NTJ is actually A85-407, painted to represent A85-443. A85-407 was originally delivered to the RAAF in November 1955, serving with 1 FTS as a basic trainer and later saw service as a Forward Air Controller aircraft with 2OCU and 76 Squadron at Williamtown, NSW before being used as an instructional airframe at the RAAF School of Technical Training (RSTT), Wagga, NSW. It was sold to Winrye Aviation in 1989 and painted to represent the only Winjeel to be painted in orange/white 'Fanta Can' livery, A85-443. In 2000, it was sold to Ron Peters and George Baumanis, who both flew in this aircraft when they did their RAAF pilot training in 1969. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NTJ / “A85-443” CAC CA-25 Winjeel (MSN CA25-07) of Tang Holdings Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
The Winjeel was designed and built in Australia as a basic trainer to replace the Tiger Moth and CAC Wirraway. The Wirraway served from the early 1950s until they were replaced by the NZAI CT-4A Airtrainer from 1975. VH-NTJ is actually A85-407, painted to represent A85-443. A85-407 was originally delivered to the RAAF in November 1955, serving with 1 FTS as a basic trainer and later saw service as a Forward Air Controller aircraft with 2OCU and 76 Squadron at Williamtown, NSW before being used as an instructional airframe at the RAAF School of Technical Training (RSTT), Wagga, NSW. It was sold to Winrye Aviation in 1989 and painted to represent the only Winjeel to be painted in orange/white ‘Fanta Can’ livery, A85-443. In 2000, it was sold to Ron Peters and George Baumanis, who both flew in this aircraft when they did their RAAF pilot training in 1969.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YGJ Yakovlev Yak-52 'Yakka' (tailwheel conversion) (MSN 822802), named 'Hard Yakka', owned by Gordon Johanson, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. A tailwheel conversion of a Yak-52, formerly operated by DOSAAF, a Soviet paramilitary organisation which trained pilots. Built in 1982, ex DOSAAF-134, N25239. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YGJ Yakovlev Yak-52 ‘Yakka’ (tailwheel conversion) (MSN 822802), named ‘Hard Yakka’, owned by Gordon Johanson, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
A tailwheel conversion of a Yak-52, formerly operated by DOSAAF, a Soviet paramilitary organisation which trained pilots. Built in 1982, ex DOSAAF-134, N25239.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YGJ Yak-52 at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-YGJ Yak-52 at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-YGJ Yakovlev Yak-52 'Yakka' (tailwheel conversion) (MSN 822802), named 'Hard Yakka', owned by Gordon Johanson, and VH-FSU Yavovlev Yak-18T (MSN 11324) owned by Anthony Hudacek, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-YGJ is a tailwheel conversion of a Yak-52, formerly operated by DOSAAF, a Soviet paramilitary organisation which trained pilots. Built in 1982, ex DOSAAF-134, N25239. VH-FSU is a Yak-18T a four seat, fully aerobatic utility aircraft (designed for designed for +6.48/-3.24 g), which was originally introduced to train pilots for the Russian airline Aeroflot. It actually shares little in common with the Yak-18, but has some systems in common with the Yak-52. Built in 1993, ex RA-44440, RP-C1893. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YGJ Yakovlev Yak-52 ‘Yakka’ (tailwheel conversion) (MSN 822802), named ‘Hard Yakka’, owned by Gordon Johanson, and VH-FSU Yavovlev Yak-18T (MSN 11324) owned by Anthony Hudacek, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-YGJ is a tailwheel conversion of a Yak-52, formerly operated by DOSAAF, a Soviet paramilitary organisation which trained pilots. Built in 1982, ex DOSAAF-134, N25239.
VH-FSU is a Yak-18T a four seat, fully aerobatic utility aircraft (designed for designed for +6.48/-3.24 g), which was originally introduced to train pilots for the Russian airline Aeroflot. It actually shares little in common with the Yak-18, but has some systems in common with the Yak-52. Built in 1993, ex RA-44440, RP-C1893.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FSU Yakovlev Aircraft Factories YAK-18T (MSN 01-31) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
VH-FSU Yakovlev Aircraft Factories YAK-18T (MSN 01-31) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-FSU Yavovlev Yak-18T (MSN 11324) owned by Anthony Hudacek, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Being towed by a very unconventional aircraft tug - a miniature steam traction engine! The Yak-18T is a four seat, fully aerobatic utility aircraft (designed for designed for +6.48/-3.24 g), which was originally introduced to train pilots for the Russian airline Aeroflot. It actually shares little in common with the original Yak-18, but has some systems in common with the Yak-52. Built in 1993, ex RA-44440, RP-C1893. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FSU Yavovlev Yak-18T (MSN 11324) owned by Anthony Hudacek, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Being towed by a very unconventional aircraft tug – a miniature steam traction engine! The Yak-18T is a four seat, fully aerobatic utility aircraft (designed for designed for +6.48/-3.24 g), which was originally introduced to train pilots for the Russian airline Aeroflot. It actually shares little in common with the original Yak-18, but has some systems in common with the Yak-52. Built in 1993, ex RA-44440, RP-C1893.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FSU Yakovlev Aircraft Factories YAK-18T (MSN 01-31) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
VH-FSU Yakovlev Aircraft Factories YAK-18T (MSN 01-31) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-FSU Yakovlev Aircraft Factories YAK-18T (MSN 01-31) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
VH-FSU Yakovlev Aircraft Factories YAK-18T (MSN 01-31) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-RHW De Havilland Canada DHC-1 T Mk 10 Chipmunk at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-RHW De Havilland Canada DHC-1 T Mk 10 Chipmunk at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-RHW De Havilland Canada DHC-1 T Mk 10 Chipmunk at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-RHW De Havilland Canada DHC-1 T Mk 10 Chipmunk at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-FVO F1 Evo Rocket (MSN T-169) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-FVO F1 Evo Rocket (MSN T-169) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-FVO Team F1 Evo Rocket (MSN T-169) owned by Trevor P Chadwick, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2006 at Serpentine. The Team F1 Evo Rocket is a two-seat sportplane, designed in Czech Republic by International High Performance Aircraft, and marketed as a kit by Team Rocket of Texas, USA. This is said to be the fastest aircraft based at Serpentine, with a top speed of 386 kilometres per hour. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FVO Team F1 Evo Rocket (MSN T-169) owned by Trevor P Chadwick, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2006 at Serpentine. The Team F1 Evo Rocket is a two-seat sportplane, designed in Czech Republic by International High Performance Aircraft, and marketed as a kit by Team Rocket of Texas, USA. This is said to be the fastest aircraft based at Serpentine, with a top speed of 386 kilometres per hour.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FVO Team F1 Evo Rocket (MSN T-169) owned by Trevor P Chadwick, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2006 at Serpentine. The Team F1 Evo Rocket is a two-seat sportplane, designed in Czech Republic by International High Performance Aircraft, and marketed as a kit by Team Rocket of Texas, USA. This is said to be the fastest aircraft based at Serpentine, with a top speed of 386 kilometres per hour. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FVO Team F1 Evo Rocket (MSN T-169) owned by Trevor P Chadwick, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2006 at Serpentine. The Team F1 Evo Rocket is a two-seat sportplane, designed in Czech Republic by International High Performance Aircraft, and marketed as a kit by Team Rocket of Texas, USA. This is said to be the fastest aircraft based at Serpentine, with a top speed of 386 kilometres per hour.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FVO F1 Evo Rocket (MSN T-169) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-FVO F1 Evo Rocket (MSN T-169) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-FVO Team F1 Evo Rocket (MSN T-169) owned by Trevor P Chadwick, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2006 at Serpentine. The Team F1 Evo Rocket is a two-seat sportplane, designed in Czech Republic by International High Performance Aircraft, and marketed as a kit by Team Rocket of Texas, USA. This is said to be the fastest aircraft based at Serpentine, with a top speed of 386 kilometres per hour. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FVO Team F1 Evo Rocket (MSN T-169) owned by Trevor P Chadwick, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2006 at Serpentine. The Team F1 Evo Rocket is a two-seat sportplane, designed in Czech Republic by International High Performance Aircraft, and marketed as a kit by Team Rocket of Texas, USA. This is said to be the fastest aircraft based at Serpentine, with a top speed of 386 kilometres per hour.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LER SOCATA TB-10 Tobago (MSN 1231) owned by Nevan Pavlinovich, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1991, ex N5543G. The letters 'TB' in the model number stand for Tarbes, in the south of France, where SOCATA aircraft are built. Photo © David Eyre
VH-LER SOCATA TB-10 Tobago (MSN 1231) owned by Nevan Pavlinovich, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1991, ex N5543G. The letters ‘TB’ in the model number stand for Tarbes, in the south of France, where SOCATA aircraft are built.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-LER SOCATA TB-10 (MSN 1231) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-LER SOCATA TB-10 (MSN 1231) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-PNN Stoddard Hamilton Sportsman GSII 2+2 (MSN 7042) owned by Peter Nelson, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2006. Photo © David Eyre
VH-PNN Stoddard Hamilton Sportsman GSII 2+2 (MSN 7042) owned by Peter Nelson, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-PNN Stoddard Hamilton Sportsman GSII 2+2 (MSN 7042) owned by Peter Nelson, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2006. Photo © David Eyre
VH-PNN Stoddard Hamilton Sportsman GSII 2+2 (MSN 7042) owned by Peter Nelson, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 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. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 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.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 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. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 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.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 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. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 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.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL DH-82A Tiger Moth at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-CXL DH-82A Tiger Moth at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 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. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 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.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL DH-82A Tiger Moth at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-CXL DH-82A Tiger Moth at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-CXL DH-82A Tiger Moth at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-CXL DH-82A Tiger Moth at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-CXL DH-82A Tiger Moth at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-CXL DH-82A Tiger Moth at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-DWD De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-DWD De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-DWD De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-DWD De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. 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 and registered to the current owner in 2001. Photo © David Eyre
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
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 and registered to the current owner in 2001.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. 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 and registered to the current owner in 2001. Photo © David Eyre
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
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 and registered to the current owner in 2001.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, and VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-CXL: Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 using a collection of British-built RAF Tiger Moth parts acquired from disposals sales. Registered on 8 March 1961, and was acquired by its current owner in 2000. VH-DWD/A17-201: 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 and registered to the current owner in 2001. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, and VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-CXL: Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 using a collection of British-built RAF Tiger Moth parts acquired from disposals sales. Registered on 8 March 1961, and was acquired by its current owner in 2000.
VH-DWD/A17-201: 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 and registered to the current owner in 2001.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, and VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-CXL: Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 using a collection of British-built RAF Tiger Moth parts acquired from disposals sales. Registered on 8 March 1961, and was acquired by its current owner in 2000. VH-DWD/A17-201: 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 and registered to the current owner in 2001. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, and VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-CXL: Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 using a collection of British-built RAF Tiger Moth parts acquired from disposals sales. Registered on 8 March 1961, and was acquired by its current owner in 2000.
VH-DWD/A17-201: 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 and registered to the current owner in 2001.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DWD De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN 202) built in 1940 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-DWD De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN 202) built in 1940 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, and VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-CXL: Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 using a collection of British-built RAF Tiger Moth parts acquired from disposals sales. Registered on 8 March 1961, and was acquired by its current owner in 2000. VH-DWD/A17-201: 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 and registered to the current owner in 2001. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, and VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-CXL: Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 using a collection of British-built RAF Tiger Moth parts acquired from disposals sales. Registered on 8 March 1961, and was acquired by its current owner in 2000.
VH-DWD/A17-201: 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 and registered to the current owner in 2001.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, and VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-CXL: Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 using a collection of British-built RAF Tiger Moth parts acquired from disposals sales. Registered on 8 March 1961, and was acquired by its current owner in 2000. VH-DWD/A17-201: 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 and registered to the current owner in 2001. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, and VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-CXL: Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 using a collection of British-built RAF Tiger Moth parts acquired from disposals sales. Registered on 8 March 1961, and was acquired by its current owner in 2000.
VH-DWD/A17-201: 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 and registered to the current owner in 2001.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JSP Vans RV-9A (MSN 91336) owned by Marko Martinovich, VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) owned by Paul Blackney, VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, and VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. VH-CXL: Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 using a collection of British-built RAF Tiger Moth parts acquired from disposals sales. Registered on 8 March 1961, and was acquired by its current owner in 2000. VH-DWD/A17-201: 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 and registered to the current owner in 2001. VH-JSP: Built 2006, first registered 19.6.2006. VH-ORE: Landing on runway 23. Built in 2006, first registered 4.4.2006. Photo © David Eyre
VH-JSP Vans RV-9A (MSN 91336) owned by Marko Martinovich, VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) owned by Paul Blackney, VH-CXL De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN LES8) owned by Lydia Mitton, and VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
VH-CXL: Built in 1961, as one of 11 Tiger Moths assembled by Lawrence Engineering and Sales Pty Ltd at Camden, NSW, in 1959-61 using a collection of British-built RAF Tiger Moth parts acquired from disposals sales. Registered on 8 March 1961, and was acquired by its current owner in 2000.
VH-DWD/A17-201: 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 and registered to the current owner in 2001.
VH-JSP: Built 2006, first registered 19.6.2006.
VH-ORE: Landing on runway 23. Built in 2006, first registered 4.4.2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JSP Vans RV-9A (MSN 91336) owned by Marko Martinovich at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built 2006, first registered 19.6.2006. Photo © David Eyre
VH-JSP Vans RV-9A (MSN 91336) owned by Marko Martinovich at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built 2006, first registered 19.6.2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JSP Vans RV-9A (MSN 91336) owned by Marko Martinovich at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built 2006, first registered 19.6.2006. Photo © David Eyre
VH-JSP Vans RV-9A (MSN 91336) owned by Marko Martinovich at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built 2006, first registered 19.6.2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-JSP Vans RV-9A (MSN 91336) owned by Marko Martinovich at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built 2006, first registered 19.6.2006. Photo © David Eyre
VH-JSP Vans RV-9A (MSN 91336) owned by Marko Martinovich at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built 2006, first registered 19.6.2006.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZSW Van’s RV-8A (MSN 82612) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-ZSW Van’s RV-8A (MSN 82612) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-ZSW Vans RV-8A (MSN 82612), named 'Glow Worm', owned by Isak Van Heerden, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2013. In South African Air Force markings, though the type has never served with them. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZSW Vans RV-8A (MSN 82612), named ‘Glow Worm’, owned by Isak Van Heerden, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2013. In South African Air Force markings, though the type has never served with them.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZSW Vans RV-8A (MSN 82612), named 'Glow Worm', owned by Isak Van Heerden, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2013. In South African Air Force markings, though the type has never served with them. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZSW Vans RV-8A (MSN 82612), named ‘Glow Worm’, owned by Isak Van Heerden, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2013. In South African Air Force markings, though the type has never served with them.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OTG Vans RV-8A (MSN 80641) owned by Kenneth George, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2005. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OTG Vans RV-8A (MSN 80641) owned by Kenneth George, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2005.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OTG Vans RV-8A (MSN 80641) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-OTG Vans RV-8A (MSN 80641) at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-ACH Stits SA-7D Skycoupe (MSN W10) owned by David Woodward, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1992. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ACH Stits SA-7D Skycoupe (MSN W10) owned by David Woodward, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1992.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ACH Stits SA-7D Skycoupe (MSN W10) owned by David Woodward, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1992. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ACH Stits SA-7D Skycoupe (MSN W10) owned by David Woodward, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1992.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ACH Stits SA-7D Skycoupe (MSN W10) owned by David Woodward, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1992. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ACH Stits SA-7D Skycoupe (MSN W10) owned by David Woodward, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1992.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DJR Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (MSN 28-7716199) owned by the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1977, this is the SABC's club aircraft, available for hire by their members. Photo © David Eyre
VH-DJR Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (MSN 28-7716199) owned by the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1977, this is the SABC’s club aircraft, available for hire by their members.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DJR Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (MSN 28-7716199) owned by the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1977, this is the SABC's club aircraft, available for hire by their members. Photo © David Eyre
VH-DJR Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (MSN 28-7716199) owned by the Sport Aircraft Builders Club (SABC), at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1977, this is the SABC’s club aircraft, available for hire by their members.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. This is a Ukrainian ultralight aircraft, designed by Yuri Yakovlev and manufactured by Aeroprakt. Supplied either as factory built aircraft, or as a kit, consisting of only 152 pieces, which can be built in about 500 man-hours. VH-OBO was built in 2005, first registered on 21.11.2006, and made its first flight on 16.6.2007. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
This is a Ukrainian ultralight aircraft, designed by Yuri Yakovlev and manufactured by Aeroprakt. Supplied either as factory built aircraft, or as a kit, consisting of only 152 pieces, which can be built in about 500 man-hours. VH-OBO was built in 2005, first registered on 21.11.2006, and made its first flight on 16.6.2007.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. This is a Ukrainian ultralight aircraft, designed by Yuri Yakovlev and manufactured by Aeroprakt. Supplied either as factory built aircraft, or as a kit, consisting of only 152 pieces, which can be built in about 500 man-hours. VH-OBO was built in 2005, first registered on 21.11.2006, and made its first flight on 16.6.2007. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
This is a Ukrainian ultralight aircraft, designed by Yuri Yakovlev and manufactured by Aeroprakt. Supplied either as factory built aircraft, or as a kit, consisting of only 152 pieces, which can be built in about 500 man-hours. VH-OBO was built in 2005, first registered on 21.11.2006, and made its first flight on 16.6.2007.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. This is a Ukrainian ultralight aircraft, designed by Yuri Yakovlev and manufactured by Aeroprakt. Supplied either as factory built aircraft, or as a kit, consisting of only 152 pieces, which can be built in about 500 man-hours. VH-OBO was built in 2005, first registered on 21.11.2006, and made its first flight on 16.6.2007. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
This is a Ukrainian ultralight aircraft, designed by Yuri Yakovlev and manufactured by Aeroprakt. Supplied either as factory built aircraft, or as a kit, consisting of only 152 pieces, which can be built in about 500 man-hours. VH-OBO was built in 2005, first registered on 21.11.2006, and made its first flight on 16.6.2007.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. This is a Ukrainian ultralight aircraft, designed by Yuri Yakovlev and manufactured by Aeroprakt. Supplied either as factory built aircraft, or as a kit, consisting of only 152 pieces, which can be built in about 500 man-hours. VH-OBO was built in 2005, first registered on 21.11.2006, and made its first flight on 16.6.2007. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
This is a Ukrainian ultralight aircraft, designed by Yuri Yakovlev and manufactured by Aeroprakt. Supplied either as factory built aircraft, or as a kit, consisting of only 152 pieces, which can be built in about 500 man-hours. VH-OBO was built in 2005, first registered on 21.11.2006, and made its first flight on 16.6.2007.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. This is a Ukrainian ultralight aircraft, designed by Yuri Yakovlev and manufactured by Aeroprakt. Supplied either as factory built aircraft, or as a kit, consisting of only 152 pieces, which can be built in about 500 man-hours. VH-OBO was built in 2005, first registered on 21.11.2006, and made its first flight on 16.6.2007. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OBO Aeroprakt A22L Foxbat (MSN 2005-0109) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
This is a Ukrainian ultralight aircraft, designed by Yuri Yakovlev and manufactured by Aeroprakt. Supplied either as factory built aircraft, or as a kit, consisting of only 152 pieces, which can be built in about 500 man-hours. VH-OBO was built in 2005, first registered on 21.11.2006, and made its first flight on 16.6.2007.
Photo © David Eyre
19-8375 Bearhawk Patrol (MSN 10) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. 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. Photo © David Eyre
19-8375 Bearhawk Patrol (MSN 10) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
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.
Photo © David Eyre
19-8375 Bearhawk Patrol (MSN 10) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. 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. Photo © David Eyre
19-8375 Bearhawk Patrol (MSN 10) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
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.
Photo © David Eyre
19-8375 Bearhawk Patrol (MSN 10) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. 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. Photo © David Eyre
19-8375 Bearhawk Patrol (MSN 10) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
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.
Photo © David Eyre
19-5456 Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah Mk.2 (MSN 6) owned by Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Builders: Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson. The Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah is an Australian-designed and built kitplane. 19-5456 made its first flight on 13 Sept 2008 with designer Garry Morgan at the controls. Photo © David Eyre
19-5456 Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah Mk.2 (MSN 6) owned by Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Builders: Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson. The Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah is an Australian-designed and built kitplane. 19-5456 made its first flight on 13 Sept 2008 with designer Garry Morgan at the controls.
Photo © David Eyre
19-5456 Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah Mk.2 (MSN 6) owned by Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Builders: Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson. The Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah is an Australian-designed and built kitplane. 19-5456 made its first flight on 13 Sept 2008 with designer Garry Morgan at the controls. Photo © David Eyre
19-5456 Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah Mk.2 (MSN 6) owned by Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Builders: Ken Chandler & Mike Richardson. The Morgan Aeroworks Cheetah is an Australian-designed and built kitplane. 19-5456 made its first flight on 13 Sept 2008 with designer Garry Morgan at the controls.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-IVB Stoddard Hamilton GlaStar (MSN 5567) owned by Ian Berry, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2002, ex N7544T. Photo © David Eyre
VH-IVB Stoddard Hamilton GlaStar (MSN 5567) owned by Ian Berry, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2002, ex N7544T.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-IVB Stoddard Hamilton GlaStar (MSN 5567) owned by Ian Berry, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2002, ex N7544T. Photo © David Eyre
VH-IVB Stoddard Hamilton GlaStar (MSN 5567) owned by Ian Berry, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2002, ex N7544T.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-IVB Stoddard Hamilton GlaStar (MSN 5567) owned by Ian Berry, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2002, ex N7544T. Photo © David Eyre
VH-IVB Stoddard Hamilton GlaStar (MSN 5567) owned by Ian Berry, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2002, ex N7544T.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OCK Stoddard Hamilton Glasair GII-S-RG (MSN W130) owned by Luciano Marino, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1989. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OCK Stoddard Hamilton Glasair GII-S-RG (MSN W130) owned by Luciano Marino, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1989.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OCK Stoddard Hamilton Glasair GII-S-RG (MSN W130) owned by Luciano Marino, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1989. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OCK Stoddard Hamilton Glasair GII-S-RG (MSN W130) owned by Luciano Marino, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1989.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OCK Stoddard Hamilton Glasair GII-S-RG (MSN W130) owned by Luciano Marino, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1989. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OCK Stoddard Hamilton Glasair GII-S-RG (MSN W130) owned by Luciano Marino, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1989.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBT Bitser (Experimental) Amatuer built aircraft at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-EBT Bitser (Experimental) Amatuer built aircraft at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-EBT Van Heerden Bitser Experimental (Piper PA-23-250 Aztec C) (MSN 27-3859) owned by Isak Van Heerden, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Converted from a 1968 Piper PA-23-250 Aztec C (cn 27-3859) in 1997 in South Africa. Ex N6562Y, ZS-FHB, ZU-BIY. Registered in Australia 20.12.2007 as VH-EBT. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBT Van Heerden Bitser Experimental (Piper PA-23-250 Aztec C) (MSN 27-3859) owned by Isak Van Heerden, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Converted from a 1968 Piper PA-23-250 Aztec C (cn 27-3859) in 1997 in South Africa. Ex N6562Y, ZS-FHB, ZU-BIY. Registered in Australia 20.12.2007 as VH-EBT.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBT Bitser (Experimental) Amatuer built aircraft at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-EBT Bitser (Experimental) Amatuer built aircraft at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-OTG Vans RV-8A (MSN 80641) owned by Kenneth George, VH-JSP Vans RV-9A (MSN 91336) owned by Marko Martinovich, and VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) owned by Paul Blackney, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OTG Vans RV-8A (MSN 80641) owned by Kenneth George, VH-JSP Vans RV-9A (MSN 91336) owned by Marko Martinovich, and VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) owned by Paul Blackney, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-OTG Vans RV-8A (MSN 80641) owned by Kenneth George, VH-JSP Vans RV-9A (MSN 91336) owned by Marko Martinovich, and VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) owned by Paul Blackney, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OTG Vans RV-8A (MSN 80641) owned by Kenneth George, VH-JSP Vans RV-9A (MSN 91336) owned by Marko Martinovich, and VH-ORE Vans RV-6 (MSN 24961) owned by Paul Blackney, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-CBO Vans RV-6A (MSN W192) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1998. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CBO Vans RV-6A (MSN W192) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1998.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-CBO Vans RV-6A (MSN W192) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1998. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CBO Vans RV-6A (MSN W192) owned by Arthur Hannington, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1998.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KSM Stinson 108-1 Voyager (MSN 108-259) owned by Murray Kester, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1946, ex NC97259, N97259. First registered in Australia on 12 April 2010. The Stinson 108 was a popular aircraft produced by the Stinson division of Consolidated Vultee (Convair), from immediately after World War 2 until 1950. It was developed from the prewar Stinson Model 10A Voyager. In 1949, the Stinson division was bought by Piper Aircraft. 5,260 model 108s were built by Stinson, including 1,507 of the Model 108-1 seen here. A distinctive feature (visible on the right of this photo) was the partial leading edge slot installed on the wings and aligned with the ailerons on the trailing edge, ensuring that the portion of the wing containing the aileron remains unstalled at higher angles of attack, thus contributing to docile stall behavior. Photo © David Eyre
VH-KSM Stinson 108-1 Voyager (MSN 108-259) owned by Murray Kester, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1946, ex NC97259, N97259. First registered in Australia on 12 April 2010. The Stinson 108 was a popular aircraft produced by the Stinson division of Consolidated Vultee (Convair), from immediately after World War 2 until 1950. It was developed from the prewar Stinson Model 10A Voyager. In 1949, the Stinson division was bought by Piper Aircraft. 5,260 model 108s were built by Stinson, including 1,507 of the Model 108-1 seen here. A distinctive feature (visible on the right of this photo) was the partial leading edge slot installed on the wings and aligned with the ailerons on the trailing edge, ensuring that the portion of the wing containing the aileron remains unstalled at higher angles of attack, thus contributing to docile stall behavior.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-KSM Stinson 108-1 Voyager (MSN 108-259) owned by Murray Kester, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1946, ex NC97259, N97259. First registered in Australia on 12 April 2010. The Stinson 108 was a popular aircraft produced by the Stinson division of Consolidated Vultee (Convair), from immediately after World War 2 until 1950. It was developed from the prewar Stinson Model 10A Voyager. In 1949, the Stinson division was bought by Piper Aircraft. 5,260 model 108s were built by Stinson, including 1,507 of the Model 108-1 seen here. A distinctive feature was the partial leading edge slot installed on the wings and aligned with the ailerons on the trailing edge, ensuring that the portion of the wing containing the aileron remains unstalled at higher angles of attack, thus contributing to docile stall behavior. Photo © David Eyre
VH-KSM Stinson 108-1 Voyager (MSN 108-259) owned by Murray Kester, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1946, ex NC97259, N97259. First registered in Australia on 12 April 2010. The Stinson 108 was a popular aircraft produced by the Stinson division of Consolidated Vultee (Convair), from immediately after World War 2 until 1950. It was developed from the prewar Stinson Model 10A Voyager. In 1949, the Stinson division was bought by Piper Aircraft. 5,260 model 108s were built by Stinson, including 1,507 of the Model 108-1 seen here. A distinctive feature was the partial leading edge slot installed on the wings and aligned with the ailerons on the trailing edge, ensuring that the portion of the wing containing the aileron remains unstalled at higher angles of attack, thus contributing to docile stall behavior. Photo © David Eyre
VH-USC Silver Centenary (MSN 1) owned by Rodney Edwards, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. This unique aircraft was designed and built in 1930 in Beverley, Western Australia, by people with no aircraft experience. Selby Ford sketched plans for the aircraft in chalk on the floor of the powerhouse at Beverley, WA, in 1928. Using this as a template, Ford and the local butcher Tom Shackle built the airframe from spruce and maple timber, with Tom's sister sewing all the fabric for the aircraft. Selby Ford purchased an undamaged engine from an aircraft that crashed nearby during the WA Centenary Air Race in 1929. The plane was towed from the powerhouse along the main street of Beverley to Benson's paddock, and most of the town turned out to watch the first flight on 1 July 1930. Captain C.H. Nesbitt of Western Air Services intended to taxi around the field, but was in the air within a few seconds. The aircraft handled so well that he flew for 25 minutes and then conducted some joyflights with Ford, Shackles and his sisters. Nesbitt later died flying another aircraft and the Silver Centenary did not fly again until April 1931. The CAA had restricted it to fly only within 5 km of Beverley, but Ford was unaware of this. He obtained permission to return the plane to Beverley in September 1931 and then applied to have the aircraft licensed. With no design documents, the CAA refused to grant a Certificate of Airworthiness. Special permission was granted to fly the aircraft to Narrogin and back to Beverley on 6 December 1931 and this was the Silver Centenary's last flight for nearly 76 years. In 1933, Ford returned the plane to the powerhouse at Beverley, where it hung from the roof until after his death in 1963. In January 1964, the Silver Centenary was lowered from the roof of the powerhouse, cleaned up, and put into storage until completion of the Beverley Aviation Museum in 1967, where it was the main feature. In 2006, Rod Edwards, the grandson of Ford and current owner of the Silver Centenary, decided to restore the aircraft and apply for a Certificate of Airworthiness. On 12 July 2007, the aircraft was registered VH-USC and made its first post-restoration flight on 20 July 2007. In August 2007, the Silver Centenary finally received its Certificate of Airworthiness - 77 years after its first flights. Photo © David Eyre
VH-USC Silver Centenary (MSN 1) owned by Rodney Edwards, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
This unique aircraft was designed and built in 1930 in Beverley, Western Australia, by people with no aircraft experience. Selby Ford sketched plans for the aircraft in chalk on the floor of the powerhouse at Beverley, WA, in 1928. Using this as a template, Ford and the local butcher Tom Shackle built the airframe from spruce and maple timber, with Tom’s sister sewing all the fabric for the aircraft. Selby Ford purchased an undamaged engine from an aircraft that crashed nearby during the WA Centenary Air Race in 1929. The plane was towed from the powerhouse along the main street of Beverley to Benson’s paddock, and most of the town turned out to watch the first flight on 1 July 1930. Captain C.H. Nesbitt of Western Air Services intended to taxi around the field, but was in the air within a few seconds. The aircraft handled so well that he flew for 25 minutes and then conducted some joyflights with Ford, Shackles and his sisters. Nesbitt later died flying another aircraft and the Silver Centenary did not fly again until April 1931. The CAA had restricted it to fly only within 5 km of Beverley, but Ford was unaware of this. He obtained permission to return the plane to Beverley in September 1931 and then applied to have the aircraft licensed. With no design documents, the CAA refused to grant a Certificate of Airworthiness. Special permission was granted to fly the aircraft to Narrogin and back to Beverley on 6 December 1931 and this was the Silver Centenary’s last flight for nearly 76 years. In 1933, Ford returned the plane to the powerhouse at Beverley, where it hung from the roof until after his death in 1963. In January 1964, the Silver Centenary was lowered from the roof of the powerhouse, cleaned up, and put into storage until completion of the Beverley Aviation Museum in 1967, where it was the main feature. In 2006, Rod Edwards, the grandson of Ford and current owner of the Silver Centenary, decided to restore the aircraft and apply for a Certificate of Airworthiness. On 12 July 2007, the aircraft was registered VH-USC and made its first post-restoration flight on 20 July 2007. In August 2007, the Silver Centenary finally received its Certificate of Airworthiness – 77 years after its first flights.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-USC Silver Centenary (MSN 1) owned by Rodney Edwards, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. This unique aircraft was designed and built in 1930 in Beverley, Western Australia, by people with no aircraft experience. Selby Ford sketched plans for the aircraft in chalk on the floor of the powerhouse at Beverley, WA, in 1928. Using this as a template, Ford and the local butcher Tom Shackle built the airframe from spruce and maple timber, with Tom's sister sewing all the fabric for the aircraft. Selby Ford purchased an undamaged engine from an aircraft that crashed nearby during the WA Centenary Air Race in 1929. The plane was towed from the powerhouse along the main street of Beverley to Benson's paddock, and most of the town turned out to watch the first flight on 1 July 1930. Captain C.H. Nesbitt of Western Air Services intended to taxi around the field, but was in the air within a few seconds. The aircraft handled so well that he flew for 25 minutes and then conducted some joyflights with Ford, Shackles and his sisters. Nesbitt later died flying another aircraft and the Silver Centenary did not fly again until April 1931. The CAA had restricted it to fly only within 5 km of Beverley, but Ford was unaware of this. He obtained permission to return the plane to Beverley in September 1931 and then applied to have the aircraft licensed. With no design documents, the CAA refused to grant a Certificate of Airworthiness. Special permission was granted to fly the aircraft to Narrogin and back to Beverley on 6 December 1931 and this was the Silver Centenary's last flight for nearly 76 years. In 1933, Ford returned the plane to the powerhouse at Beverley, where it hung from the roof until after his death in 1963. In January 1964, the Silver Centenary was lowered from the roof of the powerhouse, cleaned up, and put into storage until completion of the Beverley Aviation Museum in 1967, where it was the main feature. In 2006, Rod Edwards, the grandson of Ford and current owner of the Silver Centenary, decided to restore the aircraft and apply for a Certificate of Airworthiness. On 12 July 2007, the aircraft was registered VH-USC and made its first post-restoration flight on 20 July 2007. In August 2007, the Silver Centenary finally received its Certificate of Airworthiness - 77 years after its first flights. Photo © David Eyre
VH-USC Silver Centenary (MSN 1) owned by Rodney Edwards, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
This unique aircraft was designed and built in 1930 in Beverley, Western Australia, by people with no aircraft experience. Selby Ford sketched plans for the aircraft in chalk on the floor of the powerhouse at Beverley, WA, in 1928. Using this as a template, Ford and the local butcher Tom Shackle built the airframe from spruce and maple timber, with Tom’s sister sewing all the fabric for the aircraft. Selby Ford purchased an undamaged engine from an aircraft that crashed nearby during the WA Centenary Air Race in 1929. The plane was towed from the powerhouse along the main street of Beverley to Benson’s paddock, and most of the town turned out to watch the first flight on 1 July 1930. Captain C.H. Nesbitt of Western Air Services intended to taxi around the field, but was in the air within a few seconds. The aircraft handled so well that he flew for 25 minutes and then conducted some joyflights with Ford, Shackles and his sisters. Nesbitt later died flying another aircraft and the Silver Centenary did not fly again until April 1931. The CAA had restricted it to fly only within 5 km of Beverley, but Ford was unaware of this. He obtained permission to return the plane to Beverley in September 1931 and then applied to have the aircraft licensed. With no design documents, the CAA refused to grant a Certificate of Airworthiness. Special permission was granted to fly the aircraft to Narrogin and back to Beverley on 6 December 1931 and this was the Silver Centenary’s last flight for nearly 76 years. In 1933, Ford returned the plane to the powerhouse at Beverley, where it hung from the roof until after his death in 1963. In January 1964, the Silver Centenary was lowered from the roof of the powerhouse, cleaned up, and put into storage until completion of the Beverley Aviation Museum in 1967, where it was the main feature. In 2006, Rod Edwards, the grandson of Ford and current owner of the Silver Centenary, decided to restore the aircraft and apply for a Certificate of Airworthiness. On 12 July 2007, the aircraft was registered VH-USC and made its first post-restoration flight on 20 July 2007. In August 2007, the Silver Centenary finally received its Certificate of Airworthiness – 77 years after its first flights.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FBU Focke-Wulf FW-44J (MSN 2780) built in 1939 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-FBU Focke-Wulf FW-44J (MSN 2780) built in 1939 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-FBU Focke-Wulf FW-44J (MSN 2780) built in 1939 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-FBU Focke-Wulf FW-44J (MSN 2780) built in 1939 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-FBU Focke-Wulf FW-44J (MSN 2780) built in 1939 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-FBU Focke-Wulf FW-44J (MSN 2780) built in 1939 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-FBU Focke-Wulf FW-44J (MSN 2780) built in 1939 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-FBU Focke-Wulf FW-44J (MSN 2780) built in 1939 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-VDW Van’s RV-6 (MSN N-455) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-VDW Van’s RV-6 (MSN N-455) at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.

 

PHOTOS FROM THE HANGARS….

VH-NHD Sopwith Pup at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
VH-NHD Sopwith Pup at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-NHD Sopwith Pup at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
VH-NHD Sopwith Pup at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-NHD Sopwith Pup at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
VH-NHD Sopwith Pup at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-NHD Sopwith Pup at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
VH-NHD Sopwith Pup at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014.
This photo is trying to capture the atmosphere of pre WW1 airpower.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-KIL / 14 CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown, ex E3B-295 Spanish Air Force) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Painted in Imperial Japanese Army Air Service markings to represent a Kokusai Ki-86. 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. The MSN for VH-KIL is incorrectly recorded as “295”, but this is derived from its Spanish Air Force serial number. Spanish Jungmanns had MSNs in the 1000 and 2000 ranges. VH-KIL was built in 1940. The origin of this aircraft is a consignment of CASA 1-131E components imported to the USA by Marcus Bates in Odessa, Texas, USA from the Spanish Military. The aircraft was restored over a period of 10 years, and all replacement parts were built in accordance with approved drawings by Joe Krybus of Krybus Aviation in Santa Paula, California. Registered 11.11.2008 to Bert Filippi. Photo © David Eyre
VH-KIL / 14 CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown, ex E3B-295 Spanish Air Force) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Painted in Imperial Japanese Army Air Service markings to represent a Kokusai Ki-86. 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. The MSN for VH-KIL is incorrectly recorded as “295”, but this is derived from its Spanish Air Force serial number. Spanish Jungmanns had MSNs in the 1000 and 2000 ranges. VH-KIL was built in 1940. The origin of this aircraft is a consignment of CASA 1-131E components imported to the USA by Marcus Bates in Odessa, Texas, USA from the Spanish Military. The aircraft was restored over a period of 10 years, and all replacement parts were built in accordance with approved drawings by Joe Krybus of Krybus Aviation in Santa Paula, California. Registered 11.11.2008 to Bert Filippi.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FBJ Casa 1.131E Jungmann at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-FBJ Casa 1.131E Jungmann at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-UCP Pietenpol B4A1 (MSN 12) built in 1932 at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-UCP Pietenpol B4A1 (MSN 12) built in 1932 at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-MMZ Vans RV-6 (MSN 22957/W209) owned by Milan Zaklan, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1996. Photo © David Eyre
VH-MMZ Vans RV-6 (MSN 22957/W209) owned by Milan Zaklan, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1996.
Photo © David Eyre
Unregistered Vans RV-7A under construction, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Photo © David Eyre
Unregistered Vans RV-7A under construction, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VAN Vans RV-7A (MSN 72215) owned by Brett Collins and operated by Barry Collins, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2012. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VAN Vans RV-7A (MSN 72215) owned by Brett Collins and operated by Barry Collins, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2012.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-IMZ Vans RV-10 (MSN 40016) owned by Michael Severn, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2006, ex N104ML. Photo © David Eyre
VH-IMZ Vans RV-10 (MSN 40016) owned by Michael Severn, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2006, ex N104ML.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-AYJ Auster J/1BL Autocrat (Lycoming) (MSN 2346) owned by Glenn Shaw, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1947, first registered in the UK as G-AJPX on 12 May 1947 as an Auster V J/1 Autocrat. Delivered to Air Schools Ltd, Derby (Burnaston), UK. Cancelled 1.8.51 as sold in Australia - registered VH-AYJ on 22 Nov 1951. Converted in 1959 to Auster J/1L "Kingsmith" status by Kingsford-Smith Aviation Services, re-engined with a 150 hp Lycoming O-320, with wheel spats (later removed) and modifications. Converted to J/1BL in 1965. Photo © David Eyre
VH-AYJ Auster J/1BL Autocrat (Lycoming) (MSN 2346) owned by Glenn Shaw, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1947, first registered in the UK as G-AJPX on 12 May 1947 as an Auster V J/1 Autocrat. Delivered to Air Schools Ltd, Derby (Burnaston), UK. Cancelled 1.8.51 as sold in Australia – registered VH-AYJ on 22 Nov 1951. Converted in 1959 to Auster J/1L “Kingsmith” status by Kingsford-Smith Aviation Services, re-engined with a 150 hp Lycoming O-320, with wheel spats (later removed) and modifications. Converted to J/1BL in 1965.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-SIP Dyn'Aero MCR-01 VLA Sportster (MSN 225), named 'Gretel', owned by John Chesbrough, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built at Serpentine in 2003. The MCR-01 is a French design, by Michel Colomban/Christophe Robin, derived from the Colomban MC-100 Ban-Bi. Photo © David Eyre
VH-SIP Dyn’Aero MCR-01 VLA Sportster (MSN 225), named ‘Gretel’, owned by John Chesbrough, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built at Serpentine in 2003. The MCR-01 is a French design, by Michel Colomban/Christophe Robin, derived from the Colomban MC-100 Ban-Bi.
Photo © David Eyre
19-2374 DynAero MCR Ute / Pick Up (MSN 124) owned by Jonathan Devine, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2011 by Barry Wrenford in NSW as VH-YUT. The MCR Pick-Up is a French aircraft designed by Michel Colomban (designer of the small two-seat Cri-Cri) with enough space to accommodate a bed, high-speed performance and rough field capability, whilst being light enough to comply with ultralight regulations. It is a lighter, two-seat version of the four-seat DynAero MCR 4S. Photo © David Eyre
19-2374 DynAero MCR Ute / Pick Up (MSN 124) owned by Jonathan Devine, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2011 by Barry Wrenford in NSW as VH-YUT. The MCR Pick-Up is a French aircraft designed by Michel Colomban (designer of the small two-seat Cri-Cri) with enough space to accommodate a bed, high-speed performance and rough field capability, whilst being light enough to comply with ultralight regulations. It is a lighter, two-seat version of the four-seat DynAero MCR 4S.
Photo © David Eyre
24-4500 Flight Design CTSW (MSN 5/12/2004) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Registered 9 Feb 2006. Photo © David Eyre
24-4500 Flight Design CTSW (MSN 5/12/2004) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Registered 9 Feb 2006.
Photo © David Eyre
19-4837 Aeropup Mk.4 (MSN 2013) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2006. The Aeropup is derived from the South Australian-designed Supapup of the early 1980s. The wings can also be folded back for storage. Photo © David Eyre
19-4837 Aeropup Mk.4 (MSN 2013) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2006. The Aeropup is derived from the South Australian-designed Supapup of the early 1980s. The wings can also be folded back for storage.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799) owned by William Dearle, of Augusta, WA, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1942 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Originally built for South Africa as DX742, but delivered to RAAF as A17-649. Sold by RAAF and became VH-RNO on 10 June 1955 with Royal Newcastle Aero Club. Re-registered VH-WFN on 15 Aug 1959 to Aero Service Pty Ltd, it was based at the former Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. It has had a number of owners, accidents and rebuilds in subsequent years. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799) owned by William Dearle, of Augusta, WA, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1942 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Originally built for South Africa as DX742, but delivered to RAAF as A17-649. Sold by RAAF and became VH-RNO on 10 June 1955 with Royal Newcastle Aero Club. Re-registered VH-WFN on 15 Aug 1959 to Aero Service Pty Ltd, it was based at the former Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. It has had a number of owners, accidents and rebuilds in subsequent years.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-SFF Staaken Flugzeugbau Z-21A Flitzer (MSN 1) owned by Mark A Crawford, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built 2006. First registered 18 Jan 2007, first flight 5 May 2007. The Flitzer was designed by Welsh artist and pilot Lynn Williams, brother of aerobatic champion Neil Williams. Designed to be economical to build and to fly, the Flitzer is designed as a 'vintage type' aeroplane, but is not a replica of any real aircraft. Different variants have been designed, and hundreds of kits are being built worldwide. It has good short field performance and rate of climb, to operate out of short, unprepared strips. Photo © David Eyre
VH-SFF Staaken Flugzeugbau Z-21A Flitzer (MSN 1) owned by Mark A Crawford, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built 2006. First registered 18 Jan 2007, first flight 5 May 2007. The Flitzer was designed by Welsh artist and pilot Lynn Williams, brother of aerobatic champion Neil Williams. Designed to be economical to build and to fly, the Flitzer is designed as a ‘vintage type’ aeroplane, but is not a replica of any real aircraft. Different variants have been designed, and hundreds of kits are being built worldwide. It has good short field performance and rate of climb, to operate out of short, unprepared strips.
Photo © David Eyre
Unidentified Nanchang CJ-6A at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Training aircraft formerly with the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) of China. Photo © David Eyre
Unidentified Nanchang CJ-6A at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Training aircraft formerly with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) of China.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ISI Pitts S-1 Special (MSN 4875) owned by Gordon Johanson, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 2007. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ISI Pitts S-1 Special (MSN 4875) owned by Gordon Johanson, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 2007.
Photo © David Eyre
Pitts S1-11B Super Stinker, owned by Vince Felton, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. This is the final iteration of the famous Pitts Special aerobatic biplane, the prototype of which first flew in 1944. Several aircraft that Curtis Pitts built had a picture of a skunk on them and were called "Stinkers". After she bought it, aerobatic performer Betty Skelton called the second aircraft that Curtis built, "Lil' Stinker". The prototype Pitts S-2, was "Big Stinker", the prototype Model 11 (later called S1-11B) was "Super Stinker", and the prototype Model 12 was the "Macho Stinker". Pitts biplanes dominated world aerobatic competitions in the 1960s and 1970s, and are still competitive today. Photo © David Eyre
Unregistered Pitts S1-11B Super Stinker, owned by Vince Felton, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
This is the final iteration of the famous Pitts Special aerobatic biplane, the prototype of which first flew in 1944. Several aircraft that Curtis Pitts built had a picture of a skunk on them and were called “Stinkers”. After she bought it, aerobatic performer Betty Skelton called the second aircraft that Curtis built, “Lil’ Stinker”. The prototype Pitts S-2, was “Big Stinker”, the prototype Model 11 (later called S1-11B) was “Super Stinker”, and the prototype Model 12 was the “Macho Stinker”. Pitts biplanes dominated world aerobatic competitions in the 1960s and 1970s, and are still competitive today.
Photo © David Eyre
25-0325 Australian LightWing GR-582 (MSN 44) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Originally designed and built by Hughes Engineering, a boat building and general engineering company, at West Ballina, NSW. This ultralight was registered on 16 August 1989. Photo © David Eyre
25-0325 Australian LightWing GR-582 (MSN 44) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Originally designed and built by Hughes Engineering, a boat building and general engineering company, at West Ballina, NSW. This ultralight was registered on 16 August 1989.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YOG Sud Aviation GY80-150 Horizon (MSN 71) of Allan Churn, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built 1965, ex ZK-CLK. Registered in Australia 18.1.2000 as VH-YOG. Registered 22.6.2009 to Allan Churn of Ferndale WA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YOG Sud Aviation GY80-150 Horizon (MSN 71) of Allan Churn, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built 1965, ex ZK-CLK. Registered in Australia 18.1.2000 as VH-YOG. Registered 22.6.2009 to Allan Churn of Ferndale WA.
Photo © David Eyre
Unregistered Titan T-51 Mustang owned by Luis Ricardo at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013. This type was designed by John Williams as a three-quarter scale replica kit-built version of the North American P-51 Mustang. This example has been under construction by Luis Ricardo since 2008, and is not yet registered. Photo © David Eyre
Unregistered Titan T-51 Mustang owned by Luis Ricardo at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 29 September 2013.
This type was designed by John Williams as a three-quarter scale replica kit-built version of the North American P-51 Mustang. This example has been under construction by Luis Ricardo since 2008, and is not yet registered.
Photo © David Eyre
25-0179 Thruster TST (MSN 088-285) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. First registered 6 June 1998, it was withdrawn from use in 1996 and restored in 2009. Photo © David Eyre
25-0179 Thruster TST (MSN 088-285) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
First registered 6 June 1998, it was withdrawn from use in 1996 and restored in 2009.
Photo © David Eyre
19-8116 / G-BKEU Taylor JT1 Monoplane (MSN PFA055-10553) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. The JT.1 Monoplane was the first post war homebuilt design to come from England, ddesigned by John Taylor in 1956 and the prototype made its first flight in 1959. It was designed to be constructed in small spaces with minimal tools and cost, using average building skills around 110 are believed to have been built. This example was constructed in the UK by James M. Springham and Robert J. Whybrow of Bury St Edmonds, England, and registered as G-BKEU on 18 June 1982. On 18 January 2005, it was registered to Andrew J Moore, of Brackley, UK, but he later moved to Western Australia and it was registered as VH-AZE on 23 Feb 2010. It was re-registered on the RAAus register as 19-8116 on 26 April 2012. Photo © David Eyre
19-8116 / G-BKEU Taylor JT1 Monoplane (MSN PFA055-10553) at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
The JT.1 Monoplane was the first post war homebuilt design to come from England, ddesigned by John Taylor in 1956 and the prototype made its first flight in 1959. It was designed to be constructed in small spaces with minimal tools and cost, using average building skills around 110 are believed to have been built. This example was constructed in the UK by James M. Springham and Robert J. Whybrow of Bury St Edmonds, England, and registered as G-BKEU on 18 June 1982. On 18 January 2005, it was registered to Andrew J Moore, of Brackley, UK, but he later moved to Western Australia and it was registered as VH-AZE on 23 Feb 2010. It was re-registered on the RAAus register as 19-8116 on 26 April 2012.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-INF SOCATA MS893E Rallye 180GT Gaillard (MSN 12649) owned by Martin Ford, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1975. Ex F-ODCB, ZS-JSI, V5-JSF, ZS-JSI. This is the only Rallye in Australia. Rallye aircraft were designed and built in France, originally designed by Morane-Saulnier. In 1965, Morane-Saulnier became part of Sud Aviation and was renamed SOCATA in 1966. Over 3,300 Rallye aircraft of various models were built by the time French production ended in 1984, with the Rallye being replaced in production by SOCATA’s TB aircraft (TB9, TB10, TB20). The Rallye was then produced in Poland as the PZL Koliber. The wing differs to most light aircraft in having full-span automatic leading-edge slats, wide-chord slotted ailerons, and wide-span Fowler-type trailing-edge flaps, giving it good STOL capability. Photo © David Eyre
VH-INF SOCATA MS893E Rallye 180GT Gaillard (MSN 12649) owned by Martin Ford, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1975. Ex F-ODCB, ZS-JSI, V5-JSF, ZS-JSI. This is the only Rallye in Australia. Rallye aircraft were designed and built in France, originally designed by Morane-Saulnier. In 1965, Morane-Saulnier became part of Sud Aviation and was renamed SOCATA in 1966. Over 3,300 Rallye aircraft of various models were built by the time French production ended in 1984, with the Rallye being replaced in production by SOCATA’s TB aircraft (TB9, TB10, TB20). The Rallye was then produced in Poland as the PZL Koliber. The wing differs to most light aircraft in having full-span automatic leading-edge slats, wide-chord slotted ailerons, and wide-span Fowler-type trailing-edge flaps, giving it good STOL capability.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-DUB Rand KR-2 (MSN W96) owned by Allen Buzza, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014. Built in 1995. Photo © David Eyre
VH-DUB Rand KR-2 (MSN W96) owned by Allen Buzza, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 September 2014.
Built in 1995.
Photo © David Eyre

12 thoughts on “SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – 28 September 2014

  • October 9, 2014 at 5:20 am
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    Great shots Keith!

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  • October 11, 2014 at 10:53 am
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    Thanks Dirk, appreciate the comment

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  • October 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm
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    Fantastic photography, well done. SABC member.

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  • October 12, 2014 at 4:45 pm
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    Magic set of photographs and all dirty side down. Great day.

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    • October 12, 2014 at 6:34 pm
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      Thanks Chris for your compliments.
      Regards,
      David Eyre

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  • October 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm
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    Truly amazing photos,, Thank you

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    • October 12, 2014 at 8:26 pm
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      Many thanks for your kind compliment.

      Regards,
      David Eyre

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  • April 1, 2015 at 6:44 am
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    Great series of shots of the event at Serpentine. Its a few years since I have visited the airfield (I am in Sydney) so great to see the range of aircraft that are now flying from that airfield. I am a member at Wedderburn here in Sydney and it seems to see all the good interesting aircraft these days you need to get out to the sport aviation airfields.

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    • April 1, 2015 at 5:37 pm
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      Thanks for the compliments David – will pass it on to the photographers.

      Regards,
      David Eyre (the David in WA!)

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