Warbirds based in Western Australia

This list mainly includes airworthy ex-military aircraft painted in military markings. Updated 27 April 2016. © 2016 David Eyre

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  • Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros
  • Boeing Stearman
  • CAC CA-25 Winjeel
  • CASA 1-131 Jungmann
  • De Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth
  • De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk
  • Focke-Wulf Fw-44J Stieglitz (CKD-built)
  • Fouga CM-170 Magister
  • Grumman G-111 (UF-2/HU-16D) Albatross
  • Lockheed SP-2H (P2V-7) Neptune
  • Nanchang CJ-5 (Yak-18)
  • Nanchang CJ-6A
  • Nord 3202
  • North American T-6 Texan/Harvard
  • North American T-28B Trojan
  • NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer
  • Piper L-21/PA-18 Super Cub
  • PZL-Mielec SBLim-2 (Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI)
  • PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra
  • Scottish Aviation Sk61 Bulldog (101)
  • SIAI-Marchetti S-211
  • Sopwith Pup (replica)
  • Yakovlev Yak-52 “Yakka” (tailwheel conversion)

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Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros

VH-ITN Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros (MSN 630638) of Westcoast Jet Fighters (HFAT Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Warbirds Aircraft Display Day, at Jandakot Airport - Sun 23 March 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-ITN Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros (MSN 630638) of Westcoast Jet Fighters (HFAT Pty Ltd) at Jandakot Warbirds Aircraft Display Day, at Jandakot Airport – Sun 23 March 2014.
Built in 1976, at Vodochody in Czechoslovakia. Delivered to the Soviet Air Force. Later sold in USA and registered as N90510 John P. Christensen, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA on 4.8.2000. Upon completion of its restoration in the USA, the owner had invested over $340,000 in buying and refurbishing the aircraft. In May 2006, the aircraft was sold to BMG Aviation, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, who reregistered the aircraft as N139LB on 14 May 2007, with the ‘LB’ in the registration denoting that as it was flown by Steve Lynn and Bob Burke. The aircraft was advertised for sale in 2012 with an asking price of US$179,000, having a Total Time of 2,959 hours. It stayed registered as N139LB until 4 Sep 2012. On 30 October 2012, the aircraft was registered in Australia as VH-ITN. Registered owner is HFAT Pty Ltd (HF Assets), of Cannington, WA, but the aircraft is leased to and operated by Extreme Flying Trust, trading as Westcoast Jet Fighters.
Photo © Keith Anderson

Boeing Stearman

VH-PJS / (41-)911 Boeing Stearman PT-17 (A75L300) (MSN 75-671) owned by Robert Poynton, at Jandakot Airport - Sat 30 August 2014. Engine covers removed for maintenance. Built in 1943, ex 41-911 (USAAF), N52042, N59GA, VH-JBC. One of the McDermott Aviation Bell 214B-1 BigLifter firefighting helicopters is in the hangar behind. Photo © Steve Jaksic
VH-PJS / (41-)911 Boeing Stearman PT-17 (A75L300) (MSN 75-671) owned by Robert Poynton, at Jandakot Airport – Sat 30 August 2014.
Engine covers removed for maintenance. Built in 1943, ex 41-911 (USAAF), N52042, N59GA, VH-JBC. One of the McDermott Aviation Bell 214B-1 BigLifter firefighting helicopters is in the hangar behind. Photo © Steve Jaksic
  • VH-PWD Boeing Stearman E75 (N2S-5) (MSN 75-8255) – USN yellow colours (NO PHOTO AVAILABLE)
VH-URC Boeing A75N1 Stearman (PT-17 Kaydet) (MSN 75-1834) owned by Heckenbury Pty Ltd, at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 27 September 2015. 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 27 September 2015.
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-USE Boeing Stearman E75 (PT-17D / N2S-5 Kaydet) (MSN 75-8314) – USN yellow colours (NO PHOTO AVAILABLE)
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-YDF / 4269 / 591 Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Stearman (MSN 75-2599B), owned by Julian Walter over Perth suburbs – 26 January 2016 – Australia Day City of Perth Air Show
Built in 1941, ex BuNo.4269, N3188, N59127, (VH-JDF not taken up).
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-YND / "42-755362 / 362" Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned by Carl Ende, at Langley Park – 17 October 2015.
VH-YND / “42-755362 / 362” Boeing E75 (N2S-5) Stearman (MSN 75-5362) owned by Carl Ende, at Langley Park – 17 October 2015.
Wears US Navy markings with an incorrect serial painted on the side, based on the aircraft manufacturer’s construction number, not its true military serial number, which is 61240. It was built as a PT-13D with US Army Air Force serial 42-17199, but was transferred to the US Navy and designated as an N2S-5, with Bureau of Aeronautics serial number 61240. It is believed to have then gone to owner in Nicaragua before arriving in Australia.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-YST / 46 Boeing Stearman A75 (PT-13D/N2S-5) (MSN 75-5146) owned by Avon Valley Aviation Charter Pty Ltd, of York, WA, at Jandakot Airport - Fri 5 September 2014. Although marked as a N2S-4, it was actually first built as a PT-13D for the US Army Air Force and later transferred to the US Navy as an N2S-5). Built in 1942, ex 42-16983 PT-13D-BW of USAAF, BuNo 61024 N2S-5 of US Navy, N58983. Normally based at York, WA. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YST / 46 Boeing Stearman A75 (PT-13D/N2S-5) (MSN 75-5146) owned by Avon Valley Aviation Charter Pty Ltd, of York, WA, at Jandakot Airport – Fri 5 September 2014.
Although marked as a N2S-4, it was actually first built as a PT-13D for the US Army Air Force and later transferred to the US Navy as an N2S-5). Built in 1942, ex 42-16983 PT-13D-BW of USAAF, BuNo 61024 N2S-5 of US Navy, N58983. Normally based at York, WA.
Photo © David Eyre

CAC CA-25 Winjeel

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-WMN / A85-451 CAC CA-25 Winjeel (MSN CA25-51)NO PHOTO AVAILABLE – Ex RAAF, wears RAAF silver markings. Delivered to RAAF in April 1957. With 1 FTS when displayed at RAAF Laverton Airshow on 18 Apr 1971. Withdrawn from service to RSTT Wagga, NSW. Was owned by Bob Eastgate, and registered VH-WMN. Currently Owned by Phil Nolan, and currently under restoration in York WA, at Lyn and Di Forster’s Brooklands Aviation.

CASA 1.131E Jungmann

VH-FBJ Casa 1.131E Jungmann at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
VH-FBJ Casa 1.131E Jungmann (ex E3B-227 Spanish Air Force), owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield – Sun 28 Sept 2014.
Wears German Luftwaffe markings. Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-KIL / 14 CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown, ex E3B-295 Spanish Air Force) flown by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 25 September 2016. VH-KIL is a Spanish-built version of the German designed Bucker Jungmann, painted in Imperial Japanese Army Air Service markings to represent a Kokusai Ki-86, another licence-built version of the Jungmann. VH-KIL was restored over 10 years using some components acquired by Marcus Bates in Odessa, Texas, USA from the Spanish Air Force. Photo © David Eyre
VH-KIL / 14 CASA 1-131E Jungmann (MSN unknown, ex E3B-295 Spanish Air Force) flown by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 25 September 2016.
VH-KIL is a Spanish-built version of the German designed Bucker Jungmann, painted in Imperial Japanese Army Air Service markings to represent a Kokusai Ki-86, another licence-built version of the Jungmann. VH-KIL was restored over 10 years using some components acquired by Marcus Bates in Odessa, Texas, USA from the Spanish Air Force.
Photo © David Eyre

De Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth

VH-AMW/A17-208 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA209) flown by Chris Shine, over O'Connor - Tue 26 January 2016 - Australia Day Air Show. Flying west. Photo taken from VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees. Photo © David Eyre
VH-AMW/A17-208 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA209) flown by Chris Shine, over O’Connor – Tue 26 January 2016 – Australia Day Air Show.
Built by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Photo taken from VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-AUS / A17-743 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1074) owned by Gregory Shaw of Esperance, WA, at a private airstrip in Mundijong, WA - Sat 3 November 2012. Built in 1944 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. To RAAF as A17-743 on 22 Nov 1944. Sold and registered VH-AUS on 24 Sep 1946. Photo © David Eyre
VH-AUS / A17-743 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1074) owned by Gregory Shaw of Esperance, WA, at a private airstrip in Mundijong, WA – Sat 3 November 2012.
Built in 1944 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. To RAAF as A17-743 on 22 Nov 1944. Sold and registered VH-AUS on 24 Sep 1946.
Photo © David Eyre
  • VH-AZT / “A17-130” De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA853) – NO PHOTO AVAILABLEEx RAAF. Actual RAAF serial was A17-721.
    Built in Australia by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown. RAAF trainer yellow colours. In 1959, the fuselage of VH-BCW (c/n DHA127, ex A17-130 of RAAF which was WFU 10.10.47) was used in major rebuild, prior to sale. The rebuilt aircraft kept registration VH-AZT & c/n DHA853. 4.5.1970 cancelled from register as withdrawn from use. 17.11.82 restored as VH-AZT, but with c/n “A17-130” Now painted in RAAF markings as A17-130.
VH-BAR/A17-666 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA816/T342) flown by Kevin Bailey, over the Swan River near South Perth - Tue 26 January 2016 - Australia Day Air Show. Flying towards the Narrows Bridge. Photo taken from VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees. Photo © David Eyre
VH-BAR/A17-666 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA816/T342) flown by Kevin Bailey, over the Swan River near South Perth – Tue 26 January 2016 – Australia Day Air Show.
Flying towards the Narrows Bridge. Photo taken from VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) owned by Clark Rees.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) flown by Clark Rees, with David Eyre of AAWA in the front cockpit, at Jandakot Airport - Tue 26 January 2016 - Australia Day Air Show. Climbing after take-off from runway 24 Right at 3:40pm, as part of the 'Beautiful Biplanes' formation. Photo © Allan Tilley
VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) flown by Clark Rees, with David Eyre of AAWA in the front cockpit, at Jandakot Airport – Tue 26 January 2016 – Australia Day Air Show.
Climbing after take-off from runway 24 Right at 3:40pm, as part of the ‘Beautiful Biplanes’ formation.
Photo © Allan Tilley
VH-CKF/A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200), flown by Trevor Jones, over Hamilton Hill, Tue 26 January 2016 - Australia Day Air Show. Heading back to Jandakot. Photo taken from VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) flown by Clark Rees. Photo © David Eyre
VH-CKF/A17-421 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA596/T200), flown by Trevor Jones, over Hamilton Hill, Tue 26 January 2016 – Australia Day Air Show.
Ex RAAF. Built by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Heading back to Jandakot. Photo taken from VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) flown by Clark Rees.
Photo © David Eyre
  • VH-DBC / A17-543 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA978) – NO PHOTO AVAILABLE.  Ex RAAF. Ex A17-543, VH-BIW, VH-DAP, VH-DYI. Built in Australia by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown. RAAF silver with yellow band
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 27 September 2015.
VH-DWD/A17-201 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA202) owned by Bert Filippi, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 27 September 2015.
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. Based at Serpentine.
Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc) at Langley Park – 17 October 2015.
VH-FAS / A17-37 De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA34) of Griffin Aviation Pty Ltd (operated by Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc) at Langley Park – 17 October 2015.
Built by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Ex A17-37, VH-RJA. Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-NIG/N9129/29 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN 82248) owned by Nigel T Emmans ”, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 25 September 2016. Based at Serpentine. Painted in RAF camouflage.
VH-NIG/N9129/29 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN 82248) owned by Nigel T Emmans ”, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 25 September 2016. Based at Serpentine. Painted in RAF camouflage.
Built in 1939. One of 100 Tiger Moths imported to Australia (in addition to production at Bankstown, NSW). Served with RAAF, but retained RAF serial N9129. Served with 9EFTS at Cunderdin WA 10/04/1943 to 19/06/1943. Registered VH-BJV from 1947-1959, VH-DAL 1959-1992, then VH-NIG.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham with Perth city behind, Tue 26 January 2016 - Australia Day Air Show. This aircraft was built by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW in 1945, and was delivered to the RAAF as A17-757. It was sold in 1956 and became VH-RNQ with Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW, but was damaged in 1959 and sold for spares. Barry Markham restored the aircraft in 1991 as VH-NOV and in 1998, set a number of records when he flew it from Perth to London, to raise funds for the RFDS. Photo taken from VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) flown by Clark Rees, whilst we flew over North Coogee, near Fremantle. Photo © David Eyre
VH-NOV De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1088) flown by Barry Markham with Perth city behind, Tue 26 January 2016 – Australia Day Air Show.
This aircraft was built by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW in 1945, and was delivered to the RAAF as A17-757. It was sold in 1956 and became VH-RNQ with Royal Newcastle Aero Club, Broadmeadow, NSW, but was damaged in 1959 and sold for spares. Barry Markham restored the aircraft in 1991 as VH-NOV and in 1998, set a number of records when he flew it from Perth to London, to raise funds for the RFDS. Photo taken from VH-BTP / A17-744 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA1075/T315) flown by Clark Rees, whilst we flew over North Coogee, near Fremantle. Photo © David Eyre
  • VH-PCI / R-5264 / 64 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN 83123) – NO PHOTO AVAILABLE RAAF trainer yellow colours. Based at Wongan Hills.
VH-USB/A17-207 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (cn DHA208) of Tennereef Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Mon 3 June 2013
VH-USB/A17-207 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (cn DHA208) of Tennereef Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Mon 3 June 2013
Built in Australia 1940 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Delivered to the RAAF with military serial A17-207, and served with 9 Elementary Flying Training School at Cunderdin, WA from 10 April 1943 to 19 June 1943. Registered VH-AHM to Flying Officer Archibald J Collins at RAAF Station Pearce, WA on 9 September 1947. On 1 August 1948 it was registered to Chart-Air at Meekatharra, WA, but was struck off the register on 20 July 1949, then returned to the register on 3 August 1949, registered to Chart-Air Aviation Service, Meekatharra, WA. On 12 March 1954 it was registered to Federal Methodist Inland Mission of Kew, Victoria.
On 6 Oct 1960, it was registered to Blaxwell & Grummels, C/- Kwinana Chemical Co, Dunreath Ave, South Guildford, WA. On 16 May 1961, it was registered to Mr B H Bailey of Wongan Hills, WA. It crashed on 28 April 1963 at Brunswick Junction, WA, and was rebuilt as VH-USB. Registered VH-USB on 15 May 1991 to Lynton J Forster, Armadale, WA (later of York, WA). 19 Sep 2000 registered to Glenn R Darlington of York, WA. 11 Nov 2004 registered to Tennereef Pty Ltd, Fremantle, WA.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799) owned by William Dearle, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 25 September 2016. Built in 1942 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Originally built for South Africa as DX742, but delivered to the RAAF as A17-649. Sold by RAAF and became VH-RNO on 10 June 1955 with Royal Newcastle Aero Club. Re-registered VH-WFN on 15 Aug 1959 to Aero Service Pty Ltd, it was based at the former Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. It has had a number of owners, accidents and rebuilds in subsequent years. Photo © David Eyre
VH-WFN / A17-649 De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth (MSN DHA799) owned by William Dearle, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 25 September 2016.
Built in 1942 by De Havilland Aircraft at Bankstown, NSW. Originally built for South Africa as DX742, but delivered to the RAAF as A17-649. Sold by RAAF and became VH-RNO on 10 June 1955 with Royal Newcastle Aero Club. Re-registered VH-WFN on 15 Aug 1959 to Aero Service Pty Ltd, it was based at the former Maylands Aerodrome in Perth. It has had a number of owners, accidents and rebuilds in subsequent years.
Photo © David Eyre
  • VH-LBW De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 (converted T.20) (MSN C1/0101) – NO PHOTO AVAILABLE.
    ex 12-122 (Royal Danish Air Force), P-122 (Royal Danish Air Force), OY-ATV, G-ALUL.Built in 1950 as Chipmunk T.20 for the Royal Danish Air Force.22 May 1950: Delivered to Royal Danish Air Force with serial number 12-122, later renumbered as P-122.
    8 September 1976: Withdrawn from RDAF service.
    21 September 1977: Registered OY-ATV. Converted to civilian Chipmunk Mk.22.
    2 December 1982: OY-ATV registration cancelled as transferred to UK.
    3 December 1982: Registered G-ALUL to Pace Petroleum, Farnham, Surrey, UK.
    2 August 1983: Registered to George Livett, Northampton, UK.
    19 July 1985: G-ALUL registration cancelled as transferred to Australia.
    11 October 1985: Registered VH-LBW to Rossair General Aviation Pty Ltd, Parafield, South Australia.
    2 March 1987: Registered to Mr Lomond A Johnson, Aldgate, SA.
    17 October 1996: Registered to Ross L Campbell, Dianella, WA.
    16 March 2006: Registered to The Aeroplane Company Pty Ltd, Jandakot, WA.
    19 September 2011: Registered to Ross L Campbell, Marmion, WAWears Royal Danish Air Force colours, but does not wear its military serial.
VH-RHW / WB677 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0125) owned by Glen Caple, at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 25 September 2016. Built in 1950, and originally delivered to the Royal Air Force (UK) as WB677 on 16.8.1950. Sold 24.9.1956 at No.10 Maintenance Unit, Hullavington, UK. First registered in Australia on 21.11.1957 as VH-RHW by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, based at Maylands Aerodrome and then Perth Airport until sold in 1962. It went through a series of owners until purchased by Glen Caple in 1973. Photo © David Eyre
VH-RHW / WB677 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0125) owned by Glen Caple, at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 25 September 2016.
Built in 1950, and originally delivered to the Royal Air Force (UK) as WB677 on 16.8.1950. Sold 24.9.1956 at No.10 Maintenance Unit, Hullavington, UK. First registered in Australia on 21.11.1957 as VH-RHW by the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, based at Maylands Aerodrome and then Perth Airport until sold in 1962. It went through a series of owners until purchased by Glen Caple in 1973.
Photo © David Eyre
  • VH-RIW / WB748 De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 (MSN C1/0195 (DHB.f.81)) – NO PHOTO AVAILABLE
    13 Nov 1950: Delivered to Royal Air Force as WB748.
    15 Nov 1950: 14 RFS, Hamble (coded “23”)
    7 July 1953: 7 RFS, Doncaster
    6 April 1954: Home Command Major Servicing Unit, Leconfield
    9 June 1954: Cambridge UAS, Teversham for Summer Camp at Waterbeach
    17 June 1954: Durham UAS, Usworth
    25 August 1954: 22 MU, Silloth
    22 September 1955: Non effective stock
    1 August 1956 Sold to WS Shackelton Ltd, dismantled at Silloth by Helliwells Ltd.
    16 Apr 1958: Registered in Australia as VH-RIW to the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia, based at Maylands, WA, and later Perth Airport.
    19 June 1963: Registered to Yarlarweelor Pastoral Co, Yarlarweelor Station, near Meekatharra, WA.
    1 Dec 1965: Registered to Marrilla Station Pty Ltd, Marrilla Station, near Carnarvon, WA.
    17 Feb 1969: Registered to Lindsay J Day, Albany, WA.
    30 Jan 1970: Registered to Donald W Henderson, Leederville, WA.
    7 July 1971: Registered to Ian J Findlay, Narrikup, WA.
    28 Feb 1972: Cancelled from register as “withdrawn from use”.
    6 May 1992: Registered to Stuart M Taylor, Gooseberry Hill, WA.Ex Royal Air Force. Red/white colours
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
Australia Day 26 January 2016.
VH-XBS De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.20 (MSN C1/0413) owned by Aeros Casino Pty Ltd, named “Queen of Hearts” over Perths western suburbs
Ex Royal Thai Air Force, military serial F9-37/95. Delivered from Broughton to Hatfield 24 October 1951; accepted 19 April 1952; assigned 9 July 1952. To VH-XBS 23 October 1991.
Still wears its original basic Royal Thai Air Force white and red colours, minus the military insignia.
Photo © Keith Anderson

Built in 1951 as Chipmunk T.20 for Royal Thai Air Force.24 Oct 1951: Delivered from Broughton, UK to Hatfield, UK
19 Apr 1952: Accepted by Royal Thai Air Force with serial BF.9-37/95.
9 July 1952: Assigned to Flying Training School, RTAFB Kamphang Saen.
June 1971: Withdrawn from service with Royal Thai Air Force.
1985: Was one of four derelict Chipmunk hulks to be imported into Australia by Col Pay.
Underwent a six-year restoration to return to airworthy condition as a civilian Chipmunk Mk.22A.
23 Oct 1991: Registered as VH-XBS to Bruce D Searle, Amberley, QLD.
28 Sep 1995: Registered to Andrew D Searle, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, later of Como, WA.
30 Apr 2007: Registered to Aeros Casino Pty Ltd, Hovea, WA.Now wears a colour scheme which bears no resemblance to any Royal Thai Air Force scheme, but is loosely based on the final Royal Navy colour scheme.
Tail art “Queen of Hearts”.Based at Jandakot.

VH-FBU Focke-Wulf FW-44J (MSN 2780) built in 1939 at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
VH-FBU/5-59 Focke-Wulf (CKD) FW-44J (MSN 2780) owned by Bert Filippi, at Serpentine Airfield – 28 Sept 2014
Built in 1939 by Ceskomoravska-Kolben-Danek, in Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Swedish Air Force markings. Photo © Keith Anderson.
  • VH-ATG / 395 / 2-HJ Fouga CM-170 Magister (MSN 395) – NO PHOTO AVAILABLE.
    Ex French Air Force (Armee de l’Air). Based at Jandakot.
  • VH-FGA / 526 Fouga CM-170 Magister (MSN 526) – NO PHOTO AVAILABLE.
    Ex French Air Force (Armee de l’Air). French Air Force markings. Based at Jandakot.
  • VH-FGU Fouga CM-170 Magister (MSN 548) – NO PHOTO AVAILABLE.
    Ex French Air Force (Armee de l’Air)Based at Jandakot.
VH-NMO Grumman G-111 Albatross (cn G-464) of Catalina Airlines Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Mon 3 June 2013
VH-NMO Grumman G-111 Albatross (MSN G-464) of Catalina Airlines Pty Ltd at Jandakot Airport – Mon 3 June 2013
This was the last Grumman Albatross built. A total of 418 Grumman Albatross aircraft were built between 1947 and 1961.
It was built as a military Grumman UF-2 under the Military Aid Program (MAP), as the last of six ordered for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). For contractual purposes, it was allocated US Navy serial number 148329. It was delivered to the JMSDF on 5 May 1961, and allocated the JMSDF serial number 9056 – it also wore the US Navy serial 148329 on the rear fuselage. After 1962, it was re-designated as a Grumman HU-16D Albatross. See photo of the aircraft with the JMSDF in 1976: http://www.gonavy.jp/bbs1/img/2770.jpg
In the late 1970s/early 1980s, Grumman bought 57 ex-military Albatrosses for conversion to civil G-111 Albatross configuration, certified to conduct airline and charter operations. Around 1980, 9056/148329 was sold and registered N88999 – see 1980s photo: http://www.gonavy.jp/bbs1/img/2831.jpg .
In 1981, it was rebuilt by Grumman as a civilian G-111 Albatross, at a cost of US$1.2 million. Although Grumman thought that there was a market for 200 G-111s, only 13 were converted – 12 for Resorts International and one (this aircraft) for Conoco Oil/ Pelita Air Service. It can seat 23 but is certified to carry up to 28 people.
The aircraft was registered in Indonesia as PK-PAM with Pelita Air Service, flying on behalf of the Conoco oil company. It was based in Singapore, and used in support of offshore drilling in a 28-seat configuration.
On 6 March 1992, the aircraft was registered N26PR to Paragon Ranch, Broomfield, Colorado. By 1996, N26PR was owned by Mirabella Yachts Inc, Palm Beach, Florida – Sep 1996 photo: http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1064553/
On 8 December 1997, Mirabella Yachts reregistered the aircraft as N42MY. It was based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Florida and at Fort Pierce Airport, Florida. Here is a 2003 photo: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Grumman-G-111-Albatross/0457395/L/&sid=aac86aa3f09e8f84dbe6e378e17e8e90
On 21 January 2009, N42MY was registered to Sherman Aircraft Sales and advertised for sale – initially at $995,000, and later at US$795,000, based at West Palm Beach Airport, Florida, with a total of 4,433 flying hours.
In March 2012, N42MY was acquired by Australian businessman Mack McCormack, but registered to the Bank of Utah as trustee. It was flown to Salt Lake City, Utah, for inspections and repainting. It then flew to North County Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida and on 25 March 2012, it flew to the Port of Palm Beach at Lake Worth Inlet to be loaded onto the ship MV Suomigracht for transport to Australia. Photos of N42MY being loaded aboard: http://www.superyacht-australia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Sevenstar.png ).
It was shipped to Newcastle, NSW, arriving on 20 April 2012, and was flown to Newcastle Airport. On 23 April 2012, the aircraft flew from Bankstown to Sydney Harbour, where it landed and water-taxied past the Opera House to the former flying boat base at Rose Bay, before taking off again and returning to Bankstown.
On 25-26 April 2012, it flew across to Perth Airport. On 27 April 2012, N42MY took off from Perth Airport, flew along the Swan River, and ten minutes later landed and took off in Matilda Bay. Matilda Bay was once the base for US Navy and RAAF Catalina flying boats during World War Two. N42MY then flew to Rottnest Island and landed in Thompson Bay, then took off and flew to RAAF Base Pearce.
Mr McCormack planned to base the Albatross in Broome and use the aircraft to fly tourist and charter flights in and around the Kimberley region of Western Australia, including the Horizontal Waterfalls, Montgomery Reef, Prince Region and off the coast at Rowley Shoals.
In February 2013, it was reported in the Geraldton Guardian newspaper that Catalina Airlines was to begin flying boat flights departing from Perth’s Swan River to the Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Geraldton commencing from April 2013. Costing was estimated to be around A$1000 per person, and operations were to be expanded into the Kimberley region later. The aircraft conducted some promotional flights from Geraldton to the Abrolhos Islands in February. However, since then the aircraft has been parked at Jandakot Airport. On 16 April 2013, it was registered as VH-NMO to Catalina Airlines Pty Ltd.
Photos and history © David Eyre
  • VH-NEP Lockheed SP-2H (P2V-7) Neptune (MSN 726-7192) – NO PHOTO AVAILABLE
    Ex US Navy 145921, N54317. Not in military markings.Stored at Cunderdin. Has not flown for many years.

Registration & military serial/codes (if any)
Type MSN Comments Photos
VH-OOZ Nanchang CJ-5 (Yak-18)

1332013

Built in 1954.
Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Based at Serpentine.
Wears Soviet DOSAAF markings.

VH-OOZ Nanchang CJ-5 (Yak-18) (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield - Sun 27 October 2015. The Russian Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built under licence in China as the Nanchang CJ-5 for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. 379 CJ-5s were built between 1954 and 1958. This one was built in 1954. Photo © David Eyre
VH-OOZ Nanchang CJ-5 (Yak-18) (MSN 1332013) owned by Franciscus Smit, at SABC Annual Fly-In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 27 October 2015.
The Russian Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer was built under licence in China as the Nanchang CJ-5 for use by the PLAAF, PLANAF and civilian flying clubs. 379 CJ-5s were built between 1954 and 1958. This one was built in 1954.
Photo © David Eyre
Unregistered Nanchang CJ-6A Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) – painted all red.
Based at Serpentine.

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-AYU / 4532020 Nanchang CJ-6A

4532020

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Chinese Air Force markings.
VH-AYU Nanchang CJ-6A (MSN 4532020) at Murrayfield – 18 Oct 2014.
VH-AYU Nanchang CJ-6A (MSN 4532020) at Murrayfield – 18 Oct 2014. Photo © Louis Hughes.
VH-FCD Nanchang CJ-6A

3832021

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Chinese Air Force markings, no serial worn. Based at Jandakot.
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©John Absolon
© John Absolon
VH-FCY Nanchang CJ-6A

4532007

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Chinese Air Force markings, no serial worn
Ex VH-NNKBased at Jandakot.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1762274:
Untitled Nanchang CJ-6A
Click photo for large version!
VH-MAN / 232003 / 85 Nanchang CJ-6A

232003

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Chinese Air Force markings.Based at Jandakot.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1483762:
Untitled (S & K Investments) Nanchang CJ-6A
Click photo for large version!
VH-NNU / 5132010 / 04 Nanchang CJ-6A

5132010

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Chinese Air Force markings
Light blue/light grey/white camouflageBased at Bunbury.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1590280:
Untitled Nanchang CJ-6A
Click photo for large version!
VH-NNV Nanchang CJ-6A

5432024

Ex Chinese Air Force (PLAAF)
Chinese Air Force markings, no serial wornBased at Jandakot.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1762468:
Untitled Nanchang CJ-6A
Click photo for large version!
VH-IWD Nord 3202

93

Ex French Air Force
Painted yellow
Airliners.net Photo ID 1612104:
Untitled Nord 3202 Master
Click photo for large version!
VH-UFB Nord 3202

97

Ex French Air Force
French Air Force insignia.
Tan, orange colours.
Based at Serpentine.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1794765:
Untitled Nord 3202 Master
Click photo for large version!
VH-AYO North American AT-6D Harvard IIa

88-13187

Ex RNZAF
Ex 41-33714, EX741, NZ1038.
Brazilian Air Force “Esquadron de Fumaca” colours.Based at Jandakot.
Airliners.net Photo ID 0160712:
Untitled North American AT-6D Texan
Click photo for large version!
VH-MWT / HL-T North American AT-6D Texan

78-7095

Ex 41-16717, FAP0103 (Paraguay AF), N61167
White with red stripes on tail.Based at Jandakot.
PHOTO LINK
VH-WWA / A-106 North American AT-6D Texan

78-7094

Ex 41-16716, FAP0106 (Paraguay AF), N6069H
USN all white colours.Based at Jandakot.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1654768:
Untitled North American AT-6D Texan
Click photo for large version!
VH-KAN / 140016 North American T-28B Trojan

219-15

US Navy orange/white colours.Based at Jandakot.Built in 1955, ex 140016 (US Navy), N46984. Served in the early 1980s with US Navy training squadron VT-27, wearing side number D763 (later changed to G763) and continued with VT-27 until April 1983. VT-27 was the last US Navy training squadron to fly the T-28, later replaced by the Beech T-34C. In April 1984, 140016 was added to US civil aircraft register as N46984, registered to Dennis M Sherman, West Palm Beach, Florida. Registered VH-KAN on 19 February 2014.

VH-KAN North American Aviation T-28B Trojan (MSN 140016) operated by AOG Services at Jandakot Airport – Australia Day, Mon 26 Jan 2015.
VH-KAN North American Aviation T-28B Trojan (MSN 140016) operated by AOG Services at Jandakot Airport – Australia Day, Mon 26 Jan 2015.
Photo © Keith Anderson.
VH-ANH / A19-041 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

041

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-041
Orange/white colours
Based at Serpentine.
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Eric Verplanken
© Eric Verplanken
VH-AOF / A19-070 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

070

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-070
Orange/white colours
Based at ??? (Owner address is at Lake Grace)
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Eric Verplanken
© Eric Verplanken
VH-AQY / A19-032 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

032

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-032
Orange/white colours.Based at Jandakot.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1258901:
Untitled New Zealand CT-4A Airtrainer
Click photo for large version!
VH-DPV / A19-038 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

038

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-038
Orange/white colours
Based at Jandakot
Airliners.net Photo ID 1785894:
Untitled New Zealand CT-4A Airtrainer
Click photo for large version!
VH-SCT / A19-051 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

051

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-051
Orange/white coloursBased at Jandakot.
Airliners.net Photo ID 0336600:
Untitled New Zealand CT-4A Airtrainer
Click photo for large version!
VH-TRF / A19-072 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

072

Ex RAAF.
Ex A19-072
Orange/white coloursBased at Jandakot.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1345785:
Untitled New Zealand CT-4A Airtrainer
Click photo for large version!
VH-XHW / A19-075 NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer

075

ex RAAF

ex A19-075

Orange/white colours, based at Northam.

VH-XHW New Zealand Aerospace CT4 (MSN 075) at Northam Airport – 13 December 2015’
VH-XHW New Zealand Aerospace CT4 (MSN 075) at Northam Airport – 13 December 2015’
Photo © Jonathan Williams.
VH-DKD / 54-2463 / R-173 Piper L-21B (PA-18-135) Super Cub

18-3863

Camouflaged, with Royal Netherlands Air Force roundel and serial R-173 on left side and USAF serial 54-2463 and insignia on right side.

Based at Serpentine.
ex 54-2463, R-173 Royal Netherlands Air Force, (PH-DKH), PH-DKD.

VH-DKD/R-173/54-2463 Piper L-21B (PA-18-135) Super Cub (MSN 18-3863) owned by Marcus Geisler, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 27 September 2015. Built in 1955, ex PH-DKD, (PH-DKH), R-173 Royal Netherlands Air Force, 54-2463 USAF. This aircraft wears its former Royal Netherlands Air Force markings and serial R-173 on the left side, and US Air Fiorce markings and serial 54-2463 on the right side. Photo © David Eyre

VH-DKD/R-173/54-2463 Piper L-21B (PA-18-135) Super Cub (MSN 18-3863) owned by Marcus Geisler, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 27 September 2015. Built in 1955, ex PH-DKD, (PH-DKH), R-173 Royal Netherlands Air Force, 54-2463 USAF. This aircraft wears its former Royal Netherlands Air Force markings and serial R-173 on the left side, and US Air Fiorce markings and serial 54-2463 on the right side. Photo © David Eyre
VH-DKD/R-173/54-2463 Piper L-21B (PA-18-135) Super Cub (MSN 18-3863) owned by Marcus Geisler, at SABC Annual Fly In, Serpentine Airfield – Sun 27 September 2015.
Built in 1955, ex PH-DKD, (PH-DKH), R-173 Royal Netherlands Air Force, 54-2463 USAF. This aircraft wears its former Royal Netherlands Air Force markings and serial R-173 on the left side, and US Air Force markings and serial 54-2463 on the right side.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ERW / 3205 Portuguese AF Piper PA-18-125 Super Cub

18-1292

ex 3203 Portuguese AF, CR-TAN.Now wears Portuguese Air Force olive drab camouflage.
Airliners.net Photo ID 1790289:
Untitled Piper PA-18A-125 Super Cub
Click photo for large version!
VH-ADY / 906 Polish AF PZL-Mielec SBLim-2
(Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI)

IA09006

Ex Polish Air Force.
Polish licence-built version of MiG-15UTI two-seat trainer.
Bare metal, in Polish Air Force markings.
Based at Jandakot.
No photo available
VH-XIG / “15” Soviet AF PZL-Mielec SBLim-2
(Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI)

612782

Ex Polish Air Force
Ex 2782.
Built 1955
First post-restoration flight 1 Nov 1990.
Soviet AF colourscheme.
No photo available
VH-ISZ PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra

IH0403

Not sure if this was repainted since it wore a special scheme to promote the City of Canberra?Based at Port Hedland.
Airliners.net Photo ID 0830963:
Pendon Constructions PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra
Click photo for large version!
VH-CHU / 61010 / 10 Swedish AF Scottish Aviation Sk61 Bulldog (101)

110

Ex Swedish Air Force
Swedish Air Force markings.
Based at Serpentine.
JetPhotos.Net
Click to view large version! ©Brenden
© Brenden
VH-DQJ / “71” SIAI-Marchetti S-211 025/02-015 Ex 394 (Republic of Singapore Air Force), was based at RAAF Pearce, north of Perth, WA.
Moved by road to Jandakot Airport and stored in the open whilst awaiting sale by IAP Group.
Registered 9.5.11 as VH-DQJ to Royston Ferris, Mona Vale, NSW.Registered 12.12.2013 to MV Air Pty Ltd. Based at Jandakot.Now in blue/white colours, with fictitious number “71” on nose. Airworthy.

VH-DQJ / "71" SIAI-Marchetti S-211 (MSN 025/02-015) of MV Air Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 24 February 2014. Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-DQJ / “71” SIAI-Marchetti S-211 (MSN 025/02-015) of MV Air Pty Ltd, at Jandakot Airport – Mon 24 February 2014.
Photo © Keith Anderson
VH-NHD / B1727 / 2 Sopwith Pup (replica)

B1727

“Normie”
Whilst almost all parts in VH-NHD are original of that era, only the windshield and the joystick are from the original B1727, and for that reason it is registered as a replica.
Based at Serpentine
Airliners.net Photo ID 1811300:
Untitled Sopwith Pup (replica)
Click photo for large version!
VH-YGJ Yakovlev Yak-52 “Yakka” (tailwheel conversion)
802
“Hard Yakka”
Gloss dark blue with silver engine cowling, wingtips and rudder.
Soviet red star markings.
Ex DOSAAF.
Based at Serpentine.

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.

© 2016 David Eyre

7 thoughts on “Warbirds based in Western Australia

  • December 27, 2013 at 10:59 am
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    What a great list of Warbirds in WA! May I make some corrections/additions to the Chipmunks listed please?

    VH-FLC (C1-0684, formerly WP792). Sold from the RAF in 1956, to the Royal Aero Club of WA in 1956 as VH-RDW, became VH-RWI in 1962 (the first of three times the club has used this registration on a Chipmunk), sold by them in 1963.

    VH-LBW (C1-0101). P-122 with Royal Danish AF, then G-ALUL and OY-ATV. Arrived in Australia in 1985. For the colour scheme to be entirely accurate it should be marked “P-122” on the rear fuselage. You show it as a T.20, the export version of the RAF’s T.10, but it became a Mk.22 (and remains as such) when registered in the UK.

    VH-RHW (C1-0125). As WB677, sold by the RAF in 1956. To the RAC of WA as VH-RHW in 1957. With great respect to the owner, i would dispute the accuracy of this scheme. By the time the overall Light Aircraft Grey scheme first appeared in 1966, the yellow bands had been gone at least five years earlier!

    VH-RIW (C1-0195). AS WB748, sold by the RAF in 1956, registered to the RAC of WA in 1958.

    VH-XBS (C1-0413). Served with the RThAF as 37-95 from 1951 to 1971. It was one of four derelict Chipmunk hulks to be imported by Col Pay in 1985, and it took a six year restoration to get it flying again, as VH-XBS in 1991. The colour scheme bears no resemblance to any Thai scheme, but was loosely based on the final RN scheme.

    I hope this helps.

    Cheers, Rod.

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    • December 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm
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      Hi Rod,
      Thank you for this additional info and corrections – it motivated me to gather more historical information on all of the Chipmunks in the list, so I have added that in too.
      You are also correct about VH-XBS – there are photos on another website of that aircraft when in service with the RTAF and it never wore the colour scheme it now carries, and neither did any other RTAF Chipmunks.
      Regards,
      David Eyre

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  • December 28, 2013 at 2:55 am
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    Hi David:

    Here’s the complete listing I have for “your” Chipmunks:

    C1-0684 DHB.f.574
    T.10 WP792
    25.06.1952 Delivered
    27.06.1952 17 RFS, Hornchurch
    06.08.1953 22 RFS, Cambridge
    08.03.1954 10 MU, Hullavington
    30.08.1955 Non effective stock
    19.07.1956 Sold to WS Shackleton Ltd, dismantled at Hullavington by
    Helliwells Ltd.
    VH-RDW
    02.11.1956 ATR Royal Aero Club of WA (Inc), Maylands, WA.
    15.02.1962 SOR Crashed. Re-built as VH-RWI.
    VH-RWI*
    14.12.1962 ATR Royal Aero Club of WA (Inc), Maylands, WA.
    28.01.1963 CO Yarlarweelor Pastoral Co, Meekatharra, WA,
    VH-FLC
    21.06.1963 CO/RC F.L. Connell, Bluff Point, WA.
    29.01.1964 CO Mardathuna Pastoral Co, Carnarvon, WA.
    24.07.1967 CO C. Douglas, Pithara, WA.
    14.12.1972 SOR Withdrawn from use.
    16.03.1981 RTR R.J. Eastman, T/as Air Phoenix International, Bull Creek, WA
    12.09.1983 CO N.R. McAllister, Bull Creek, WA.
    29.02.1984 CO McAllister Prospecting Pty Ltd, Bull Creek, WA.
    09.07.1992 CO Nu-Thom Nominees Pty Ltd, Bateman, WA.
    Current.

    C1-0101
    Mk.22 P-122 (Danish AF)
    G-ALUL
    OY-ATV
    VH-LBW
    11.10.1985 ATR Rossair General Aviation Pty Ltd, Parafield, SA.
    02.03.1987 CO L.A. Johnson, Aldgate, SA.
    17.10.1996 CO R.L. Campbell, Dianella, WA.

    C1-0125 DHB.f.35
    T.10 WB677
    15.08.1950 Delivered
    16.08.1950 5 RFS, Castle Bromwich
    06.06.1951 8 RFS, Woodley (coded “28”)
    10.03.1953 9 AFTS, Wellesbourne Mountfield
    09.06.1953 10 MU, Hullavington
    30.08.1955 Non effective stock
    24.09.1956 Sold to WS Shackleton Ltd, dismantled at Ashton Down by Helliwells Ltd
    VH-RHW
    21.11.1957 ATR Royal Aero Club of WA (Inc) Maylands Airport WA. 04.06.1962 CO Wimmera Aero Club, Nhill, Vic.
    01.05.1963 CO D.G. Barber, Griffith, NSW.
    ? CO L. Parsons, Coonamble, NSW.
    11.01.1964 CO Maslings Aircraft Sales & Service, Cootamundra, NSW.
    05.02.1965 CO C. Jenks, Balidu, WA.
    28.02.1973 CO G.R. Caple, South Perth, WA.
    07.03.1981 SOR Withdrawn from use.
    12.11.1981 RTR G.R. Caple, Bull Creek, WA.

    Current.
    ______________________________________________________________________________________

    C1-0195 DHB.f.81
    T.10 WB748
    13.11.1950 Delivered
    15.11.1950 14 RFS, Hamble (coded “23”)
    07.07.1953 7 RFS, Doncaster
    06.04.1954 Home Command Major Servicing Unit, Leconfield
    09.06.1954 Cambridge UAS, Teversham for Summer Camp at Waterbeach
    17.06.1954 Durham UAS, Usworth
    25.08.1954 22 MU, Silloth
    22.09.1955 Non effective stock
    01.08.1956 Sold to WS Shackelton Ltd, dismantled at Silloth by
    Helliwells Ltd.

    VH-RIW
    16.04.1958 ATR Royal Aero Club of WA (Inc), Maylands, WA.
    19.06.1963 CO Yarlaweelor Pastoral Co, Meekatharra, WA.
    01.12.1965 CO Marrilla Station Pty Ltd, Carnarvon, WA.
    17.02.1969 CO L.J. Day, Albany, WA.
    30.01.1970 CO D.W. Henderson, Leederville, WA.
    07.07.1971 CO I.J. Findlay, Narrikup, WA.
    28.02.1972 SOR Withdrawn from use.
    06.05.1992 RTR S.M. Taylor, Gooseberry Hill, WA.

    Current.

    C1-0413 DHB.f.352
    Mk.22A 37-95 (Thai AF)
    24.10.1951 Delivered Broughton to Hatfield
    19.04.1952 Accepted
    09.07.1952 Assigned
    1971 Noted current

    VH-XBS
    23.10.1991 ATR B.D. Searle, Amberley, Qld.
    28.09.1995 CO A.D. Searle, Happy Valley, Hong Kong.
    ? COA A.D. Searle, Como, WA.
    08.05.2007 COA Aero Casino Pty Ltd, Hovea WA

    Current.

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  • December 28, 2013 at 2:59 am
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    Hi David:

    Sorry, my list of Chipmunk details “went” unexpectedly, before I’d finished editing it! Anyway, I hope it helps – feel free to email me if you have any further queries.

    I confess I have a vested interest in VH-RHW; I did my first solo in this aircraft back in 1961!

    Cheers,

    Rod.

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    • December 28, 2013 at 9:44 pm
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      Many Thanks Rod for taking the time to provide this additional info.
      I have now updated the page.
      Kind Regards,
      David Eyre

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  • December 29, 2013 at 9:33 am
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    What’s the A/C in the club hangar at Serpentine? A Nanchung? Think it was recovered from the Philippines?
    Not sure if it’s a warbird….

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    • December 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm
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      Hi Rhett,
      Not sure which aircraft you are referring to – could you describe it in more detail, or provide a photo.
      I was there on 27 October 2013 and there was a Yak-18T VH-FSU in the SABC hangar- is that what you are referring to?
      Regards,
      David

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