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Old 6th Apr 2012, 12:00
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frigate bird,

The parasol is a Westland Widgeon (vh UHU) built in 1924. at the time it was owned by the Whittaker bros from somewhere up in country Victoria. (i think) at the time it was the oldest registered aircraft in Australia and it remained so until they sold it to Drage Airworld in the late 80's and it went off the register.

It was exactly the same type of aircraft as the kookaburra which went missing looking for kings-ford smith back in the 20's. Dick smith (the same dick smith) went on an expedition to find the kookaburra back in the 80's. i also believe he purchased vh uhu when the drage collection was sold off in the early 90's. i don't know if it is airworthy or not but it still exists. i remember climbing inside the thing when it was on display at drages as a kid, it was a very primitive aircraft but as my grandfather said "thats all they had to make do with in those days"...

i think the photo above was taken around 1974 - 75 when they had the 50th anniversaray of the tiger moth airshow at Casey. (long before my time). The photos belong to my grandfather who used to run Casey for many years. there are heaps of great photos and i am slowly scanning them all. i'll post some more soon
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and here is a photo i found on wikipedia of vh UHU taken in 1928 apart from the vickers vimy in adelaide its probably still the oldest aircraft in australia. ( i hope dick smith didn't restore it too much )

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Last saw Dicks Widgeon doing lovely circuits at Bankstown in 2002?(ish)

Great blue and silver scheme...

Hope its still around..

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great pic of keith & Pam, and of course "Sweeney"..I had parked on the ramp at Kieta, and we saw KK wandering over to our jet, and thoughts of "oh no, it could be a long night ". yep, boy wire on the windows, but his next door neighbour " Mczero" converted the wall you see behind Pam, into french open out windows...the sundowner parties were memorable to say the least. great times, and KK is probably looking down ( or should I sat up ) at us laughing. I will see what pics I have ..
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Stalls and Spins, thank you so much for the pictures of Casey Field. A friend was very excited to see them and if you have any more feel free to post them or send me a PM, he'd love to see them in the flesh. Is that a Proctor? He said he went for a ride in one at Casey.
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Yes, a Percival Proctor. Had the pleasure of doing an endorsement on one in the early 60's.

As I remember the hand brake lever was attached to the centre section spar by woodscrews and I know of one occasion when vigourous application of brake pulled the said lever out of the spar with disastrous results on an ag strip.

Thought they were all grounded in the early 60's due to the box spar/glue problem.

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Old 7th Apr 2012, 21:05
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Seems we haven't come far in over 40 years then with fibreglass. The first Jabriu 200 series at Lethbridge almost ran off the end of the runway when the master cylinder in the centre console pulled its screws through the fibreglass!
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Back to Rakkestad Norway, home of the Broussard, where the snow has all but disappeared.

Can anyone identify the yellow machine to the left of screen? At first I thought it was a Mooney, but they don't have a door on the LHS.





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Old 8th Apr 2012, 04:51
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itsa SAAB Safir

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rc...7yy8OA&cad=rja
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Thanks sabre....I never would've picked that.

Good to see the Scandinavians utilising the local product.
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In fact, I found this very bird here....

Photos: Saab 91B Safir Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net
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There used to be a Safir on the Aust register many moons ago...VH-AHA if I remember correctly.

Saw the u/c collapse on landing at Avalon once. Belonged to one of the Aero Clubs in Tas as I recall.
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Originally Posted by notmyC150v2
Got this in the email today and thought it was pretty cool.
Interesting use of multiple exposures anyway.
Click on this for full size image.


Unfortunately, I doubt this being an example of multiple exposure. But cool nonetheless.

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Found this pretty good!
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I'll tell you what I find impressive about that video and I mentioned this recently (before seeing this just now), that I've never seen a coordinated stall-turn with multiple aircraft before. It's at the 1:15 mark. Very well done and would be interesting to watch. A very simple manouevre for a great spectacle.
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April 6th. Still happening and they obviously haven't closed the beach yet.
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XXX if it that does happen, it will be another example of everything always ending up having to be regulated against blatant stupidity. It continues to make the world an increasingly boring place.

Most people with any semblance of intelligence would realise standing a few meters behind thousands of pounds of thrust will generally not end well. I guess you can't cure stupid. She deserves every bit of that concrete face plant.
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A few from Townsville, several years ago.








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Looks like fun



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A few random Temora shots from the weekend... nothing exciting in terms of photos sorry.

Nice unit the Garmin 300, that is, until it stops working....

Interesting artistry on the Sun Visors.



Having trouble getting the camera to adjust to the light outside.









8 Cylinders to worry about cracking instead of 6!









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