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Old 13th Sep 2012, 01:56
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Is that ex PX DC3?
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 03:18
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Indeed Animal,correct. No use wasting a colour scheme.
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 04:44
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Thanks Mr 'Triadic',
Re..'you could actually reach out the window and touch the prop tip!

At Kal. one day, John had leaned out to clean the windscreen with the props windmilling...and the prop wash took off his favourite cap.
We heard the 'thwack!', and were much relieved to see it was just the cap.....
He just asked us (F.S.) to pick it up for him, and went on with the day's work...and he got it back OK...another 'bash' in it.

As the PBY had no flaps, it was just a 'big C-150' to watch him land it, on the mains, hold off as long as was practical, then gently lower the nose wheel on....that was the 'slow down' procedure. LUVLY!

If you read this John, all the best!!
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 06:04
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Old PA-31's

Who flew VH-Sally Anne Osgood?!

It had a sister Navajo at the same time??
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 07:19
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James Air Taxis.

Had a few trips in his Miles "Gemini "..the little wooden twin, when I worked there briefly as a hangar "gopher", late 50s. Was learning to fly at the time.
First solo was in an Illawarra FS Champion Tri-Traveller.

Never had a camera in those days...Anyone got any James Gemini pics ??

DCA put a stopper on the wooden machines...dont know of James history after that.

Sure was some diverse machine around then... Gannets, Vampires, Austers, Tigers of course, and a host of others. Sid Marshalls hangar was an Alladins cave as well.
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 09:35
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Like SAO another initialed one was TDB the first C411 in the country

that went to Murchison Air Charter over in the West - 1965 (Bob Oliver -

who used

to go up you for having a rotating beacon on in the day time, occasioning

unnecessary wear.)


Rex , Bankstown, had a sales person by the name of Teresa Dora Brollie (or Brolly)
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 12:32
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Qantas were operating Boeing B707 and DC-4 for passenger flights and retained a DC-3 and the two Hawker-Siddely HS125 for crew training.

Found a nice shot of Flinders Island Airlines Beech 18 taken at Point Cook airshow in 1974 on Airliners.net
Stationair8,
Two DC-3, -EDC and EDD. EDC wound up in Botany Bay, EDD was the fire wreck in Cairns for years. Don't forget the L-188 Electra of that era.
If it's the Beech 18 I think it is, that's now at Bankstown, in good condition, and currently the subject of much TLC.
Tootle pip!!
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 20:05
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Fantome:

As one who knew both TDB (never quite lived up to its expectations) and RT Oliver (what a horrible man), I was never aware of the background to that registration - thanks.
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 02:55
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James Air Charter Pty Ltd

I am working on a history of Walter Ernest James - James Air Charter P/L.

The following list of people share a link with James Air Charter P/L, Commerce International P/L, Ansett General Aviation P/L. or Bankstown Airport in the 50's & 60's.

JIM BRAY, JOE BOWDEN, LEN CARMEL, MAX CONRAD, DICK COOMBS, JOHN COUGLE, JACK DAVIDSON, BARRY DAVIS, PAT DAVIES, BRUCE DEADMAN, MARK DIGNAM, SAM DODD,NOEL DODWELL, DOUG FAWCETT, MARJORIE GADD, JOHN GAMBLE, RON GREEN, FRED GREENTREE, LEN GUY, CAL HALLOW, KEN HOLT, LES JAYCOCK, CLIFF JEFFCOATE, BOB JERVIS, MILTON KENT, JOHN LARKIN, PETER LLOYD, PAT LONG, LEN LYMOUTH(dec), JOHN MACKNIGHT, SID MARSHALL(dec), PAT MATHEWS, KEN MAY(dec), RICHARD McCLEAN, ROSS McKAY, ERN McQUILLAN, ALAN MORFOOT, ALAN PARKES, LUIGI PELLARINI, STEVE PADGETT, ALAN PETTIFORD, KIETH ROBEY, BOB ROUSTON(dec), JUDY SHARP, LES SHAYLOR, JACK SHULTZ, ROBERT SHUTE (dec) JOHN B SMITH, "HOCKEY" TRELOAR, LEN TUCK, BOB VALE, BRIAN WALKER, VIC WALTON, DENIS WOODWARD

Any information, anecdotes or contacts (including family) for any of the above, or about James Air Charter P/L would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, CC
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Old 1st Oct 2012, 05:20
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Walter Ernest Clyde James

Hi my name is Veronica Wark. I am part of a group doing family research for a book on the Wark family in Australia. If this Walter Ernest James is the same one which I am researching we would be thrilled to add at least some of his achievements into the book. Our Walter Ernest Clyde James was born in Yass NSW on 6 Oct 1906 to Henry Augustus & Rose Emily James. He was in the Australian Army during WW2 and married Josephine Patricia Harris in 1941 in Randwick Sydney. I have as yet not discovered if he had any children from this marriage. He was the great grandson of Johann Heinrich Wark who came from Germany in 1846 to Australia and started the Wark family line and all its many descendants.

I note that one of the people mentioned in your thread has the surname Bowden which was Walter's mothers maiden name.

So I am hoping that I have the right person and hope you can confirm this.

Look forward to hearing from you

Regards
Veronica Wark
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Old 1st Oct 2012, 22:20
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Yo,Wally....yup,still slopping paint onto canvas. For those of you confused,the DC3 (scroll up) is VH-MWQ,but Wally flew same rego but as a B200.

Yup,still have the Dove photos. And nope,still no lady. My glory box is still chockers.
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 20:28
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Where were the Qantas HS-125's based?

With the crew training, was that mainly flew at Avalon?
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 21:32
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They were based at Mascot, although in the latter days the remaining one (ECE) spent most of its time at Avalon where it did base training and licence renewals for B747 S/O's. One instructor actually moved to Geelong to live as did the guy who ran the operation there. The other instructors commuted from SYD as did the line pilots. Down to MEL and then by QF minibus to Avalon and any overnights were in Geelong at the Travelodge and before that the Carlton.
When they first arrived, all base training was done at Narromine. Up to Dubbo on Airlines of NSW F27 or F28. The taxi guy from Narromine would pickup and convey pilots to Narromine where they would stay in the local hotel run by the wife of White Russian immigrant who had unexpectedly died. The pilots stayed in specially constructed rooms out the back (reportedly built with QF financial assistance) which were initially for Constellation and DC4 base training. I can"t recall whether the Electras did their training there as well.
At Narromine, anyone doing night flying had a standard instruction to help themselves to the big container of soup in the kitchen, and were free to cook themselves anything from the fridge that took their fancy. The bar closed strictly at 10pm but there were always other "provisions".
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Old 27th Nov 2016, 05:53
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Additionally..
There was an ex-Qantas 125 which sat down at The Oaks airport, south of Sydney, for a few years.
I don't know what eventually happened to it.
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Old 27th Nov 2016, 06:08
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Jack Brabham Aviation

"Sir Jack" - yep seen him as the first owner of a PA28-180 in the log book.
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Old 27th Nov 2016, 06:20
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Originally Posted by Stanwell View Post
Additionally..
There was an ex-Qantas 125 which sat down at The Oaks airport, south of Sydney, for a few years.
I don't know what eventually happened to it.
Flew past this at the oaks last month

https://www.dropbox.com/s/imyhyof5ip...11.31.png?dl=0

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Old 27th Nov 2016, 06:28
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Ah, thank you, Styx.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 05:10
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If anyone has the ear of the owner of VH-ECE please encourage him to give the aeroplane to a museum - any museum. He's presided over its deterioration for long enough.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 06:49
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Was that the Q HS 125 that was in the 1969 BP UK to Oz air race.?
Have the Q Museum at Longreach tried to get hold of this?
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 06:59
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The race aircraft was the other one VH-ECF.

Several museums have tried to save this aeroplane.
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