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Old 27th Mar 2015, 03:20
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Clearly pre-dates cameras
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Old 27th Mar 2015, 04:42
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Sorry about that. It was there the day I posted. Fixed.
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Old 27th Mar 2015, 05:06
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Not a specific date, but I'd reckon 1935/36.
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Old 27th Mar 2015, 05:19
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I wonder how long it took to process all the ASIC's needed for those on the flight line.
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Old 27th Mar 2015, 05:39
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CRN,
What's that aircraft on the right?

Bankrupt,
Is that Victoria Falls?
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Old 27th Mar 2015, 11:19
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What's that aircraft on the right?"
That's a Linfox MK1 bipe.
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Old 27th Mar 2015, 12:42
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It's a stab but looks like southern cross on the left side, VH -USU. The link below shows a photo collection from 1927/1928 of a flight around australia. There is a photo there at Essendon surrounded by a hoard of people but no tell tale buildings. Image 33 of 59.


National Museum of Australia - Mary Ulm's album

From Essendon airport web page /interactive timeline -"1933
Essendon Airport Welcomes aviation pioneer Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith

One of the largest crowds ever seen in Melbourne assembles at Essendon Airport to welcome aviation pioneer Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith (15th October, 1933)." It may not be his plane in the picture though.

The next pic is dated 1936 with a wider angle shot to the one above stating Ansett commences operations so it might be in the ball park?

http://www.essendonairport.com.au/general/our-history

Scroll down to interactive timeline and click the arrow on the right a few times.

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Old 27th Mar 2015, 13:02
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Definatley a Tri Motor.

I'm sure in the background I can see the ark moored at station pier...
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 00:47
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Could be an ANA Avro X, which would put it circa 1930-31.
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 01:14
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I think you are right about the type. Vh-usu was flat across the ruder top where as this one is curved. The picture on Essendon Airport's history timeline shows a similar type nosed into the hangar that is closest to the photographer. It is dated 1936. It has a white tail but CR#1's pic has a dark tail.
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 08:30
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Ok. Not that old but used to work there.

The road behind the hangars is Bulla Rd, before the drome expanded and cut it, as funnily enough Tulla did many years later.

I believe the lefthand hanger is where hangar 8 is now and the tower is where the buildings on the left side in the picture are.

That pic has been around for a while.

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Old 28th Mar 2015, 09:29
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If that is a Staggerwing (hard to tell at that resolution) in the hangar at the right edge of the photo, then it dates the photo to 1936 or later.
(First 2 staggerwings, a C-17B and a C-17L were imported in 1936)
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 10:51
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Interesting. The prop doesn't look like a current day image of a staggering prop based on curvature. However, if you imagine the the prop plane and parallel that to the leading edge of the lower wing it does seem to be advanced compared to the upper wing.

VH-UYI C/n 129 , c17B was first registered in June 1937 but crashed at Brisbane on the 21 st May 1941 according to a book I have.

VH-uxp c/n 108 c17b first registered in 1937 , operated with the RAAF as A39-3 during the war, returned to the civil register 1952.

No other stagger wings mentioned in the time frame of '30's

Your use of the term imported noted.
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 10:56
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Right hand hangar looks like a 504 with a full cowl. Doesn't look right for Staggerwing.
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 11:08
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Agree the hangared aircraft looks more Avro than Beech.

Aircraft on the left could be VH-UMH, ANA's Southern Sky. Which puts it back to 1931/32.
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 12:05
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Should be easy..Can anyone read the dates on any of the motor registration stickers ?
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 12:22
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VH-UMG

VH-UMH

From the links above, the white highlight contrasts the registration so you are close I reckon.

UMH was up in Sydney By '33 and UMG was knocking around in '31 with the black rego on the white background but the next year the colour contrast had changed so between UMG & UMH it is possible the image was taken '31 or '32 or a bit of '33 depending when UMH went to Sydney.

I find it interesting so many people are crowding around that particular aircraft. It's like it was an important arrival. Far too many people for 10 pax.
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Old 28th Mar 2015, 12:37
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umh....thats what it says on the back of the photo
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clunker: umh....thats what it says on the back of the photo
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Yesterday was a sensational day for committing aviation. So much so that I did it first thing in the morning by myself just going for a burn around Williamtown and second one the hour before sunset taking my two kids up on two flights and giving them their first aerobatic flights.

I have to thank my mate who owns the aircraft, he is very very generous with allowing me to use it and thus giving me the opportunity for take the girls up for their first aerobatic flight. Outstanding mate, brilliant day and the perfect aircraft for it.

The photos below are taken from one of the instructors in an Archer. We had finished in the training area and he asked me if I wanted some photos so I came up beside him for the photos. The photos through the Archers perspex aren't the greatest but you get the idea. The last one is him flying down Stockton at 500ft following me, but I was doing 160kts so you can't see me in the photo.

All in all a fantastic day for aviating and is one of the reasons we fly.
















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