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Hawker Hunter in Australia

Old 14th Apr 2003, 15:41
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Talking Hawker Hunter in Australia

I am trying to establish whether or not there is a Hawker Hunter somewhere in Australia, ex military now privately owned. Not sure if it is true, or if the aircraft is in restored condition or not. Not sure of the Mark Number or which Air Force it was last operated by but could have been RSAF. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks. Emails to [email protected]
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Old 14th Apr 2003, 18:38
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I vaguely remember hearing about one or two in Archerfield, that right?
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Old 14th Apr 2003, 19:42
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There is a two seater being put together in Queensland, ex RSAF.

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Old 14th Apr 2003, 19:57
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Ummm......

Don't suppose you happen to have looked at any of the aviation press reports of Avalon Airshow??

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Old 14th Apr 2003, 21:21
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Feather #3 - Friend of mine is a part owner, not bad news I hope? (Didn't see all the press reports).
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Old 15th Apr 2003, 07:04
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There was one sitting at the civil terminal at Oakey a couple of weeks ago. Not sure of the model or if it is still there.
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Old 15th Apr 2003, 09:11
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Earl as Feather posted there was a Hunter at Avalon, flew each day in the display. Cheers Q
 
Old 16th Apr 2003, 14:21
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Not sure why your looking or if you have an individual Hunter in mind but there is one that flys out of Ardmore (south Auckland) which is ex RSAF now privately owned. I know - not Australia - but not much of a commute depending on your reasons for trying to find one.
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Old 17th Apr 2003, 07:04
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There are/were quite a few hunters in oz. The only one yet to fly is VH-FRH. which appeared at Avalon. Now based at Brisbane.
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Old 18th Apr 2003, 08:18
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According to the 2002 Annual of "Australian Aviation" magazine:

Hunter F.4
XF311, QLD Air Museum, Caloundra, QLD - Museum

Hunter F.74BS
VH-JGP, S Murray, Middle Park, VIC - Under Restoration

Hunter FR.74S
VH-FRH XF437, G Moesker, Pallara, QLD - Flying
ZK-JIL 517, Jet Imports, Auckland, NZ - Flying (Ex- Singapore AF)

Hunter T.75A
VH-XHH, G Moeker, Pallara, QLD - Under Restoration

Hunter T.75S
VH-RHO, D Currie, Cooray, QLD - Under Restoration

Hunter T Mk.7
VH-HMS XF310, F Edgington, Launceston, Tas - Under Restoration

Hope this helps...
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