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Old 4th Dec 2017, 00:10
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Biggin Hill Flying Club

I'm not sure if this is the correct heading under which to ask the questioon but perhaps some of the older Biggin hands with memories better than mine can answer the question arising from some historical research being done.

Before the Biggin Hill Flying Club was sold to Spooner Aviation, it used to operate a couple of Victa Airtourers and according to my log they were G-AWOZ and G-ATCK. One of these was purchased by club member Barry Hodson. Does anyone know which a/c he owned and what happened to it and him?
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Old 4th Dec 2017, 10:38
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I flew both of those Airtourers when I was training at the Biggin Hill Flying club back in 1973.
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G-INFO has Barry Hodson as owner of G-ATCK and it was cancelled on 25/6/75 as destroyed. I can't find a reference to it on the AAIB site so hopefully not a serious accident.

Edit: 'TCK crashed near Biggin 25/8/74. I'm afraid there are no other details.

'WOZ crashed at Chew Magna, 7/6/75. Sadly 2 killed during low level aerobatics display.

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Old 11th Dec 2017, 17:56
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G-INFO has Barry Hodson as owner of G-ATCK and it was cancelled on 25/6/75 as destroyed. I can't find a reference to it on the AAIB site so hopefully not a serious accident.

Edit: 'TCK crashed near Biggin 25/8/74. I'm afraid there are no other details.

'WOZ crashed at Chew Magna, 7/6/75. Sadly 2 killed during low level aerobatics display.
I was pretty sure that one of the aircraft had perished but Lady Bracknell would be appalled at the loss of both of them.

Treadigraph, I'm grateful for your involvement, thanks.
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As to the fate of G-ATCK, see here. Two died and the aeroplane was destroyed by fire.
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Old 31st Jul 2020, 09:19
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I had some lessons in G-AWOZ in 1970. If I remember correctly it was 6 per hour plus 10 shillings landing fee!
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 08:55
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Hello there from Down under...

The Airtourer Association is collecting pictures of all the serial numbers of both the Australian (Victa) and NZ (AESL) built Airtourers. We have some pictures of the UK aircraft, however some are only of the wreck, not exactly what we are looking for. If anyone can help with a picture or two please email to: [email protected]
The missing pictures can be viewed/checked at: https://sites.google.com/view/missin...rerphotos/home
Any other information on the UK Airtourers would be appreciated. The Association web page can be viewed at: www.airtourer.asn.au

regards

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