Remarks: One of two UK-built trainer Canberras given RAAF serials, this aircraft was brought on RAAF charge on 3 May 1956. Served with 82 Wing and suffered two accidents, but repaired, then to CFS at East Sale. From 1963 various disposal options considered including sale to WRE Edinburgh and to the Indian Air Force, or use at ARL for fatigue testing. Ended up at RSTT Wagga Wagga as an instructional airframe. Bought by HARS Sept 1989 & now restored.
Remarks: This historic and rare aircraft was built in 1934 in the UK and shipped to Australia. Registered as VH-UTI to a private owner on 18 April 1935. Eventually restored by the Challinor brothers and found its way into the Drage collection at Wangaratta. When that collection was sold off, it was acquired by Roy Fox who keeps it with his fleet of historic aircraft in NSW. Seen here at the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia's National Fly-in.
Remarks: This colourful PC-12 was registered in Switzerland on 14 December 2009 and test-flown using the registration HB-FTI. Re-registered in Australia to the RFDS on 21 April 2010 and based in Adelaide.
Remarks: This 2008 Grand Caravan was initially registered N5166U, then went to Costa Rica as TI-BCU with SANSA. Given the transit registration N308TC on 4 December 2012 and ferried to Australia with another Caravan, N309TC. Re-registered in Australia as VH-TYH on 3 January 2013.
Remarks: In Bendigo to refuel after dropping off passengers at the Bendigo races. This smart EC-130 seems to have been registered new in New Zealand in October 2006 as ZK-HXW(4). It was exported to Australia in June 2011, being re-registered VH-YHS on 26 July.
Remarks: Based in Swan Hill, this aircraft is a frequent visitor to Bendigo. The CH 2000 Alarus is a factory-built development of the popular line of Zenair kitplanes. This aircraft, one of four on the Australian Register, was built in 1999 and registered new on 9 February 2000.
Remarks: VH-SGA is an old friend from Tassie. Every summer they used do photo surveys. And every time, it seemed, they always wanted to be right where our RPT traffic wanted to be! Lots of fun in those days with no radar. This aircraft was registered new in Australia on 19 September 1973 to the Queensland Government (State Government Aircraft, get it?).
Remarks: This homebuilt Mustang scale replica really looks the part, and that nose art is simply stunning. Jim and Jenny Wickham's third Mustang replica, this aircraft was registered on 17 May 2010. Seen here at AUSFLY 2012.
Remarks: 'Unity 612' getting airborne on an evening departure for Essendon. Built in 1992, this aircraft did its test flying as PH-EZM before delivery to USAirways as N894US. Stored from 2002 to 2007 before export to Australia. Registered VH-FKK 16 August 2007.