Sunday, December 29, 2013

Last visit for 2013, Sunday 29th December

Teenie Two VH-KKY coded '23'
Photo: Greg Wood
copyright 2013
F1 Evo Rocket VH-FVO msn T169
Photo: Greg Wood
copyright 2013
Titan T51 Mustang replica
(under construction) 3rd engine start today!
Photo: Greg Wood
copyright 2013
Members Greg Wood & Richard Suidak of the Aviation Enthusiasts Group of WA (AEGWA) visited SABC one last time this year, as 2013 comes to an end.
Our visit today included seeing Luis Ricardo engine start his Titan T51 Mustang replica for just the 3rd time, which is still under construction with steady progress being made since our last visit end of September. Can't wait to seeing this beauty looking finished later in 2014 wearing former RAAF markings.
Many thanks to SABC members who made us welcome yesterday & look forward to 2014.

Erickson Air Crane (Inc) Sikorsky S-64E N243AC

Photos: Greg Wood
copyright images 2013
Erickson Air Crane Inc (USA) Sikorsky S-64E N243AC msn 64-022 named 'Marty' coded '741'. Many thanks to Gregg & crew who made us extremely welcome & answered the many questions we asked about the aircraft, its journey & operations. Cheers & enjoy your stay here in Perth!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

SABC Open Day Sunday 29th September 2013

The Sports Aircraft Builders Club (SABC) again this year on the last Sunday in September hosted their annual Open Day, over 100 aircraft logged on the day were either on display, some others in various stages of construction, others undergoing re-building and being repaired from mishaps.

Serpentine never fails to disappoint & this year was no exception with no less than 10 new aircraft recorded for the first time, sadly the weather didn't play its part and although cloudy with patchy rain  it still was an enjoyable day out.

Here is a small representation of what we saw this visit:

Eagle X-TS-150 VH-RQQ msn 017
Photo: Greg Wood (copyright 2013)
Boeing A75 N1 Stearman (PT-17) VH-URC
msn 75-1834 ex: USAAC 41-8275
Photo: Greg Wood (copyright 2013)
DH-82A Tiger Moth VH-NIG msn 82248
ex: RAF 9129
Photo: Greg Wood (copyright 2013)

Great Lakes Company 2T-1A-2 VH-WQW msn 003
Photo: Greg Wood (copyright 2013)
CASA 131.E Jungmann VH-KIL msn 295
Photo: Greg Wood (copyright 2013)
Yakovlev Yak-52 VH-YVK msn 9111315
ex: DOSSAF coded '21'
Photo: Greg Wood (copyright 2013)
Yakovlev Yak-52 VH-YGJ msn 822802
ex: DOSSAF ex: N25239
named 'Hard Yakka'
Photo: Greg Wood (copyright 2013)
Nanchang CJ-6A 'unidentified'
confirming identity - Watch this space!
Photo: Greg Wood (copyright 2013)
F1 Evo Rocket VH-FVO msn T-169
Photo: Greg Wood (copyright 2013)
Titan T51 Mustang 'Replica'
under construction, not yet completed to become
VH-??? later this year.
This aircraft is to be painted into RAAF two tone Silver & Grey
and wear the identity of A68-750 & coded AM-G
Photo: Greg Wood (copyright 2013)