Remarks: Close cropped view of Government Aircraft Factory (GAF) Demonstrator Nomad N24A Cn N24A-124M, appropriately Registered VH-NOM, 'running-up’ at the Canberra Day Skyfest Airshow in March 1986. This aircraft was later operated by the Australian Army as A18-408 (from 22Dec1993). As A18-408 she was air-freighted to UK in an RAAF C-130, and accompanied Vickers Vimy Replica G-EAOU back to Australia in 1994 (Army 173 Sqn support aircraft.) Low res photo. Photo uploaded against Gippsland Aeronautics, the current Licence Holder for manufacture of Nomads, because I have been unable to get GAF included in the JP Manufacturer lists.
Remarks: Designed by Grippsland, before being taken over by Mahindras (the Indian based conglomerate), the Airvan has a capacity of 8 including the pilot. Powered by a single Lycoming I0-540-K1A5 six-cylinder engine producing 300 hp, the airvan has sold more than 100 frames, so far.
Remarks: VH-BYI taking a break on its journey to become the first Australian designed and manufactured aircraft to circumnavigate the world. Piloted by Ken Evers and Tim Pryse, the aircraft started from Bendigo on 8 May 2010 and landed back at Bendigo on 8 July 2011.