Remarks: Close cropped view of RAN A-109E Power N42-505 departing Tyabb Airshow, March 2011. This type was leased from Raytheon Australia for the Navy’s Retention and Motivation Initiative (RMI). The three RAN A-109Es will soon be replaced by leased Bell 429s. (RAN Bell 429 N49-049 [in Grey livery] was being assembled at Hawker Pacific Bankstown in Feb2012.)
Remarks: Front end of immaculate Orlican Meta Sokol L-40 VH-DUE on display in a hangar at the Tyabb Airshow in Mar2012. The aircraft, built in 1958, and First Regd in Australia on 26Mar1964, is for sale. I first photographed a Meta Sokol L-40, Sister-ship VH-DUX, at Tooradin Airfield (YTDN) in 1971.