Remarks: Close cropped low res view of Beech D18S VH-UWG, in bare metal finish, in the rain at the Canberra Aero Club Open Day in March 1984. (It took an Airshow to break the drought!). Prospective Joyflight passengers shelter under the aircraft wing, waiting for the rain to stop. The text on the fuselage reads 'Vintage Aircraft Joyflights'. VH-UWG was also in Canberra in March 1993. Apologies for quality.
Remarks: Dick Nell and his Stampe SV-4B VH-BVU, awaiting a flying slot after the rain cleared at Canberra Airport in March 1984. The Stampe was often mistaken for a DH-82 Tiger Moth (but the tail/ rudder shape is different). This aircraft was first Registered in Australia in 1981. Dick learned to fly in 1955, and was still doing flying displays in this distinctively painted aircraft in 2007. Dick, who worked as a Mechanical Engineer at Goulburn NSW, passed away on 16Jul2012, aged 82. (Texan code WB-663 and 'DC3 Queensland' DC-3 VH-PWN are visible at rear.) Low res photo.
Remarks: Stbd side view of the rear Cockpit of South Africa Air Force /Denel CSH-2 Rooivalk 670. Photo taken at RAAF Fairbairn Canberra, during a static display, before the helo flew to Melbourne for the 1999 Avalon International Airshow. A Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow was the competition at Avalon 1999 for the Armed Recon Helicopter (ARH) Project for the Australian Army.
Remarks: Close cropped view of the Port-side Instrument Panel of aerobatic Zlin Z.242L VH-NZL at Canberra Airport on 29Jan2007. Photo taken (with engine running, at 0737 hrs) at the start of an early morning 0.3 hour photo trip to the ADC facility. This was my 1000th Flight in my Trip Logbook.
Remarks: The President of Lebanon, Michel Sleiman, visited Canberra on 15Apr2012. He departed CBR / YSCB on 17Apr2012 aboard Middle East Airlines (MEA) A330-243 F-ORMA. (First visit by this aircraft to Australia.) Close cropped view of the front end of the French Registered A330, taxying out before take-off from RWY 17.
Remarks: RAAF 5 Squadron AS 350B Squirrel A22-002 Cn 1728 (complete with Air Force markings) with rotors turning at RAAF Base Fairbairn in 1987. (Two 5 Squadron UH-1Hs are at rear.) The helo was later operated by the Australian Defence Force Helicopter School (ADFHS). A22-002 was Delivered on 28Feb1984 and was Sold in 2002. The helo was Civil Registered as VH-UTJ on 19Sep2002. Low res photo.
Remarks: Front view of an aerobatic Zlin Z.242L VH-NZL, taken after an early morning photo trip on 29Jan2007. (The open sliding canopy is forward of the cockpit). I had photographed the ADC facility at Weston Creek, exactly four years after a flight in CT-4B VH-ZCT which covered fire damage from the Canberra Firestorm on 18Jan2003. Zlin VH-NZL has been sold since, and is now based in Melbourne. (This Zlin trip was my 1000th Flight.)
Remarks: Overview of Canberra Airport taken from an aerobatic Zlin Z.242L, turning right after take-off from Rwy 12. We were on an early morning photo trip on 29Jan2007. (This was my 1000th Flight, and this is my 1000th Photo Accepted by JetPhotos.net. My thanks go to the JP Crew.) Zlin VH-NZL has been sold since, and is now based in Melbourne. The Brindabella Business Park, Qantas Defence Services (QDS) hangar, and Canberra Airport Terminal, and General Aviation area are visible. The RAAF C-130J-30 outside QDS is A97-449. This precinct has been substantially redeveloped over the next five years.