*UPDATED* 2017 Antique Aeroplane fly-in at Echuca, Australia

*UPDATED* 2017 Antique Aeroplane fly-in at Echuca, Australia

Postby GeorgeP on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 9:37 am

Once again the weather gods co-operated to provide excellent conditions for the Antique Aeroplane Association's annual fly-in at Echuca, Australia. Light winds, beautiful blue skies and a stunning collection of antique aeroplanes made for a great weekend. The lack of an organised airshow at this event did not diminish my enjoyment because most owners flew their aeroplanes at least once per day which provided ample opportunities for photography. The stand-out aircraft were a trio of Piper J3 Cubs and an immaculate DH-83 Fox Moth. Other notable attendees included a DH-60 Gipsy Moth, a DH-85 Leopard Moth and a DH-60 Moth. A few WWII trainers plus two jet trainers provided something for everyone. Thanks for viewing and I hope you enjoy the images. C&C always welcome.

ImageCA-25 Winjeel VH-CZE by GP1961, on Flickr

Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Winjeel, a locally-designed and -built trainer.


ImageJ-3C Cub VH-VGE by GP1961, on Flickr

One of three immaculate Piper Cubs returns to the 'field after an early morning jaunt.


ImageFA-200-160 VH-FJA by GP1961, on Flickr

The only Fuji to attend the fly-in.


ImageDH-60M Moth VH-UOI by GP1961, on Flickr

Most of the open-cockpit aircraft departed early on Sunday due to atrocious weather that was forecast for NSW.


ImageCT-4A Airtrainer VH-MCT by GP1961, on Flickr

The CT-4A (a.k.a. Plastic Parrot) replaced the Winjeel as the R.A.A.F.'s primary trainer.


ImageL-39C Albatros VH-IOT by GP1961, on Flickr

This Albatros was kept busy operating joy flights during the weekend.


ImageDH-83 Fox Moth VH-UVL by GP1961, on Flickr

The beautiful Fox Moth lead the string of open-cockpit departures.


ImageFox Moth interior by GP1961, on Flickr

The interior of the Fox Moth.


ImageFox Moth panel by GP1961, on Flickr

... and the business end of the Fox Moth.


ImageCA-28C Ceres VH-SSY by GP1961, on Flickr

Another CAC-built aircraft, the Ceres which was a development of the Wirraway and used for ag. spraying.


ImageS-211 VH-DZJ by GP1961, on Flickr

Another attendee that pleased the jet fans. Ex-Singapore AF, now privately owned.


ImageDH-85 Leopard Moth VH-UUL by GP1961, on Flickr

A regular at many of the fly-ins is the Leopard Moth.


ImageDH-60G Gipsy Moth VH-UAE by GP1961, on Flickr

Another de Havilland product, the Gipsy Moth.


ImageST3-KR Recruit VH-RPT by GP1961, on Flickr

This colourful Recruit was one of two that attended.


ImageDH-82A Tiger Moth VH-ABL by GP1961, on Flickr

About a dozen Tigers were present and I reckon this one was the best.


ImageT-28B Trojan VH-NAW by GP1961, on Flickr

N.A. trainers were represented by this sole Trojan...


ImageAT-6C Harvard VH-NZH by GP1961, on Flickr

... and this Harvard, one of three that attended.


ImageC-180D VH-PSM by GP1961, on Flickr

An ex-Army Cessna.


ImageDHC-1 Mk 22A Chipmunk VH-ZIZ by GP1961, on Flickr

Chipmunks always attend in good numbers.


Image305D Bird Dog VH-UXX by GP1961, on Flickr

A colourful example of a Bird Dog.


ImageSR-9E Reliant VH-ISR by GP1961, on Flickr

It's always a pleasure to see the beautiful lines of the Reliant.


ImageC120 VH-NNW by GP1961, on Flickr

One of three C120 / 140 aircraft.


ImageDH-83 Fox Moth VH-UVL by GP1961, on Flickr

Another image of the Fox Moth because too many images of this beauty are never enough. :grin:
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Re: 2017 Antique Aeroplane fly-in at Echuca, Australia

Postby capercaillie on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 9:54 am

Some absolute gems in there, particularly the Winjeel, Airtrainer and Army Cessna. Singapore S211 in a very nice scheme too.

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Re: 2017 Antique Aeroplane fly-in at Echuca, Australia

Postby steved on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 10:17 pm

Great pictures of some unusual types, and thanks for telling me (us) what they all are. :clap:
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Re: 2017 Antique Aeroplane fly-in at Echuca, Australia

Postby Wissam24 on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 10:24 pm

Wonderfully eclectic collection of aeroplanes! Some absolute gems in there.
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Re: 2017 Antique Aeroplane fly-in at Echuca, Australia

Postby Ledhead27 on Fri 24 Mar 2017, 11:20 pm

Wonderful stuff indeed, a really intoxicating mix of aircraft!
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Re: 2017 Antique Aeroplane fly-in at Echuca, Australia

Postby The Baron on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 8:27 am

Absolutely fantastic. What a superb gathering. Really, really difficult to pick out a favourite but the Moths and Winjeel stand out for me.
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Re: 2017 Antique Aeroplane fly-in at Echuca, Australia

Postby GeorgeP on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 10:53 am

Thanks for the responses. Well, it appears that the Winjeel has a few fans, so here's a few more from the weekend. I'll also add a few more aircraft types that I've just processed. I'm counting down the days until Duxford FL! :yahoo:


ImageCA-25 Winjeel VH-WIU by GP1961, on Flickr

Another Winjeel in a (rather faded) training colour scheme followed by two in camo. scheme which I believe may have been the one used for Forward Air Control aircraft. Happy to be corrected.

ImageWinjeel VH-WJE by GP1961, on Flickr


ImageCA-25 Winjeel VH-NTN - 3718 by GP1961, on Flickr


ImageC-195B VH-VLD - 1483 by GP1961, on Flickr

Another regular is this immaculate Cessna 195B.


ImageAustaer MkIII VH-SNI - 2001 by GP1961, on Flickr

Auster numbers were down this year, probably due to poor weather up in NSW.


ImageYAK-52 VH-YGC - 3529 by GP1961, on Flickr

No evidence of panic in the crowd when the Russians arrived. :wink: :smile:


ImageYAK-18T VH-SMH - 3555 by GP1961, on Flickr

A well-maintained YAK-18T
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Re: *UPDATED* 2017 Antique Aeroplane fly-in at Echuca, Austr

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Sat 25 Mar 2017, 3:21 pm

Lovely stuff, I wish I was there. :cool:
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Re: *UPDATED* 2017 Antique Aeroplane fly-in at Echuca, Austr

Postby warferry on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 8:27 am

Thanks for these, I love to see Aussie colour schemes on the Moths so different than UK ones.
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Re: *UPDATED* 2017 Antique Aeroplane fly-in at Echuca, Austr

Postby Ronoz on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 1:56 am

Hi, a really nice series, like the other replies I would have liked to be there, so I will keep an eye open for one of their future fly-ins. cheers, RonS
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Re: *UPDATED* 2017 Antique Aeroplane fly-in at Echuca, Austr

Postby st24 on Fri 07 Apr 2017, 9:44 am

Oh lordy, to have been stood next to you for that lot!! :clap: very very nice. When you come to Legends can you bring one of those Winjeels with you and/or the Airtrainer, ta very much!.. :smile:
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