Antiquers thrive in the modern age

Antiquers thrive in the modern age

Antiquers thrive in the modern age

April 21, 2017 By Mark Smith
More than 150 classic aeroplanes descended on Echuca for the Antique Aeroplane association’s annual national convention. The theme for the event was the 70th anniversary of the Beechcraft Bonanza, with...

More than 150 classic aeroplanes descended on Echuca for the Antique Aeroplane association’s annual national convention.

The theme for the event was the 70th anniversary of the Beechcraft Bonanza, with seven examples of the iconic aircraft parked on display.

Winner of the Classic grand champion was Roy Fox’s DH Fox Moth, which had been restored to perfection by the team at Luskintyre aircraft restorations.

Matt Webber, owner of the company, accepted the award on behalf of Roy and said it was a pleasure to be involved in rebuilding such an iconic aircraft that has a history dating back to the beginnings of aeromedical evacuation services in the Northern Territory.

President of the Antique Aeroplane association Matt Henderson was ecstatic at the turn out and said it’s an example of what a grass roots flying association should be about.

“We are a large group who get together to simply enjoy our love of aeroplanes. It doesn’t matter what you fly, or don’t fly, as the case may be, but rather that you have a passion for aviation.”

Hamish Henderson in his award winning Piper J 3 Cub

 

Di Davies with her 1939 Ryan PT 22
Rob Mangan from Skyfuel worked hard all weekend keeping the aeroplanes flying.
The award winning Fox Moth flown by Matt Webber.
An unusual formation of the CAC Ceres and a Winjeel trainer. Pilots are Matt Grigg in his Winjeel and Mick Poole.
The quensland crew rest under the wing of a Leopard Moth.

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Mark Smith

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