The Junior Pilots crew were back at work this past weekend, with our Cessna FRA150L Aerobat VH-IRR refurbishment advancing. With the old paintwork removed, the team have been busy performing a detailed skin preparation, ensuring that the entire structure is entirely clean and free of corrosion. The team expect to spend another two weekends completing the remainder of skin preparation works, following which the new paintwork will be applied.
In parallel, the team from CG Engineering at Bankstown Airport have been busy preparing the Rolls Royce 0-240A Crankcase for overhaul, which we expect to receive back in the next two weeks. Many thanks must also be given to AOPA Australia Members Ian Bennet and Rhena Geraghty from Albury who have been able to assist our team with a servicable crankshaft and propellor for our engine overhaul program.