VH-ZKC Australian Aircraft Registration Details

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Aircraft Type

SIAI MARCHETTI
F.260
2-40

Holder/Operator

INTERLUX INVESTMENTS PTY LTD
270 Wakefield St
ADELAIDE, SA, 5000
Australia
05 October 2016

Airframe

1970
Italy
29 July 2013
Power Driven Aeroplane

Engines

1
TEXTRON LYCOMING
Piston
IO-540-D4A5
Gasoline

Propeller

MT PROPELLERS
MTV-9-B/188-50

Certification

A10EU
Draft

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Speedbrake
1st October 2016 12:19:21 PM
SF 260

VH- ZKC history.

5Y-ALL from Aug 1970 - Feb 1982

N260FS from Mar 1982; repainted in a Red Arrows colour scheme; summer 1983

shipped to US

N260SM from Nov 1983 - May 2013; repainted in fake Italian Air Force colour

scheme "70-58" code

VH-ZKC from Jul 2013 to present.
Speedbrake
1st October 2016 1:57:46 AM
What an amazing plane. Aerobatic, retractable and cruised at 175 K.
I flew this aircraft when charter flying in Kenya in the late 70's. She was blue and white then, 5Y-ALL. Belonged to my chairman Zovita Boskovic an amazing character. He was Yugoslav and flew Spitfires for the RAF in North Africa during the war. His low level aeros in LL were a delight to watch.
Bosky as he was fondly called was also a member of the caterpillar club and mentioned in the book 'Into the silk'. He was demonstrating a bunt (a Yugoslavian type) and told to only do one! It went so well he decided to do another which certainly didn't go to plan. The plane broke up when inverted! Bosky deployed his chute but then debris from the plane starting falling into the canopy and accelerated his descent. He hit the deck hard whilst trying to rid the canopy of debris and thankfully lived to tell the story.

LL was sadly sold in the early 80's to a KLM pilot who ferried her to Holland from Nairobi Wilson.

Bosky loved this plane and I know regretted its sale. He was elderly though and sadly passed away on the 23/11/98

Great to see her still going strong and flying in Australia. (Quite a history. Italy-Kenya-Holland-USA-Australia!)