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18th March 2019 2:54:28 AM
it's in this aircraft I flew for the first time in my life in the early to mid 70's
13th March 2019 8:00:42 AM
My name is Bill Bishop and I am the President / Webmaster of . This aircraft is the former Canadian Armed Forces CH-136 Kiowa S/N 136228. In 1992 it was painted in a special theme to celebrate R.C.A.F. 400 Squadron's 60th Anniversary ... I'll upload a photo shortly.
As the mission of The History Hangar website is to 'keep our history alive' I would greatly appreciate a contact via email ( with a current photo of VH-OSX and a brief description of its current role, etc.
Thank you in advance for your interest

A mind is like a parachute ... It must be open to work !
10th March 2019 5:35:14 PM
It was previously rego'd as OY-YAC (Denmark) and LY-AOD (Lithuania). I have reason to believe it might be a Roumanian lak-52 built by Aerostar.

3rd March 2019 12:51:58 PM
Low flying over urban area causing noise pollution

30th January 2019 7:38:04 AM
Erickson Aircrane Lost in Australia, Crew Safe

An Erickson Aircrane was lost while firefighting in Australia earlier yesterday. All three crew members survived when the 1967 S-64E, N173AC, better known as âÄúChristine,âÄĚ crashed while fighting the Thomson Complex Catchment fires in Gippsland, Victoria.
According to official reports, the helicopter, call sign Helitak 341, crashed near the edge of a dam or into the dam. The accident occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. local time near Jericho in an area of difficult access and hilly topography known as the Yarra Ranges. First responders needed nearly an hour to reach the crash site. Fortunately, the crew was able to swim to safety.

The Aircrane was one of 10 aircraft on the fire; Victoria has 49 contracted aircraft for firefighting this season, including two Aircranes. Erickson holds the type certificate for the S-64 and operates approximately 20 Aircranes worldwide. It also services and builds S-64s for third-party customers. When rigged for firefighting, the aircraft is typically fitted with a 2,650-gallon water tank and a quick-fill snorkel.

Three other Aircranes operating in Australia have been grounded pending a safety review.

Courtesy AIN

Dasher was here....
23rd January 2019 5:18:38 PM
VH-MKI over Murray Mouth then owned by Mr George Sinclair Goolwa

19th January 2019 2:14:49 PM
First a/c I ever flew was VH FST. Not the same a/c though. The one I flew was a C152. Slight difference in speed I would think.

18th December 2018 5:55:59 PM
Great little 150 that I solo'd in.

14th December 2018 8:35:18 AM
The ATSB is investigating a hard landing and ground strike involving a Beech Aircraft Corporation B200, registered VH-ODI, operated by Desert-Air Safaris, at Mount Gambier Airport, South Australia, on 8 December 2018.

The pilot reported experiencing difficulties landing at Mount Gambier. After a heavy landing, the pilot was unable to safely stop the aircraft on the runway and decided to conduct a go-around. The pilot then conducted another approach and landing. The post-flight inspection of the aircraft revealed substantial damage to both propellers. No one was injured as a result of this occurrence.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview relevant persons, including the pilot, obtain engineering reports and other additional information.

A report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.

Source: ATSB

Dasher was here....
7th December 2018 10:00:48 PM
I'm surprised there is no reference to this registration once belonged to a famous aircraft. A de Havilland DH-82A, VH-UNA,

26th November 2018 1:24:51 PM
I am the current owner of VH-FAG as your records indicate.
To correct your records, the aircraft was built by De Havilland Australia not in GB and the engine is a General Motors Holden Gipsy (No 123) built in Australia. It is fitted with a wooden propellor manufactured by Invincible Propellors (Australia).
The aircraft was first registered as FAG on the 9th October 1952 but was struck from the register on the 3rd June 1965. As your records indicate it was reregistered 7th October 1983.

14th November 2018 2:58:21 AM
Sad day, 2 died last night in this aircraft landing at Brantford, ON airport.

8th November 2018 12:09:06 PM
Spotted at NZPP-PPQ 2/11/2018

Planespotter 30+ years NEW ZEALAND
31st October 2018 1:19:20 PM
At Narromine National Aerobatics 2018

19th October 2018 7:57:49 PM
Enjoyed many hours in this aircraft when owned by Lex Hinckley to 1988.

3rd October 2018 5:10:41 PM
Spotted this parked up at Roma AP QLD 01/10/18

24th September 2018 7:21:20 PM
24/9/2018 Flew Omaka to Wellington, then to Feilding. No longer has Sounds Air Livery, is now all white with SAW in black letters.

Planespotter 30+ years NEW ZEALAND
22nd September 2018 6:28:05 PM
In the hangar at Cessnock Aerodrome.

22nd September 2018 3:22:21 PM
Photo at Cessnock Aerodrome Airshow.

5th August 2018 9:19:05 AM
Hi Guys
are you hangered at the sunny coast airport. I do photos at the airport regular, I have an asic to gain access where necessary to do photos for all concerned.....


3rd August 2018 5:04:31 AM
I had my first solo in this plane in 1982 in Youngstown Ohio

Jamie Campany
2nd August 2018 4:30:01 PM
Beautiful looking aircraft Glen

31st July 2018 4:42:20 AM
taken above Fabreville, Laval

23rd June 2018 4:58:13 PM
I owned this plane during the 1990's. I bought it from a fellow locate in Moncton, NB, and based it in Apple River and Amherst N.S. Had to sell it after I moved to Brandon, Manitoba and life got in the way. Needed paint, otherwise a beautiful airplane and a joy to fly. I'd like to know what became of it. Anyone know? Contact me at ""

19th June 2018 2:54:00 AM
C-GVOZ Hughes Schweizer 300 à l'Aéroport de Sherbrooke CYSC le pilote Georges L et moi André B pour un Fly-in Les Faucheurs de Marguerites 16-06-2018.
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19th June 2018 1:59:48 AM
C-GKOP Robinson R44- 2015 Passeport Hélico Fly-in à l'Aéroport de Sherbrooke QC CYSC Les Faucheurs de Marguerites.
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15th June 2018 12:07:23 AM
This is another St John Ambulance aircraft from the early 1970's. IFR equipped, landed in some remote and strange locations in all sorts of weather conditions. Flown at the time by Barry Clifford (chief pilot for St John) and Mike Hutton. Also flown by a few volunteer commercial instrument rated pilots.
I can recall flying into heavy overcast at Outer Harbour and dropping out of the cloud at about 800 feet over the water at Head of the Bight so we could land at Nullabour to collect an accident victim.
Quite a few Emergency Flights declared in those days when the pilot had exceeded his hours.
Awesome aircraft, and built like a tank!

15th June 2018 12:00:07 AM
Flew in this aircraft as an Air Ambulance attendant with the St John Ambulance Service of Upper Eyre Peninsula from 1971 to 1975.
Chief Pilot was a gentleman called Barry Clifford, who was one of the best pilots I ever had the pleasure to fly with.
Landed on roads a couple of times to recover accident victims, and flew through some absolutely atrocious weather at times.
Both the aircraft and the pilots were IFR equipped and licensed.
Awesome memories!!

23rd May 2018 2:32:00 PM
Images AAP

Dasher was here....
23rd May 2018 2:31:34 PM
A private jet has snapped in half after crashing off a runway in Honduras, but in a miraculous turn the crew and passengers have escaped the disaster without injury.

Videos posted online show what appeared to be local residents pulling people out of the damaged fuselage of the white Gulfstream jet, while others sprayed it with hand-held fire extinguishers.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and doused the wreckage with foam. Part of the plane appeared in photos to lie across a street.

Dasher was here....
1st April 2018 10:44:11 AM
50 years later it still handles beautifully on a weekly flight along the coast. TT 4890

21st March 2018 5:24:56 PM
Interesting old aircraft , chartered by the Cairns Ambulance 1939 prior to the establishment of the Cairns Aerial Ambulance 1945

15th March 2018 5:28:50 PM
The picture is at Stonefield S.A private airstrip PIC is JWH ( RIP )
Lost a great friend of many years .

14th March 2018 9:07:35 AM

12th February 2018 9:05:07 AM
A nice video on youtube

3rd February 2018 4:49:28 AM
C-GYMG Robinson R-44 En partance de Bauce direction St-Félix-de-Valois dans Lanaudière QC. écrasement dans un champs rang St-Jean-Baptiste vers 21h près de Drummondville QC. L'appareil a pris feu en touchant le sol. Il a eu 3 fatalités malheureusement. Les conditions météo pourraient expliquer l'écrasement de l'hélicoptère. 01-02-2018
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2nd February 2018 11:28:58 AM
N44PM I would love to see any pictures as my Dad rebuilt this air plane in 1974 I have lots of pictures I would be happy to share if you are interested.had past away 2009

30th January 2018 7:08:16 PM
I am pleased to have tracked down this Duchess and to discover that it has moved to NZ.
I owned the aeroplane for 6 years between 1989 and 1995.
It was registered as VH-BCJ and operated by my flying school, Hunter.Air, that operated at Cessnock, NSW.
I loved flying this aeroplane.

8th January 2018 10:18:32 PM
VH-WAS Was originally given to Cherokee 28/180 Archer.
I did some time on this doing 'touch and goes' in 1978 at
Surfers Paradise airfield also some local flying around the
Moreton Bay Area. The a/c was involved in a mid air collision
at 08.24hrs on 07Aug 1988 with PA28/!80 Archer VH-DMB
at Moreton Bay / South Passage Bar. There were fatalities
with VH-DMB. Believe that Surfers Paradise Airfield no longer
I Remember doing Touch and Goes in a C150 at OOL then
called Coolangatta, and now known as 'Gold Coast Airport'
Amazing, doing touch and goes at an International Airport.


5th January 2018 3:55:27 AM
Prior to VH-SVW being used by a Bell Jet Ranger, it was assigned to a PA28 Cherokee cruiser,
the c/n is 28-7425360 registered 13/09/1974 and had a previous reg. N9623N. The aircraft
was operated by Chieftain Aviation at Bankstown, [BWU) l did many hours on this aircraft in
1978, after going Solo in it. usually departing BWU for scenic to the Blue Mountains, and
returning with a landing at Hoxton Park, nr. Liverpool N.S.W..

l remember sharing a flight from BWU to MBW via CBR and ABX. having to refuel twice.
My licencing CASA instructor STERLING PRESTON flew the leg BWU/CBR. Cheryl, Sterling's
wife CBR/ABX, and l flew ABX/MBW. after a few days of getting my hours up in Victoria,
l flew VH-SVW from MBW to MEB l recall on finals at MEB l was asked to speed up approach
as an Air Naru B727 was behind me, The captain of the Air Naru B727, [an Aussie] replied.
that he would slow down, as the cherokee's wings would probably come off. l remember
landing flapless, to clear main quickly.
The aircraft also had a retractable air conditioner which caused a lot of drag, if forgetting to
retract it on t/o.
VH-SVW was a great aircraft, and l would fly it often, also VH-IAL the sistership, on which l
qualified with my PPL.


3rd January 2018 1:08:11 AM
I qualified with a PPL on IAL in 1978. most of my training was with IAL, and sistership SVW which both
were being used by Chieftain aviation at Bankstown. [BWU] . I remember my fear of stalling, after having
witnessed the crash of Vickers Viscount G-AVJA on a positioning flt MAN/EDI . The a/c crashed in front of
me. having stalled at around 1000 ft on take off from runway 06. After having had 3 instructors at Bankstown,
l finally was lucky enough to meet training captain STERLING PRESTON, who found time to help me combat
my fears, and with time on SVW and IAL took my examination for PPL. IAL was White/Green, and SVW White/
Red. Both PA28 cruisers had been recently imported into Australia, and were crisp in performance, with the
trim wheel in the centre console, rather than a handle in the ceiling as on earlier PA28's.

After leaving Australia, with a PPL, l did some more flying in the USA. at Dekalb Peachtree, near Atlanta.
with a PA28 Dakota. supplied by Epps Air Services. and had my Australian Licence endorsed and an FAA
licence supplied after 40 minutes of being checked out by an FAA lady examiner.

STERLING went on to fly as captain for East West, and later Ansett, before training captains again with a
flight training company in Albury [ABX] l owe much to him, and the time l spent in VH-IAL

2nd January 2018 12:11:11 PM

2nd January 2018 8:56:23 AM
The Austro Aero E4-A is not a AvGas engine - it's actually a turbocharged intercooled diesel cycle (Jet Fuel) engine

28th December 2017 4:16:37 PM
Same aircraft, same day, same location.

Cliff Olds
28th December 2017 4:11:03 PM
Same location, same day.

Cliff Olds
20th December 2017 3:20:24 PM
Good evening Rodney,
Please contact me on regarding the sale of your Bantam.
Kind regards,

Francois Buys
9 Stubbs Place
Fairview Heights
16th December 2017 5:23:29 PM
The Cessna 172rg 1980 is a very
Practical aircraft with its constant speed Propellor and retractable undercarriage make it quite sleek and very fuel efficient cruise at 125knts

16th December 2017 5:14:53 PM
Beautiful Aircraft 1980 Cessna 172rg

12th December 2017 10:48:25 AM
Compass swing 12.12.17

8th December 2017 5:17:09 PM
Owned by a guy who's 'mid life crisis' started at 18

All round good guy, entrepreneur, socialite, potential 'A' lister, raconteur, wine drinker ðüć·

4th December 2017 4:18:17 PM
WRU in the Desert

4th December 2017 4:06:59 PM
TLD Alice Springs Airport

24th November 2017 10:33:50 AM
Congratulations on flying the airmail centenary commemoration flight Adelaide to Gawler on 23 November 2017. Wonderful to see the mighty Auster doing the job so well. Tom Lockley, Aviation Historical Society of Australia, (NSW)

4th November 2017 8:53:23 PM
Now named "Dubbo" and repainted in the new QantasLink livery

31st October 2017 4:11:44 AM
back in 63 I sat in the back seat of this plane a lot as a kid i was about nine then
it was then owned by DR william weathers out of san benadino

16th October 2017 3:07:46 PM
I worked on the original NZ-3546 in 1964 & 1968. Flew in it many times. Have many happy memories.

13th October 2017 6:42:30 PM
This is the first airplane I ever went in. I was a 12 year old scout in 1979 at the 12th Asia Pacific Jamboree and a short joy ride was one of the activities we could choose. For some weird reason I still remember the pilot radioing the call sign. Good to see the plane is still in the air.

1st October 2017 11:09:54 AM
I flew RCN for about 10 years, gaining just over 2000 hours. It was a beautiful aeroplane. Very forgiving and excellent to fly (IFR or VFR ).

19th September 2017 3:51:47 PM
I'm now a part-owner in this fine sailplane.

19th September 2017 1:00:20 PM
Cool plane

12th September 2017 7:20:06 PM
It looks good

10th September 2017 3:46:29 PM
Gracefully takes wings!

10th September 2017 3:43:19 PM
Very nice craft!

14th August 2017 9:13:16 PM
I'm trying to track down the owner of this aircraft. I was in Canada recently, and my cousin flies a 1/3 scale model of it, with the original Canadian registration of C-FHCG. My cousin Rob Dover would very much like to be in touch with the owner, and especially if there are some current photos of the aircraft. I have two photos of the model that I can forward if your are interested. Thanks for your help with this. Regards, Brian Griffiths

13th August 2017 9:03:07 PM
My very first flight in a Squirrel was in SWX - and what a helicopter it is!

4th August 2017 5:10:23 PM
I was the owner of this aircraft from 1987 until 1993, when it was registered in the UK as G-BFJI, during which time I flew it about 500 hours, mainly on business in the UK but also on holidays in Europe. Before my ownership (I believe when it was registered in France) the aircraft took part in a major rally to West Africa along with other Robin aircraft. This was the subject of a lengthy article in "Pilot" magazine in (I believe) the 1970's. I think I may still have a copy of the magazine somewhere. I sold the aircraft to Ian Maxwell in 1993 who had a new engine and some avionics fitted before he flew it to Australia in January 1994, taking about 10 days for the whole trip

28th July 2017 1:49:20 AM
Flew in RSG when it was still owned by Saul Cartman she flew nicely and smoothly

14th July 2017 10:46:37 AM
I flew N7565M as a club member back in 1965-1966. Great plane. Lots of fun to fly. Love to hear from anyone else that has flown N7565M. Email:

Marshall Martell
13th June 2017 10:38:39 PM
As i understand mr faux is no longer amoug the living he was doing a crop dusting indorsment and the student clipped a power line with the vertical stabiliser and the a/c exploded on impact

8th June 2017 12:12:53 PM
June 7/18

7th June 2017 2:28:32 PM
Great airframe, well looked after and the maintenece is all up to date.

3rd June 2017 5:56:42 AM
My father was a dealer for Bellanca in the late 60s and this was his demo plane. Made several trips from TX to PA and had a great time with Dad. He was a great pilot and part of his demo was to do outside loops in this plane. I have an interest in purchasing the plane in any conditions if it comes up for sale.

25th May 2017 11:52:21 AM
Many years ago when I lived in Orange (NSW) I commenced my flying training on VH MUK which then was a Piper Cherokee 140. It was white with green trim. I note that now the registration belongs to balloon. Does anyone know if the aircraft still exists, albeit under another registration number?.

25th May 2017 10:19:48 AM
VH AMK was the very first aircraft I actually took control of and flew. I am now 73 an when I was about 12, I lived at Caringbah in NSW. Whenever I managed to save £4.8 (4 pounds 8 shillings) from my paper run, I caught a train to Bankstown station, usually on a Sunday. I would then walk from there to Bankstown aerodrome to save the 3 pence bus fare.
I would wander around and in and out of the hangars (kids could do that in those days) and end up at Kingsford Smith Flying School where I paid my £4.7.6 for an hour flying in an Auster. An instructor who I think was Keith Robey would then install the control stick in the rear seat of Auster, VH AMK. We would take off and immediately the instructor would let me take control. Many years I obtained my pilots licence but never fotgot the thrill of flying VH AMK.

23rd May 2017 1:02:03 AM
C-FSGJ Cessna 150 E. Ce Cessna 150 a fait un atterrissage d'urgence sur l'autoroute 20 suite à une panne de moteur dimanche 21 Mai 2017 près de l'aéroportSt-Mathieu-de-Beloeil CSB3 QC.
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16th May 2017 10:30:44 PM
Seen this Aircraft on TVâĦ.7mate 16May2017

16th May 2017 9:51:24 AM
Registration previously belonged to Cessna Citation air ambulance. I have been unsuccessful in tracing that original registrant aircraft. Anybody know of its whereabouts or disposition? I once flew it and would be interested to know if it is still flying.

16th May 2017 9:49:20 AM
Registration previously belonged to Cessna Citation air ambulance ... now in Africa.

16th May 2017 9:48:19 AM
Registration previously belonged to Cessna Citation air ambulance.

16th May 2017 9:46:01 AM
Image taken on approach to RWY 12 @ CZBB

6th May 2017 8:09:34 PM
Having flown OHR for 30 hours and, I hope, forged a friendship with the owner, I can confirm this is a wonderful aircraft to fly. Well maintained, well appointed and in great condition for its age, especially when compared to most of the mid-70s flying school Pipers and Cessnas.

14th April 2017 6:07:40 PM
VH-OHR is a 160 hp NVFR certified Cherokee 140 with numerous mods. Cruises at 110knots or better, this aircraft is based in Brisbane, and available for hire! Visit for details.

3rd April 2017 12:24:57 PM

29th March 2017 9:43:06 PM
Captd D . I sold this Aircraft to a great friend 11 Oct 1995.
The new Owner took great pride in this TOMMI & put new Engine in that has only done less than 200 Hrs yet had the annual Isnp & 50 hourly Oil changes . Also a new Propeller FP . Engine LYC 0-235 and it ADSB plus great radio's .

22nd March 2017 12:43:01 PM
VH WTQ was involved in a crash early January 2017 and is no longer.

21st March 2017 11:40:27 PM
Went for a flight in this one 13/3/2016. Pilot was great and the flight very enjoyable. Euston Robinvale Ski Race weekend. Location Robinvale Football oval.

17th March 2017 12:13:14 PM
Hello, need a photo of this a/c. Can you tell me if it is a CP301a,b, or c?

2nd March 2017 8:07:33 AM
At rest at Invercargill Airport 8 Sept 2015. A very load aircraft taking off.

New Zealand
28th February 2017 9:28:20 AM
The aircraft is the P model just a little more powerful engine (160 HP at 2700 RPM) than most 172's and just a little more fun to fly.

19th February 2017 1:26:54 AM
I am the current owner operator of this great little aircraft. No Spats or spinner at the moment.

29th January 2017 12:44:31 AM
Year manufactured is 1960. Lockheed L-188C c/n 2014 was flown first on 17 February 1960.
The airliner was registered PH-LLG with the KLM NV on 24 February 1960, delivered on 25 February 1960 to KLM.

26th January 2017 1:42:07 PM
Has anyone got an idea about what this aircraft has been doing over Adelaide today 26/1/16? Its track goes back and forth across the northern suberbs of Adelaide. Have a look at

26th January 2017 9:59:43 AM
KSH has been engaged in shark spotting ops on the Far south coast on NSW flying over Eden (my home town) twice every morning.

17th January 2017 1:25:35 PM
Archerfield 17.01.2017

13th January 2017 6:57:11 AM
Tower , squawk VFR code and say type
Crew,,, I'm ARV :)

8th January 2017 6:01:50 PM
Aircraft is active flying from cycd or cyyj. About one hundred hours around southern bc. Cruise 100 knots, or 90 knots at 18 lbs/ hr.

8th January 2017 2:12:14 PM
I saw it flying over Peace Valley Park, Bucks County Pa.

28th December 2016 5:12:38 PM
Hi Paul:

I was the second owner of Foxtrot Hotel Yankee Uniform. I bought it from the original owner in 1984. Still miss it. There were about 700 hours on it when my wife decided she'd like a new house rather than an airplane. So bye-bye to my Grumman. How many hours on the plane now? Still running?


13th December 2016 6:46:31 AM
Hi this is Hannah with Executive Aviation in Baton Rouge! We recently had you guys over and charged for some fees, I'm currently having trouble finding a telephone number for you guys! If you could please call us when you can!

Thank you!!

4th December 2016 7:04:21 AM
Salut Billykid. Quand tu fait un commentaire pour ton avion tu devrait publier la photo de ton avion si tu veux le vendre, les acheteurs aiment voir les avions qu'ils veulent acheter. A quelle adresse courriel les acheteurs peuvent te contacter et ou est stationné ton Maule?
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