Photograph: Aerospatiale SA-341 Gazelle VH-GKK (c/n 1527) at Bankstown, NSW (David C Eyre) Country of origin: United States of America. Description: Multi-role battlefield transport support helicopter. Power Plant: Two 1487kw (1,994 shp) General Electric T700-GE -701D turboshafts. Specifications: Length: 19.76 m (64 ft 10 in) Fuselage length: 15.27 m (50
This was an ultralight aircraft similar in appearance to a Thruster 500 and became 19-3227 (c/n 891662) and, fitted with a Rotax 582 engine, was registered under RAA regulations in Queensland on 10 September 1999.
The Drifter is one of a series of ultra-light aircraft produced by Seabird Aviation of Hervey Bay Queensland. A small production batch was built, and a couple survive, including 25-0256 (c/n DR90-0401) and 25-0319 (c/n DR89-0375).
The Husky was a one-off ultra-light aircraft and was a 75 percent basic scale representation of the Piper Cub. It was registered with the RAA as 10-1377 (c/n 9202) from 16 December 1992 to 5 March 2002.
The Junior was designed and built by ex-South African Francois van Teijlingen who for many years had an interest in helicopters and gyrocopters, building three Bensen Gyrocopters and owning a Scorpion and a Brantly B-2 for a period.
The HNS-1 was first flown in 1942. In March 1947 the US Coast Guard icebreaker USS Northwind visited Wellington, NZ on its return from the Antarctic where it formed part of the 1946-47 expedition code named Operation Highjump of Admiral Byrd.
The Shuttle two-seat three axis strut-braced high wing with flaperons ultralight aircraft with an enclosed cabin was produced for some years in the early 1990s and is similar in appearance to the Cadet Boorabee.
Mr W Lance Sporer lived on a farm at Glencoe near Mt Gambier in the 1930s and developed some interest in engineering, taking a correspondence course. He became involved in the reconstruction at Mt Gambier of a de Havilland DH.60 Moth which crashed near Jerilderie.
The Short S.1 Cockle was a small flying-boat designed and built by Short Brothers in 1924, it being designed for and ordered by Lebbeus Hordern of Sydney as a replacement for the Short Shrimp then in service.
Rodney Stiff, the founder of the very successful Jabiru company at Bundaberg in Queensland which produces the Jabiru Aircraft for the world’s recreational aviation market, has a background in mechanical engineering and was involved in the design and construction of equipment for cane harvesting for many years.
The MK 2 was an amphibious ultralight designed in Australia by John P Stevens for the local market and is one of a series of aircraft Mr Stephens has produced over the years, all for the ultralight market and most to be operated as amphibians.
In February 1913 a building contractor from Hay, NSW, Mr V B Sylvander, commenced construction of a Chanute type biplane glider which was towed into the air by a motor vehicle and a successful flight was made on 18 May 1913.
The Spitfire Mk IV Replica is an 80 percent replica of the World War II Supermarine Spitfire, designed and initially produced by Brian Foxley-Conolly in Queensland, who had previously designed and commenced production of the Foxcon Terrier series of light aircraft.
In 1929 a specification was issued for a boat-hulled amphibian for shipboard operation to replace the Supermarine Seagull III, a number of which were in service with the RAN on board the seaplane carrier HMAS Albatross.