Post by Dave Homewood on Aug 10, 2006 15:15:55 GMT 12
In the June 1974 edition of NZ Wings it says that Philip Burns and Ted Packer were at the time collecting a large amount of remains of Airspeed Oxfords from all over the South Island and they planned to rebuild one.
It says they had a "largely intact outer wind panel in good order" plus "engines, undercarriages, tailplanes, cockpits and wingspars are a few of the major items found so far."
It stated the pair owned Proctor ZK-AQK and "sadly neglected Vampire NZ5769" but "the Oxford is their main ambition".
So is this collection of parts the collection that ended up at Wigram with the RNZAF Museum? How far did they actually get with a restoration attempt? Any more info or photos out there?