I am trying to track down the above aircraft for my father-in-law , who was given a ride in it when he lived in Blaketown in 1935 . The plane was flown from Australia to NZ in 1935 by Ray Whitehead and later sold for parts. It is believed that the frame was sold to UK owners who were planning to have it restored . Can anyone please help me with information or tell me where I might obtain information about the current location of the plane ? thanks graham robinson GeedeeR@extra.co.nz
It's been a while since you posted this but the latest story is s follows. The aircraft has flown, is based at a private strip called Malshangar of Mike Souch the well known (in the UK) restorer, it has a permit to fly under its original UK registration G-AATC valid to 21 Sep 22. If you Google ab-pic and search for G-AATC you will find a photo taken by Dave Welch last weekend. Looks splendid! Thank goodness there are people like Roy Palmer willing to spend the necessary money and Mike Souch with the expertise to create such a great restoration.
Amazing, Durley......that's where I stay when I travel to the UK for airshows. The airfield is just near Trev's house. Wonderful place out in the countryside but only about 30 mins from Southampton. Trev knows Mike very well so a visit there (which has been threatened a few times) shall be a necessity now when the Covid crap has all died down. And....a wonderful excuse to visit the "Robin Hood" pub just up the little country road
Just for s**ts and giggles I looked up Aero Antiques and took to the map on Google. Went to find Durley on the map from that and, unbelievably, if you follow Durley Street heading to the north east (to the top right) you come across a "Martini Glass" symbol with the name Robin Hood adjacent.........Amazing. Not only is it NOT the Robin Hood pub but it is actually Trevor's house !!!!! I know at Trev's place we have had quite a few Reds and the same of Scotch and Gin but I hardly thought that it rated Pub status....if you continue up Durley Street to the top Right of the screem - may have to move it across a couple of times, you come to the real Robin Hood at a small crossroad (Manor Rd) with the Robin Hood bus stop on the opposite side of the road. What a coincidence !