Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 21, 2014 14:26:40 GMT 12
The latest header is a shot of forum stalwart and moderator Bruce Cooke flying his fantastic Avian Adventurer - which Bruce designed and built himself - at the Black Sands 2014 Fly-In at Raglan earlier this month. The photo was kindly submitted by Errol Cavit.
I like it. Even tbough a still pboto you have ground crew working on what appears to be a very new looking aircraft. I see the RAF serial still painted on. Would this be a just assembled aircraft being made ready for service?
The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane.
A thread on the Gordon may elicit more rare photos and even help identify some more of the missing RAF to RNZAF serial tie ups. Some years ago, I found a couple of dual serials in a logbook at the Air Force Museum, so perhaps more research of other logbooks may help solve this mystery. The original page of the AF380 with the Gordon serials on it was torn out - never to be seen again.
If I can dig out some old photos, I'll put them up for all.
Post by Dave Homewood on Feb 7, 2015 17:51:06 GMT 12
It is the Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum's 10th Anniversary this month, on the 26th of February in fact, so a header to mark that milestone. It features a montage of photos from the recent air race at Wings Over Wairarapa airshow.