Foreign Airfield Visit

Canberra, South Canberra Fire Fighting Helipad, Campbell (The Australian War Memorial) – Tuesday 3rd March 2020 (Mark Paulin)

Evening all,

Logged today on what has been a cool and cloudy day have been the following:

Canberra 0700 – 0900

A7-ANJ A35X QTR

A56-001 Da7X RAAF

C-GIAC G550

VH-FOA R44*

VH-RKK R44*

VH-VCC EC120B*

Then a short drive was made to South Canberra Fire Fighting Helipad. Noted at 0915

N9FH UH60

From here it was a short drive to The Australian War Memorial. The Museum here charts all Australian involvement in overseas conflicts past and present. Unfortunately the Aircraft Hall is currently undergoing a major refurbishment meaning that only a few of the exhibits were visible through gaps or under tarpaulins. Therefore noted were:

163824 BF109G uftwaffe*

A29-133 P40E RAAF*

A52-319 DH98 Mosquito*

A68-648 P51D Mustang RAAF*

P7973 Spitfire RAF*

V-173 A6M2 Zero Japan*

W4783 Lancaster RAF*

The Museum also has a storage facility at Mitchell to the North of the City. I had E mailed in advance to see if it was possible to view the stored aircraft but my request was politely declined. I asked again today and again the answer was no.

The rest of the day was spent enjoying the numerous Museums around the City and also a very informative Tour of the Australian Parliament Building. We ate in a Pizza Restaurant in the City called Gould which would appeal to anyone who likes Board Games!

Noted this evening at Canberra 2000 – 2230

9V-SWP B773 SIA

A39-002 A332 RAAF

A47-011 P8A RAAF*

A32-008 Be350 RAAF*

VH-TJE AW139

I will report back with the next stage of our road trip.

Mark Paulin

 

Photo credit: John Wickenden

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