RAAFA Aviation Heritage Museum of WA at Bull Creek~West.Aust. 20 February 2023 (John Tomlinson)

It has taken some time, however at last I have completed the inputting of my sightings as well as my photographs for my recent trip to Australia.

It was organised by Grant Robinson under the Oxford Aviation Group banner.
The trip was actually organised Pre Covid, however as all travel was cancelled to Australia, this was the first opportunity to carry out the itinerary for the tour.

This first set of reports will be for the various museums which we visited. After these have been posted, probably next week, I shall share with you my sightings noted at the many airports and airfields that we visited. Our end target was the excellent Australian International Air Show at Avalon.

Our first museum of the tour was the RAAFA Aviation Heritage Museum of WA at Bull Creek~West.Aust.

Photographs at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums/72177720307074719

My full Australia trip photographs album is at:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/collections/72157721663725779/



Noted between 1405-1515hrs

BAPC-575 FSM of Supermarine Spitfire C/n Unknown Marked TE283/NI-V
VH-HUS Robinson R44 Raven C/n 1056

Under Canopy
ZG791 BAe/Panavia Tornado GR.4 C/n BS190 Coded 37

North Wing

WU-16 Avro Lancaster MR.7 C/n NX622 Marked NX622/JO-D
A8-140 General Dynamics RF-111 C ‘Aardvark’ C/n 16 Cockpit section only.
Unmarked General Dynamics RF-111 C ‘Aardvark’ Simulator
PK481 Supermarine Spitfire F.22 C/n CBAF.70
A7-066 Aermacchi MB-326 H C/n CA30-66 Marked A7-025
A79-821 de Havilland DH-115 Vampire T.35A C/n 4101 Coded 21
A84-230 English Electric Canberra Mk.20 C/n 30
VH-BEL Avro Anson I C/n W2121 Marked W2121
A65-124 Douglas DC-3 C-47B-45-DK C/n 16960/34220
VH-AHP de Havilland DH-82 A Tiger Moth C/n DHA162 Marked A17-161
A13-51 Link Trainer D2 C/n Unknown
VH-GAS Percival P.34 Proctor IIIA C/n K.392 Marked Z7203
A20-688 Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway III C/n 1140 Marked A20-668
Unmarked Heath Parasol Model V C/n Unknown

South Wing

VH-CJZ Socata GY-80 180 Horizon C/n 215 Marked F-OCLI
A2-296 Bell Helicopters UH-1 H Iroquois C/n 13296 Coded 296
Unmarked Bede BD-5 A C/n Unknown
VH-AIY Commonwealth CA-6 Wackett Trainer C/n 265
N9502C Consolidated PBY-5A Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina C/n 1988 Marked 46624
VH-NDT Robinson R22 Alpha C/n 0469
Unmarked Backstrom EPB-1 Flying Plank C/n Unknown
BAPC-507 FSM of Bristol 86A Tourer C/n Unknown Marked G-AUDK
VH-THT de Havilland DH-94 Moth Minor C/n 94076 Marked A21-12
10-0718 Mignet HM.290 Pou-du-Ciel C/n 1
VH-AFW Sindlinger HH-1 Hurricane C/n PFA 026-10663 Coded AF-W
VH-WAC Avro Anson I C/n MG271 Unmarked Nose/Cockpit
VH-KAV Auster J/5 Adventurer C/n 2894
VH-HON Cameron Balloon N-77 C/n 351
Unmarked Santos Dumont XX Demoiselle Replica C/n Unknown
BAPC-508 FSM of Sopwith Camel F.1 C/n Unknown Marked M6394