AUSSIE/KIWI News

HARS Wirraway Restoration Update

HARS Wirraway Restoration Update

By Phil Buckley A rare CAC Wirraway CA-3 Mark II is under rebuild within the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society’s workshops at Albion Park Airport, south of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. As most readers will know, the Wirraway is a highly modified variant of the North American NA-16 designed and manufactured by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation as a trainer and makeshift fighter/bomber[Read More…]

Air to air with Paul Bennet's TBM Avenger at Kyneton

Kyneton Airshow – Spread Your Wings

Photography & Words by Matt Savage There was a sense of trepidation as April 23, 2017 dawned a grey and foggy day in Kyneton, a small country town nestled in the Macedon Ranges an hour North-West of Melbourne. Six months earlier (to the day!), the airshow was due to be held to celebrate the Kyneton Aero Club’s 50th Anniversary but[Read More…]

Photo by Phil Buckley/Werribee B-24

Werribee B-24 Rising-Up, Down-Under

By Austin Hancock – From a report of Phil Buckley and photos by Dave Miller. Werribee, AUS – B-24 Liberator A72-176 is continuing to progress nicely through a static-display restoration. Since our last update, many notable tasks have been accomplished to round-out the 2016 calendar year. Our “man on the ground,” project member Phil Buckley has sent along the following[Read More…]

Australian War Memorial Treloar Annex Open Day

Australian War Memorial Treloar Annex Open Day

By Phil Buckley Each September the Australian War Memorial in Canberra opens its Treloar storage annex at Mitchell, to the general public with the event being called “Big Things in Store”. The annex stores thousands of exhibits of two types – equipment withdrawn from operational military use or items captured. These items are stored in the annex due to lack of[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 1 comment AUSSIE/KIWI News, Aviation Museum News
Photo by Phil Buckley

Reevers Warbirds’s B-25 “Lucky Lady” Update

By Phil Buckley Reevers Warbirds, in Adelaide, Australia, moved its NAA B-25J Mitchell s/n 44-31508 from its long term storage in Port Adelaide to a new secure hangar at Parafield Airport in northern Adelaide over several weeks in October 2016. The aircraft fuselage, wings, engines, tail and other components were transported by Reevers using a Ute and for the larger[Read More…]