Today we report on Lockheed PV-1 Ventura ex RAAF A59-96 currently under restoration by the Queensland Air Museum (QAM). The only other remaining Ventura in Australia is the RAAF Museum example, as reported on by us in this article in 2015 and finished as A59-72. Other major components are in unrestored storage in Darwin. The […]
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Warbirds Online attended the Wings Over Illawarra (WOI) 2017 Airshow on the 6th and 7th of May. This show has built up a great reputation as one of Australia’s premier airshows over the past few years and this year’s edition was no exception. From a Warbird perspective the first appearance in Australia of Focke-Wulf FW-190 VH-WLF […]Airshows, Australian Warbirds, RAAF historic aircraft, Warbird Restoration Projects
Warbirds Online was recently at Caloundra, Queensland to visit the Queensland Air Museum to view the progress on their Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune SP-2H ex RAAF A89-277. This aircraft was delivered to the RAAF in March 1962 and served most of its time at RAAF Townsville and had an extensive service history in Australia and on […]Australian Warbirds, Cold War, RAAF historic aircraft, Warbird Restoration Projects, Warbirds
Warbirds Online recently visited CAC Boomerang restorer, Ian Baker at his new base in Mittagong NSW. Regular readers will be aware of Ian’s 3 Boomerangs, CA-12s A46-89 and A46-90 and CA-13 A46-140. The two CA-12s are being restored by Ian to airworthy status and it is his intention to retain both of these aircraft. Ian […]Australian Warbirds, RAAF historic aircraft, Warbird Restoration Projects, Warbirds