On the 2nd of October 2016 Hawker Hurricane, Serial No 5481 C/N 60372, C-FDNL, Mk XII / IIB based at the Pays Air Service at Scone, NSW flew at 10.30am for the first time in Australia. The flight lasted about 20 minutes with Ross Pay at the controls. It is the first time a Hawker […]
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Warbirds Online promotes the restoration of historic Warbirds & connects historic aircraft owners & historians with news on the exciting developments in the Warbird world, particularly in Australia. While our focus is pre 1948 aircraft and aviation history we have an interest in any historic aircraft which are no longer currently serving. Our aim is to also share historical Warbird photographs and film and to preserve and promote their history.
There has been some very significant progress on the airframe restoration of Jack McDonald’s Hawker Demon, particularly the fitting of the woodwork on the fuselage. Since our last report in May 2016 most of the woodwork has been undertaken by very talented volunteer, Dave Saunders and the quality of the work and progress is excellent. […]Australian Warbirds, Historic Aircraft, RAAF historic aircraft, Warbird Restoration Projects
Warbirds Online attended the Brisbane Valley Airshow at Watts Bridge on the 26th and 27th of August 2016. Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield is a historic ex WWII airfield and is located about 130 kms North West of Brisbane, Qld. The airfield houses an eclectic range of Warbirds, classic veteran aircraft and general aviation machines and […]Airshows, Australian Warbirds, Historic Aircraft
Warbirds Online has been heavily involved in the recovery and restoration of DHC 4 Caribou A4-228 from Oakey, Qld. Regular readers of our news reports on Caribou A4-228 will be aware that the aircraft arrived at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre based at Caboolture Qld, after a monster move from Oakey on the 24th of June […]Australian Warbirds, RAAF historic aircraft, Warbird Restoration Projects