The latest quarterly edition (September 2021) of the AHSA journal – Aviation Heritage – has recently been posted to members. The full contents are listed below:
Aviation Heritage Volume 52, Number 3, September 2021
91 The Arrivals: Victor Roffey by Neil Follett: Details of the New Caledonia to Australia flight by Victor Roffey in de Havilland DH.60G Moth VH-UPG “The Golden Eagle”, which departed New Caledonia 21/11/1931 and landed Marlborough, Queensland 21/11/1931.
94 The Starters: Jean Batten by Neil Follett: Details of two attempted flights from the UK to Australia by Jean Batten. The first attempt in de Havilland DH.60M Moth G-AARB departed Lympne, UK on 09/04/1933 and force-landed at Karachi on 16/04/1933, the second attempt (same aircraft) departed Lympne, UK, on 21/04/1934 and force-landed at Rome on 22/04/1934.
95 Memorial Page: Foster Museum, Victoria by Neil Follett: Memorial to four crew members killed in the crash of RAAF DAP (Bristol) Beaufort A9-311 which crashed at Mount Lonely on 23/08/1943 while on a training flight from East Sale.
96 Australia’s Little Known Commuter Airlines: MacArthur Airways by Roger McDonald: History of MacArthur Airways which operated from Camden, NSW from 1976 to 1979.
99 Canberra’s Original Aerodrome and First Air Crash: Dickson’s Heritage of the Air by Jane Goffman: History of Canberra Aerodrome and the crash of RAAF de Havilland DH.9 A6-28 of No 3 Squadron on 11/02/1926.
104 Civil Flying School – An Update by Dave Prossor: Additional details about the history of Civil Flying School, sourced from Jock Garden’s log-book.
105 Civil Flying School – Update Part 2: Victa Airtourer Crashes by Dave Prossor: Details of the crashes of CFS Airtourers VH-CFK (09/06/1965), VH-CPA (13/08/1967), and VH-CTL (18/04/1968).
107 Gone, But Not Forgotten: Supermarine Walrus VH-ALB, ex A2-4 by Neil Follett: Brief history of Supermarine Walrus VH-ALB, ex RAAF A2-4.
108 BOAC Comets at Essendon Aerodrome 1961 by Neil Follett: Photo essay of BOAC de Havilland Comet airliners which visited Essendon aerodrome in 1961, including G-APDC, G-APDP, G-ABDB, G-APDE and G-APDK.
109 1919 Harry Butler Flight to Minlaton and the Re-enactments by Nigel Daw: Details of the first airmail flight from Adelaide to Minlaton by Harry Butler in his Bristol M1C G-VH-UQI ‘Red Devil’ on 106/08/1919; the establishment of a memorial to the flight at Minlaton and details of multiple re-enactment flights.
115 Edwin Thomas Prosser – The Little Known Story of a Pioneer Airman by Kevin O’Reilly: A brief biography of Edwin Thomas Prosser, the youngest licenced pilot in Australia (in 1915 at 19 years) and his many aviation exploits from 1915 to 1928.
124 The Piaggio P.166(A) in Australia and Papua New Guinea VH-FSA C/N 360 by Roger McDonald: History and details of Piaggio P.166(A) VH-FSA, c/n 360.
127 Air Force Loses Brilliant Techhical Officer by Mark Lax: A brief biography of RAAF Squadron Leader L.J. Balderson, from Aircraft, December 1, 1932.
128 Piper PA-11S Cub VH-AKD by Geoff Goodall: History and details of float-equipped Piper PA-11S Cub VH-FAI/VH-AKD.