The latest quarterly edition (March 2023) of the AHSA journal – Aviation Heritage – has recently been posted to members. The full contents are listed below:
Aviation Heritage Volume 54, Number 1, March 2023
3 The Arrivals: 205 Squadron RAF by Neil Follett: Details of the flight by 205 Squadron RAF departing from Singapore 15.3.1932 and arriving in Darwin 22.3.1932. The Squadron were flying in three Supermarine Southampton flying boats, S-1127, S-1128 and S-1162. They were accompanied by the German aviator Elli Beinhorn flying her Klemm monoplane.
4 The Starters: Col. JC Fitzmaurice and EW Bonar by Neil Follett: Details of the attempted flight by Colonel James Fitzmaurice and Eric Bonar from Lympne to Darwin in the Bellanca 28/70 EI-AAZ “The Irish Swoop”. They departed Lympne, UK on 29.10.1934 but returned to the UK because of the undercarriage not retracting fully after take-off.
6 Memorial Page: Kalgoorlie Airport, Western Australia by Neil Follett: Memorial at Kalgoorlie Airport for Flight Nurse Judith Osborne, Pilot Arthur Turner, infant patient Stephen Lane and passenger Alexander Coxall who lost their lives in the crash of Piper PA-31 Navajo VH-KMS at Boulder on 30 April 1981.
7 Sidney David Marshall MBE (Part 2) by Greg Banfield: Part 2 of an extended interview of Sid Marshall by Greg Banfield. Covering his time with Australian National Airways and Guinea Airways (from 1930 to 1934).
17 Percival Proctors in Australia by Geoff Goodall: The story of the Percival Proctor and details of all 47 Proctors operated in Australia.
35 Australia’s Little Known Commuter Airlines: Tasmanian Aero Club, trading as Chartair Pty Ltd by Roger McDonald: Details of Chartair operations from 1967 to 1969.
37 The Piaggio P.166(A) in Australia and Papua New Guinea VH-PAU C/N 366 by Roger McDonald: Details of Piaggio P.166(A) VH-PAU C/N 366, the second P.166 operated by Patair in New Guinea.
38 Percival Proctor IV (c/n H.591) ex NP184, G-ANYH by Nigel Daw: The story of Percival Proctor IV NP184, now held by the South Australian Aviation Museum following its donation by Richard Anderson.
41 G-ADUT Short S.23 Flying Boat visit to Adelaide by Nigel Daw: Details of the two-day visit of S.23 G-ADUT “Centaurus” to Adelaide on 16-17 January 1938. Includes full details of the survey flight made by “Centaurus” from Southampton to Sydney, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Hobart Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane (among other destinations).
44 RFD Winged Target Mk.1 by Richard Hourigan: Brief details of the Rubberised Fabric Developments (RFD) Winged Target Mk.1 towed target, ten of which were delivered to the RAAF in 1952.
45 Photo pictorial: Junkers G.31 aircraft in New Guinea by Neil Follett: Photo essay of Guinea Airways’ Junkers G.31 tri-motor aircraft operating in New Guinea, including VH-UOU, UOV and UOW.