The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) – Fokker Scout Fighters

Meet the Fokkers… The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) Museum has a fantastic collection of flying reproduction and replica World War One and early pioneering aircraft. A major component of their aircraft are replica and reproduction Fokker scout fighter aircraft as flown by the German Imperial Air Service (Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte) during the 1915-1918 period of… Read More The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) – Fokker Scout Fighters

The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) – Pioneers & The Australian Flying Corps

Walk in, take in the view, smell the rotary engines lubricated with castor oil and take a step back in time… Welcome to The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) Museum! TAVAS, a non-profit, volunteer based organisation is located in Hangar 106 at the Caboolture Aerodrome on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland has a fantastic collection of… Read More The Australian Vintage Aviation Society (TAVAS) – Pioneers & The Australian Flying Corps

Restoring a RAAF DAP (Bristol) Beaufort Torpedo Bomber

During World War Two the Australian Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) licence built 700 Bristol Beaufort torpedo bombers for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). They conducted maritime patrol, anti-shipping, maritime reconnaissance, bombing and training duties in Australia and the South West Pacific theatre. The Beaufort’s were constructed at the main DAP factories in Fishermens… Read More Restoring a RAAF DAP (Bristol) Beaufort Torpedo Bomber

Restoring an Avro Anson and a Wirraway Comes Home – 2018 Update Part II

The Fantastic Progress of the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre Regular readers will know that since 2012 I have been following the progress of the grass-roots, community based restoration of a former Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Avro Anson Mk.I (Serial Number W2364, built in 1941) at the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre (NAHC) in the small… Read More Restoring an Avro Anson and a Wirraway Comes Home – 2018 Update Part II