Aircraft Photo of VH-GLY | Chilton Olympia | AirHistory.net #33345
Aircraft
Registration / SerialVH-GLY
Aircraft Original TypeChilton Olympia
Aircraft Generic TypeChilton Olympia
Aircraft VersionChilton Olympia
C/n (msn)GFA-HB-46
Location
City / AirportRaywoodMap
Region / CountryVictoria, Australia
Airport CodesICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: YRYW   Other: -
 
Photo Date26 December 1994
Photo byPhil Vabre
Photo ID: 33345
Photo Comment

The Olympia was a British re-design of the pre-war German glider of the same name, intended as a standard class for the 1940 Olympic Games. Three Chilton/EoN Olympias were built in Australia, this one by Norm Hyde of Australian Sailplanes in 1959. In later years it was owned by the late Mike Valentine, leaning on the wing in this shot. Mike was the first partner I had in my own aircraft. Today the Oly is still going strong in the hands of my friends Phil and Diane, based at Bacchus Marsh.

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