Aircraft Photo of VH-WMF / A85-420 | Commonwealth CA-25 Winjeel | Australia - Air Force | AirHistory.net #33363
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-WMF
Alternate Serial:A85-420
Aircraft Original Type:Commonwealth CA-22/25 Winjeel
Aircraft Generic Type:Commonwealth CA-22/25 Winjeel
Aircraft Version:Commonwealth CA-25 Winjeel
C/n (msn):CA25-20
Operator Painted:Australia - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Melbourne - EssendonMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMEN   IATA: MEB   Local: YMEN   Other: -
 
Photo Date:13 January 2009
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 33363
Photo Comment

Designed and built to an RAAF order, this Winjeel (aboriginal for Young Eagle) made its first flight at CAC's Fishermans Bend aerodrome on 19 April 1956 before being delivered to the RAAF as A85-420. It became an instructional airframe at the RAAF School of Technical Training at Wagga from 1980 to '96. It was then sold to warbird enthusiast Bob Eastgate and stored, fittingly, at Point Cook 1997-2001. Acquired by the present owner in 2003 and restored at Tyabb until 2005.

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