Aircraft Photo of VH-MFW / A20-695 | Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway Mk3 | Australia - Air Force | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-MFW
Serial Painted:A20-695
Military Code:695
Aircraft Original Type:Commonwealth CA-1 Wirraway
Aircraft Generic Type:Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway
Aircraft Version:Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway Mk3
Operator Painted:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):1147
Location
City / Airport:BallaratMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YBLT   IATA: -   Local: YBLT   Other: -
Event:RAAF 90th Anniversary Air Pilgrimage 2011
 
Photo Date:31 March 2011
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID: 41263
Photographer's Remark

Starting up at for Point Cook during the RAAF 90th Anniversary Air Pilgrimage. After RAAF service, this fairly late-production Wirraway was bought back by CAC in March 1960 for possible conversion to a Ceres ag aircraft. This did not occur and in November 1963 the aircraft was sold for scrap. Rescued by Pearce Dunn, it was kept at his museum at Mildura between 1970 & 1982. Sold for restoration at Point Cook and then Caboolture, it made its first post-restoration flight at Caboolture on 8 July 1997.

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