Aircraft Photo of VH-MFW / A20-695 | Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway Mk3 | Australia - Air Force | AirHistory.net #44009
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-MFW
Alternate Serial:A20-695
Aircraft Original Type:Commonwealth CA-1 Wirraway
Aircraft Generic Type:Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway
Aircraft Version:Commonwealth CA-16 Wirraway Mk3
C/n (msn):1147
Operator Painted:Australia - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:BundabergMap
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YBUD   IATA: BDB   Local: YBUD   Other: -
Event:Wide Bay International Airshow 2007
 
Photo Date:5 August 2007
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 44009
Photo Comment

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. Still based at Caboolture but seen here at the Wide Bay International Airshow.

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