Photographed in happier times earlier this year. Sadly, all sixteen souls on board were lost when it crashed into the North Sea on 1 April 2009 whilst returning to Aberdeen from BP's Miller oil field. It was the worst North Sea oil-related accident since the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988.
This Drifter was added to the RAAus Register on 2 August 1996. In the model name, the 'SB' stands for 'Strut-Braced' (as opposed to wire-braced wings) and the '582' indicates it is powered by a 64 hp Rotax 582 two cylinder, liquid cooled, two stroke engine. As you can see, even in the height of summer it is often necessary to wear warm clothes!
This 1966 Musketeer has an interesting history. Registered new in Australia on 16 March 1967 with the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia's 'flagship' registration, it was involved in a mid-air collision on final at Jandakot on 8 January 1970. The aircraft was damaged but landed safely. Currently based at Coldstream.
Jarden Aviation is a flight training and charter operator at Yarrawonga, and this is one of two Tomahawks that they operate. A 1978-model, it was originally registered in the USA as N2561A. It was exported to Australia in 1989 and registered VH-LLO on 15 August that year.
This 1968 Skylane was first registered in Australia as VH-TRS(2) on 25 July 1997. For a while it was operated by Hazair at Albury on bushfire work, callsign 'Firespotter 201', but it's now privately owned in NSW.