Two new Chas Schaedel History Group Profiles ready for download!

 

 

Chas Schaedel has written two new profiles in our Significant South Australian Aviators series: one under his “Brothers-in-Arms” theme on the Larkin brothers, and the other on Frank Briggs – largely forgotten but hugely significant.

You can download the profiles under the History Group/Pre WW II tab, or just click on the images – top for the Larkin brothers, bottom for Frank Briggs.

 

 

 

July Newsletter ready for download!

We’ve got a big issue this month – 20 pages of good reading…

The president updates all the functions we have coming up; Langdon Badger is at it again with tall tails of his “out landings’; we update you on what the restoration crews are up to; there’s an interesting story about what happened to one of Horrie Miller’s Curtis Seagulls; articles from RAAF History on the CA-15 Kangaroo and when they took the red out of roundels; and finally a profile by Peter Ingman of another of the EATS facilities in WWII South Australia – this time No 1 EFTS Parafield.

Click on the front page at left, put your feet up and have a good read!

SAAM to acquire Aero 145 VH-WWC/ZCL!

SAAM is about to acquire Aero 145 VH-ZCL, donated by John and Marj Ellis and the ‘Charlie Zululima Trust’ that had dismantled it for restoration. SAAM will undertake the restoration and display the aircraft in due course.
It has huge South Australian historical importance – purchased originally by John Doudy, who established Commodore Aviation, and registered as VH-WWC in October 1962 then used for tuna spotting and lighthouse supply out of Port Lincoln until around 1979. John’s son, Chris Doudy, wrote a history of it in our last newsletter www.saam.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/PM-Jun18.pdf.