Southern Cross II Update – March 2018

March 2017 saw the much anticipated structural test of the wing after the completion of its extensive five year repair. Happily, the test consisting of placing 2000 kg on each outer wing section, went well. Following the test doped fabric covering was applied the to the six metre re-built section […]

Vampire Engine Installation

de Havilland Vampire VH-FJW (formerly known as A79-637) has had its engine installed.  The Vampire team are obviously pleased about this major step forward on the path to getting this aircraft to flying condition.  Well done to Terry Wilson and the team for this great achievement.

Felix (Catalina) Returns Home

Back in October the HARS Catalina (Felix) set off north to participate in the Rathmines Catalina Festival.  Unfortunately Felix experienced an engine problem that forced a diversion to Rutherford (near Maitland) for an extended stay.  The Catalina team performed a precautionary engine change and the team brought her home an […]