VICTA AIRTOURER 100 VH-CFE
MSN 18

 

 


VH-CFE
   
31MAY63
  Added to Register as VH-CFE
    To Civil Flying Services as VH-CFE.
(Painted in a yellow/black/white scheme).
29JAN65
  Registered VH-CFE to Victa Ltd. Milperra NSW.
VH-CPE
   
OCT65
  Registered VH-CPE to Victa Ltd. Milperra NSW.
22JAN67
  Registered to P.J. Pastoral Co. "Manumbar" Goomeri, Qld.
19JUL73
  To Alumco Building Products, Southport.
04JUL74
  To Alumco Building Products, Annerley.
08OCT75
  To N. A. Varela, Holland Park, Qld.
25MAY77
  To Bella Casa Pty. Ltd. Southport.
03DEC81
  Withdrawn from service. Abandoned at Surfers Paradise Raceway.
84
  QAM expressed interest in the aircraft when Surfers Paradise Raceway was advertised for sale.
29MAR85
  The new owners of Surfers Paradise Raceway granted permission for QAM to remove the aircraft.
07APR85
  The aircraft was inspected by QAM members for the purpose of planning its removal. At this time it was discovered that the engine and propeller had been removed. Also the airframe had suffered some damage from vandals.
25APR85
  Collected from Surfers Paradise Raceway by QAM and placed in storage pending restoration. Subsequently a cockpit canopy was donated.
25APR92
  Transferred to Gary Volkers in exchange for Fairey Gannet XA331 plus one set of Vampire wings and various Sabre components. Mr Volkers intends to restore the Airtourer to airworthy status. QAM has first refusal on purchase of Airtourer should Mr Volkers decide to dispose of it. Aircraft trucked to Grafton on this date and exchange agreement signed same day.
26JUL97
  Re-purchased from Gary Volkers in partially restored state.
24FEB98
  Delivered to QAM.
VH-CFE
   
17DEC03
  Handed over to QAM at Caloundra following a three year restoration as VH-CFE by the Queensland Institute for Aviation Engineering. A Victa 100 handed over on the 100th anniversary of powered flight!
Full report
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Compiled by Ron Cuskelly

 

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ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
5
06DEC17
Added further details of QAM's acquisition of the aircraft sourced from the QAM Newsletter Vol 13 No 5 of June 1985.
4
08SEP14
Added an image of the aircraft at Moorabbin in June 1963 thanks to Dick Hourigan.
3
21NOV07
Added more precise registration dates thanks to Noel Oxlade.
2
02JAN04
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