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Monday, January 26, 2015

Rhoose Airport in the 60's - [5] International Air Races 1962 with thanks to Colin Dodds

Noted at the Air Races 1962 were the following (Pics Colin Dodds)

G-ABUS Comper CLA.7 Swift (c/n S.32/4)
web 7 Comper Swift

G-ABVE Arrow Active 2 (c.n 2)
Uknown Arrow Active MkII

G-AHKY Miles M.18 Srs.2 (c/n 4426)
web 8 Miles M-18

G-APFV Piper PA-23 160 Apache (now based at Peterhead)
G-APFV

G-APZS Cessna 175A Skylark (c/n 56677)
web 12 G-APZS

G-ARAT Cessna 180C (c/n 50827)
web 13 G-ARAT

G-ARCG Piper PA-22 150 Tri-Pacer
G-ARCG

G-ARCI Cessna 310D (c/n 39266)
web 11 Cessna 310

G-ARET Piper PA-22 160 Tri-Pacer
G-ARET
G-ARGY Piper PA-22 160 Tri-Pacer (now based at Wellesbourne-Mountford)
G-ARGY



plus DH Heron XH375 (Queens Flight with the Duke of Edinburgh)
Duke of Edinburgh about to board Rhoose 1962

Plus the following unidentified machines ..can anyone help i'd them please.
This has now been indentified and is Aircoupe G-ARHA ..cheers Mike

web 14 Ercoupe
web 15 Ercoupe

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Rhoose Airport in the 70s - [1] British United Airways VC-10 G-ATDJ Rhoose 06/06/71 with thanks to Original Unknown photographer via Mike Freshney)

G-ATDJ

G-ATDJ VC-10 1103 c/n 825 First visit of a VC-10 to Cardiff [Rhoose]Airport on 6th June 1971 when it arrived from from Gatwick as "CA783" prior to completing a trooping flight to RAF Gutersloh in West Germany

Rhoose Airport in the 60's - [1] With thanks to John Phillips these being taken in 1962

G-ANHX
G-ANHX Auster 5D 14/01/62
VV963
VV963 Anson C.21 14/01/62
RAF Anson C.21 seen visiting Rhoose Airport as "CLL14" when carrying a military Group Captain for a local visit. It arrived from and departed to Old Sarum and only stayed 9 minutes from 15-04 to 15-13hrs

G-ARMN
G-ARMN Cessna 175 14/01/62
G-ALVF
G-ALVF Dove 1B 14/01/62
G-ARCU
G-ARCU PA-22 TriPacer 04/03/62
G-AOIW
G-AOIW Thruxton Jackaroo 04/03/62
BA83
BA83 Beech 18S 24/03/62
Part of the French Rugby Airlift for 1962 were two French military aircraft. The first was a Noratlas No.116 61-YM whilst the second seen above was this Beech 18S BA83.


LN-SUP
LN-SUP C-54 Skymaster 24/03/62
LN-SUP
LN-SUP C-54 Skymaster
22
22 Bleriot 25/03/62
F-BHBJ
F-BHBJ Super Constellation 25/03/62
F-BHBJ
F-BHBJ Super Constellation 25/03/62
G-AGHM
G-AGHM DC-3 25/03/62
G-ANFU
G-ANFU Auster AOP.5 25/03/62
G-ANNG
G-ANNG Tiger Moth 25/03/62