The first ex-RNZAF Harvard to fly into Australia, NZ1061/ZK-ENH, seen at Kingsford Smith Airport on April 16, 1979, is now based at Broken Hill, NSW.
Sea Harrier operating from the 56ft x 81ft aft platform of fleet tanker RFA Olwen.
Not far from flying is Strathallan’s Westland Lysander, seen at Auchterarder on June 17, 1979.
G-AZWT at Auchterarder on June 17, 1979, with Mercury engine installed and the fuselage covered with Ceconite.
Dragon Rapide N8053, ex G-ALGE, stands exposed on the airport at St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, but its owner plans to put it back in the air.
One of Transmeridian / Eurolatin’s Short Belfasts, G-BEPS, at Stansted, as originally painted for commercial service in 1979, when the operating company was to have been Transmeridian Air Cargo; after the latter company merged into the now-defunct British Cargo Airlines, the Belfasts remained in the hands of TAC Heavylift.
Sqn Ldr Tony Accock and Flt Lt Norman Browne flew this Phantom nonstop from Labrador to RAF Greenham Common in June 1979 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Vimy’s first non-stop transatlantic flight.
One of the Royal Navy's last four Sea Princes, which left 750 Squadron at Culdrose for RAF Kemble an 26 June 1979 for disposal. One will go to the FAA Museum at Yeovilton.
Two visitors to the PFA rally at Leicester on July 6-9, 1979 were the French-registered: Morane-Saulnier parasol and the Swiss Rutan VariEze, shown
Two visitors to the PFA rally at Leicester on July 6-9, 1979 were the French-registered: Morane-Saulnier parasol, shown, and the Swiss Rutan VariEze