Aeroplane Monthly 1983-10
P.Jarrett - Grapevine
Messerschmitt Bf109G2 Werkenummer 10639 is still under restoration to flying condition.
Francois Lejeune’s Cavalier Mustang F-AZAG/44-73206 is finished in canary yellow with black trim.
Commonwealth-built Mustang Mk 23 VH-FCB is shortly to come to the UK for airshow work as VR-HIU.
Doug Arnold's newly restored Westland Lysander, V9281, crashed just after taking off from Halfpenny Green on August 21st, 1983. The upper fuselage frame was crushed, the engine bearers buckled and the propeller shaft bent.
On show at the Experimental Aircraft Association's Fly-In at Oshkosh in August 1983 was Carl Swanson's Halberstadt D.IV reproduction, powered by a 150 h.p. Spanish ENMA Tigre G.IVB inverted engine turned upright. Carl is now building his second Sopwith Triplane.
Heath Parasol G-AFZE, owned by Desmond St Cyrien, has been given temporary hangarage at Old Warden, where it was in evidence at the Military Air Pageant on July 31, 1983.