Air Enthusiast 2002-09
D.Darbyshire - Bobby's 'Aunties'
Paul Raasch with VH-BUV, VH-BUW and a ubiquitous DC-3 at Bahrain.
Gibbes Sepik Airways Ju 52 loading drums.
A familiar sight in the New Guinea highlands in the late 1950s: Gibbes Sepik Airways Ju 52 VH-BUW preparing for a flight, in this case at Kinijile.
'Auntie' VH-BUV en route to Nice.
VH-BUV in New Guinea during its glory days of cargo/passenger flying for Gibbes Sepik Airways.
Former VH-BUV, later registered as VH- GSS, in its New Guinea heyday.
Swedish flight engineer Iohann Jerdnell attending to one of VH-BUU's BMW's.
Local residents watching a run on an engine test-bed originally used for Australian license-built Pratt & Whitney engines.
Supply drop by a Gibbes Sepik Airways Ju 52 to a ground exploration party in the New Guinea highlands.
VH-BUV is prepared for its long delivery flight to New Guinea at Brotnma Airport, Stockholm.
A group of engineers, including Carl Nilsson, who helped in the rebuild work, pictured at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, in january 1957.
Albin Ahrenberg, the eminent Swedish commercial flyer who owned the Ju 52s which Australian Bobby Gibbes bought.
Reserve interior petrol tank for the long ferry flight in VH-BUV.
The former VH-BUV when as VH-GSH, it ground-looped at Baiyer River.
VH-BUW and the Qantas terminal/freight shed after an argument at Wau, New Guinea. This led to a major rebuild of the aircraft.
The remains of Ju 52s VH-BUV and VH-BUW at Port Adelaide in June 1962 for melting down by Brown's Scrap Metals in South Australia.