Yankee and Zulu

Work in progress…

Mustangs 12 02 2014 9aAbove – I don’t know who owns copyright to this photo. It was given to me for my collection in the early Seventies, and shows VH-BOZ in 1966. Not sure where.

Mustangs 22 02 2014zulu1Above – Another view of Miss Zulu, from 1971, outside Illawarra’s hangar at Bankstown.

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Mustang Time

The first New South Wales Air Race was held in 1973, and both of Illawarra’s Mustangs were entered. VH-BOZ was Race No1, and was repainted blue all over for the event. It was flown by Arnold Glass. VH-BOY was entered as Race No2, but from memory it went unserviceable before the start.

Air race mustangs 1Above – VH-BOY and VH-BOZ at Bankstown before the start of the air race.

Air race mustangs 3Above – VH-BOZ somewhere along the race route. (Coff’s Harbour?) With ill-fated Pitts S2 VH-PAS, and an Ansett Fokker F-27, VH-FM?

Air race mustangs 2Above – Arnold Glass takes VH-BOZ on a high speed run across the airfield, and
Below – poses for the cameras with a local lass. Pretty sure this was at Dubbo.

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More VH-IVI – edited

I found this photo hiding in my files – it was taken c1971 by my good mate Ron Dredge. It shows ‘IVI after repaint but before Ray Whitbread used it as a mobile billboard for his business. I always preferred it in this original scheme, but the aeroplane had to pay its way – it was too expensive to operate otherwise.

ivi rdBelow:- Ray’s paint scheme was way better than the previous one – sort of a yucky yellow… (Bankstown 1970).

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Mustangs 12 02 2014 2a1aaBelow:- ‘IVI’s instrument panel as delivered. No frills ex-military, in contrast to the seat which had been replaced by a comfortable one from a Beech Debonair.

Mustangs 12 02 2014 3aBelow:- 27 litres of thunder – ‘IVI’s Merlin uncowled.

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