Work in progress…
Above – 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.
Above – Another view of Miss Zulu, from 1971, outside Illawarra’s hangar at Bankstown.
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.
Above – VH-BOY and VH-BOZ at Bankstown before the start of the air race.
Above – 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?
Above – 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.
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.
Below:- Ray’s paint scheme was way better than the previous one – sort of a yucky yellow… (Bankstown 1970).
Below:- ‘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 No frills ex-military, in contrast to the seat which had been replaced by a comfortable one from a Beech Debonair.
Below:- 27 litres of thunder – ‘IVI’s Merlin uncowled.