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HARS

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Sun, October 07, 2018 08:53:06

Yesterday was dry so we went sight seeing. Today wasn't! So we headed south to the Historical Aviation Restoration Society (HARS) a little south of Wollongong. This museum is on a live airport and as many exhibits are airworthy it is effectively in two live hangars. All visits are therefore escorted but it does mean you can get quite close to the aircraft but clear shots are restricted as the main hangar is pretty full! We were able to get in to a Dakota, a pretty cramped Neptune and also the 747 donated by Quantas that flew in back in March. The newly acquired Orion was on the ramp getting a good drenching. The Southern Cross replica has been undergoing restoration after bending a wing on landing some years ago when a wheel came off. It is close to having the engines put back after which it will fly once again. The Bf108 was apparently owned at one point by Franz Stigler, the Luftwaffe pilot that escorted the B17 Ye Olde Pub that I have mentioned previously. Anyway a few pictures from today.




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