old man emu Posted September 19, 2008 Share Posted September 19, 2008 A rare Comper Swift (VH-AGC) took to the air at Camden today (19/9/08) after being in mothballs for some time. The aircraft was formerly based in Western Australia. The aircraft was trucked to Sydney and re-assembled at Camden Airport. The first flight was made in 8/8 blue with winds light and variable. The Gypsy Major sounded really good (not like the sound of a Tiger at all). After an extended groundrun, the aircraft jumped into the air, but observers on the ground immediately picked that there was a rigging problem. The aircraft had a tendency to roll to the left. The pilot gingerly climbed out over Narellan and made a wide circuit over Harrington Park and Cobbitty. After being lost to sight for some time, the aircraft was seen on base for runway 11. The pilot made a fast approach and landed the aircraft nicely. After adjustments to the rigging, the aircraft was refueled and departed runway 06 for Bankstown. Old Man Emu Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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