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Old 2nd December 2012, 07:03 AM
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Of the 7 World War 2 era Supermarine Spitfires currently on the Australian register, how many of those are currently airworthy?

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IXT
ZPS
XVI
HET
CIQ
CIP
IXF
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Old 2nd December 2012, 08:11 AM
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Hi Nigel, There are also the two Jabiru powered 80% scale Spitfires on the register.

VH-FUS
VH-YLK

The airworthy ones are not easy to track down, Spitfire Survivors - Now & Then has the two Lowey ones listed, but none of the others. This site seems up to date with content dated 2012.

VH-IXT - Destroyed in South Africa in 2002 ??
VH-ZPS
VH-XVI - Fully Airworthy - David Lowey
VH-HET - Fully Airworthy - David Lowey
VH-CIQ
VH-CIP
VH-IXF - Purchased by Col Pay in 2008 for authentic restoration.
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Old 2nd December 2012, 12:34 PM
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The two airworthy ones are based at Temora.

One or two (depending on maint) normally fly on the fly days.

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VH-HET has just completed an engine overhaul with Vintage V 12s in the USA, where Temora's chief engineer spent many weeks gaining valuable experience on the complex Merlin V12. The Spitfire MkVIII was scheduled to return to the skies yesterday, all going well with the ground runs and flight checks last week.
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VH-IXT TE566 was purchased by Aviation Australia in 2002 for restoration to static. It has since been sold to Europe to Martin Cobb and arrived in 2011. Aviation Australia also has LZ844 which they too sold to Martin

Below is a copy of all the Australian Spitfires remaining and or ones in Australia.
BR528 A58-36 Peter Croser, Melbourne, Victoria Used parts for G-BTTN,VH-FVB
BR545 A68-51 RAAF Museum, Point Cook, Victoria
VH-CIQ BS164 A58-214 Peter Croser, Melbourne, Victoria Used parts for G-BTTN,VH-FVB
BS199 A58-81 Robert L. Eastgate, Melbourne, Victoria
BS231 A58-92 Aviation Society Of NT, Darwin, NT
EE606 A58-106 Doug Arnold/Warbirds of GB Ltd, 1991-1992. Acquired wreckage Remains reportedly sold, Derby, UK, June 1992.
EE853 A58-146 South Australian Historical Aviation Museum, Port Adelaide, SA
EF545 A58-149 Chris Warrilow, Woburn Green, UK, Parts used in JG891 restoration project.
G-LFVC JG891 A58-178 Historic Flying Audley End.
LZ844 A58-213 Trucked to Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Oct. 20, 2002 Now in the UK
VH-CIP MA353 A58-232 Peter Croser, Melbourne, Victoria Used parts for G-BTTN,VH-FVB
Displayed as MA863/XR-T MA863 A58-246 USAFM, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
MV321 A58-642 Noel Smoothie, Ningi, Queensland
VH-HET MV239 A58-758 Temora Aviation
G-BKMI MV154 A58-671 Robs J. Lamplough/The Air Museum (North Weald) Ltd, North Weald
VH-ZPS MD338 A58-467 Alec Wilson, Frome Downs Station, Yuma, South Australia, Long term restoration to airworthy, Romney, Victoria
MD228 A58-445 Robert L. Eastgate, Melbourne, Victoria
JG668 A58-441 Jon Radford, Oxford, UK
JG484 A58-408 Noel Smoothie, Ningi, Queensland
JG355 A58-359 Robert L. Eastgate, Melbourne, Victoria
JG267 A58-377 Noel Smoothie, Bribie Island, Queensland
JF620 A58-300 Peter Sledge & Gary Cooper, Sydney, NSW, 1974., Components use in restoration projects: RR232, RM797 and TE294.
RM797 Randal W. McFarlane, Brisbane, Queensland
VH-XVI TB863 TB863 Temora Aviation
PK481 RAAF Association Aviation Heritage Museum, Perth, WA
VH-IXF MH603 Pays air service Scone (Ross Pay)

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3 Airworthy Spits now in this country.
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Originally Posted by Grahame Hutchison View Post
Hi Nigel, There are also the two Jabiru powered 80% scale Spitfires on the register.

VH-FUS
VH-YLK

The airworthy ones are not easy to track down, Spitfire Survivors - Now & Then has the two Lowey ones listed, but none of the others. This site seems up to date with content dated 2012.

VH-IXT - Destroyed in South Africa in 2002 ??
VH-ZPS
VH-XVI - Fully Airworthy - David Lowey
VH-HET - Fully Airworthy - David Lowey
VH-CIQ
VH-CIP
VH-IXF - Purchased by Col Pay in 2008 for authentic restoration.
I think there is also a small number of Jabiru powered scaled down examples on the RAAus register , which would not carry VH registrations .

Dave C

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