During 2002, we did some repair work on Beaufort A9-557 fuselage for Australian War Memorial (AWM). We are also restoring
the undercarriage units and to keep funds coming in we will
to take on other projects.
We are currently seeking funding
so that we can get her flying before too many of the
members "drop off the perch". As much of the original
141 is being used. She has damage to the rear fuselage when it
ground looped on take off. We are replacing broken frames &
stringers with those from another aircraft. The plane will be
owned privately but will be run in association with a heritage
museum. We will have VERY strict rules as to who can fly the aircraft
& how it is flown -- at present we only know 2 pilots who
have the required experience & discipline (i.e.
engine handling skills, maximum bank in flight will
be restricted to less than
We have launched "Friends of the Beaufort"
to help people keep in touch with the project. For a membership
of Aust $25.00 per year you get a membership certificate , fact
& history sheet on A9-141, newsletters (with crew interviews), free access to the hanger, deals on specials like the limed-edition