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Beaufort Restoration Group (BRG)
LinkOwner - Ralph Cusack
490B Nudgee Road
Hendra, QLD 4011 Australia
Phone: (07) 3268 7138

DAP Beaufort Mark VII Serial Number A9-141 Tail KT-W
Under restoration by Beaufort Restoration Group to flying condition

DAP Beaufort Mark VIII Serial Number A9-226
Nose and cockpit section only

DAP Beaufort Mark VIII Serial Number A9-501
Nose restored for Australian Aviation Heritage Centre (Darwin Aviation Museum)

CA-12 Boomerang Serial Number A46-54
Owned by Greg Batts under restoration circa 2003-2005 at BRG

Beaufort Restoration Group (BRG) by Ralph Cusack:
We area a private restoration group, we are Heritage listed and associated with the Beaufort Association and the Caboolture Warplane Museum. We have four paid employees and several volunteers. We are doing work for other museums as well, including the Australian War Memorial. When finished the aircraft will probably be based at Caboolture Airport north of Brisbane but will be flown around Australia at various air shows. We are in the process of building a comprehensive website covering Beaufort A9-141 in detail and all other RAAF Beauforts.

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 continually need to take on other projects.

We are currently seeking funding so that we can get her flying before too many of the Beaufort Associations 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 45°).

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 print etc.

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