AVIONS MAX HOLSTE MH.1521M BROUSSARD VH-HFA
MSN 295

 

 


295
   
Built by Avions Max Holste (later Reims Aviation) in France and allocated Serial Number 295 and Line Number 351. (Source: 4)
18APR61
Test flown at Reims by factory test pilot and found satisfactory. (Source: 5)
02MAY61
Accepted by ALAT (Aviation légère de l'armée de Terre i.e. French Army Aviation). (Source: 5)
12MAY61
Received from the factory by ALAT. (Source: 5)
ALAT Call-sign F-MANU. (Source: 2)
12MAY61
Assigned GALAT 3 based at Sétif-Aïn-Arnat, Algeria. Code ANU. (Source: 6)
27JUN61
Active service in the Algerian War of Independence. (Source: 1)
19JUL62
Aircraft Hours: 401.25 (Source: 5)
01FEB63
Assigned 14 GALAT based at Sidi-bel-Abbès, Algeria. Code ANU. (Source: 6)
28AUG63
Aircraft Hours: 801.45 (Source: 5)
24APR64
Checks in readiness for ferry flight at 675e CRALAT. (Source: 5)
24APR64
Aircraft Hours: 977.35 (Source: 5)
11MAY64
Completed active service in Algeria. (Source: 1)
01JUN64
Assigned GALAT 14 based at Rennes, France. Code ANU. (Source: 6)
29JUN64
Maintenance at ERGM ALAT at Montauban, France. (Source: 5)
29JUN64
Aircraft Hours: 985.45 (Source: 5)
15MAR65
Maintained at SEJ ESALAT SVR DMT CRALAT 704 until ...
02JUN65
Maintained at SEJ ESALAT SVR DMT CRALAT 704. (Source: 5)
18JUN65
Maintenance at ERGM Montauban including paint. (Source: 5)
07JUL65
Maintained at 671 CRALAT until ...
05AUG65
Maintained at 671 CRALAT. (Source: 5)
22NOV65
Maintained at SVR ESALAT until ...
07DEC65
Maintained at SVR ESALAT. (Source: 5)
07DEC65
Aircraft Hours: 1150.20 (Source: 5)
18JAN66
Evaluation flight before IRAN overhaul. (Source: 5)
MAR66
Several mods including fitment of rotating beacons at Reims Aviation. (Source: 5)
02JUN66
IRAN at ERGM ALAT Montauban. (Source: 5)
09JUN66
Evaluation flight after IRAN overhaul. (Source: 5)
26JUL67
Maintenance at ERM Versailles. (Source: 5)
26JUL67
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 38.30 (Source: 5)
01DEC67
Maintenance at 1 GALAT. (Source: 5)
1 GALAT based at Satory, France. Code AFY. (Source: 6)
08JUL69
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 299.50 (Source: 5)
20OCT70
Maintenance at ERM ALAT at Toulouse. (Source: 5)
02NOV70
Maintenance at 6 GALAT. (Source: 5)
05JAN71
Maintained at ERM Toulouse until ...
18MAR71
Maintained at ERM Toulouse. (Source: 5)
23MAR71
Maintenance at 6 GALAT. (Source: 5)
27JUN71
Checks before delivery at ERGM ALAT. (Source: 5)
09JUL71
Maintenance at 675 CRALAT including "adjust altimeter in feet". (Source: 5)
09JUL71
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 587.30 (Source: 5)
01SEP71
Maintenance at EA.ALAT - École d'Application de l'Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre (French military aviation school). (Source: 5)
11DEC73
Final maintenance at EA.ALAT (Source: 5)
11DEC73
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 1352.55 (Source: 5)
05DEC74
IRAN at ERGM ALAT Montauban. (Source: 5)
05DEC74
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 5.45 (Source: 5)
26JUN75
Maintenance at Groupe d'Exploitation ALAT ESAM (a military college) at Bourges. (Source: 5)
26JUN75
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 84.50 (Source: 5)
15APR76
Maintenance at 6 GALREG based at Nancy, France. (Source: 5)
15APR76
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 197.45 (Source: 5)
6 GALREG Code AOB. (Source: 6)
06JUN77
Final maintenance at 6 GALREG. (Source: 5)
06JUN77
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 499.20 (Source: 5)
01AUG77
Assigned 11 GHL based at Nancy, France. Code AOB. (Source: 6)
14NOV77
Maintenance at 11 GHL. (Source: 5)
23NOV77
Maintenance at D.S. ALAT Nancy. (Source: 5)
23AUG78
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 706.25 (Source: 5)
28NOV78
Maintenance at Det 1 Soutien - ALAT Essey-Nancy. (Source: 5)
22MAR79
Reference to an engine change following an unspecified accident. (Source: 5)
25JUN79
Maintenance at 5 GS ALAT. (Source: 5)
19JUL79
Maintenance at 5eme RHC. (Source: 5)
19JUL79
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 819.00 (Source: 5)
17OCT79
Maintenance at 5 GS ALAT. (Source: 5)
06NOV79
Maintenance at 5eme RHC. (Source: 5)
10JAN80
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Bordeaux, Dax. (Source: 5)
31MAR80
Right hand side cowling flew off. (Source: 5)
14APR80
Maintenance at 5eme RHC. (Source: 5)
15JUL80
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 1114.3 (Source: 5)
15OCT80
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Bordeaux, Dax. (Source: 5)
16FEB81
Maintenance at ERGM ALAT Montauban. (Source: 5)
20MAY81
Maintenance at ERGM ALAT Montauban. (Source: 5)
03SEP81
Maintenance at 1 GS ALAT. (Source:5)
08FEB82
Maintenance at ERGM ALAT Montauban. (Source: 5)
08FEB82
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 1534.5 (Source: 5)
25JUN82
Maintenance at 1 GS ALAT. (Source: 5)
02MAR83
Maintenance at 11D SALAT. (Source: 5)
02MAR83
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 1644.5 (Source: 5)
06OCT83
Completion of a major inspection and rigging check by Reims Aviation. (Source: 5)
10JAN84
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Bordeaux, Dax. (Source: 5)
10JAN84
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 12.0 (Source: 5)
16FEB84
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Bordeaux, Dax. (Source: 5)
26JUL85
Ministry of Defense Identity Card issued. Appears to show an allocation to ERM Vayres with code ANX. (Source: 5) ERM = Establishment of Regional Materials.
12AUG85
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 173.8 (Source: 5)
29OCT85
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Bordeaux, Dax. (Source: 5)
06JAN86
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Vayres à Dax (Source: 5)
16JUN86
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Vayres à Dax (Source: 5)
16JUN86
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 316.3 (Source: 5)
04MAY87
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Vayres à Dax (Source: 5)
11AUG87
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Vayres à Dax (Source: 5)
11AUG87
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 511.0 (Source: 5)
21AUG87
Maintenance at AEV - DAX. (Source: 5)
25AUG87
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Vayres à Dax (Source: 5)
04JAN88
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Vayres à Dax (Source: 5)
29FEB88
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Vayres à Dax (Source: 5)
14NOV88
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Vayres à Dax (Source: 5)
14NOV88
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 811.2 (Source: 5)
02MAR89
Maintenance at Annexe ERM Vayres à Dax (Source: 5)
21JUN89
Maintenance at AEV - DAX. (Source: 5)
26JUL89
Maintenance at AEV - DAX. (Source: 5)
26JUL89
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 935.8 (Source: 5)
23OCT89
Maintenance at AEV - DAX. (Source: 5)
26MAR90
Maintenance at AEV - DAX. (Source: 5)
02MAY90
Maintenance at AEV - DAX. (Source: 5)
29MAY90
Maintenance at AEV - DAX. (Source: 5)
29MAY90
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 1167.3 (Source: 5)
11APR91
Maintenance at ERGM ALAT Montauban. Compass and stop watch removed for storage of aircraft. (Source: 5)
19APR91
Received at ERGM-ALAT Montauban for storage. (Source: 5)
30AUG91
Maintenance at ERGM ALAT Montauban. Aircraft removed from storage and compass refitted. Final entry in military log book. Aircraft disposal ex ERGM-ALAT Montauban. (Source: 5)
30AUG91
Aircraft Hours since IRAN: 1304.9 (Source: 5)
Aircraft Hours Remarks
1150.20
At IRAN #1 1966
1352.55
At IRAN #2 1974
1644.05
At Major Inspection 1983
1304.09
At retirement 1991
5451.29
TOTAL

IRAN = Inspect and Repair As Necessary

     
    It is reported that this aircraft was allocated the call-sign F-SDBN which implies an attachment to Centre D'Experimentations Aeriennes Militaires (CEAM) at Mont-de-Marsan. However the date of this allocation is unknown and there is no mention of it in the aircraft records. (Source: 2)
22MAY92
Faded facsimile in log book appears to be confirming sale of the aircraft to Mr. Bougarel on this date. (Source: 5)
F-GHUJ
   
Registered F-GHUJ. (Source: 4)
12JUN95
Photographed at Saint-Cyr-l'École, France as F-GHUJ.
16MAR97
Certification that between 25SEP91 and 10MAR97 F-GHUJ had flown a total of 18 hours 45 minutes. (Source: 5)
VH-HFA
   
20AUG97
Registered VH-HFA to Denis Harris, Maryborough QLD. (Source: 2)
01SEP98
Aircraft weighed. Empty Weight: 1927.6 kg. (Source: 5)
04SEP98
Australian Log Book opened at 5575hr 3min. (Source: 5)
17SEP98
Australian CofA inspection by Maryborough Aviation Services who performed much work including changing all placards to English and repainting aircraft "using US paints Army drab green and white as per scheme supplied by French authorities." (Source: 5)
18SEP98
Permit to Fly issued: Pilot and observer only, day VFR, non revenue flights only. (Source: 5)
FEB99
Attended the Australian International Airshow at Avalon, Vic. (Source: 3)
30SEP01
Photographed at an airshow at Scone, NSW.
21AUG07
Registered VH-HFA to Denis Harris, Oakhurst QLD. (Source: 2)
12FEB10
Final entry in log book. Total Time: 5866.1 (Source: 5)
02APR14
Sold to QAM.
11OCT14
The wings were removed and trucked to Caloundra.
09APR15
The fuselage arrived at QAM by road from Maryborough.
06SEP16
Cancelled from the Australian Register by CASA.


Broussard (pronounced Brew-sah) translates as Bushman.

 

SOURCES
1
Denis Harris
2
AustAirData
3
http://www.scramble.nl/?option=com_showreports&view=article&ct=AU&id=554
4
FreeBird Aviation Database
5
Aircraft log books held by QAM
6
http://www.matalat.fr/page1582.html

 

Compiled by Ron Cuskelly

 

 

 


ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
7
27NOV16
Added two images of the aircraft taken soon after arrival in Australia. Thanks to Shaun Ryan.
Image 1 Image 2
6
07SEP16
Added cancellation from the Australian register. Also added an image from 2001 thanks to Kevin Power.
5
01SEP16
Added a recent image of the assembled aircraft at Caloundra. Thanks to Colin Campbell.
4
11APR15
Added three images of the aircraft being moved from Maryborough to Caloundra.
3
11MAY14
Added updates from Sources 5 & 6.
2
10APR14
Added further detail of Australian registration history thanks to Tony Arbon of AustAirData.
1
02APR14
Original issue.