ICA-BRASOV IS-29D VH-GWC
MSN 050

 

 

QAM thanks Vince Everett for the donation of this aircraft.

 


75
  Built by Intreprinderea de Constructii Aeronautice Brasov in Romania.
MAR76
  Test flown (3:00hr, 5 landings) at Tocumwal, Vic. Full date not shown, (Source: 3)
MAR76
  Flown (3:40hr, 1 landing) from Tocumwal to Bordertown, SA. Pilot: D. Merret. Full date not shown. (Source: 3)
14MAR76
  Flown (2:24hr, 4 landings). This is the first full date appearing in the log book. (Source: 3)
17MAR76
  Gliding Federation of Australia Certificate of Registration Number 588 issued. (Source: 1)
09JAN77
  Cross country (4:09hr, 1 landing) Pilot: B. Gaskell. (Source: 3)
05MAR77
  Cross country (6:31hr, 2 landings) Pilot: A. Young. (Source: 3)
11JAN78
  Change of ownership to Ronald Rodgers, Alice Springs, NT. (Source: 1)
27FEB78
  Damaged in a heavy landing. (Source: 3)
19SEP78
  Repairs to port wing, belly and undercarriage after a heavy landing. Work performed by Connair. (Source: 3)
APR87
  Aircraft refurbished. (Source: 3)
08OCT88
  Aircraft test flown after major overhaul and complete repaint. (Source: 3)
14OCT89
  CofA inspection carried out. CAA Registration painted on the aircraft. It is surmised that the aircraft was previously painted as WC (minus the VH-G). This is supported by later advice from Vince Everett that the aircraft had been known by the unflattering nickname, "The Toilet"! (Source: 3)
14OCT89
  Damaged on landing at Bond Springs, NT. (Source: 2)
15SEP90
  Change of ownership to Marianne Moga, Kippa Ring, Qld. (Source: 1)
02JAN92
  Aircraft repaired, refurbished and repainted following accident. Significant repairs to starboard wing. (Source: 3)
12JAN92
  Test flown after repairs. Total Time: 577:37hr, 651 landings. (Source: 3)
NOV93
  Operating at Gympie. (Source: 3)
SEP94
  Flown (30:15hr, 11 landings) in Teams Challenge at Kingaroy. (Source: 3)
10APR96
  Change of ownership to Marianne Persson, Scarborough, Qld. (Source: 1)
03DEC99
  Inspection at Total Time: 1022:50hr, 807 landings. First recording of Wing Frequency (180 aircraft on wheel). (Source: 3)
08DEC00
  Change of ownership to Richard Peter Friday, Shorncliffe, Qld. (Source: 1)
APR02
  Flown (17:37hr, 5 landings) in Queensland Easter Competitions. (Source: 3)
APR03
  Flown (22:05hr, 8 landings) in Queensland Easter Competitions. (Source: 3)
31JUL06
  Change of ownership to Richard Peter Friday, Witta, Qld. (Source: 1)
    Log book shows joint ownership by Richard Friday and A. Sim, Caboolture, Qld. (Source: 3)
25NOV06
  Maintenance Release issued by Caboolture Gliding Club and signed by R. Friday. (Source: 3)
29NOV06
  Purchased by Vince Everett, Birkdale, Qld. (Source: 3)
15DEC06
  Weighed at Caboolture. Empty weight: 269.6kg. (Source: 3)
18DEC06
  Change of ownership to Vincent Everett, Birkdale, Qld. (Source: 1)
MAY07
  Radio fitted to right side of cockpit. Fitted with longer rudder pedals manufactured from Blanik spares.
(Source: 3)
10DEC07
  Maintenance Release issued by Caboolture Gliding Club. (Source: 3)
15OCT09
  Maintenance Release issued by Caboolture Gliding Club. Last recording of Wing Frequency (182 aircraft on wheel). (Source: 3)
03MAY10
  Last Flight (1:23hr, 2 landings). Pilot: Vince Everett. Total Time: 1251:58hr, 928 landings. (Source: 3)
27JUN11
  Change of ownership to Vincent Everett, Currimundi, Qld. (Source: 1)
28DEC13
  Vince Everett offered to donate the aircraft to QAM.
18JAN14
  QAM agreed to accept the aircraft.
29JAN14
  Aircraft delivered to QAM at Caloundra.
27FEB14
  The aircraft was placed on display suspended from the rafters in Hangar 2.

 

SOURCES
1
Tony Arbon, AustAirData
2
ATSB Report 198900834
3
Log Books held by QAM.

 

Compiled by Ron Cuskelly

 

 

 


ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
4
06MAR14
Added a reference to a nickname derived from the registration. See 14OCT89. Thanks to Vince Everett.
3
02MAR14
Aircraft placed on display. Image added.
2
16FEB14
Major update after access to Log Books.
1
19JAN14
Original issue.