PIPER PA-38-112 TOMAHAWK VH-SCK Tommy Boy
MSN 38-79A0432

 

 

QAM thanks Greg Ackman for this aircraft which was donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.

 


N2417F
   
79

Manufactured by Piper Aircraft Inc., Florida, USA. Painted White and Madrid Red.
Original engine: Lycoming O-235-L2C s/n L-18343-15. (Source: 1)
03JAN79
  Issued with a standard certificate by Piper Aircraft Corp. as N2417F. (Source: 1)
nil date
  First entry in Piper Log Book by Williams Aviation Co Inc at 31:57 (Source: 1)
01SEP79
  First 100 hourly inspection. Organisation not recorded. (Source: 1)
16JUN80
  Inspection by Cheyenne Aviation, Livermore, CA. TT: 290:12 (Source: 1)
30NOV81
  Incorporation of Service Bulletins at Navajo Aviation, Concord, CA. TT: 730:00 (Source: 1)
11OCT82
  Maintenance at Skywest of California, Livermore, CA. TT: 982:00 (Source: 1)
14DEC84
  Maintenance at American Air Center Inc, Livermore, CA. TT: 1357:07 (Source: 1)
01APR85
  Maintenance at Navajo Aviation, Concord, CA. TT: 1359:00 (Source: 1)
19MAR86
  Aircraft exterior sanded and painted at Navajo Aviation, Concord, CA. (Colours not recorded) TT: 1687:00 (Source: 1)
29APR87
  Engine change at Navajo Aviation, Concord, CA. Fitted Lycoming O-235-L2C s/n L17306-15. (Source: 1)
15JUN89
  Engine change. Fitted Lycoming O-235-L2C s/n L21268-15. (Source: 1)
19FEB90
  Final entry in Piper Log Book. TT: 2321:05 (Source: 1)
19MAR90
  Application for Export Certificate of Airworthiness No. E273680 by Brent's International Inc., Alameda, CA on sale to John Bradley Aircraft Sales, Moorabbin, VIC. (Source: 1)
VH-SCK
   
24SEP90
  Australian Log Book opened at TT: 2325:14. CofA inspection carried out by Warwick Allen, Bankstown, NSW (Approval No. 2312) and registration VH-SCK applied. (Source: 1)
08OCT90

Registered VH-SCK to Heliwing, Robertson, NSW. (Source: 2)
15MAR91
  Maintenance by Banninkare (Aircraft Engineers) Pty Ltd., Bankstown, NSW. (Source: 1)
27SEP91
  AD compliance performed by F. Lindsay Investments Pty Ltd., Bankstown, NSW. Also completed repairs following indications of a heavy landing. TT: 2611:13 (Source: 1)
31OCT91

Registered to Geoff Westwood, Caringbah, NSW. (Source: 2)
27NOV92
  Propeller removed for repair after striking turf previous day. TT: 3102:16 (Source: 1)
27JUN96   Maintenance by AFTS Aircraft Maintenance P/L, Bankstown, NSW. (Approval No 2414 same as F.Lindsay Investments). TT: 4355:09 (Source: 1)
10OCT97

Registered to Lynette Westwood, Caringbah, NSW. (Source: 2)
10OCT97

Registered to Robert Marshall, Camden, NSW. (Source: 2)
14AUG98

Registered to Tasman Pacific Aviation trading as South Coast Aviation, Albion Park, NSW. (Source: 2)
13JAN99

Registered to David Garnock, Moruya, NSW. (Source: 2)
05MAR99   Aircraft stripped and repainted by P.M. Aviation, Moruya, NSW. TT: 4837:05 (Source: 1)
26NOV99

Suffered minor damage at Moruya. (Source: 2)
27NOV99   Repairs by P.M. Aviation, Moruya, NSW following heavy landing. Damage to left wing tip, left upper outer rear wing skin, left aileron, inboard lower inner wing skin and rudder lower capping panel. (Source: 1)
16FEB00   Repairs completed. (Source: 1)
09JUL00   Maintenance by Delta Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Camden, NSW. TT: 5046:58 (Source: 1)
19SEP00

Registered to Air Training Camden trading as Camden Aviation, Camden, NSW (Principal Lyndsay Lobwein). (Source: 2)
The aircraft was used under contract to the Australian Air Force Cadets and therefore many RAAF pilots would have received their initial training on this aircraft. (Source: 3)
28MAR06

Registered to Lindsay Lobwein, Caringbah, NSW. (Source: 2)
25JUL06

Purchased by Greg Ackman, Camden, NSW. (Source: 3)
28AUG06

Registered to Greg Ackman, Camden, NSW. (Source: 2)
30DEC08
  Last flight (18 minutes) by Annette Barnes (pilot) and Greg Ackman (co-pilot). TT: 6754:54. To this date the aircraft had been maintained by Delta Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Camden, NSW. (Source: 1)

"The aircraft was withdrawn from service during the global financial crisis because the engine required an overhaul. We planned the last flight for sentimental reasons as Annette Barnes was the last student to be trained on VH-SCK and she soloed in the aircraft which she had named Tommy Boy. I originally purchased it from Lindsay Lobwein in 2006 as a gift to her so she could learn to fly in her own aircraft." (Source: 3)
17FEB14

Placed on loan to QAM by Greg Ackman. QAM crew began dismantling the aircraft at Camden on this date.
10APR14

Arrived at QAM Caloundra by road from Camden.
01FEB15

Donated to QAM by Greg Ackman.

 

SOURCES
1
Aircraft log books held by QAM.
2
Tony Arbon, AustAirData
3
Greg Ackman

 

Compiled by Ron Cuskelly

 

 

 


ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
6
02FEB15
Further update from Greg Ackman.
5
25JAN15
Major update after access to aircraft log books held by QAM.
4
04MAY14
Added an image of the aircraft at Caloundra.
3
14APR14
Added arrival date at Caloundra.
2
24MAR14
Added an image of the aircraft dismantled and ready for transportation. Thanks to Gary Volkers.
1
07OCT13
Original issue. Thanks to Tony Arbon of AustAirData.