Handover of Restored
Victa Airtourer

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Victa 100 Airtourer VH-CFE outside the QAM at Caloundra on 17th December 2003.
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Following the Wright Brothers re-enactment flight on 17th December 2003, there was another ceremony to hand-over to QAM the newly restored Victa 100 Airtourer VH-CFE which has been lovingly restored by Tank McPherson and his staff and students from the Queensland Institute for Aviation Engineering at Caloundra Aerodrome. Three years earlier, the derelict Airtourer had been delivered to Tank in pieces. When it was first acquired by QAM, many parts were missing and the airframe was damaged and corroded in several places. Work performed by Tank and his students included the manufacture of missing parts and the complete re-skinning of one wing.

QAM records its gratitude to Tank McPherson and the Queensland Institute for Aviation Engineering. The Australian designed and built Airtourer is a most prized exhibit and one which QAM will display with pride.

The handing-over of a Victa 100 is an entirely appropriate means of commemorating 100 years of powered flight.

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QAM Secretary, David Bussey, accepts the Airtourer from Tank McPherson.
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Tank McPherson displays a certificate of appreciation presented by QAM President, Cliff Robinson.
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See also Wright Brothers Re-enactment Flight