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Glider Display Sheets

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  Glider Display Sheets have produced by Australian Gliding Museum Archivist, Bernard Duckworth.  These sheets are a valuable resource and have bee [ ... ]


T31b “TANDEM TUTOR”

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  Drawing by Martin Simons     T31b “TANDEM TUTOR” VH-GDB - Glider Display Sheet The picture was taken immediatly af [ ... ]


Northrop Primary

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Drawing by Martin Simons NORTHROP PRIMARY(ZOGLING) Donated by: Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australi [ ... ]


ES 50 “CLUB TWO SEATER”

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Drawing by Martin Simons ES50 CLUB “TWO-SEATER” Donated by:  Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Australia Country of Origin - Manu [ ... ]


Lessing Glider

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THE LESSING GLIDER Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Australia Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Kurt Lessing  [ ... ]


Flying Plank

FLYING PLANK Donated by: Phyllis Cameron estate Country of Origin - Design: USA Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Al Backstrom  [ ... ]


LO 150

LO 150 VH-GUC Donated by: Warren Mayfield Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture:Germany Designer: A. Vogt Constru [ ... ]


Coogee

COOGEE VH-GFD Donated by: C. Curtis/G. Downs estate. Country of Origin - Design: Australia Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer:  [ ... ]


Skylark 4

SKYLARK 4 Donated by: Jenny Dutton Country of Origin - Design: England Country of Origin - Manufacture: England Designer: Slingsby staff Constr [ ... ]


Schweizer TG3a

SCHWEIZER TG3a VH GDL Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: USA Country of Origin - Manufacture: USA Designer: Schweizer Bros. Cons [ ... ]


Schreder HP-14T

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Drawing by Martin Simons HP 14T VH-GIB Donated by: Warren Mayfield Country of Origin - Design: Design: USA Country of Origin - Manufacture: [ ... ]


Hutter H17

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HUTTER H17 VH-GQM Donated by:  Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture:Australia Designer: Ulrich H [ ... ]


Rhon Ranger

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RHÖN RANGER
Donated by: Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Not known Constructor: Hain (J [ ... ]


Olympia

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Drawing by Martin Simons OLYMPIA VH-GHR Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture: England  [ ... ]


Slingsby T35 Austral

T35 AUSTRAL VH-GFX Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: England Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Slingsby staff  [ ... ]


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COOGEE VH-GFD

Donated by: C. Curtis/G. Downs estate.

Country of Origin - Design: Australia

Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia

Designer: Tom Proctor

Constructor: Tom Proctor

Year of Manufacture: 1940-41

The Coogee is essentially a scaled up Hutter 17.

Tom Proctor made about 200 short flights in it from 1942 to 1945 and it was then sold to the Victorian Motorless Flight Group.

In 1956 ownership changed to the Geelong Gliding Club and subsequently in 1963 it was acquired by E.J. Williams and F.G. Wyer who undertook a thorough overhaul and a complete re fabric of it. It was then sold to G.C. Curtis, F.O. Connell and R.T. Harris in 1966 who retired it from service 1967 after a total of 3,851 flights and 415 Hours.

The Coogee is restored to display condition.