Sport aircraft lineup; Langley Park Fly-in 2011.

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jockswa on October 16, 2011

Nearly 90 years since this field became the starting point of the first commercial flying operation in Australia, the commemorative 2011 Langley Park Fly-in was held, with a line-up of light sport and classic aircraft participating. The air service was commenced late in 1921 when ex-WW1 fighter pilot and aviation pioneer Norman Brearley initiated a service from Geraldton to Derby, West Australia. Brearley left with much fanfare from Langley Park. One of his recruits was the famous pioneering long-distance flyer Charles Kingsford-Smith.

Langley Park is unique world-wide as a grass field suitable - when pre-arranged - for the use of light and some medium aircraft near the heart of a city.

GasGasL€X on October 17, 2011

Great stuff, bet the pilots had a ball too.

jockswa on October 17, 2011

A great day out, but hot and humid. Not used to summer conditions yet. Some truly terrific aircraft and flying.

Derek Graham on October 19, 2011

Jock, I heard they want to "develop/beautify" Langley Park. Any news on that? Can't keep their hands off anything.....$$$

jockswa on October 20, 2011

I was discussing that very thing with one of the chopper ground crew. He said there was a chance the park might be heritage listed. It could be its only saviour. To certain political types, there is no god but Dollar. That park might hardly be used as a landing ground but what an asset if ever needed.

Ahmet Bekir on November 3, 2011

Wonderful image jockwa...liked, best wishes from Macedonia, Ahmet Bekir

jockswa on November 4, 2011

Thank you Ahmet. All the best from West Australia.

HF2007 on August 8, 2012

Oh yes, this would be the right plane to explore the country. Looks great.

Greetings, Hans

jockswa on August 15, 2012

They look like fun machines Hans. Sadly I can't afford one. Love them though. Regards, Jock.

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