HARS FAVOURED OPERATOR FOR AUSTRALIA’S FAA HERITAGE FLIGHT

Sea Fury FB11 WG630 in the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm Historic Flight hangar at Nowra.
HARS

During early November, the Illawarra, New South Wales-based Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) was informed that it is the preferred tenderer to receive the airframes and spares of the ex-Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm Historic Flight, based at Nowra in the South Coast region of New South Wales. It is proposed to form a HARS Navy Heritage Flight, with a longer-term goal to house the operation adjacent to the existing FAA Museum at HMAS Albatross at Nowra.

Until all conditions are agreed upon, and the formal agreement is signed between HARS and the Australian Defence Force disposal system, the allocation of these historic aircraft is not yet finalised.

The airframes and some spares to be allocated include Hawker Sea Fury FB11 WG630, de Havilland Sea Venom FAW53 WZ895, a brace each of Westland Wessex and Bell UH-1B Iroquois, a pair of Grumman S-2 Trackers, and Douglas C-47 N2-90.