President and Chief Pilot of HARS Aviation Museum, Bob De La Hunty, spoke to Key Aero’s Dino Carrara about the huge effort to obtain its Super Constellation and get it flying again
Q. Please give us a brief overview of your time with HARS and your flying background.
A. HARS started in 1979 as a bunch of enthusiasts who were a bit concerned about the loss of aviation heritage in Australia. After World War Two we were the fourth or fifth largest air force in the world and had built some pretty significant aircraft – Mustangs, Mosquitoes – here in Australia. At the end of the war we decided just to forget all that, scrap things and turn away from that industry.