Inside HARS: Maintaining Australia's rare classic airliners

Australia’s Historical Aircraft Restoration Society is home to several rare commercial aircraft, lovingly looked after by a team of volunteers. Chris Frame tells us more

The 57-mile drive between Sydney’s central business district and the city of Shellharbour in New South Wales usually takes around 90 minutes. Thanks to the uncharacteristically heavy rain brought on by La Niña, on the day Airliner World made the trip it took closer to two-and-a-half hours. The destination was Shellharbour Airport, a small regional aerodrome around 13 miles south of the city. Its WOL IATA code is a throwback to its original identity as Wollongong Airport, but the facility is also known locally as Albion Park after the nearby railway station.

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