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General Aviation Imagery (2012)

Dr Carlo Kopp, AFAIAA, SMIEEE, PEng
July, 2012
Updated October, 2012
Text 2012 Carlo Kopp
Photographic and lineart images 2012 Carlo Kopp



De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth II VH-IHU [Click for HD Background]





These images are a selection from a short 8.5 minute shoot at Moorabbin Airport (YMMB) in early July, 2012, and a subsequent shoot in mid-October, 2012.

Images were produced using a Nikon D90 with Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 D ED, Mamiya-Sekor C 105-210mm f/4.5N and
Mamiya-Sekor C 300mm f/5.6N ULD.

All photos and text 1985 - 2010 Carlo Kopp







Moorabbin remains one of Australia's largest and busiest GA airfields. Depicted a PA-28 Warrior, PA-28R Arrow III and Beechcarft 76 Duchess [Click for HD Background]


De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth II VH-IHU


The Tiger Moth trained thousands of WW2 aircrew making it one of the most succcessful trainers of all times. It is an underpowered and poorly harmonised design, but attractive visually and always a good photographic subject.
















Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon VH-CUM


This 8KCAB was my preferred aircraft during the 1990s and I logged much of my 8KCAB aerobatic time on it. Of the various 8KCABs I flew during that period, this aircraft was the best handling, by a significant margin. The aircraft remains an aerobatic training workhorse (Mamiya-Sekor C 300mm f/5.6N ULD).








Extra EA-300L VH-HQK







Piper PA-31 Navajo VH-HUR






Piper PA-44-180 Seminole VH-TYS

The Seminole is an aircraft I enjoyed flying, and did both my twin training and ME NVMC training on Seminoles. This example is a brand new aircraft operated by Moorabbin Flying Services.








Raytheon/Beechcraft Bonanza A36 VH-YGM

This pristine 2002 built A36 is privately owned.


Raytheon/Beechcraft Bonanza A36 VH-YGM [Click for HD Background]














Gippsland Aeronautics GA8-TC320 VH-AQQ


The locally built GA Airvan.










Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer VH-MFS

This 2005 built Archer is operated by J&J Aviation, based at Moorabbin.






Piper PA-28RT-201 Cherokee Arrow IV VH-HAB

Piper PA-28RT-201 Cherokee Arrow IV VH-HAB operated by RVAC at Moorabbin.









Piper PA-28R Cherokee Arrow I/II




Piper PA-28 Cherokee Warrior





Cessna 182S Skylane VH-PCO





Cessna 172R/S Skyhawk SP


My 'pet hate' in GA types is the Cessna 172. I have never understood why the 172 was so popular, given its mediocre handling, poor upper hemisphere visibility and general clumsiness. Most of these examples are operated by OAA, which absorbed my Alma Mater GFS.






















Cessna 152 VH-WIH




Cessna 150G VH-KPM







Jabiru J-160D 24-8052









All photos and text 2012 Carlo Kopp





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