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Flight trails 1955
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RAAF.Serial Construction No. Aircraft History
A85-364 CA22-01
1527
First CA-22
Delivered 08/51.
First Flight 02/02/51.
Following initial flight trials the tailfin was enlarged and moved forward 38 inches and the engine moved forward 7 inches this becoming standard for the CA-25 (see image gallery)
RAAF Museum 1983.
Currently on display at FAA Museum Nowra, NSW.

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A85-618 CA22-02
1526
Second and Final CA-22
Delivered 02/51.
First Flight 07/51.
Modified in a similar way to A85-364
Served with No 24 (City of Adelaide) SQN at RAAF Mallala SA during the period 28/01/59 and 01/01/60.
RAAF Museum 1983.
Currently in storage at Point Cook

Highlight for Album: CA-22 Winjeel A85-618

A85-401 CA25-01 First CA-25
Delivered 08/55.
First flight 23/02/55.
Served with 1BFTS 02/68.
To RAAF Museum 1977 and placed on static display
Registered VH-NTY from 18/01/88.
Flown as part of the RAAF's Historic Flight until 1995
Currently on static display RAAF Museum, Point Cook VIC.

Highlight for Album: CA-25 Winjeel A85-401

A85-402 CA25-02 Delivered 09/55.
Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971, with 1FTS.
Struck off 05/79. Total Time 7207 Hours with RAAF.
Was displayed at Air World Wangaratta.
Registered 08/04/82 to Stuart Lee as VH-BFX

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-402.

A85-403 CA25-03 Delivered 09/55.
Served with 1BFTS 03/1968.
Currently on display as gate guard at RAAF Wagga Wagga NSW

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-403

A85-404 CA25-04 Delivered 10/55.
Served with 1BFTS 02/1968.
Total Time with RAAF 4234 Hours.
Training aid at RSTT Wagga, NSW.
Was registered as VH-WHZ .
Registration cancelled 19/04/2002
Exported to New Zealand and registered ZK-WJL to GC Aviation of Taupo.
Current flyer in Fanta Can sheme

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-404
Note; Winjeel A85-443 (VH-CZE) is currently flying in Australia painted as "A85-404."

A85-405 CA25-05 Delivered to 1AD 3/11/55
Allocated to 1BFTS 30/11/55
To ARW Parafield 11/67
Returned to 1BFTS 2/04/68
To 481 Squadron 4/08/77
To 2 SDD 3/02/84
To East Sale as exhibit 18/12/1986
Currently Gate Guard RAAF East Sale, VIC.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-405

A85-406 CA25-06 Delivered 11/55.
Served with 1BFTS 02/1968.
Training aid at RSTT Wagga, NSW.
Was at Museum of Army Aviation, Oakey QLD.
Currently under restoration at RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre along side A85-449

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-406

A85-407 CA25-07 Delivered 11/55.
Used by 2OCU as FAC Aircraft 1968.
Used by 76 Sqn as FAC Aircraft.
Currently registered VH-NTJ to Tang Holdings of Duncraig, WA.
Current flyer painted in Fanta Can scheme as "A85-443".

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-407

A85-408 CA25-08 Delivered 12/55.
Served with No 24 (City of Adelaide) SQN at RAAF Mallala SA during the period 28/01/59 and 01/01/60.
Crashed 06/06/64, Point Cook when collided with Winjeel A85-441. Flown by Army Lt Pinkham who was un-injured. A85-408 landed very heavily but upright.
Both aircraft were written off.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-408

A85-409 CA25-09 Delivered 12/55.
Served with 1BFTS 01/1968.
Used by 76 Sqn as FAC Aircraft.
Crashed 28/03/88. Landing accident, RAAF Williamtown.
Crew SQNLDR Paul Carter and LAC Anthony McNeill killed.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-409

A85-410 CA25-10 Delivered 12/55.
Served with 1BFTS 02/1968.
Used by 76 Sqn as FAC Aircraft.
Used as surface refinishers training aid RAAF Amberley.
Loaned to QAM marked as A85-17 11/08/94.
Sold to QAM 18/11/96
Currently on display at Queensland Air Museum.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-410

A85-411 CA25-11 Delivered 12/55.
Used by 2OCU as FAC Aircraft 1968.
Flew as FAC aircraft with 76 Sqn until 1994.
Registered VH-NON from 28/03/96.
Owned by John Weymouth of Luskintyre, NSW
Current flyer in FAC scheme

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-411

A85-412 CA25-12 Delivered 02/56.
Served with 1BFTS 02/1968.
Used by 2OCU as FAC Aircraft 1968.
Used by 76 Sqn as FAC Aircraft.
Crashed 10/69, Shoalwater Bay QLD.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-412.

A85-413 CA25-13 Delivered 02/56.
Served with 1BFTS 03/1968.
Used by 2OCU as FAC Aircraft 1968.
Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971, with 1FTS.
Used by 76 Sqn as FAC Aircraft.
Training aid at RSTT Wagga, NSW.
Sold to Bob Eastgate.
Registered VH-WMD from 18/08/98.
Currently registered to Peter Best of Malua Bay, NSW

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-413

A85-414 CA25-14 Delivered 02/56.
Used by 76 Sqn as FAC Aircraft.
Crashed 04/69, Bulehdelah NSW

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-414

A85-415 CA25-15 Delivered 03/56.
Flew as FAC aircraft with 76 Sqn until 1994.
Registered 09/11/95 VH-BUM to Stirling Preston of Albury .
Believed to be a flyer in FAC scheme although not sighted for a few years

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-415

A85-416 CA25-16 Delivered 03/56.
Served with 1BFTS 01-03/1968.
Crashed 05/03/68, Port Arlington VIC.
The RAAF instructor Flight Lieutenant W. Clarke and Army trainee pilot 2nd Lieutenant J. Mayhew were killed when low flying in strong wind conditions. The starboard wing failed under G loading, either due to the severe turbulence from strong winds at low level or the result of a low level rolling pullup that exceeded the structural G limits.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-416

A85-417 CA25-17 Delivered 03/56.
Served with 1BFTS 01-02/1968.
Struck off 05/70.
Sold to Peninsula Air Services.
Current status and location unknown

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-417

A85-418 CA25-18 Delivered 03/56.
Served with 1BFTS 01/1968.
Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971, with 1FTS.
Struck off 05/79. Total time with RAAF 5623 Hours.
Reported as being sold to Confederate Air Force.
Currently on display Moorabbin Air Museum.

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A85-419 CA25-19 Delivered 04/56.
Crashed 13/09/56, near Bungendore NSW killing PLTOFF B.S Best.
A85-420 CA25-20 Delivered 04/56.
Served with 1BFTS 01-03/1968.
Training aid at RSTT Wagga, NSW.
Registered VH-WMF from 18/08/98.
Currently registered to Roger McKay of Melbourne
Current flyer in silver scheme with yellow trainer bands on fuselage and wings

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-420

A85-421 CA25-21 Delivered 05/56.
Struck 0ff 05/70.
Registered VH-MMR from 11/03/98. Cancelled from Register.
Registered VH-EDX from 11/03/04.
Under restoration with James Courtney of Melbourne
Not current on CASA records

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-421

A85-422 CA25-22 Delivered 05/56.
Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971, with 1FTS.
Struck 0ff 05/79.
Registered VH-SOB to Bob Eastgate from 18/12/81.
Currently owned by a syndicate at Caboolture, Qld.
Current flyer in silver scheme with yellow trainer bands on fuselage and wings

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-422

A85-423 CA25-23 Delivered 05/56.
Served with 1BFTS 01/1968.
Training aid at RSTT Wagga, NSW.
Sold to Bob Eastgate
Registered VH-WMK from 18/08/98.
Owned by Lynton and Dianne Forster.
Underwent a 10 year restoration at "Brooklands" near York, WA.
First post restoration flight 18/03/2011.
In 06/2011 -423 was flown to Tyabb, Vic. where it is currently based
Currently owned by Graham Hosking
Current flyer in silver scheme with dayglo nose, tail and wingtips

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-423

A85-424 CA25-24 Delivered 06/56.
In 1972 crashed at South Werribee while undertaking a practiced forced landing.
Solo Army student, no injuries.
Training Aid at Point Cook.
Believed sold to Bob Eastgate
Current status and location unknown.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-424

A85-425 CA25-25 Delivered 06/56.
Crashed 11/56, Uranquinty NSW. The aircraft was being flown solo in the circuit area by a low-time trainee pilot. The throttle linkage failed and the engine went to full power. The trainee did not have sufficent experience to shut the engine down and attempt a dead-stick (engine off) landing and was told to abandon the aircraft.
The aircraft crashed near the Uranquinty pub.
A85-426 CA25-26 Delivered 06/56.
Served with 1BFTS 01-03/1968.
Flying as FAC aircraft with 76 Sqn until 1994.
Registered VH-DKK from 04/12/96.
Was owned by Neil Johnston of Wedderburn NSW
Currently owned by John Weymouth of Dora Creek, NSW
Believed to be a flyer in FAC scheme although not sighted for a few years

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-426

A85-427 CA25-27 Delivered 06/56.
Registered VH-WJE from 31/01/97.
Previously owned by Greg Ellis of Melbourne.
Currently registered to Steven Robinson of Richmond, NSW
Current flyer in silver scheme with dayglo nose, tail and wingtips

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-427

A85-428 CA25-28 Delivered 07/56.
Training aid at RSTT Wagga, NSW.
Moved to Fighterworld at Williamtown NSW. 26/06/01,
Currently on display Fighterworld .

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-428

A85-429 CA25-29 Delivered 07/56.
Struck off 05/70 and Sold.
Was Registered VH-MMR 05/03/02.
Mark Awad purchased it from Gary Volkers in 05/2004 and it is was restored by 01/2006 at Albury, NSW
It was registered VH-OPJ.
Exported 03/2006 and was based at Corona, California, USA. and registered N107PJ, Images show it is painted in 34 Sqn markings but marked as NX107PJ. According to Mark Awad the X denotes that it is in the “Experimental-Exhibition” category and is included in the rego on the fuselage in lieu of an “Experimental” placard in or around the cockpit.
Returned to Australian Register as VH-OPJ on 25/01/2010
Currently based at Evans Head, NSW
Current flyer in silver and orange scheme

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-429

A85-430 CA25-30 Delivered 07/56.
Struck off 05/70 and Sold.
Was on static display at SA Aviation Museum 1994.
Registered VH-XXV from 21/05/99.
Currently registered to Stephen Nitschke of Ingle Farm, SA

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-430

A85-431 CA25-31 Delivered 07/56.
Training aid at RSTT Wagga, NSW.
Current status and location unknown

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-431

A85-432 CA25-32 Delivered 08/56.
Served with 1BFTS 02/1968.
Currently on display at Museum of Army Aviation, Oakey QLD.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-432

A85-433 CA25-33 Delivered 08/56.
Crashed 06/61, Point Cook VIC.
It was being flown by an Army cadet and an RAAF instructor. Apparently the engine failed soon after take-off and the pilots attempted to regain the airfield. However the aircraft stalled and crashed on the airfield. Sadly, the engine broke away, passing under the fuselage and rupturing the fuselage fuel tank which quickly caught fire and probably caused the deaths of the crew. New trainees were shown the gouges in the ground where the aircraft struck to remind us to try to land straight ahead in the event of engine failure on take-off and never to try to turn back to the airfield.
A85-434 CA25-34 Delivered 08/56.
Struck off 05/70.
Was to be registered VH-AGP.
Registered VH-EDA 5/08/83
Currently registered to James Courtney of Melbourne
Believed to be a flyer in silver scheme although not sighted for a number of years

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-434

A85-435 CA25-35 Delivered 10/56.
Served with 1BFTS 01/1968.
Used by 76 Sqn as FAC Aircraft.
Flew as VH-KHZ .
Re-registered VH-EAD 25/06/2005 to Rosbeca P/L
Currently operated by Historical Aircraft Restoration Society at Albion Park, NSW.
Current flyer in silver scheme

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-435.

A85-436 CA25-36 Delivered 10/56.
Served with 1BFTS 02/1968.
Used by 2OCU as FAC Aircraft when another written off.
Used by 76 Sqn as FAC Aircraft.
Struck off 05/70.
Currently registered VH-WIJ to Roger Richards of Tyabb.
Current flyer in silver scheme with yellow trainer bands on fuselage and wings

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-436

A85-437 CA25-37 Delivered 10/56.
Accident Point Cook 08/1959.
Reported as converted to componants after accident.
Currently owned by Ron Schneider of Rupanyup, Vic.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-437

A85-438 CA25-38 Delivered 11/56.
Served with 1BFTS 01-03/1968.
Used by 76 Sqn as FAC Aircraft.
Struck off 05/79.
Total time with RAAF 4489 hours.
Currently registered VH-IOX to Bill McMonagle of Joyner, Qld.
Current flyer in silver scheme with dayglo nose, tail and wingtips

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-438

A85-439 CA25-39 Delivered 11/56.
Served with 1BFTS
Training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga, NSW.
To RAAF Museum, Point Cook.
Flying as VH-FTS RAAF Historic Flight.
Current flyer in silver scheme with yellow trainer bands on fuselage and wings

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-439

A85-440 CA25-40 Delivered 11/56.
Served with 1BFTS 02/1968.
Registered as VH-HFM .
Was owned by Murray Lanyon of Echuca, Vic.
As of 31/08/2011 owned by Darren Craven and based at Geelong Airport.
Current flyer in silver scheme with yellow trainer bands on fuselage and wings

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-440

A85-441 CA25-41 Delivered 12/56.
Crashed 06/06/64, when it collided with Winjeel A85-408, flown by Army Lt Pinkham on finals at Point Cook. Both pilots were students on No.53 Pilots Course. A85-441 rolled onto its back and crashed inverted onto the runway. Bill Robertson was critically injured but survived. When he recovered from injuries three years later, went onto finish an RAAF career as a pilot. Both aircraft were written off.
Remains to ARL then Australian War Memorial.
A85-442 CA25-42 Delivered 12/56.
Served with 1BFTS 01-02/1968
Was used in glider tug trials at Laverton 1973
Registered VH-NTN to Stephen Fielder of Lynton, SA.
Current flyer in FAC scheme based at Wangaratta, Vic.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-442

A85-443 CA25-43 Delivered 12/56.
Served with 1BFTS 02-03/1968.
This aircraft was painted in the same training scheme as used on the Macchi in lieu of dayglo, as an experiment. The paint scheme was not subsequently adopted for fleet wide use, -443 was the only Winjeel to use that paint scheme. In recognition that it looked like a flying Fanta Can, A85-443 was christened 'Fancy Nancy' (Fancy Nancy was the girl on Fanta ads at the time).
Finished flying career with RAAF as FAC aircraft with 76 Sqn in 1994.
Was flying as VH-XRA.
It was acquired by Sandora Aviation for restoration.
It was re-engined and repainted with permission from the RAAF as A85-404, in silver and orange scheme with a blue cheat line and the 34 Squadron crest on the fuselage as operated by 34 Squadron at RAAF Fairbairn in the early 1960's.
Currently registered VH-CZE to Mark Carr and is based at the Benalla Aviation Museum, Vic.
Current flyer marked as "A85-404" in silver and orange scheme

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-443

Note; Winjeel A85-407 is currently flying painted in Fanta Can scheme as "A85-443"

A85-444 CA25-44 Delivered 12/56.
Served with 1BFTS 01/1968.
Registered VH-AGR to Jeff Trappett at Latrobe Valley Vic.
Current flyer in FAC scheme with full colour 76 Squadron tail markings

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-444

A85-445 CA25-45 Delivered 01/57.
Served with 1BFTS 02-03/1968.
Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971, with 1FTS.
Used by 2OCU as FAC Aircraft when another written off.
Struck off 05/79.
Total time with RAAF 4137 hours.
Sold as VH-JJG.
Exported to New Zealand and ZK-JJG to John Matthewson at Ranfurly NZ.
Current flying status unknown

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-445

A85-446 CA25-46 Delivered 02/57.
Served with 1BFTS 02/1968.
Crashed 04/73, Ocean Grove VIC while undertaking a practice forced landing. Dual flight, minor injury to instructor (FLTLT Pete Leslie).

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-446

A85-447 CA25-47 Delivered 02/57.
Served with 1BFTS 03/1968.
Served with No 24 (City of Adelaide) SQN at RAAF Mallala SA during the period 28/01/59 and 01/01/60.
Struck off 05/70 and sold.
Located in playground at Bacchus Marsh Lion Park from 1974 to around 1982 along with A85-448.
Under restoration Melbourne VIC.
Registered VH-VVH 03/04/2003 to Wayne Harder of Romsey, Vic.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-447

A85-448 CA25-48 Delivered 02/57.
Served with 1BFTS 03/1968.
Struck off 05/70.
Stored at Moorabbin 71/72.
Located in playground at Bacchus Marsh Lion Park from 1974 to around 1982 along with A85-447.
Passed through a number of private owners since.
The fuselage was acquired by Tony & Michele Ross and has been transported to Mount Isa, the intention is to restore to airworthy and to this end a number of other parts have already been sourced. Any one with parts for sale or trade, or aircraft history can contact us on 0409612808 or c29@bigpond.com

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-448

A85-449 CA25-49 Delivered 02/57.
Served with 1BFTS 03/1968.
To Port Moresby Technical College for restoration.
To Museum of Army Aviation, Oakey QLD. 1999.
Donated to RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre and transported there on 12/12/2011.
Currently under restoration at RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre along side A85-406

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-449

A85-450 CA25-50 Delivered 03/57.
Served with 1BFTS 03/1968.
Struck off 05/70.
Restored to flying condition by Richard Hourigan as VH-HOY.
Currently owned byMatt Grigg of Ballarat, Vic
Current flyer in silver scheme with dayglo nose, tail and wingtips

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-450

A85-451 CA25-51 Delivered 04/57.
Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971, with 1FTS.
Training aid at RSTT Wagga, NSW.
Sold to Bob Eastgate, registered VH-WMN.
Currently owned by Phil Nolan,
It is currently under restoration in York WA, at Lyn and Di Forster's Brooklands Aviation.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-451

A85-452 CA25-52 Delivered 05/57.
Served with 1BFTS 02/1968.
Training aid at RSTT Wagga, NSW.
Currently registered VH-TOB to Bob Eastgate of Melbourne

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-452

A85-453 CA25-53 Delivered 05/57.
Served with 1BFTS 02-03/1968.
Served with No 24 (City of Adelaide) SQN at RAAF Mallala SA during the period 28/01/59 and 01/01/60.
Registered VH-XXE to North Queensland Warbirds, Mareeba, Qld.
Current flyer in silver scheme

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-453

A85-454 CA25-54 Delivered 08/57.
Damaged by Fire 10/68, converted to componants.
A85-455 CA25-55 Delivered 08/57.
Served with 1BFTS 01-02/1968.
Registered VH-XXD to Odalfield P/L of Toowoomba, Qld.
Current flyer in silver scheme

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-455

A85-456 CA25-56 Delivered 09/57.
Was training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga, NSW.
Was displayed on roof top of Myer store in Melbourne 1981
Had fuselage skin removed to expose inner workings.
Moved to RAAF Museum, Point Cook in late 2014.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-456

A85-457 CA25-57 Delivered 13/09/57.
Final RAAF flight 12/09/77 (TT  6026.4  Hrs)
Struck off 05/79,
Registered 18/10/86 as VH-HFE
Last flight 11/2007 (TT  6206.2 Hrs)
In storage with outer wing panels removed
Was recently offered for sale

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-457

A85-458 CA25-58 Delivered 10/57.
Used by 76 Sqn and 77 Sqn as FAC Aircraft.
Crashed 24/02/88, Wauchope NSW.
Flying Officer M. Greentree and Leading Aircraftman I. Ross killed.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-458

A85-459 CA25-59 Delivered 10/57.
Served with No 24 (City of Adelaide) SQN at RAAF Mallala SA during the period 28/01/59 and 01/01/60.
Crashed 12/65 Point Cook VIC.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-459

A85-460 CA25-60 Delivered 11/57.
To DOT as Training Aid.
Flown as part of the RAAF's Historic Flight as VH-HWI .
Current flyer in silver scheme with yellow trainer bands on fuselage and wings

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-460

A85-461 CA25-61 Delivered 01/58.
Struck off 05/79,
Total Time with RAAF 3674 hours.
Currently registered VH-WIU to Matthew Richards of Melbourne.
Current flyer in FAC scheme

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-461

A85-462 CA25-62 Delivered 12/57.
Written off in 1973 after heavy landing at Point Cook.
(Elevator bell crank sheared during aerobatic maneuver, aircraft landed using combination of throttle and elevator trim. )
To Point Cook Officers Mess.
Currently owned by Ron Schneider of Rupanyup, Vic.

Highlight for Album: Winjeel A85-462

 
 

 

Winjeel "A85-469"
There wasn't any Winjeel 496, the number represents the Pilot Course that has just been completed. 
Pilot Officer Ronald William Betts 
Point Cook 1965 
Photo via radschool.org

 

 

The Author of this page was Darren Crick, revised and updated by Martin Edwards.

Source: Australian Aviation Magazine, Australian Aviation Magazine Annual 2001/2002, CASA Aircraft Register, Winjeel in RAAF Service by Stewrart Wilson,
Sublt P.J.Thompson's Logbook. Aero Warbirds 2013

Emails: Wg Cdr Bill Robertson AM DFC, Peter O'Connell, Daryl Gibbs, Ian French, Dean Norman, Daniel Leahy, Rodney George, Tjalling Boelman, Mark Royle, Leo Powning, Lynton Forster, Gordon Birkett, Steve Corbally, Bruce Budd, Robert Cooper, Neil Follett, James Bailey, Mark Carr, WGCDR Barry Schulz, AFC (Ret’d), Bert Dugdale .

Updated 8th March 2017

 

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