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RAAF.Serial Construction No. Aircraft History
A7-001 CA30-1
6351
First flight 10/02/67.
Delivered 03/10/67.
Served with CFS
Part of Telstars Aerobatic Team 1967-70, 2 FTS and 76 Sqn.
Removed from service 07/99.
Currently on display at the RAAF Museum, Point Cook, Vic.

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-001

A7-002 CA30-2
6370
First flight 19/05/67.
Delivered 10/10/67.
Served with CFS/Part of Telstars Aerobatic Team 1967-70, 2 FTS and 79 Sqn.
A rear fuselage off Macchi A7-002 is located in the front yard of a house in Bendigo, this could have been an old rear fuselage section.
This aircraft was supposed to be located at Northam when all Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
One of at least 3 maybe 4 acquired by Dandenong (Vic) RSL, they were planned to be displayed in formation on poles.
Fitted with rear fuselage marked A7-048.
Was stored
at Dandenong Army depot.
Sold to private collector.

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-002

A7-003 CA30-3
6371
First flight 03/06/67.
Delivered 06/11/67. Viper Engine No. 10055.
Served with CFS.
Crashed 07/03/68, Stradbrooke VIC. 14 nm southwest of RAAF East Sale, Vic
Aileron control jammed during aerobatics. Pilot ejected at 10,000 ft with only minor injuries.
Crew; FLTLT W. Rayner. RAAF Ejection number 32.
Aircraft written off 28/06/68, most likely sold for scrap.

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-003

A7-004 CA30-4
6374
First flight 27/06/67.
Delivered 29/11/67.
 Served with CFS, Part of Telstars Aerobatic Team 1967-70 and 2 FTS. Nowra Airshow 1998. Served 76 Sqn, 24/05/99.
To RSTT Wagga NSW 11/2000 as training aid
Still current as of 25/03/2014.
Will be displayed as gate guard at Wagga

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-004

A7-005 CA30-5
6377
First flight 14/07/67.
Delivered 22/02/68.
Served with CFS and ARDU in 1984.
Static display at East Sale Airshow 1993.
Served 76 Sqn, 24/05/99.
Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-005

A7-006 CA30-6
6380
First flight 02/08/67.
Delivered 15/03/68.
Served with 2 FTS, 2 OCU, 77 Sqn, 2 OCU, 76 Sqn 24/05/99.
Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-006

A7-007 CA30-7
6373
First flight 29/11/67.
Delivered 11/12/67.
Served with CFS.
Crashed 22/07/69 at East Sale, Vic. Suffered an in-flight fire and control failure during a base circuit of East Sale. SQNLDR Newman was able to eject approx 100-200 feet from the ground and the aircraft impacted into the ground before FLGOFF Holsken, who had initiated his ejection seat and could escape. Crew; SQNLDR B. Newman (Pilot), FLGOFF H. Holsken. (Student Instructor). RAAF Ejection number 36.
A7-008 CA30-8
6376
First flight 08/12/67.
Delivered 01/02/68.
Served with CFS, part of Telstars Aerobatic Team 1967-70, 2 FTS.
Crashed 31/01/69, 14 nm west of RAAF Pearce, WA Loss of control in inverted spin. Crew ejected at between 5,000 and 8,000 ft at low airspeed. Student suffered only minor injuries, aircraft captain suffered moderately severe injuries. Crew; FLTLT W. McAlister, CDT R. Heideman. RAAF Ejection 34.

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-008

A7-009 CA30-9
6379
First flight 13/03/68.
Delivered 29/03/68.
Served with 2 FTS, 25 Sqn and 79 Sqn.
Located at Northam when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004..
Acquired by Rob Anderson of Gisborne, Vic.

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-009
A wing from -009 was in the rebuild of A7-066, now on display as "A7-025" at Bull Creek

A7-010 CA30-10
6382
First flight 17/12/67.
Delivered 26/01/68.
Served with CFS, Part of Telstars Aerobatic Team 1967-70, 2 FTS and 76 Sqn 08/00.
Located at Northam when the remaining Macchi's were offered for disposal in 2004.
Reported as being one of 4 acquired by Dandenong RSL in Victoria however was not to be seen with the other 3.
Currently owned by Ron Schneider of Rupanyup, Vic.

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-010

A7-011 CA30-11
6383
First flight 15/02/68.
Delivered 28/02/68.
Served with CFS/Part of Telstars Aerobatic Team 1968-70, 2 FTS, CFS/Roulettes and 76 Sqn. East Sale Airshow 1996. Served with 76 Sqn 03/01.
Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-011
Rear fuselage marked A7-011 was fitted on Dandenong RSL's A7-075.
This rear fuselage is now fitted to A7-087 to be displayed at Cranbourne RSL as N14-087

A7-012 CA30-12
6385
First flight 27/02/68.
Delivered 11/04/68.
Served with 76 Sqn, 24/05/99.  
Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-012

A7-013 CA30-13
6381
First flight 26/04/68.
Delivered 17/05/68. Served with 2 FTS, 76 Sqn 07/00.
Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-013

A7-014 CA30-14 First flight 01/05/68.
Delivered 17/05/68.
Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971, CFS/Roulettes. Served with CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1981.
Was at RSTT Wagga as training aid.
Was later located at Latrobe Valley Airport - used by AIRTC. Wings from separate aircraft. We believe that some parts of the airframe were at East Sale when a lot the Macchi fleet were offered for disposal in 2004.
Noted at West Sale 10/2005.
Acquired by Wellington Shire Council, was planned to be mounted on a pole in Sale.
It was apparently found to be too expensive to mount on the pole and it is now on display along with A7-015 at the Gippsland Armed Forces Museum, West Sale, Vic.

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-014

A7-015 CA30-15
6387
First flight 15/05/68.
Delivered 05/07/68.
Served with CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1988, 2 FTS and 76 Sqn 24/05/99.
We believe that some parts of the airframe were at East Sale when they were offered for disposal in 2004.
Acquired by Wellington Shire Council and is on display along with A7-014 at the Gippsland Armed Forces Museum, West Sale, Vic.

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-015

A7-016 CA30-16
6388
First flight 23/05/68.
Delivered 04/06/68.
Served with 2 FTS and 25 Sqn 1997.
Located at Northam when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
Current location and status unknown

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-016

A7-017 CA30-17
6389
First flight 31/05/68.
Delivered 12/06/68.
Served with 2 FTS.
Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-017

A7-018 CA30-18
6391
First flight 11/06/68.
Delivered 04/07/68.
Served with 2 FTS.
Crashed 05/04/88 2 nm south of RAAF Pearce WA after engine failure shortly after take-off (2FTS).
Crew ejected at 700 ft and 120 kts with only minor injuries.
Crew; SQNLDR F. Atkins (captain), PLTOFF A. Richardson (student). RAAF Ejection number 70

Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-018

  • Loss of Macchi A7-018 at Pearce WA. (Grahame Higgs)
  • A7-019 CA30-19
    6392
    First flight 17/06/68.
    Delivered 04/07/68.
    Served with 2 FTS and 76 Sqn, 24/05/99.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-019

    A7-020 CA30-20
    6394
    First flight 28/06/68.
    Delivered 18/07/68.
    Served with CFS.
    Crashed 15/04/69, during low-level training mission at Perry Bridge near East Sale Vic.
    Crew; FLTLT T. Spencer (RAF) & FLGOFF I. Cooper.
    A7-021 CA30-21
    6395
    Delivered 22/07/68.
    Served with CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1986, 1988 and 2 FTS. Richmond Airshow 1988, with CFS/Roulettes. Crashed 03/08/89, near East Sale VIC. Crash due to BFCU failure, resulting in engine fire. Both crew ejected at 1,000 ft and 100 kts with only minor injuries. Crew; FLGOFF S. Jackson and FLGOFF P. Szypula. RAAF Ejection number 71.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-021

    A7-022 CA30-22 First flight 23/07/68.
    Delivered 05/08/68.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    n 1989, painted in Macchi 30 year scheme.
    Served with 76 Sqn until early '98, some parts used to keep A7-006 flying.
    Located at Wagga Wagga.
    Has been rebuilt to static display standard utilising the rear fuselage of A7-028. 
    Was on
    display outside the Airmen's Club, RAAF Base at Wagga Wagga NSW.
    Was current as of 25/03/2014 however removed to scrap dealer by 09/2014.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-022

    A7-023 CA30-23 First flight 25/07/68.
    Delivered 01/08/68.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Flying display at Richmond Airshow 1991.
    Served with 76 Sqn until early 90's.
    Was located at RSTT Wagga until 21/12/04 when it was moved to South Australia.
    Was owned by the South Australian Aviation Museum.
    Was then owned by DSTO and located at Pt Wakefield Proof Range.
    Purchased by Dandenong RSL
    Sold to Dick Winterburn's Derelict Aircraft Museum, was previously at Heathcote now at Launching Place Vic

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-023

    A7-024 CA30-24 First Flight 30/07/68.
    Delivered 07/08/68.
    Served with 2 FTS and 25 Sqn.
    Located at Northam when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
    Fuselage only was located at Mitiamo Air Museum, Vic.
    Now owned by Dick Winterburn's Derelict Aircraft Museum at was previously at Heathcote now at Launching Place, Vic

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-024

    A7-025 CA30-25 First flight 05/08/68.
    Delivered 13/08/68.
    Served with CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1986, 1988, 1989, 2 FTS, ARDU and 25 Sqn.
    Richmond Airshow 1988, with CFS/Roulettes.
    This aircraft ended its RAAF career with 7777 flight hours.
    Located at Northam when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
    Acquired by Classic Jets Fighter Museum.
    Sold to and Macchi 25 Pty Ltd.
    Was under restoration to airworthiness at Illawarra Regional Airport, NSW.
    Transported by road to Pays Air Services at Scone, NSW on 11/12/2013

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-025
    Macchi A7-066 is displayed as A7-025 at the RAAFA Museum, Bull Creek.
    A7-026 CA30-26 First Flight 08/08/68.
    Delivered 19/08/68.
    Served with CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1970, 1981 and 2 FTS.
    Crashed 19/08/85, Saltash.
    To RSTT Wagga as training aid.
    We believe it was located at Wagga Wagga when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
    Currently on display at the South Australian Aviation Museum.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-026

    A7-027 CA30-27 First flight 15/08/68.
    Delivered 22/08/68.
    Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971, CFS/Roulettes.
    Served with CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1981, 1982, 1988 1989 and 76 Sqn.
    Has been allocated to No.25 Sqn (City of Perth) for promotional purposes.
    Located at RAAF base Pearce awaiting restoration as display aircraft, stored in the open 2003-2005.
    To be displayed in orange "Fanta-Can" scheme.
    Noted as fully restored in 2 FTS orange/white colours RAAF Pearce air show 05/2012.
    Currently on display as gate guard RAAF Pearce, WA.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-027

    A7-028 CA30-28 First flight 13/09/68.
    Delivered 29/10/68.
    Served with CFS, Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1988, 1989.
    Located at RSTT Wagga Wagga when they were offered for disposal in 2004.
    Purchased by Ron Schnieder and left Wagga Wagga by road 13/01/2005.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-028

    A rear fuselage off A7-028 was used in the restoration of A7-022. (Now scrapped)

    A7-029 CA30-29 First flight 26/09/68.
    Delivered 28/10/68.
    Served with 2 FTS, 79 Sqn 19/05/99.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-029

    A7-030 CA30-30 First flight 17/10/68.
    Delivered 04/11/68.
    Served with CFS/Roulettes, ARDU and 76 Sqn.
    We believe it was located at Wagga Wagga when the remaining Macchi's were offered for disposal in 2004.
    This engine-less aircraft was located at Port Wakefield (JPEU) and used for 'indirect' DSTO testing. The aircraft (with removed wings/tail section for storage) was remarkably complete when noted in 08/2005.
    Was acquired by the South Australian Aviation Museum. Tail section is from A7-080.
    Macchi A7-030 was purchased by Macchi 25 Pty Ltd from SAAM for spares for the flying restoration of A7-025. Its airframe was stripped of components and donated to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc to be used as a gate guardian. The airframe was beyond repair for use as a flying aircraft. The tail section of Macchi A7-030 was actually off aircraft A7-087 and has been repainted to suit. The airframe has wings from A7-012 and A7-022 which were painted in Central Flying School colours. The airframe when donated had no undercarriage, horizontal tail-plane or vertical fin.
    The dedicated team at HARS have rebuilt A7-030 and painted it in Roulette "Fanta Can" paint scheme.
    11/04/2016 Mounted on pole outside HARS. A substantial engineering feat sees it mounted through the tail pipe opening in a spectacular flying attitude.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-030

    A7-031 CA30-31 First flight 06/11/68.
    Delivered 03/12/68.
    Served with 2 FTS, ARDU, and then 2 FTS again. Served with with 76 Sqn.
    Was at RSTT Wagga as training aid. 
    We believe it was located at Wagga Wagga when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
    A7-031 was at the Aircraft Battle Damage Repair section at RAAF Williamtown fitted with a rear fuselage of A7-069 complete with many bullet holes!
    Now owned by Dick Winterburn's Derelict Aircraft Museum at was previously at Heathcote now at Launching Place, Vic

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-031

    A7-032 CA30-32 First flight 18/11/68.
    Delivered 19/11/68.
    Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971, CFS/Roulettes.
    Served with CFS, Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1982. Oakey Airshow 1986. Richmond Airshow 1988,.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-032

    A7-033 CA30-33 First flight 29/11/68.
    Delivered 13/12/68.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Damaged on landing at RAAF Pearce due to brake line failure ,04/2/88.
    Moved to RSTT as an oxygen system training aid, moved to 1RTU RAAF Edinburgh & cut up for training aid, as at 12/00.
    Forward fuselage current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-033

    A7-034 CA30-34 First flight 02/12/68.
    Delivered 12/12/68.
    Served with 2 FTS. 
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-034

    A7-035 CA30-35 First flight 20/01/69.
    Delivered 31/01/69.
    Served with 2 FTS. Flying display at Richmond Airshow 1991.
    Rear fuselage was used with A7-069's forward fuselage in 1996 to keep aircraft flying.
    Served 76 Sqn, 07/99.
    Located at Northam when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
    Acquired by Rob Anderson of Gisborne, Vic.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-035

    A7-036 CA30-36 First flight 28/01/69.
    Delivered 04/02/69.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Crashed 15/08/81, Broome WA. Crashed during aerobatics display practice. Crew; FLTLT B. O'Dwyer killed.
    Bob Brown witnessed the accident "I was a police officer stationed in Broome in 1981 and watched as O'Dwyer practiced a 'Falling Leaf' maneuver prior to the actual display over the township during the Shinju Matsuri Festival. He dissapeared behind trees which was followed by a plume of smoke. I was the first police officer on scene and determined at O'Dwyer had ejected just prior to impact and had almost recovered the aircraft as it impacted on its belly and skidded for a short distance before exploding. O'Dwyer obviously impacted the ground hard although he was intact and appeared undistorted. Unfortunately he was consumed by the resulting fire and the remains of his partly deployed melted parachute extended away from his body. The tragic loss was felt acutely by the local people. A memorial plaque is displayed at the Broome Police & Citizens Youth Club."
    A7-037 CA30-37 First flight 11/02/69.
    Delivered 25/02/69.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Crashed 19/11/70, 3 nm south of RAAF Pearce, WA. Crew; CDTAC R. Ellis, was killed after misreading altimeter after a night take off. Ellis ejected outside the design parameters of the seat. RAAF Ejection number 38.
    A7-038 CA30-38 First flight 17/02/69.
    Delivered 26/02/69.
    Served with 2 FTS, ARDU and 76 Sqn.
    Collided with A7-088 and crashed while with 76 Sqn. Collided during air combat training on 24/10/94, 38nm (70km) NNE of RAAF Base Williamtown. Crew; FLGOFF M. Connolly ejected with minor injuries. RAAF Ejection number 75.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-038

    A7-039 CA30-39 First flight 20/02/69.
    Delivered 28/02/69.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Crashed 11/08/70, Gin Gin WA. Canopy separated in flight on approach to land. Crew; FLTLT P. Davies & CDTAC L. Van Prooije both killed.
  • Crash site page of Macchi A7-039 at Gin Gin. (Grahame Higgs)
  • A7-040 CA30-40 First flight 03/03/69.
    Delivered 14/03/69.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    RSTT Wagga as training aid.
    Back with 76 Sqn 1999.
    Located at RSTT Wagga Wagga NSW in 2004.
    Noted at Wings Over Wagga in 2005.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-040

    A7-041 CA30-41 First flight 06/03/69.
    Delivered 19/03/69.
    Served with 2 FTS and CFS/Roulettes.
    Has been allocated to RAAF Pearce for promotional purposes.
    Still in two tone grey scheme with 79 Sqn markings was spotted on 07/09/02 at Irwin Army Barracks, WA during an Open Day. Located at Pearce stored in the open 2003-2005.
    Recently noted in a hanger on jacks with ejection seat removed.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-041
    A left wing off A7-041 is being used in the restoration of Dandenong RSL's Macchis.
    A7-042 CA30-42 First flight 07/03/69.
    Delivered 18/03/69.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    We believe it was located at Wagga Wagga when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
    It has been suggested that this aircraft crashed while serving with the RAAF, we have no information on that at this time.
    Maybe located at RSTT Wagga Wagga as a fuselage only.
    Accurate details would be welcome

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-042

    A7-043 CA30-43 First flight 20/03/69.
    Delivered 16/04/69.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Was at RSTT Wagga as training aid.
    In service 76 Sqn, 07/00.
    Served 76 Sqn 28/06/2001.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-043

    A7-044 CA30-44 First flight 27/03/69.
    Delivered 14/04/69.
    Served with 2 FTS, 25 Sqn and 79 Sqn 08/00. Served 76 Sqn 28/06/2001.
    Training aid at Orchard Hills (RAAF Kingswood) since at least 10/2003.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-044

    A7-045 CA30-45 First flight 09/04/69.
    Delivered 13/06/69.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Crashed 16/10/90, 22 nm north of RAAF Pearce, WA Loss of control during aerobatics practice. Pilot ejected below 5,000 ft at moderately high speed with only minor injuries. Crew; LEUT D. Roe, RAN. RAAF Ejection number 72.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-045

    A7-046 CA30-46 First flight 17/04/69.
    Delivered 09/05/69.
    Served with CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1981, 1983.
    Collided with A7-093 15/12/83 near East Sale VIC.
    The Roulettes suffered their first accident when Roulette 2 and Roulette 3 collided at 2,000 feet over the training area new East Sale. The aircraft involved were A7-046 and A7-093. Flt Lt. Steve Carter (Roulette 2) was believed to have been killed instantly while Flt. Lt. Graeme "Blue" Brooks (Roulette 3) fell from his aircraft as it disintegrated around the pilot. He was able to parachute into a tea tree swamp on the "Lakeview" property. An Esso helicopter medivaced Flt. Lt. Brooks to the Base Medical Flight but unfortunately during treatment he suffered a cardiac arrest and later died in the Gippsland Base Hospital.
    Aircraft destroyed in accident.
     
  • Roulette Mid-Air Accident with A7-046 and A7-093, 15th December 1983.
  • Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-046

    A7-047 CA30-47 First flight 30/04/69.
    Delivered 26/05/69.
    Was Chief of Air Staff aircraft for short time, used by Air Marshall Ray Funnell. Painted white with Red and Blue stripes.
    Served with ARDU, 2 FTS and 76 Sqn 24/05/99.
    Was used as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.
    29/03/2014 arrived at RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre.
    Maybe it be restored for static display in the Chief of Air Staff scheme it once wore?

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-047

    A7-048 CA30-48 First flight 12/05/69.
    Delivered 12/06/69.
    Served with 2 OCU, CFS/Roulettes, 2 FTS and 79 Sqn 19/05/99.
    Training aid at RSTT Wagga after receiving damage to port wing from a bird strike between Wagga and Mildura, date of incident unknown. .
    Used as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.
    Forward fuselage to RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-048
    Rear fuselage marked A7-048 noted fitted on Dandenong RSL's A7-002 in 2005

    A7-049 CA30-49 First flight 23/05/69.
    Delivered 12/06/69.
    Served with CFS, Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1986, 1988.
    Crashed 2nm northeast of East Sale after colliding with A7-054 10/03/88.
    During a roulette display with Channel 10 cameraman in chase aircraft, A7-049 (Roulette 4) reared up and struck the underbelly of A7-054 (Roulette 1). Pilot of 049 ejected at 4,000 ft and 200 kts with only minor injuries. Pilot of 054 (Jeff Trappett) performed a wheels-up landing at RAAF East Sale. Crew; FLTLT R. Crispin. RAAF Ejection number 69. The Roulettes were practicing for the Canberra Bicentennial Airshow which was scheduled for Sunday 13/03/88.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-049 Thumbnail

    A7-050 CA30-50 First flight 09/06/69.
    Delivered 30/06/69.
    Served with 2 FTS, 76 Sqn and 79 Sqn.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-050

    A7-051 CA30-51 First flight 17/06/69.
    Delivered 26/06/69.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Crashed 15/02/80, 30 nm north northeast of RAAF Pearce WA (2FTS), Canopy unlocked in fight. Crew ejected at 9,000 ft and 190 kts with serious injuries sustained by student and only minor injuries by aircraft captain. Crew; FLTLT G. Cashmere (captain), CDT P. Craven (student). RAAF Ejection 56.
    A7-052 CA30-52 First flight 23/06/69.
    Delivered 10/07/69.
    Served with ARDU.
    RSTT Wagga as Training Aid.
    We believe it was located at Wagga Wagga when the remaining Macchi's were offered for disposal in 2004.
    Was located at Fighter World, RAAF Williamtown.
    A7-052 was repainted by HARS to represent A7-076 and in 10/2010 was placed at RAAF Williamtown as a memorial honouring Flight Lieutenant Page and all No. 76 Squadron personnel who have suffered and lost their life for the defence of Australia.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-052

    A7-053 CA30-53 First flight 03/07/69.
    Delivered 18/07/69.
    Served with 2 FTS, 25 Sqn and 79 Sqn 19/05/99.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga..

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-053

    A7-054 CA30-54 First flight 10/07/69.
    Delivered 18/07/69.
    Served with CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1988.
    Damaged 10/03/88, During Roulette display with Channel 10 cameraman in chase aircraft, A7-049 (Roulette 4) reared up and struck the underbelly of A7-054 (Roulette 1). Pilot of 049 ejected. Pilot of 054 (Jeff Trappett) performed wheels-up landing at RAAF East Sale. The Roulettes were practicing for the Canberra Bicentennial Airshow which was scheduled for Sunday 13/03/88.
    To CAC for fatigue testing, then to RMIT 21/12/89.
    Front and rear fuselage sections were located at Moorabbin Air Museum. 09/02/06,
    Currently on display at Benalla Aviation Museum

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-054 Thumbnail

    A7-055 CA30-55 First flight 23/07/69.
    Delivered 05/08/69.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Crashed 01/10/69, 50 nm north of RAAF Pearce WA. Fire/overheat warning. Crew ejected at 2,500 ft and 130 kts with minor injuries sustained by captain. Crew; FLTLT J. Pedrina (captain) and FLGOFF H. Badower (student). RAAF Ejection number 37.
    A7-056 CA30-56 First flight 31/07/69.
    Delivered 08/08/69.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-056

    A7-057 CA30-57 First flight 13/08/69.
    Delivered 30/06/69.
    Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971,
    CFS/Roulettes. Served with CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1970, 1981, 1986 and 76 Sqn.
    Located at Northam when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
    Acquired by the Merridin Military Museum, W.A.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-057

    A7-058 CA30-58 First flight 20/08/69.
    Delivered 09/09/69.
    Served with 2 OCU and 76 Sqn.
    Remains were on the Fire Dump at Edinburgh SA.
    Aircraft reported as being cut up and scrapped on 4/06/2008

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-058

    A7-059 CA30-59 First flight 03/09/69.
    Delivered 15/09/69.
    Served with 5 OTU, 2 OCU, 77 Sqn, 2 OCU and 76 Sqn.
    Was located at RSTT Wagga until 21/12/04 when it was moved to South Australia.
    Was owned by the South Australian Aviation Museum.
    Then owned by DSTO and located at Pt Wakefield Proof Range.
    Purchased by Dandenong RSL
    Sold to
    Dick Winterburn's Derelict Aircraft Museum, was previously at Heathcote now at Launching Place, Vic

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-059

    A7-060 CA30-60 First flight 08/09/69.
    Delivered 25/09/69.
    Served with 5 OTU, 2 OCU and 76 Sqn.
    To ADFA as training aid 10/02/93.
    To storage at Wagga, date unknown.
    Scrapped mid-2014

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-060

    A7-061 CA30-61 First flight 22/09/69.
    Delivered 08/10/69.
    Served with 2 OCU, 77 Sqn, 2 OCU and 76 Sqn.
    Was located at RSTT Wagga.
    Last sighted in 1999 at DSTO Salisbury on a concrete pad, used for some type of trails
    Modified with crude folding wings for easy access into building
    It is now inside a building that is essentially a giant microwave oven.
    Used for electro-magnetic tests
    .

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-061

    A7-062 CA30-62 First flight 29/09/69.
    Delivered 09/10/69.
    Served with 2 OCU, 77 Sqn, 2 OCU and 76 Sqn 24/05/99.
    Currently on display at Fighter World, Williamtown NSW.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-062

    A7-063 CA30-63 First flight 07/10/69.
    Delivered 15/10/69.
    Served with 2 FTS, 2 OCU. Served 76 Sqn 28/06/2001.
    Located at the RAAF Amberley Fire Ground, reported as not for burning.
    It has the tail-fin marked 28

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-063

    A7-064 CA30-64 First flight 17/10/69.
    Delivered 27/10/69.
    Served with 5 OTU, 2 OCU, 77 Sqn, 2 OCU and 76 Sqn.
    Removed from service early 90's.
    Noted 27/06/2002 in the road movements compound at RAAF Edinburgh SA, dismantled on three trucks.
    Was on display at the main Parade Ground just inside the gates at RAAF Edinburgh SA.
    Dismantled and transported to RAAF Amberley 11/2014

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-064

    A7-065 CA30-65 First flight 24/10/69.
    Delivered 11/11/69.
    Served with 2 OCU.
    Crashed 29/10/75 Saltash range NSW (2OCU). Aircraft struck trees during dive recovery on range. Crew ejected at 70-90 ft and 180-200 kts with only minor injuries. Crew were FLTLT Bryan Sweeney and FLGOFF George Clayton. RAAF Ejection number 45.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-065

    A7-066 CA30-66 First flight 31/10/69.
    Delivered 18/11/69.
    Served with 2 FTS and 79 Sqn 19/05/99.
    Has been allocated to RAAF Pearce for promotional purposes.
    Currently on display at Bull Creek Museum painted as A7-025. A wing from A7-009 was used in this restoration.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-066
    A pair of wings off A7-066 were included in collection of Dandenong RSL's Macchis.

    A7-067 CA30-67 First flight 01/12/69.
    Delivered 27/01/70.
    Served with CFS, Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1970, 1982, 2 OCU, 77 Sqn and 76 Sqn.
    Was painted with red nose for Red Nose Day, 1991.
    Currently on display at Fighter World, Williamtown, NSW.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-067

    A7-068 CA30-68 First flight 02/02/70.
    Delivered 10/02/70.
    Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971, CFS/Roulettes.
    Served with ARDU, CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1970, 1981, 1986, 1987 and 76 Sqn.
    Static Display Laverton 1988. Flying display East Sale 1990.
    Removed from service early 90's.
    We believe it was located at Wagga Wagga when the remaining Macchi's were offered for disposal in 2004.
    Acquired by the Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group (CNAPG).

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-068

    A7-069 CA30-69 First flight 19/02/70.
    Delivered 11/03/70.
    Served with 2 FTS and 76 Sqn.
    Fitted at some stage with the rear fuslage of A7-035.
    Withdrawn from use 09/00.
    Located at Northam when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
    Acquired by Rob Anderson, Gisborne, Vic.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-069
    A rear fuselage off -069 was fitted to A7-031 at the Aircraft Battle Damage Repair section at RAAF Williamtown complete with many bullet holes! (Now at Dick Winterburn's Museum, was previously at Heathcote now at Launching Place, Vic.)

    A7-070 CA30-70 First flight 06/04/70.
    Delivered 06/05/70.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Wings given to A7-092 in 1991 to get an aircraft airworthy. (Pictured with orange wings on camouflaged fuselage
    Was painted in 50 year 76 Sqn paint scheme.
    Served with 76 Sqn 24/05/99.
    Used as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.
    Still current as of 25/03/2014
    Forward fuselage to RAAF Museum, Point Cook

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-070

    A7-071 CA30-71 First flight 28/04/70.
    Delivered 11/05/70.
    Served with 2 OCU and 76 Sqn.
    Removed early 90's.
    First Macchi painted in all over grey scheme.
    Acquired by the Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group (CNAPG).
    The aircraft was later stolen from a farm where it was stored near Cranbourne, Vic.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-071

    A7-072 CA30-72 First flight 18/05/70.
    Delivered 05/06/70.
    Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971, CFS/Roulettes.
    Served with ARDU, 2 FTS and 79 Sqn.
    Used as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.
    To be displayed at Wagga Officers Mess

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-072

    N/A CA30-73 Delivered to RAN as N14-073.
    A7-074 CA30-74 Previously RAN N14-074.
    Transferred to RAAF and delivered 01/07/83.
    Served with 2 OCU, 77 Sqn and 76 Sqn.
    Removed from service early 90's.
    We believe it was located at Wagga Wagga when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
    A7-074 is now at the Aircraft Battle Damage Repair section at RAAF Williamtown and it is painted matt black with blue flames!
    Noted under camouflage  netting in front of fire section building 10/2010.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-074

    A7-075 CA30-75 Previously RAN N14-075.
    Transferred to RAAF and delivered 01/07/83. 
    Served with 76 Sqn.
    Removed from service early 90's. Rear fuselage section at RAAF Williamtown. We believe that some parts of the airframe were at RSTT Wagga Wagga when they were offered for disposal in 2004.
    One of at least 3 maybe 4 acquired by Dandenong (Vic) RSL, they were planned to be displayed in formation on poles.
    Was fitted with rear fuselage marked A7-011.
    Stored at Dandenong Army depot.

    Macchi A7-075 was advertised for sale on eBay 09/2012.
    I think that this is the same Macchi once held by Dandenong RSL

    Macchi A7-075 
1985

    A7-076 CA30-76 Previously RAN N14-076.
    Transferred to RAAF and delivered 01/07/83.
    Previously N14-076.
    Served with 2 OCU, 77 Sqn, 2 OCU and 76 Sqn.
    Crashed 19/11/90, 55nm north of Williamtown. Left wing failed in-flight during Air Combat Manouveres approximately 55 nm NE of Williamtown, NSW. FLTLT Page died after he ejected and was then struck by the aircraft. His parachute subsequently did not open and he impacted into the water. RAAF Ejection number 73.

    Transferred to RAAF and re-serialled A7-076
    A7-052 was repainted by HARS to represent A7-076 and in October 2010 was placed at RAAF Williamtown as a memorial honouring Flight Lieutenant Page and all No. 76 Squadron personnel who have suffered and lost their life for the defence of Australia
    A7-077 CA30-77 Previously RAN N14-077
    Transferred to RAAF and delivered 01/07/83.
    Served with 2 OCU, 77 Sqn, 25 Sqn early 90's and in 1997 went to 76 Sqn.
    Retired 03/01,
    Allocated
    to RAN Historic Flight. (Fuel System disabled).
    Static display at Nowra Airshow 04/2002.
    Currently repainted in Navy scheme and on display at Fleet Air Arm Museum Nowra.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-077 / N14-077

    N/A CA30-78 Delivered to RAN as N14-078.
    A7-079 CA30-79 First flight 07/12/70.
    Delivered 17/12/70.
    Served with ARDU and CFS.
    Crashed 03/08/87, Barrington Tops (near Gloucester), 55 nm northwest of RAAF Williamtown, NSW Thrust loss, engine icing suspected. Crew ejected at 6,500 ft and 130 kts with only minor injuries. Wreckage located by bushwalkers 28/04/95. Crew; FLTLT D. Hume and FLTLT B. Heslin. RAAF Ejection number 68.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-079

    A7-080 CA30-80 First flight 26/01/71.
    Delivered 17/02/71.
    Served with ARDU, 2 FTS, 76 Sqn up until 1996 and 79 Sqn 19/05/99.
    Avalon Airshow 2001.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-080

    Rear fuselage marked A7-080 acquired by Dandenong RSL and then sold to Dick Winterburn, was previously at Heathcote now at Launching Place, Vic.

    A7-081 CA30-81 First flight 24/02/71.
    Delivered 23/03/71.
    Served with CFS/Roulettes.
    Laverton Airshow 18/04/1971, CFS/Roulettes. 
    Used as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.
    Was still current as of 25/03/2014
    To RAAF East Sale for display at gate
    Static display East Sale Open Day 08/05/2016

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-081

    A7-082 CA30-82 First flight 06/04/71.
    Delivered 23/04/71.
    Served with CFS, Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1982 and with 2 FTS.
    Crashed 12/11/86, 15 nm northwest of Gin Gin Airfield (28 nm north northwest of RAAF Pearce) WA after Engine flameout. Pilot ejected at 2,000 ft and 140 kts with only minor injuries. Crew; FLGOFF T. Ellis. RAAF Ejection number 66.
    A7-083 CA30-83 First flight 13/05/71.
    Delivered 26/05/71.
    Served with CFS, part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1981, 2 FTS, 2 OCU and 76 Sqn 25/05/99.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-083
    Rear fuselage marked A7-083 was fitted on Dandenong RSL's A7-087.

    A7-084 CA30-84 Previously N14-084.
    Transferred to RAAF and delivered 01/07/83
    Fuselage (minus wings, fin and tail plane) stored at RAAF Base Pearce 04/03.
    Forward fuselage at 702SQN/721SQN, Madeley, WA. Australian Air Force Cadets 07/05.
    Rear fuselage noted at Pearce Airshow 20/11/05.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-084 / N14-084

    A7-085 CA30-85 Previously RAN N14-085.
    Transferred to RAAF and delivered 01/07/83.
    Served with 76 Sqn.
    Crashed 19/08/85, Saltash AWR NSW after Engine fire during strafing run (76 Sqn). Pilot ejected at 2,000 ft and 200 kts with only minor injuries. Crew; PLTOFF S. Callcott. RAAF Ejection number 65.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi N14-085/A7-085

    A7-086 CA30-86 Previously RAN N14-086.
    Transferred to RAAF and delivered 01/07/83.
    Served with ARDU in RAN colours but with Navy titles removed and RAAF serial applied
    Served with 2 OCU and 76 Sqn.
    Was located at Wagga Wagga when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
    A7-086 is now at the Aircraft Battle Damage Repair section at RAAF Williamtown.

    Macchi A7-086 
HMAS Albatross 
1986. 
Photo by Doug Mackay

    A tail off A7-086 is fitted to Cranbourne RSL's N14-087

    A7-087 CA30-87 Previously RAN N14-087.
    Transferred to RAAF and delivered 01/07/83.
    Served with ARDU, 2 OCU, 77 Sqn and 76 Sqn.
    Removed from service early 90's.
    We believe that some parts of the airframe were at RSTT Wagga Wagga when they were offered for disposal in 2004.
    One of at least 3 maybe 4 acquired by Dandenong (Vic) RSL, they were planned to be displayed in formation on poles.
    Was fitted with rear fuselage marked A7-083.
    Previously stored
    at Dandenong Army depot.
    Now fitted with rear fuselage of A7-011 and tail of A7-086
    Displayed at Cranbourne RSL as N14-087

    Highlight for Album: Macchi N14-087 / A7-087

    A7-088 CA30-88 First flight 12/10/71.
    Delivered 05/11/71.
    Served with 2 FTS and CFS/Roulettes.
    Special paint scheme for 2FTS 1969-1991.
    Static display at Richmond Airshow 1991.
    Was used at RSTT Wagga as training aid.
    Served with 76 Sqn. Collided with A7-038 and crashed (76 Sqn). Collided during air combat training on 24/10/94, 38nm (70km) NNE of RAAF Base Williamtown. Crew; FLGOFF L. Pulford. RAAF Ejection number 76.
    A rear fuselage off A7-088 is reported fitted to A7-095. This may have been an earlier unit replaced before A7-088 crashed.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-088

    A7-089 CA30-89 First flight 22/11/71.
    Delivered 03/12/71.
    Served with CFS/Roulettes.
    RSTT Wagga as training aid.
    We believe the airframe was at RSTT Wagga Wagga when they were offered for disposal in 2004.
    Purchased by Ron Schnieder and left Wagga Wagga by road 13/01/05.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-089
    A right wing off A7-089 is included in the collection of Dandenong RSL's Macchis.
    A7-090 CA30-90 First flight 08/12/71.
    Delivered 03/02/72.
    Served with CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1986, 2 FTS and 76 Sqn.
    Removed from service early 90's.
    Back with 76 Sqn 1999.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga..

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-090

    A7-091 CA30-91 First Flight 07/03/72.
    Delivered 23/02/72.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Crashed 19/07/79 (2FTS), 17 nm east northeast of RAAF Pearce, WA Control lost during aerobatics practice. Pilot ejected from inverted spinning aircraft below 5,000 ft with only minor injuries. Crew; CDT R. Allan. RAAF Ejection number 53.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-091

    A7-092 CA30-92 First flight 04/04/72.
    Delivered 14/04/72.
    Served with CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1988. Richmond Airshow 1988, with CFS/Roulettes.
    Static display East Sale 1990.
    A7-070's wings put on this aircraft to keep it airworthy in 1991. (Resulting in a grey aircraft with orange wings). Served 76 Sqn.
    Fuselage of this aircraft and other wing panels photographed in scrap yard at Campbellfield near Melbourne, after reported as being in another scrap yard in Seymour Vic. 11/2001.
    Both Macchi and scrap yard have disappeared so current status unknown.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-092

    A7-093 CA30-93 First flight 26/04/72.
    Delivered 08/05/72.
    Served with CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1983.
    Collided with A7-046 15/12/83, near East Sale VIC.
    The Roulettes suffered their first accident when Roulette 2 and Roulette 3 collided at 2,000 feet over the training area new East Sale. The aircraft involved were A7-046 and A7-093. Flt Lt. Steve Carter (Roulette 2) was believed to have been killed instantly while Flt. Lt. Graeme "Blue" Brooks (Roulette 3) fell from his aircraft as it disintegrated around the pilot. He was able to parachute into a tea tree swamp on the "Lakeview" property. An Esso helicopter medivaced Flt. Lt. Brooks to the Base Medical Flight but unfortunately during treatment he suffered a cardiac arrest and later died in the Gippsland Base Hospital
    Aircraft destroyed in accident.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-093

  • Roulette Mid-Air Accident with A7-046 and A7-093, 15th December 1983.
  • A7-094 CA30-94 First flight 23/05/72.
    Delivered 16/06/72 Served with 2 FTS and 25 Sqn.
    Used as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga..

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-094

    A7-095 CA30-95 First flight 21/06/72.
    Delivered 30/06/72.
    Served with 2 FTS.
    Located at Northam when the remaining Macchis were offered for disposal in 2004.
    Forward fuselage of '095, with rear fuselage of '088, disposed of by public tender December 2004.
    Removed from Northam. No wings, fin or horizontal stabs. For eventual static restoration.
    Acquired by SQNLDR Jim Eftos 25SQN

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-095

    A7-096 CA30-96 First flight 18/07/72.
    Delivered 11/08/72.
    Served with 2 FTS, ARDU, 2 FTS and CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1988.
    Served with 25 Sqn. Served 76 Sqn, 09/00. Served 79 Sqn 03/01.
    Current as training aid at RSTT Wagga Wagga..

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-096

    A7-097 CA30-97 First flight 28/08/72.
    Delivered 27/09/72.
    Served with 2 FTS and CFS/Part of Roulettes Aerobatic Team 1988. Richmond Airshow 1988, with CFS/Roulettes.
    Served with 76 Sqn.
    Was at RSTT Wagga Wagga NSW.
    Moved to Point Cook for the RAAF Museum in 2002.

    Highlight for Album: Macchi A7-097

     
     
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    This page is managed and updated by Martin Edwards (Previously managed by Darren Crick).

    Due to the somewhat modular design of the Macchi the rear fuselage section that wore the serial number was sometimes replaced with another unit. This raises the issue of the same aircraft reported in two places at the same time. (See A7-048 for example). The aircraft identity remains with the forward fuselage section.

    Source: Australian Aviation Magazine, Darren Mottram's Website, Scramble Magazine, RAAF Directorate of Flying Safety Articles. Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group (CNAPG) website..

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