Aviation Photo #0863090 Gates Learjet 35A - Hancock Prospecting

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Ex N1088D, N37931, VH-SDN. LGH registration stands for Langley George Hancock. In 1952 Lang Hancock discovered iron ore deposits in the Pilbara region of Western Australia when piloting his Auster low-level through a gorge to avoid rain clouds, launching a multi-million dollar industry. In 1974 at age 65, he got a jet licence & bought a Learjet (not this one).On this visit, he was 74 & escorted by fiancee Rose. His Lear had a bed & few seats. This Lear 35A replaced a 25 which replaced a 55 that his pilots disliked. This 35A was replaced by a 125-700B. Lang Hancock died in 1992, but his company lives on.
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    August 1985
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