Aviation Photo #1360733 Ted Smith Aerostar 601P - Untitled

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GE Bicentennial Around Australia Air Race - race number 12. Owned by Ian Rear, taxying in after landing at 14.05, callsign "Aerostar 12". This won the race (RAAF PC-9A A23-006 had fastest times, but came 2nd by handicapping). Ian was a mining equipment supplier, based locally. In 1965, he flew a Baron in the London to Sydney Air Race, and ferried a Baron and a Citation across the Pacific. In 1986 he took VH-PJC around the world in 140 hours flying time. Built 1977, regd 12.12.1977. Later rereg VH-WGK.
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    Ted Smith Aerostar 601P
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    61P-0452-174
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    Jandakot
    Western Australia
    Australia
    September 25, 1988
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Thats a photo of my dad - I was 16 at the time, and very proud of my dad winning the air race! Lots of great stories about the event ... he was a passionate aviator!

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