Australian Minors

 

 

According to a letter Barbara Schlussler had from the Sport Aircraft Association of Australia dated 12 May 1999 the following Luton Minors were known to them at that time: 
 
    VH-EZO
    VH-AYP
    VH-RFT
    VH-HMA    
    Two being built in NSW - Project status unknown
    VH-LUT
    VH-HEP
 
She wrote to the various owners and is in regular contact with Laurie Smith (VH-RFT).  She has had replies from Ron Robertson who has sold VH-HEP, from Neville Cameron who has completed his project (one of the two in the list above) and sold it before it was flight-tested, and from Ian Harvey who was doing the other project 
 
HOWEVER - on checking a site with the Australian register, it would appear that many of these registration marks have been reallocated.  Only two aircraft are shown with details as follows below:

Registration mark: VH-RFT
Aircraft make: AMATEUR
Aircraft type: LUTON
Aircraft model: LA-4
Aircraft serial number: V1
MTOW: 340kg
Engine make: AERONCA
Engine model: JAP J99
Power-type code: Reciprocating
Fuel-type code: 80-87 Octane Avgas
Certificate of Reg holder's title: MR
C of R holder's Given names: LAURENCE NEVILLE
C of R holder's surname: SMITH
C of R holder's address line 2: MERBEIN
C of R holder's address line 3: VIC
COR holder's Commencement date: 10-04-1980
Date Aircraft First Registered: 30-04-1964
Number of Engines: 1
Landing Gear Code: Tailwheel - Fixed
Airframe Category Code: Amateur built aeroplane
Certif. of Airworth. Category: Amateur built
Operational Class Code: General Aviation

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Registration mark: VH-LUT
Aircraft make: AMATEUR
Aircraft type: LUTON
Aircraft model: LA-4
Aircraft serial number: N40
MTOW: 340kg
Engine make: VOLKSWGN
Engine model: VW DERIVATIVE
Power-type code: Reciprocating
Fuel-type code: 80-87 Octane Avgas
Certificate of Reg holder's title: MR
C of R holder's Given names: RICHARD BARRY
C of R holder's surname: DAVIS
C of R holder's address line 2: NARELLAN
C of R holder's address line 3: NSW
COR holder's Commencement date: 20-11-1996
Date Aircraft First Registered: 20-11-1996
Number of Engines: 1
Landing Gear Code: Tailwheel - Fixed
Airframe Category Code: Amateur built aeroplane
Certif. of Airworth. Category: C of A not issued
Operational Class Code: General Aviation