CAC Winjeel Climb-out, Tyabb Airshow 2012 by muz2142

CAC Winjeel Climb-out, Tyabb Airshow 2012 by 

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This privately-owned civil-registered Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Winjeel was the trainer aircraft in the Royal Australian Air Force (ex A85-439) that superseded the CAC Wirraway in the 1950’s. It is shown here climbing out from its take-off at the Tyabb Airshow held at Tyabb Airport, Victoria, Australia on 3 April 2012.
The photo was taken with a Nikon D70 camera fitted with a Tamron AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-300mm 1:3.5-6.3 Macro zoom lens.
The photo was tweaked using Gimp software – brightness/contrast tool and sharpening filter.


  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 3 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks for your appreciation John.

    – muz2142

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 3 years ago

    Excellent shot Muz. Wanted to get my hands on one of these trainers when learning to fly. We called them The Provost..

  • Thanks for your appreciation Ted.

    The Winjeel looks similar to the Provost but it is an Australian designed aircraft – and I think it also has a different engine (American in the Winjeel and British in the Provost if I’m not wrong).

    I saw a red Provost do a very low level knife-edge at the 1980 Biggin Hill Air Show.

    – muz2142

  • Colin Smedley
    Colin Smedleyover 2 years ago

    Nice one Muz! I’d love to get my lens pointing at one of these, I don’t think there’s ever been one in British skies. The CA-25 Winjeel (Aboriginal for eaglet) was designed and built by CAC in Australia around a 450hp Wasp Junior. The Percival Provost had a 550hp Alvis Leonides and had it’s wheels facing inwards.

  • Thanks for your appreciation and the info about the Provost.
    There are 30 Winjeels on the Australian civil register. I think one was exported to the US – might have been to Kermit Weeks.

    – muz2142

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Congratulations – 8th Oct., 2013 – Shirley, Jean & Rene

    Perhaps you would like to leave a comment HERE

  • Thanks EdsMum for the feature in The Best of Anything and Everything group.

    – muz2142

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