Saturday 22 August 2020

Question Time ------ Skywise Ultraflight Vampire ZK-VMP

The first correct answer to the Question Time on Monday came from Ross Brodie.

We have had just the one Skywise Ultraflight SV-2 Vampire on the New Zealand register.
ZK-VMP was c/n SU026 and first flew on 08-01-1998 pushed along by a Rotax 447 engine and was registered to Kevin Jane out of Stratford on 29-01-1998.
Tony Moss took it over from 21-02-2001 and finally Paul Howarth of Opunake from 01-11-2016.
It was withdrawn and cancelled on 30-06-2017.

Below we have eight photographs from various sources.
Designed by Bill Sadler in the USA in the early 1980's it won the Grand Champion Design at the EAA Oshkosh flyin in August 1982.
The rights were sold to Australia with a small production run off the 22 foot span SV-2 version being built under licence by Skywise Ultraflight.
Garland Aerospace took over the project followed by Wedgetail Aircraft but little more seemed to have eventuated.

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