Air Chalet Site # 35

Building commenced on this site in early 2010 and was finished in mid 2010 for Rob And Val Plackett. This is yet another building built on the airfield by Kev Werner. The steel framework was manfactured and errected by Paterdis Steel.


Rob Plackett owns the great looking DHC Chipmunk aircraft - VH-RME, which he keeps hangared in the hangar section of the air chalet. In the short video below we see a rob landing and caring for his aircraft.

The History of the VH-RME is as follows:

Serial No Built at Fuse No Date Marking Unit Address Code
DH - HF68 Hatfield C1-0062 27/03/1950 WB 621 Test flown by George Thornton Hatfield  
      02/05/1950 WB 621 Delivered to No. 18 Reserve Flying School RAF Fairoaks,Nr. Chobham, Surrey. RCT-Y
      Circa/08/1950   Recoded (circa 10th August 1950)   10
      30/06/1951   Taxying accident Cat 3 R (repairable) which was amended to: At 1630 when almost at the end of itslanding run it struck WG 305 which was parked x wind after landing.  
      31/07/1951   Cat 4 and sent to D.H.for repair.    
      17/12/1951   Issued to No 3 BFTS training school RAF Burnaston, Nr. Derby 48
          following repair.    
      20/08/1953   Transferred to No.10 Maintenance Unit into storage upon closure of BFTS units RAF Hullavington, Wiltshire  
      30/08/1955   Transferred to Non-effective stock.    
      06/06/1956   Offered for sale as Lot No. 79 inH.Q. sale No. 25/56/C.19b     
      26/06/1956 WB 621 Registered as G-AOSR Burnaston Nr.Derby.  
      24/08/1956 WB 621 Struck off Charge and sold to Derby Aviation Burnaston Nr.Derby. Derby Aviation has  
        Ltd. run 3 BFTS so would have known the A/C  
      24/08/1956 G-AOSR Ferried to Burnaston but carrying Photos of both A/C appear in "Chipmunk,  
          incorrect markings G-AOSP.  The First Forty Years."  
      19/09/1956   Registration cancelled.    
      12/07/1960 VH-BSV Registered to Aero Club of Southern Tas GPO 451A Hobart Tas Airframe hours 1088 VH-BSV
      12/07/1966   Registered to Clive R Canning 7 Hillside Cres Blackburn Vic  
      29/05/1967   Registered to Graham M Wilson 218 Riversdale Rd Camberwell Vic  
      28/06/1967   Registered to Graham M Wilson 14 Maysia St Canterbury Vic  
      11/07/1969   Withdrawn from service for overhaul    
      03/09/1969   Registered to Graham M Wilson 14 Maysia St Canterbury Vic  
      23/03/1973   Registered to Ian A Ferguson 16 Menzies Ave Brighton beach Vic  
      29/03/1981   Registered to Peter Carlson. 9 Carr Cres Wanniassa ACT  
      07/05/1989   Registered to Ian Ferguson Westbourne RMB 1130 Dookie Vic  
      09/06/2004   Registered to Robert Plackett 17 Tasman Crt Banksia Beach Qld RCT-Y
      16/11/2006   Withdrawn from service for refurbishment Sandora & Alchemy Aviation Caboolture  
      13/04/2010 VH-RME Remarked From BSV to RME   VH-RME
      13/04/2010   Refurbishment Complete    
      19/05/2010   Returned to Watts Bridge