Percival P28 Proctor 1
A dismal, wet and windy day at Moorabbin, August
1955. I always thought the Proctor was a
nice looking aircraft, designed, interestingly, by an
Australian, Edgar Percival who was born in
Albury, NSW in 1898.
. Its performance wasn't startling, but it handled quite
nicely. It had a
of coming unglued. They were made of wood, and the bonding didn't
up too well under extremes of temperature. So much so that
they were grounded in Australia
in the mid-1960s.
-AHY was previously G-AIEB and before that R7493 with the
shot below, from the
Howard Morris collection, via Greg Weir, was probably taken around the