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The SAAA (Sports Aircraft Association of Australia) is the local equivalent of EAA. The annual fly-in was hosted a couple weeks back in Cowra, NSW. This year was deemed "the year of the canard". A very good selection of canards showed up, probably 10 canard of all varieties showed up. There was several that had just absolutely outstanding workmanship. Chris Byrne's Cozy MkIV was just outstanding. Also a defiant showed that was just a work of art.


Here's a link to a bunch (ok, 300) of photographs.




The old canard saying certainly holds true here in Australia. That is that no matter where a canard lands, it's instantly the hottest plane on the ramp. Everyone wants to check it out. There was always a crowd around the canard area. That was until the hand built Jet arrived!!! A 3/4 Grumman Panther. Absolutely incredible. I'm not sure which was more interesting, the plane or the stories the pilot/builder was telling.



Drew Chaplin (aka the Foam Whisperer)


www.Cozy1200.com - I'm a builder now! :cool:


Brace for impact...

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It was really hoping to make it Cowra but work and family got in the way. How many times have we all said that?


Chris, Cozy looks fantastic. Hopefully one day I can see it in the flesh (or should that be glass ????).


I have seen John Gross' Panther before here in Toowoomba. Very cool, and can you say loud. When he left he disappeared from sight but you could still hear it for some time afterward.


Hopefully next years Toowoomba aircraft/classic-auto fly/drive in will contain some canards. Only a handful of homebuilts this year.

Adrian Smart

Cozy IV #1453

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