Yapton Aero Club


Yapton Aero Club used the popular Cirrus/Gipsy Moth biplane. This two seat training aircraft was popular with flying clubs due to its simplicity and reliability. The following table is extracted from A Fleeting Peace and Air-Britain websites and lists the airctaft recorded as being owned by Yapton organisations.

RegistrationTypeFirst registeredDate at YaptonLocationOwner
G-AUFT DH.60X Moth 09.04.27 29.07.32 Sold 26.11.34 Alan Cobham - operated by National Aviation Day Ltd, Ford
G-EBUS DH.60X Moth 19.10.27 02.04.37 Registration cancelled 5.11.45 Yapton Aero Club
G-EBXT DH.60X Moth 30.04.28 20.08.37 Impressed 28.6.40. Scrapped St Athan 1941 Yapton Aero Club
G-EBZC DH.60X Moth 03.07.28 22.07.36 Withdrawn from use 24.8.39 Impressed 28.6.40. Scrapped St Athan 1941 Yapton Aero Club
G-EBZL DH.60X Moth 09.07.28 19.08.35 Impressed 28.6.40. Scrapped RAF Halton 29.4.44 Yapton AC
G-AADB DH.60X Moth 30.11.28 02.04.35 Crashed nr Eastleigh 29.6.37 Yapton AC
G-ABBX DH.60X Moth 19.07.30 07.04.33 Sold to Kent Flying Club 07.09.34 Alan Cobham - operated by National Aviation Day Ltd, Ford
G-EBZA Avro 504K 13.07.28   Withdrawn from use 10.4.31 DW School of Flying Ltd / Yapton
G-AAWZ Spartan Arrow ??.06.30   Scrapped during WWII Yapton AC
G-ABLJ Spartan Three Seater I ??.04.31   Withdrawn from use 1944 to ATC Yapton AC
G-ABVS GAL ST.4 Monospar 1 ??.04.32   Sold Ireland 2.33, restored 11.33, cancelled 7.39 Yapton Aero Club

 

G-AADB was in use at Ford before being YAC. It was registered in August '34 to Alan Cobham and used as a support aircraft for flight refuelling experiments. The registration was transferred to YAC 6 months later. Two months later the aircraft crashed at Eastleigh (29/6/37) injuring Alan Cobham. The aircraft was beyond repair.

YAC moved to Portsmouth in 1938.

 


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