Warbirds in Action Airshow 2008
Winjeel


The Commonwealth Aircraft Comapny of Australia made the CAC-25 Winjeel to fulfill the requirement for a replacement trainer for the Wirraway and the DeHavilland Tiger Moth as a three seat trainer that was rugged, inexpensive to operate, easy to fly and easy to maintain. The Winjeel first flew in February of 1951. Deliveries to the Australian military began in 1955. The Winjeel (which is an aboriginal word meaning "Young Eagle") stayed in service with the Australians until he 1990s, serving as a trainer, forward air control aircraft and communications aircraft. Many found their way into private ownership as they were decommissioned from military service. This Winjeel is the only one in the western hemisphere.








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