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Photograph - Henry Millicer with Air Tourer Prototype VH-FMM, Moorabbin Airport, Victoria, 1959 Image Reg. No: MM 112479

Air Tourer prototype (Mk 1) made in Australia by Ultra Light Aircraft Association of Australia, 1959. This monoplane was designed by a team led by Henry K. Millicer. Two seat single engine cantilever low wing monoplane of wooden construction. Continental A-65 engine is fitted. Paint work is yellow and white with black lining. Ten piece Perspex canopy fitted. Civil registration marking on tail "VH- FMM". The design was later put into production by the Victa Aviation Division at Bankstown, NSW as the Victa Airtourer.

The Museum received the wooden prototype VH-FMM as a donation in 1977.

Part of a collection of photographs, negatives and slides used for research by curators at Museum Victoria.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Designer Henry Millicer with his Air Tourer prototype aeroplane at Moorabbin Airport before registration VH-FMM was applied to the tail at the beginning of flight testing.
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 121 mm (Height), 157 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: museum history, aeroplanes, mechanical engineering, aircraft, air transport, museums, aeronautics, aviation pioneers, test flights, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Millicer Air Tourer Prototype VH-FMM, Engineering Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: propeller aircraft - experimental
Inscriptions: Hand written in blue ink on back of photograph: 'DESIGNER & HIS A/C. / HKM & FMM BEFORE REGISTR'N / MOORABBIN APRIL 1959 / AT THE BEGINNING OF / FLIGHT TESTING.'

Printed in grey text on back of photograph: 'Gevaert' [repeated]
People Depicted: Millicer, Henry K
Model Name/Number: Air Tourer
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Manufacturer: Ultra Light Aircraft Association of Australia, Newport, Victoria, Australia, circa 1959
Designer: Mr Henry Millicer, Victoria, Australia, 1952
Other Association (See Comments): Victa Consolidated Industries Pty Ltd, Milperra, New South Wales, Australia

Subsequent manufacturer, 1961-1969.
Place & Date Depicted: Moorabbin Airport, Victoria, Australia, 1959

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