Murray (Kitt’s grandfather) invited us out to Murwillumbah airstrip (YMUR) to visit the folks at Mothcair, an organisation specialising in the restoration of early British aircraft (plus a few early US designs). It was great to visit and chat with everyone there – they’ve done a number of projects and really do enjoy their work. I managed to get a few photos while there, including some of an old Beach 18 that was parked out front.
NOTE: 2008-10-23: During our time at Mothcair, I was talking to one of the guys about flying and aircraft and so on. He said that based on the passion I was showing, if I didn’t get myself into aviation and go flying, I’d go mad. He said it was clear I was hooked and what the hell was I doing not getting my butt off the ground? It was a significant moment for me, perhaps more in hindsite than at the time, as not long after this I wound up working as crew (and then crew chief) with the hot air balloons back in Melbourne.