Monday, December 19, 2016

Amateur-Built Supermarine Spitfire Mk.26 VH-DLH Arrives at Maryborough Airport

A nice arrival into Maryborough Airport late last week was this 80% replica Amateur-Built Supermarine Spitfire Mk.26 VH-DLH.  It will reportedly be temporarily based at Maryborough Airport while it undertakes a number of test flights over the next week or so.

VH-DLH is reportedly powered by an Isuzu 3.5-Litre V6 petrol engine (6VE1), identical to the engine fitted under the bonnet of the Holden Rodeo Utility in the 1990's.  The aircraft was assembled by a farmer who lives near Maryborough and its flight from the owner's property to Maryborough Airport was in fact it maiden flight.

Of interest, VH-DLH is painted in the same colours and markings as the owners World War II namesake, John Kellman.

To learn more about replica Spitfire kits that are produced by Supermarine Aircraft for completion by amateur aircraft builders, as well as technical detail about the available aircraft, you will find the following link of interest: .

Sincere thanks to David G of Maryborough Aviation Services for providing the information and photos of  VH-DLH as it arrived at Maryborough Airport last week.

Maryborough Aviation Services is based at Maryborough Airport and provides a comprehensive range of aircraft maintenance and refurbishment services, including repainting of aircraft, upholstery renewal/re-trim, avionics upgrades as well as pre-purchase and end-of-lease inspections to name only a few.  Check out their Facebook page at:

All photos taken by David Geck  ©

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