Bristol Boxkite Replica Flight Test

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The Bristol Boxkite replica aircraft, with former Air Force Test Pilot Air Vice Marshal Mark Skidmore (retired) at the controls, successfully flew its maiden flight on Wednesday 11 September 2013 at RAAF Base Williams, Point Cook. The brainchild of Group Captain (retired) Ron Gretton, AM, and Wing Commander (retired) Geoff Matthews, the Boxkite replica was painstakingly built at the RAAF Museum, Point Cook and will eventually be a showcase display for the public. The Boxkite has a rich history in the evolution of military aviation in Australia and was the first official military aircraft built in Australia that was used to train Australia's military aviators. • The Bristol Boxkite is expected to be one of the major drawcards for the Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show, at the RAAF Museum Point Cook, on 1st and 2nd March, 2014 (Join the event on Facebook for updates http://raaf.gov.au/1f9cFYW). Photos at http://raaf.gov.au/1aM9Z0C

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