The Riddle of the Stinson

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The Riddle of the Stinson title screen.

TV Movie (1987)

Jack Thompson (Bernard O'Reilly)
Norman Kaye (Binstead)
Richard Roxburgh (Proud)
Huw Williams (Westray)

Story about the 1937 Airlines of Australia Stinson crash at Lamington, Queensland, Australia and the rescue of its survivors by local Queenslander Bernard O'Reilly.

Stinson Model A

Reg. VH-UHH christened Brisbane. This non-flyable replica of the Stinson Model A was first kept inside the Wangaratta Air World Museum, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia in a good condition during at least fifteen years after the filming.
Then displayed outside O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Lamington National Park under heavy sun and the weathering made its tool until 2017 when the replica was restored in preparation for the 80th anniversary commemorations of the Stinson plane crash.

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The cockpit action is unable to show the instrument panel behind the steering wheel (more precisely: the panel has no instruments and the gas throttle is not at the right place). The aerial shooting was done with a radio/command model which is probably seen inside the Library at O'Reilly's (at least until 2008).

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Unidentified Aircraft

The white aircraft (between the pilot and the car)... Piper PA-22 Pacer or Stinson 108?

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Boeing-Stearman Model 75

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Ryan PT-22 Recruit

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de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth

Reg: VH-MDV De Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth (wearing A17-626 on her sides) c/n 468.
Another one is seen alongside but too quickly to decipher her registration.

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Auster J-5P Autocar

Reg. VH-BTE Auster J-5P Autocar c/n 3200.

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