Hangar House

Airtourer

Room Features

  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Disable facilities in room
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi
  • Additional bed – at cost

Large Family suite with a Queen bed and two singles opening onto a huge entertaining terrace, great for enjoying that late afternoon relaxing wine whilst enjoying the district and mountain views.  Located on the first floor the room includes a beautifully appointed ensuite, reverse cycle air-conditioning, large wall mounted flat screen TV and separate access to the hangar should you require.  The room is ideal for a small group or a family.

History

The Airtourer, a small two seat training, touring and semi-aerobatic aircraft, was the winning design in a competition organised by the Royal Aero Club in the early 1950’s. A wooden prototype, the Millicer Airtourer was constructed by a small group of enthusiasts in the Melbourne suburb of Williamstown during the late 1950’s and first test flown in April 1959.  The prototype was demonstrated to aero clubs and flying schools where significant interest was shown as a Tiger-Moth/Chipmunk replacement.  Interest was shown in the design by Mervyn Victor Richardson, Chairman of Victa Ltd who at the time had some aviation manufacturing interests.  The first all metal Victa Airtourer 100 (VH-MVA) was flown on the 12th December 1961.  This aircraft was later re-engined and was the first Airtourer 115 around 1963.