Jan Schönburg, Pilot, in Swindon England with G-AWAW 2010


What is G-AWAW ?


G-AWAW is the UK civil registration for a Cessna 150 that flew half way around the world in 1980. It is also a call-sign for a voyage of endurance and guts by Jan Schönburg when she piloted the little two seater to Australia from her native England.


Creating a new life for a plane from the pieces that are left.


The remnants of G-AWAW were rescued 7 years ago by forward looking Cessna 150 enthusiasts. G-AWAW was in danger of being scrapped, its existence just a signature away from the proverbial beer can maker. Funds were raised, and with great effort, the remaining fuselage and wings were packed into a shipping container and sent across the Atlantic to Florida, where they were placed in storage.

Today, G-AWAW is awaiting restoration and re-purposing, but the original rescuers are not able to move this project forward.


Website Administrator

This website is a start at bringing the Cessna 150 back to the world, but many decisions about how and where must be made. I am just a Cessna 150 fan who recognizes the historical value of this aircraft and would like to see it reassembled, if not restored. How that will happen or when is anybodies guess, but the plane exists and has been stored for years awaiting a new chapter in its life. Maybe you can help make that happen.


Learn more

There is much more to learn about G-AWAW and Cessna 150's. Watch here as the photos of the past re-emerge and a new plan emerges for bringing G-AWAW back to life.

Jan Schönburg on arrival at Darwin, Australia July 17, 1980