G-AWAW was the aircraft Janette Schönburg used in 1980 to
re-trace the 1930 flight of British Aviation Pioneer Amy Johnson
from England to Australia. Janette wrote this book, now out of print and quite rare.
Amy Johnson flew from England to Australia in 1930.
Both flights were solo efforts half way across the world in small aircraft.
|Do we have this part?||Sub Assembly Name||Custodian Name||Part Location||Part Condition||Photo|
|Yes||Fuselage||Mike A.||Live Oak FL||Fuselage in Container|
|Yes||Wing tip with Nav Light|
|Yes||Left Wing||left wing Loading Left Wing|
|Yes||Left Wing tip with Nav Light|
|Panel with instruments|
|Continental O-200 Engine with accessories||TBO Runout|
|Yes||Nose gear, wheel and tire|
|Propeller and Spinner|
|Yes||Right landing gear, right brake caliper|
|Yes||Right wheel and tire|
|Yes||Left Landing Gear, left brake caliper|
|Yes||Left wheel and tire|
|Top dorsal fin|
This website is under maintenance while the status of G-AWAW is discussed on the http://Cessna150152.com forums.
G-AWAW is a little 2 seat Cessna 150 that was flown from England to Australia by Jan Schönburg in 1980.
A feat of airmanship, and bravery crossing oceans and continents, Jan piloted the little G-AWAW Cessna 150 where big Boeings and Airbuses fly today.
More photos and information to come.
1966 Reims Cessna F150F Serial Number:0037 UK Registration is G-AWAW
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.
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.
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.