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 Right Wing        
  Right Aileron        
Yes  Right Flap        
Yes Right Strut        
Yes Wing tip with Nav Light        
Yes  Left Wing        left wing Loading Left Wing
Yes  Left Aileron        
  Left Flap        
? Left Strut        
Yes  Left Wing tip with Nav Light        
Yes Pilot Seat        
  Copilot Seat        
Yes  Top Cowling        
Yes  Bottom Cowling        
  Windscreen        
  Panel with instruments        
  Radios        
  Left door        
Yes  Right Door        
  Continental O-200 Engine with accessories      TBO Runout  
Yes Nose gear, wheel and tire        
Yes Engine mount        
  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        
  Vertical Fin        
  Rudder        
  Red Beacon        
  Horizontal Stab        
  Left elevator        
  Right Elevator        
           
           
           

 

 

 

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.

 

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