Australian Aviation Museum

Starkie Drive, Bankstown Airport (02) 9791 3088

Volmer VJ 22 Sportsman Amphibian

Construction of the original Sportsman started in September 1957 and was

completed in December 1958. The construction of a corrosion proof and rigid

hull is of 1/16 inch and 3/32 inch aircraft mahogany plywood with 1/4 inch plywood

at the step for maximum strength. The hull is further covered with fibreglass for added

protection. Numerous testing from calm water and five foot swells in the open sea

have proven it both airworthy and seaworthy.

Take- off from sea level consumes about 20 seconds.

This aircraft, originally constructed by a Sydney Doctor, was donated by Mr. Greg Ackman, Managing Director of Mobile One.  It has never flown.


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