Title: Victa (AESL) Airtourer No’s 1 and 2

The Airtourer was designed by Henry Millicer and was the winner of a light aircraft design contest organised by the British Royal Aero Club in 1953. A wooden prototype was built and first flew in Australia in 1959. An all-metal version was put into production by Victa Ltd, a company best known for manufacturing lawn mowers, and between 1961 and 1966 172 examples were built. Victa attempted to get the Australian government to put tariffs on the Cessna’s and Piper’s then flooding the country, but were unsuccessful and therefore shut down production.

In 1967 rights to the aircraft were purchased by the New Zealand company, Aero Engine Services Ltd (AESL) and between 1967 and 1973 around another 80 examples were built. AESL installed more powerful engines, up to the 150 hp engine used in the T6 Airtourer. Four examples of this model were used by the RNZAF for training instructors.

We offer two titles covering the Airtourer including flight manuals for most variants of the model plus several manufacturer’s brochures. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages. Each title is US$9.95.

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Title 1 contains:

    • Victa Ltd manufacturer’s Pilot’s Handbook for the Airtourer 100, dated June 1963 with approx. 70 pages.
    • AESL manufacturer’s Pilot’s Handbook for the Airtourer 115, dated November 1967 with approx. 71 pages.
    • Manufacturer’s brochures for the Victa Airtourer, undated with approx. 29 pages.

Title 2 contains:

    • AESL manufacturer’s Pilot’s Handbook for the Airtourer T6, dated July 1970 with approx. 72 pages.
    • RNZAF Pilot’s Notes for the Airtourer T6/24, NZAP 280PN amended to 14/12/71 with approx. 40 pages.
    • Manufacturer’s brochures for the AESL Airtourer, undated with approx. 11 pages.