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75 Years of Porsche
Officially approved Porsche Club 52
 Saturday, 22 February 2020

Mid 911 Register Technical Visit Porsche Powered Mooney Aircraft at Essendon Airport

Mid 911 and other Register members are invited to Club member Robert Buttery’s hangar at Essendon Airport to view and discuss the rare PFM 3200 engine fitted to Robert’s Mooney light aircraft.

This PFM 3200 engine is similar to the engine fitted to the Mid 911 “G” Series cars. Porsche produced less than 80 of these engines, and there are now only about 20 of these Porsche powered aircraft existing world wide. 

Four cylinder Porsche engines have been used in the light aviation industry since the 1950’s, and in the early 1980’s Porsche decided to re enter the commercial aircraft industry with a modified Porsche 911 engine. Modifications included a dual ignition system, a second alternator, a revised camshaft gear drive and other modifications to meet the necessary certification requirements before fitment to aircraft. 

The end result is the reliable, quiet, smooth running, and pilot friendly PFM 3200 engine as fitted to Roberts Mooney aircraft.

Robert has kindly offered to open his hangar to Club members and display his Mooney aircraft and his trailer mounted PFM3200 engine and discuss the history and the technical details of the engine.

Following the visit an optional lunch will be arranged at a venue TBA at Essendon Fields.

Date:  Saturday 22nd February 2020

Meeting Time: 10.30 am

Venue:  Essendon Airport, Hangar 71 (directions to Hangar 71 to be forwarded later)

Parking:  TBC, but probably near hangar 71

Lunch:  Optional at own cost at venue TBA

Cost:  $8 per person

Bookings:  Enquires please contact Carly on 9817 6911 or

Pls note that numbers are limited to 30, but a waiting list will be established

Bookings Close:  Tuesday 18th Feb unless sold out earlier. 

Contact:  Ken Anson 0411 775 263