The Vintage Aviation Society of Göteborg (Göteborgs Veteranflygsällskap) was formed in 1980 by a group of people interested in living aviation history. The society takes care of old aeroplanes, renovates them to airworthy status and operates them.
The first machine was a KZ III, which was built in Denmark in 1946. It is a highwing two-seated monoplane noted for its extremely short take-off and landing distances. The wish to include local aviation history was fulfilled when the society was able to acquire a Götaverken GV 38. The plane, a license-built Rearwin 9000 Sportster of American design, was built in small numbers at the Götaverken shipyard before World War II. The current machine is being flown in a modified configuration with a Continental engine. A second aircraft is under restoration and it will use the original engine, a 5-cylinder 90 hp Le Blond radial. In 1998 the society also purchased a Piper J3 Cub, which is mainly used as a taildragger trainer.
If you would like to take part in the restoration work, be a supporting member, take part in meetings, or have any other questions about GVFS, please contact:
Gert Böll +46 708-905625 gertboll1(at)gmail.com