Black Magic was piloted by Jim and Amy Mollison in the London - Melbourne race. It had to retire at Allahabad due to the use of the wrong type of lubricant. After the race it was acquired by the Portuguese government and renamed Salazar with the registration CS-AAJ. In Portuguese hands it made a number of mail flights to South America.

After this nothing was heard from the plane and it was presumed lost. In the mid eighties however it was rediscovered in Portugal and brought back to the UK. It is presently under restoration to flying condition at Derby Airfield in England.











A replica Black Magic built for a television documentary




















Restoration of Black Magic



Last updated: 12/01/2019