Varieze equiped with a Turbomeca Palas
Geoffrey’s project was to re-engine his Varieze with a Turbomeca Palas.
Geoffrey Danes joined the SAAA (Sport Aircraft Association of Australia) in 1976 and built a Varieze (#2 in the air in Australia in Sept, 1979)
His second project was a one of a kind composite aerobatic aircraft : the Maverick which was undertaken with Graham Swanell. First flown in December 1987.
The Varieze jet renamed Varijet, is now flying with turbojet power.
Geoff made the first flight of the ‘VariJet’ with the jet engine, on 28 October 2018, at Jandakot Airport.