VH-AAO (3)     DHC-2 Beaver 1                           (c/n  146)


                                      This Beaver was delivered in September 1951 to Federation Air Services, a branch of the then
                                      Government of Malaya as VR-RBW. .       When Malaya became Malaysia it was re-registered
                                      9M-ALW.  It, along with 9M-ALS went to Aerial Agriculture in July 1960.   It stayed with that
                                      outfit for over two decades, being withdrawn from service at the end of 1982.   Greg Banfield's
                                      shot above was taken at Bankstown on 31 January 1972, while Danny Tanner's photo below,
                                      taken at Parafield in 1984, displays an almost identical positioning.   -AAO has recently (2008-
                                      2010) been restored by R. MacArthur-Onslow, of Walcha, NSW and has been seen at Bank-
                                      stown in an overall white finish.