VH-AGL  (3)  Yeoman YA-1 Cropmaster 250R                  (c/n  113)


                                            This Cropmaster was built at VH-CYY but was re-registered -AGL when acquired by Avia Guard
                                            of Ballarat in November 1969.  Mike Vincent's shot above was taken at Ballarat in December 1971.
                                            It was sold on by Avia Guard in July 1972 to Eveready Air Spray of Wee Waa, NSW, and below
                                            is a color photo by Mike Madden of -AGL at Moree NSW in August 1974 in Eveready's colors 
                                            Later that year it was sold to an ag operator at Pittsworth Qld, then moved on to another operator
                                            at Emerald, Qld, where it was damaged in forced landing on 29 January 1976.  The airframe was
                                            collected by Sydney enthusiast John Gallagher for his Wackett Trainer VH-DGR rebuild project,
                                            mounting the fuselage on VH-AGL's metal one-piece mainplane.      But fate was unkind, because
                                           during the night while towing the dismantled Cropmaster on a trailer to Sydney, a cigarette thrown   
                                            from a passing vehicle lodged between the wing and fuselage and generated an unseen fire which
                                            caused significant damage. The remains of -AGL were distributed between a Victorian Wackett
                                            rebuild project and the Moorabbin Air Museum.