VH-AGQ (3) Beech 95-D55
The mid to northern coastland of Western
Australia is so remote that about the only was to get there
air.. Certainly commercial air lines serve these outposts, but with
limited daily services most comp-
anies of any size in WA have their own aircraft. Beech
dealer in the 1960s and 70s was Hawker de
Havilland Australia, based at Mascot, to whom this example was
registered new in November 1968.
was quickly sold to Steel Construction Co of Perth, a major contractor
at the iron ore mining towns.
It was sold
off by SCC in September 1971 and acquired by Civil Flying Services (WA)
Pty Ltd, in
it is seen below. Both photos by Geoff Goodall. Above, at
Perth Airport in Decem-
ber 1968 and below at Port Hedland, WA in July 1973. It was
current until about 2008, but is now
no longer on the register.