Two Aeroncas, a 7AC VH-AJX and a 11AC Chief VH-AJZ were imported into
January 1947. At the time
severe dollar import restrictions were in place and I am wondering,
therefore, how these two machines beat
that particular ban? VH-AJX is seen above (at Banks-
town ?) sans
registration. Clearly importers Brown & Dureau of Geelong
imagined bringing in
a number of these diminutive machines
as evidenced by its portrayal on a float in the '1947 Gala'
held in that city The rare
shot below was taken by Max Hepner and comes via the Kevin OReilly
collection. At the foot of the page is
another image from Ross Harper taken by his father showing
Parafield in the late 1940s. VH-AJX was
sold in New Zealand in February 1951 as ZK-AWF.
scheme for 7ACs was yellow and orange, although I have seen
yellow and blue
examples here in the US. .