VH-AOK  de Havilland D.H.84 Dragon                (c/n  2056)


                                        This Dragon was owned by the Newcastle Aero Club of Broadmeadows Airport when this shot,
                                        from the Roger McDonald collection was taken at Casino, NSW in March 1949.     It was used
                                        for twin engine training and general club flying.  VH-AOK was the former A34-67, civilianized in
                                        July 1946.   It went to Queensland Flying Services in March 1947 and was acquired by Qantas
                                        in April 1950 for their New Guinea operations.      When its CofA expired a scant seven months
                                        later it was recalled to Brisbane, ostensibly to be rebuilt.  In the event this did  not happen and it
                                        was stricken from the register in August 1951.