VH-AVW  (2)   Piper PA-23-250 Aztec B                        (c/n  27-2132)


                                        This photo, from the Geoff Goodall collection, shows an Aztec B at Mascot in November 1966
                                        having just returned from a mineral survey contract in the Solomon Islands, with two other Avis
                                        Rent-a-Plane aircraft, Aztec VH-AVB and Cessna 180 VH-AVV.         VH-AVW was a 1962
                                        model, ex N5106Y imported by Avis Rent-a-Plane in Sydney, arriving at Mascot on delivery from
                                        the US on 7 August 1965, having been flown out by company founder Peter Ahrens.  As can be
                                        seen it was fitted with a weird mineral survey antennae for its Solomon Islands contract.  VH-AVW
                                        later went on to several other owners before being withdrawn and cancelled from the register in
                                        October 1982.