VH-BDS  de Havilland D.H.84A Dragon    (c/n  2081)


                                      This shot was taken outside the old Qantas Empire Airways hangars at Archerfield, Brisbane in
                                      1950.   VH-BDS was re-registered VH-AML in 1963 and is one of the few Dragons still air-
                                      worthy today.  The shot below is by Rod Adam (via Geoff Goodall) and was taken at Parafield
                                      in 1962.   It is carrying the legend "Sth Aus Air Taxis Ltd" stencilled in blue on the otherwise
                                      all silver finish.  The Dragon at the time was used as a freighter, for both charter and for a regular
                                      newspaper delivery run from Adelaide to Port Lincoln.