VH-BSW Beech 95 Travel
The Travel Air (a resurrection of an
earlier name) was the forerunner of the Baron series, and
basically no more than a twin engined G35 Bonanza with Mentor tail,
wings and under-
VH-BSW was, I believe, the first of its type on the Australian
register, having been
imported in June of 1959 as VH-DHA.
When sold by the Beech
dealers (de Havilland of
Australia) in 1962 it became VH-BSS and
remained in that guise until
1967 when it was re-
registered VH-BSW. Greg Banfield's shot above was taken at
Bankstown in April 1987.
This Travel Air is still current and registered to NSW company
Bilyarra Aviation Services
(as of October 2008). Greg saw it again at Bankstown
(below) in May 1994
wearing a much more authentic Beech-looking livery.