Australian Civil Aircraft:
This was the first
Australian series, emanating from the U.K. G-AUxx series. All
were allocated by the
of 1937. The VH- marking was adopted in 1930.
Note: VH-U registrations re-allocated later (from
the 1960s on) will not appear in
this section but will be under VH-M thru VH-Z.
This series started just before WW II. Got to about VH-AEA by the
War started. Proceeded
VH-AZY (VH-AZZ not allotted) by 1947. Since then, many
See my note under VH-AAG.
AZY As indicated above,
VH-AZZ itself was never
allotted. VH-AMA was assigned on 1 Feb
registrations ran out in the 1970s and 1980s the same markings were
over and over again).
original series commenced in 1947 and went through to about 1949.
Since then there have
From 1940 to 1960, most Australian
registrations in this block were "out of sequence" i.e. did
not follow on
from VH-BZZ. There were many re-allocations
back in the VH-A and VH-B series, whilst most organizations
own series. Tossed in with this were
the 'owner's initials' type registrations, plus some which defy
least on the surface) any logical
explanation. However, after about 1960, with the
flood of imports, sequential
VH-H - VH-L
allocations were once again more normal,
starting around VH-CDA. With the help of enthusiasts who started
(more or less) where I left off in
Australia, I have enlarged the collection with images
from their collections,
especially Geoff Goodall, Phil Vabre, Ian
McDonell, Bob Neate, Martyn Covey, David Carter and John Wheatley,
all of whom I am greatly indebted.
Originally I had separate pages for ANA, TAA, Royal Vic Aero
Club, Super Spread, etc, but as
of 2017 I am
going to eliminate those and put the entries into their regular