VH-CEB CAC CA-28 Ceres B
The Ceres was
developed from the famous Wirraway trainer of WW II. The
prototype of this
purpose-built top dressing
aircraft was flown in February 1958. A total of 20 was built
21 c/ns were allotted). Six
were exported to New Zealand. Converted from Wirraway A20-697,
the second Ceres built, first flew on 6 June 1957 from the Commonwealth
Fisherman's Bend field in
Melbourne. The photo above was taken by Greg Banfield at
NSW in November 1965.
Airfarm Associates was its only operator. Geoff Goodall's B&W
immediately below was at a similar time and venue,
whilst the shot at the foot of the page by Richard
Hourigan shows it outside
factory in August 1958 just after being registered.
the block VH-WIA to -WIZ for Ceres production
"Wirraway") but this
was changed later to VH-CEA to
-CEZ. VH-CEB was written of in a
crash whilst taking off from
Walcha, NSW in January 1969.