VH-CHD Lockheed 10A Electra
This was the fourth registration
that c/n 1107 bore on the Australian civil register (although it
receive one more).
Imported in 1937, it went to Ansett as VH-UZO,
VH-CMA in 1953 with
Chrities Motor Auctions for the
Redex Rally. In 1958 it was sold
to Western Air Navigation in
Charleville, Queensland as VH-WAO (no pictures appear to
taken of it as such) and then again in 1960
to C. H. Degotardi Air Services Pty
Sydney as VH-CHD and named 'Miss Real Estate'. It was used to
customers around to view potential properties they might want to buy!
photo above was taken at Bankstown
in March 1961 when it was thus
Airways bought it in 1962 and
it was re-registered VH-ASM, the
registration it would
enjoy, other than as various
identities as a museum piece. It was withdrawn from
1967 and in 1991 joined
'Yesterday's Air Force'
and repainted to its original VH-UZO.
then it has been used in re-enactments and movies relating
to famous flights. Ron
Cuskelly has the whole story at http://www.adastron.com/lockheed/electra/vh-uzo.htm