VH-DBJ Piel CP301 Emeraude 100
The French-designed Emeraude was one of a handful of
homebuilt designs approved for construction
in Australia in the
1960s. VH-DBJ was registered in 1967 to Automation
Instrument Services, of
with the construction number KG2. In 1968 this was changed to N2
construction numbers were brought into a special block managed by the
Association. The letter signified the state
where the aircraft was built, N for NSW in this case , the
allocated in a sequence starting at 1 for each state.
This system is now largely disused.
–DBJ had its registration revoked by authorities in 2006. David
Carter shot it at Bankstown in 1970
when it looked splendid in its black and gold markings.