M-20B Mark 21
shots of this early M-20B. Above, by Geoff Goodall at Parafield
in January 1963 whilst the
aircraft was under lease by Air
Charter Express. Below, by Greg Banfield at Bankstown, NSW, in
July 1961, just after it had been imported (ex N74768) by Thoroughbreds
Pty Ltd of Scone NSW.
Early Mooney M-20s were of mixed wood,
fabric and metal construction. The M-20B was the
version, albeit with manual flaps, and was introduced in 1961.
VH-DUV is still current
and has been owned by Norton Reddicliffe of
Mareeba, Queensland for many years.