VH-DUX  LET (Orlican) L-40 Meta Sokol                     (c/n 150507)


                                        At least nine (that I know of) Meta Sokols were imported into Australia.      This nicely turned out
                                        example was seen by Roger McDonald at Morwell-Latrobe Valley Airport, Victoria in April 1972.
                                        Most of the Australian Meta Sokols were in the VH-DU series, indicating that they were imported
                                        from Czechoslovakia by the agents Dulmison Aircraft, Sydney, and VH-DUX was one of the first
                                     .  to come in, being originally registered on 6 April 1960 to Kingsford Smith Flying Service at Banks-
                                        town, who had a business association with Dulmison.     After 5 months as a demonstrator, -DUX
                                        was sold to a Queensland owner, and ended its flying days on 5 May 1974 when it crashed inverted
                                        in a swamp immediately after takeoff from Tooradin, Victoria, with minor injuries to Captain Jack Ellis
                                        and his three passengers.