Yeoman YA-1 Cropmaster 250
Some 21 Wackett
Trainer airframes were converted to Cropmasters by Yeoman Aviation Pty.
Ltd. at Bankstown. VH-FPB is seen
above at Bankstown in July 1963, a few days after its first
flight on 1st July in this nice shot by Eric Allen.
It was ordered by veteran agricultural pilot
Burke at Wagga, NSW under the name Agspray Wagga, although VH-FPB was
other company Agricultural Aviation Pty Ltd also of Wagga.
Fred was not impressed by
Cropmaster and traded up the following year to a Grumman AgCat.
He sold the Cropmaster
Cecil Swift of Casino NSW who operated as Swiftair Aviation Services
and re-registered it
in April 1964, allowing Fred to allot -FPB to the new AgCat. .