Seen above is a
brand new Pawnee, just assembled out of its shipping crate at Moorabbin
1963. Photo via The Collection p5555-0688. It had
been ordered new by
Alpine Aviation to replace their Pawnee VH-BFC which crashed in July
1963. At the time
of this photo, -GWS had not yet received its CofA, being added to the
register on 8 October
color shot below,
from the Roger McDonald collection was taken some 16 years
Corowa, NSW in
February 1979. By then it had been modified to a
with raised rear decking.
modification was known as the PA-25-235/A1, and later A9.
Since those days it has had several different owners and
is still current, based in Leongatha, Vic