VH-KAM  (1)   Auster J/2 Arrow                  (c/n  2379)


                                      This Arrow was acquired by the Tasmanian Aero Club to replace VH-KBR which had pranged in
                                      September 1954.   It joined the club after I had left and hence the only shot I have of it is this one
                                      taken by Geoff Goodall in the hangar in 1962 when he was in high school, on a field trip to Tassie.
                                      Considering he had to balance his old Agfa camera on a wooden trestle and give it a 20 second
                                      exposure, he didn't do too badly!     C/n 2379 was originally destined to become OO-ABW in
                                      Belgium in 1948, but was shipped instead to Kingsford Smith in Sydney where it became VH-KAM.
                                      It came to grief in an accident on 19 November 1966 when it crashed into the surf at at Fraser Island,