VH-KQB Cessna A188 Agwagon
When David Carter photographed VH-KQB at Bankstown, it was still being
It was registered to Grasslands Aviation of Albury in
1971 it was redesignated a A188/A1 after being modified to permit a
be squeezed into the cockpit . This was a common modification in
Agwagons, but other types of agricultural aircraft as well.
-KQB was based at
Gunnedah in the
mid 1970s and operating in Victoria when its undercarriage collapsed on
from an ag strip at Elmore on November 11, 1987. The power
of resurrection for
dusters is legendry and –KQB was back working when it struck a power
spreading at Mindarie, South Australia on May 31, 1997.
The pilot landed safely but
–KQB was badly damaged. Again it took
the skies and in July 2000 was reregistered
VH-ZJJ with Dalby Air Maintenance on the Darling Downs . In
August 2016, it was based
at Tyabb with
Skysurfers and used for skywriting.