VH-IDN  DHC-2 Beaver 1                                (c/n  1544)


                                      The two evocative shots above and immediately below are from the Ben Dannecker collection
                                      (via Geoff Goodall) of a Beaver hard at work with Aerial Agriculture in the 1960s.  At the foot
                                      of the page is a nice shot from the indefatigable Greg Banfield showing -IDN in the later standard
                                      Aerial Ag livery, taken at Bankstown in August 1974.       First delivered in 1964, VH-IDN was
                                      later fitted with floats and went to Great Barrier Reef Flying Boats when its agricultural days were
                                      done.     It was then sold to Seair in Brisbane and, still on floats, was re-registered VH-AQU in
                                      1990 for Aquatic Airways.    It returned to Sydney in 1993 and has been flying out of Rose Bay
                                      ever since for Sydney Harbour Seaplanes and now Sydney Seaplanes Pty Ltd.    I wonder how
                                      many tourists now enjoying sightseeing trips in it realize it had a full career as a crop duster in its
                                      previous life?