VH-MDD  Piper PA-24-260 Comanche B                           (c/n  24-4748)

                                      A 1967 built aircraft, VH-MDD was registered to LK and SR Smith of Beaumaris, Victoria,
                                      in February 1969    It had had the test registration  N10F when built.     . In December 1969
                                      it flew as Race #9 in the London to Sydney Air Race crewed by RP Bennett and GW Howe.
                                      David Carter photographed –MDD at Bankstown, the finish line, on January 4, 1970   The
                                      entrants had been held at Adelaide for a couple of days for the stragglers to catch up for a
                                      spectacular final dash to Sydney via Griffith  . The 1976 register gave the owner as Canadian
                                      Aust Constructions, a name now lost to history.   –MDD was current in October 2016 to an
                                      owner from Ingham, Queensland.