VH-MGT  de Havilland D.H.104 Dove 1B                  (c/n  04050)


                                      This early production Dove was shipped to New Zealand in 1948 and reassembled at the local
                                      de Havilland plant to become ZK-AQV.   It then passed to the Royal New Zealand Air Force
                                      as their first Devon, NZ1801.   After a period of being in storage, it was sold in 1970 to Australian
                                      Helicopters' associate company Personnel Air Transport, to carry workers to remote mining and
                                      oil drilling sites.  The above shot was taken by Geoff Goodall at Bankstown in November 1973.
                                      Geoff saw it some years later (December 1976) at Jandakot Airport, Perth, by which time it was
                                      owned by Amalgamated Air.   It was withdrawn from use a couple of years later and was on
                                      display in an Adelaide museum during the mid 1990s.    It is reported now to be in storage in
                                      South Australia.