VH-PMQ  Mooney M.20E Super 21                                (c/n  884)

                                        Greg Banfield's shot (above) of this Super 21 was taken at Bankstown in May 1984.  In the new
                                        millennium it discarded its standard Mooney finish for the plain red monstrosity seen in the image
                                        below, taken at Toowooomba in May 2009 by Ian McDonnell.    I suppose the only thing worse
                                        would have been if it were in Dayglo Red!      Anyway, first registered in 1965 (ex N6043Q), as
                                        VH-ERA it was reregistered -PMQ when sold to the Hastings District Flying Club Hastings
                                        District Flying Club at Port MacQuarie NSW (-PMQ being the airfield coding for that base).
                                        It  is currently registered to Dingo Roadhouse Pty Ltd, an eatery of some fame 160 km west of
                                        Rockhampton.   Owner Darren Bauman  is an entrepreneur with style, and commutes to the
                                        Roadhouse in the small 'Red Baron' Mooney, making the Monday morning journey much easier
                                        to handle.  The town of Dingo, incidentally, features a bronze statue of its namesake animal (as a
                                        northern rival to the Dog on the Tucker Box at Gundagai, perhaps?)