VH-PRT  Avro 643 Cadet II                    (c/n 1067)

                                      This was the former VH-AGC   Following a crash at Woodenbong NSW it was rebuilt as
                                      VH-BPS in 1956.  In 1958 it became VH-PRT after conversion to a crop duster by Proctors
                                      Rural Services of Alexandra.   Much of the time it was an agricultural machine it was based in
                                      Tasmania.   Neil Follett's nice shot above shows it at Moorabbin in March 1961, while Geoff
                                      Goodall's photo (below) was taken somewhat later at Albury, NSW in March 1969 by which
                                      time the Cadet was owned by Joe Drage before he set up his museum at Wodonga.   The shot
                                      at the foot of the page is via the CAHS archives and shows -PRT at Wodonga  in November
                                      1976.  This aircraft is currently owned by Darryl Hill (a Cathay Pacific Airbus captain) and is the
                                      subject for yet another restoration project (when Darryl retires!).