VH-PSZ de Havilland D.H.84
The above photo, by John M. Smith (via the Geoff
Goodall collection) shows Dragon -PSZ
at RAAF Mallala, SA
in September 1958. It was one of the first aircraft for SA Air
of Adelaide who
later grew into SAAATS with a large fleet based in Adelaide, Alice
Irian and Indonesia. Another shot from Geoff's
collection (below) shows the
following a forced landing near Maitland, NSW on 12 June 1961 whilst on
Quirindi to Sydney. It was being flown by pioneer pilot
Joe Palmer at the time.
Originally A34-75, this aircraft was
civilianized in April 1946 as VH-APJ(1)*
for the Royal
Aero Club of
NSW. It was re-registered into their series as VH-RSZ
sold by the club a quick
made it VH-PSZ.
* VH-APJ(2) was also a Dragon, being c/n 2079, ex A34-90, VH-ASU.