VH-PSZ  de Havilland D.H.84 Dragon                        (c/n 2064)


                                   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 Taxis Ltd,
                                   of Adelaide who later grew into SAAATS with a large fleet based in Adelaide, Alice Springs,
                                   Darwin, West Irian and Indonesia.    Another shot from Geoff's collection (below) shows the
                                   Dragon following a forced landing near Maitland, NSW on 12 June 1961 whilst on a charter
                                   flight from 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 in June 1957.   When
                                   sold by the club a quick brush stroke made it VH-PSZ.

                                  * VH-APJ(2) was also a Dragon, being c/n 2079, ex A34-90, VH-ASU.