VH-PWO  Aero Commander 500S                         (c/n  3055)

                                         This 500S Commander was imported in December 1969, ex N9072N.    The photos in this entry
                                         are all by Greg Banfield.   Above it is seen at Essendon in May 1970 in East West General Aviation
                                         Division titling with 'Under Charter to  Compagnie Generale de Geophysique   Paris France' aft of the
                                         cockpit window.  Note magnetometer probe   .  Incidentally, the blue Commander to the right was
                                         VH-EXA.   VH-PWO then had a couple of periods wherein it was re-registered N10022  (23 July
                                         1971 to 27 September 1971 and 15 March 1972 to 12 September 1973) before coming back onto
                                         the Australian register as -PWO again.    The shot below shows it at Mascot on 7 January 1975 when
                                         it was on the asset register of  Executive Air Services (Pty) Ltd, dba as Executive Airlines, sans magnet-
                                         ometer.   Clearly its geophysical survey work duties were not over, however, since it was refitted with
                                         the probe and was photographed again by Greg at Mascot in July 1982 (bottom of page) when work-
                                         ing for Geoterrex.   It was subsequently re-registered VH-UJU on 24 December 1991, possibly after
                                         being off-register for a period of time? .   It is still (2011) current.