VH-PYS Piper PA-23-250
Jandakot, Perth, June 1968.
Photo by Geoff Goodall. This aircraft began its Australian
Avis Rent-a-Plane as VH-AVX in April 1965. It was sold to
Murchison Air Charter of Perth in
September 1966 becoming
VH-RTF. . In July 1967 it
traded to Piper agents
Ltd on a
Comanche 250 registered VH-PYS. DCA approved Westavion's
request for a registration
swap between the
two and the Aztec remained with Westavion (as -PYS) for the next two
It was based
in the iron ore mining area in the Pilbarra District in the north of
The photo above
shows it while it was in use with the heavy earth moving equipment
whilst below another Goodall shot taken at Jandakot in June 1972 was
when it was in
on a charter flight, having been sold by Westavion to the large
regional NSW charter operator Davey
Air Services of Dubbo, NSW.
Davey had several bases in outback NSW.