VH-SBR DHC-3 Otter
was originally Qantas' VH-EAX, and first registered in May
1958. It was sold to TAA
for its Sunbird
Services operation in New Guinea in September 1960, and re-registered as
VH-SBR in December of that year. Greg Banfield's photo above was
taken at Bankstown
in June 1968,
possibly when the aircraft was in for a major overhaul. It was
carrying the name
capital of Simbu Province, PNG). It was withdrawn from TAA
December of 1966 and
sold in Canada in 1969 becoming C-FYLZ for North Canada Air.
This 50+ year craft is
still current and now flies for Wabakimi Air out of Armstrong Ontario.