VH-SHC Dornier Do
The above shot, by Al
Bovelt (via Geoff Goodall) was taken at Wewak in December 1966.
27 was first registered in Australia on 16 September 1965 to the
the Holy Ghost at Wewak, and was previously with the Luftwaffe as
GA+371 then rebuilt
civil sale. It flew with the mission in the NG Highlands until
sold in March 1973 to Brenton
Adelaide who operated charters to the outback as Skytours Air Charter.
the aircraft were well served operating, as it was, out of the north of
outback strips. Surviving a crash at Leigh Creek, SA it went to
Bill Suhr's Peninsular
Services at Moorabbin who painted up some of their aircraft for radio
and TV promotions.
No doubt the
"Rocks:", as seen in the Barry Maclean shot below, was one of these.
second shot, seen at the foot of the page, was taken at an air show at
Avalon in the 1990s.
was written off in a crash at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania on 9 February