VH-SHC  Dornier Do 27A-4                                 (c/n   519)


The above shot, by Al Bovelt (via Geoff Goodall) was taken at Wewak in December 1966.
                                      This Do 27 was first registered in Australia on 16 September 1965 to the Catholic Mission
                                      of the Holy Ghost at Wewak, and was previously with the Luftwaffe as GA+371 then rebuilt
                                      for civil sale.  It flew with the mission in the NG Highlands until sold in March 1973 to Brenton
                                      Miller in Adelaide who operated charters to the outback as Skytours Air Charter. The STOL
                                      capabilities of the aircraft were well served operating, as it was, out of the north of SA into
                                      rough outback strips.  Surviving a crash at Leigh Creek, SA it went to Bill Suhr's Peninsular
                                      Air 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.   Barry's
                                      second shot, seen at the foot of the page, was taken at an air show at Avalon in the 1990s.
                                      VH-SHC was written off in a crash at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania on 9 February 1992.