VH-SMA (2) Aero Commander
Carrying the 'primo' registration for the
Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority is this 680
Commander, seen above in
this shot by Greg Banfield at Bankstown in December 1968. It
had not changed liveries
since Greg first saw it (below) at Mascot in January 1963. The
had been imported new in
It was re-registered VH-SMG in 1967 and then re-
registered again as VH-PSG
to Air Oasis (Pty) Ltd of Parafield later that same year.
Shortly after that it went
SAATAS. Later it appears to have
wound up in
registered to SAATAS'
founder Richard Cavill and then went through a
before being acquired
by the South Australian Aviation Museum at
Port Adelaide in 1990 who, at
time of writing (2008), were still intent on restoring it to at
ground display status.