VH-SMA  (2)  Aero Commander 680                                 (c/n  422-96)

                                 Carrying the 'primo' registration for the Snowy 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 680
                                 had been imported new in May 1961.      It was re-registered VH-SMG in 1967 and then re-
                                 registered again as VH-PSG when sold to Air Oasis (Pty) Ltd of Parafield later that same year.
                                 Shortly after that it went to SAATAS.         Later it appears to have wound up in some legal
                                 shenanigans, being registered to SAATAS' founder Richard Cavill and then went through a
                                 receivership ownership 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 least
                                 ground display status.