VH-TCA Edgard Percival EP-9
VH-TCA was one of the few EP-9s,
if not the only one, shipped to Australia which was not originally
planned as an agricultural aircraft.
It is seen above at Moorabbin in September 1961 while with the
Tasmanian Aero Club. Photo
by Neil Follett. It was used mainly on their RFDS contract.
could take a stretcher patient which was
loaded through the rear door and it also had seating for a
doctor and nurse. It
eventually did gravitate to agricultural work and, shortly after this
taken was bought
by Air Mist. The photo below, by Geoff Goodall,
shows it outside Air Mist's hangar
at Parafield in January
of 1963. It was sold to Doggett
Aviatioin in Perth in 1965 becoming VH-DAX.