VH-WHY CAC CA-28 Ceres C
Why indeed? Doubtless Airland Improvements of Cootamundra had a
reason for registering the
three Ceres they
purchased from Commonwealth Aircraft in 1962-63 with these odd.
other two were VH-WAX and VH-WOT. (Shades of Italian airliners
of the 1940s).
VH-WHY had originally been assigned the rego
VH-CET. Geoff Goodall
saw it (above) at
Cootamundra in 1965. It was written off in a crash at
Coleamally, NSW when a
wing tip struck
the ground during a rice spraying sortie. It languished for
a year and was then
picked up by the
Moorabbin Air Museum and used in an 8 year rebuild of a composite Ceres
(to static, engine
run-up, standard). The resultant machine was painted as VH-WOT.
cockpit remains at the museum.