VH-WON de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger
VH-WON was a Tiger with the Walgett Aero Club when
John Hopton took the above shot at
Walgett, NSW in
June 1961. Formerly A17-635, it was civilianized for
the club in July 1958,
who, at the time
quoted its ID as '802'.. (No idea where the boys at the Walgett Aero
up with that
number, since the real DHA802 was DCA's VH-AZN which embarrassingly
reservoir at Essendon before it could become VH-CAI!).
Anyway, VH-WON was sold
off by the
club in 1962 to Doyle's Equipment in Blackall, Qld.
It had a couple more owners in
before being sold to Central Aero Distributors in Victor Harbour, SA
who sold it in
the USA as N5562 (and
still dragging along its spurious ID of '802'). As
late as 2009 it was still
registered to David G. MacMillian of Hewitt NJ.