VH-USJ  de Havilland D.H. 83 Fox Moth                   (c/n 4058)

                                       Gavin Conroy's lovely color shot above was taken in New Zealand when the -USJ was
                                       back across the Tasman in October 2010 having work done following a landing accident
                                       in Australia.  This Fox Moth was formerly G-AECB, built in 1933 and exported to Aust-
                                       ralia in 1935.  It was operated by MacRobertson Miller Aviation, of Perth as part of the
                                       Flying Doctor Service.  The first FDS base in Western Australia was a Port Hedland, and
                                       was set up in August 1935.  VH-USJ went to work for that organization.  In the interesting
                                       photograph below by Don Ende, via Geoff Goodall, the emblem of the FDS can be seen
                                       on the nose, whilst a small red cross is discernible aft of the cockpit.   Much more on this
                                       aircraft can be found at http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Flying%20doctor%20c.50s%208.htm