VH-USR  Cierva C.30A Autogiro   (c/n 792)


            

            
Here's the second of the Cierva C.30As imported into Australia in the mid 1930s. 
                VH-USR was registered to Andrew Thyne Reid, a notable Australian engineer.  He flew
                it fairly regularly between his country property near Yass, NSW and Sydney's Mascot
                Airport  until his death in 1949.  The aircraft was officially struck off the register in 1951.
                This machine is displayed in a fully restored condition at the Powerhouse Museum in
'               Sydney., although now in a basically all-over silver paint job, with black registration.