Transferred to Ansett's Papua New Guinea subsidiary and became P2-MMD on independence. Reregistered P2-ANU, it returned to Australia in 1977 and resumed its old registration. Withdrawn from use in 1980.
Name Old Gold is a reference to a product of MacRoberston chocolates, which backed the airline. Coincidentally, VH-UTL (as it had become) was sold to Guinea Airways in Papua New Guinea for use on the gold fields. Certificate of Airworthiness lapsed in 1936. Photo from: National Library of Australia
VH-UVK set out for Australia as G-ABGK, Race No. 16, in the 1934 Mildenhall-Melbourne air race. Its race was over when its undercarriage collapsed on landing at Aleppo in Syria. The damaged aircraft was salvaged and shipped to Australia where it was repaired by Horrie Miller, of MacRobertson Miller Airlines fame. He operated -UVK until November 1941 when the RAAF impressed it as A42-1. The Vega survived the war but was scrapped at the orders of the Department of Civil Aviation. Photo from: National Library of Australia
VH-UZU remains on the register in 2019. It has spend several periods off the register over the years. It most recently returned to the register in 1988 restored in the livery it wore on its arrival in 1937. Photo from: National Library of Australia
Originally slated for delivery to TAA as VH-TFL , but not taken up. It was delivered to MMA on 7 December 1959 as VH-MMS. It was later transferred into the Ansett Transport system and after storage was eventually sold as OB-1454 to Transpacific Enterprises Inc in October 1993. It was WFU and used for spares at Santiago, Chile in October 1993.
Delivered to Ansett Transport Industries with MMA titles. The aircraft entered the Australian register 4 August 1970. It was later operated by East West Airlines in March 1971. Finally sold to Air Executive A/S Norway in July 1978 as LN-NPH.
Long way from home. VH-FKB at Bathurst bringing Western Australian motorsport fans to the Bathurst 1000 endurance car race. -FKB dropped its passengers and departed to free up ramp space. It had flown the 3000km from Perth the previous day and overnighted in Sydney.