This aircraft sat on this elevated area for many years. During my youth I spent many hours happily sitting in the aircraft ( my friend's Dad worked in the Control Tower ) on weekends, in a time that was much more conducive to people crawling around aeroplanes.
A bit of hisory regarding Bush Pilots Airways Douglas C-47A-30-DK. It first came into service with the USAF 43-48106 in July 1944 it served with Qantas under two different registration in December 1946 VH-EAO and in April 1957 as VH-EBX. In December 1960 it served with TAA carrying the registration VH-SBH it then went back to Qantas as VH-EDO in 1964 in december 1971 it served with Queensland Pacific Airlines, finally ending up with Bush Pilots Airways in June 1972 it has now been scrapped.