At Riddell for maintenance. This 1996 Air Tractor was registered in the USA for a couple of months as N6172B to Houston Crop Service before coming to Australia nearly new and being re-registered VH-ESX with Brear Air on 12 November 1996.
Sitting in the long grass off the strip at Middlebrook. Built in 1967 to a USMC order as a Bell UH-1E, Bu 155344. Disposed of around 1997 and heavily modified for civil work by Williams. Registered N54CC. Exported to Australia in 2011 and re-registered VH-UIE(5) on 7 April that year.
Dinner companion at Middlebrook. This aircraft has a long and interesting history, having been originally built to a 1951 USAF order as an L-18C Super Cub, 51-15414. It later went to the French Army as 181414, then was civilianised in Germany as D-EGWS before going to Denmark as OY-ECM and finally Australia as VH-ECN on 15 January 1981.