Struck off the register in 1953 after being damaged in a cyclone at Winning Pool Station, Western Australia, on March 22 that year. Remains rediscovered in 1981. Returned to the register in 1996, took a further 23 years to be fully restored. Markings are those it wore in April 1931 when C.W.A Scott broke the UK-Australia solo record.
In December 2018 this ERJ became the second aircraft to carry the eye-catching World of Tanks livery, promoting a videogame of that name. Like the first, a Belavia 737-300, I was very lucky to catch a glimpse of sun as it landed at Gatwick at the end of a service from Minsk - this is only the aircraft's second visit to the UK in these colours, the first being on a grey day. By the time it was side-on, the sun was gone.