VH-DJD was written off at Morana Station, near Emerald, Queensland, on November 21, 1985. A sudden change in wind direction brought it down a paddock just after takeoff. At the time of the photo it had just completed the Benson and Hedges trans-Australia air race.
A65-94 was at one stage earmarked to be a target for cluster bombs. But that plan was dropped and it flew on with the RAAF for several more years. The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society at Wollongong bought it in 2000 and now operate it as VH-EAF.
In January 1981 N68756 was painted in the RAAF markings seen here and, sponsored by Newcastle TV station NBN and the RSL Building Society, was brought to Australia for a tour coinciding with the RAAF's 60th anniversary. The aircraft returned to the US a few months later and was withdrawn from use in 1986. It became derelict at various locations in Texas, before being used as a spares source by HARS circa 2008 and the Pima Air Museum, AZ in 2009. In September 2017 it was sold to MotoArt Studios and broken up, to be converted into luxury furniture.
Norwegian AF 349 taken on charge Sep-1931, evacuated to Sweden Apr-1940 where it became SE-ALS registered Jul-1942. In Jul-1949 this registration was cancelled and it was given back to Norway where it was gradually restored again as 349 and later handed over to the Norsk Luftfartsmuseum in Bodo. Norwegian C-VDs had a Bristol Jupiter engine or an Armstrong Siddeley Panther. This one has the 450hp Bristol Jupiter VI A
VH-DIS caught at a popular drop-off point for air taxi services. The three terminals, TAA, Ansett and International, were a short walk away and there were no security gates. The demands of airlines for apron space and the redevelopment that followed the opening of the new international terminal in 1970 saw air taxis banished to the distant GA park.