This De Havilland (Riley) Turbo Exec 400 Registered VH-ABM and operated by North Coast Airlines Was photographed at Parafield . It was Also operated by Penguin Express was owned by M. Maloney and operated out of Essendon carrying passengers to Philip Island. .
VH-DHK in the colour scheme of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.This Dove 5 arrived in Australia in 1960 destined for the Northern Territory Medical Service. It also was registered in New Zealand as ZK-BZP. in 1984 It was acquired by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, but is kept in storage.
Completed at Chester in July 1957. Sold to Riley Aeronautics as N668R in 1963 and converted to Riley Dove. Ditched near ship in Pacific 140 miles W of Long Beach CA as N880JG on 23 February 1969 and sank. Two crew saved.
Is a Riley 400 conversion of the Series 6A Dove, originally built for the US executive market Registered YI-ABL: Iraqi Airways Ltd. Named Um El Rabeen 30.12.47 Transferred to Jordanian Air Force as D-101 12.7.65 Registered G-ATGJ: Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, Luton Airport, trading as McAlpine Aviation Registered as DH.104/2/A1 Riley Dove VH-ABK: Central Australian Airways Pty Ltd, Adelaide SA VH-ABK arrived Parafield from Alice Springs. Entered CAA service. 9.7.76
The Ministry of Civil Aviation's Dove 2, with dark blue cheatline, staying overnight in Ringway's 1938-built original hangar with World War Two offices above. The aircraft was later upgraded to Dove 2B and Dove 6. Now preserved at Duxford.
Transportes Aereos de Timor was the airline of the Portuguese colony of East Timor. In the wake of the Indonesian occupation of the colony in 1975, CR-TAG was flown to Darwin, Australia and abandoned. It became an exhibit of the Darwin Aviation Museum.
A trio of newly built Doves for Burma at DH's Hatfield factory. XY-ABQ (04184) at centre and XY-ABR (04195) is farthest. All were delivered by air shortly after this photo was taken. From DH 60 years ago.