VH-EWE flew with East West Airlines with a DC-3-style passenger door. After it was sold it was soon refitted with a C-47 double cargo door and used for freight work.-EWE was withdrawn from use in 1983 and became a McDonald's restaurant in Adelaide. It was painted in its original registration of VH-AER but the TAA livery applied was later than any it wore with that airline. -EWE is now held on a farm at Karoonda, South Australia.
On a very long short final for a practice touch and go at Bendigo. In September 2008 UK-based Oxford bought out General Flying Services and this former GFS Skyhawk SP has been repainted in the new house colours. This aircraft was registered new in Australia on 2 November 2006 but it was destroyed in an accident at Moorabbin on 8 June 2018.
VH-EWE was operated under contact to the New South Wales Department of Lands for aerial survey. Built as a C-47, it had a DC-3-style passenger door while with East-West. The double cargo doors were reinstalled about 1973 following its sale to Connair.
VH-EWE performed aerial mapping for the NSW Lands Department from 1965 to 1972. In this photo it has the rudder stripes and bird logo of East-West's mid-1960s livery. Philip F Adams was a notable surveyor-general of NSW in the 19th century.