Douglas DC-3 VH-AGU
|Left: The interior of VH-AGU was equipped with comprehensive test equipment to measure the performance of the MLS.|
Adastra Aerial Surveys was acquired by East-West Airlines Ltd in April 1973 and VH-AGU was re-registered to East-West Airlines on 12 November 1974. East-West won the MLS trials support contract in December 1974 and VH-AGU was re-painted in East-West colours at Tamworth in the month prior to positioning at Melbourne/Essendon for the commencement of the contract on 25 January 1975. The contact was for 3 years with options to extend and it appears to have been extended twice before terminating on 10 August 1979.
(Photos: CAHS collection via Bill Millward)
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