Auster J/5G Autocar VH-CAM (2)
It was sold to Dr J W Arundell of South Caulfield, Victoria, and re-registered as VH-FAM on 6 Feb 1961. After passing through a number of private owners, it was destroyed in a fatal accident on 31 December 1972. The elderly pilot, whose Private Pilot Licence had expired, was suspected to have suffered a heart attack.
(Photo: John Hopton collection)
The Royal Victorian Aero Club's Chipmunk VH-RVS is parked to the right. The original Moorabbin Control Tower, which was constructed in 1949, stands in the background. The tower cab was replaced in 1962. Click here to see a photo of the tower with its new cab.
Click here to see another lovely photo of VH-CAM (2).
(Photo: John M Smith collection)