VH-EAU. de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. c/n 646.

Was also registered as: VH-SMB & VH-SMH.


Third of four aircraft ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd

Built by de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd, Downsview, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Powered by Pratt and Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior engine

Delivered by de Havilland Canada to de Havilland Australia at Bankstown - December 7, 1954

Purchased from De Havilland Australia, Bankstown by Qantas - December 31, 1954

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAU - March 18, 1955

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd

Sold to de Havilland Australia - November 29, 1958

Reregister as VH-SMB - December 9, 1958

Sold to Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Authority - December 23, 1958

Aircraft named 'Snow Gander'

Percy Zionzee was the Chief Pilot for Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Authority

Reregistered VH-SMH - September 27, 1967

Sold to Aerial Agriculture Pty Ltd, Bankstown as VH-SMH - November 13, 1967

Sold to North Canada Air Ltd - June 1972

Entered onto Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-TCW

Seen operated by Staron Flight as C-FTCW - October 16, 1987

Seen operated by Harbour Air fitted with floats

Sold to Trans Provincial as C-FTCW - 1992

Sold to North Pacific Seaplanes Limited, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

Current with North Pacific Seaplanes Ltd - 2008



VH-EAU. Qantas - in the full livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, January 1955.