VH-EAU. de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver. c/n 646.
It was also registered as: VH-SMB & VH-SMH.
This was the 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 Sydney (Bankstown) - December 07, 1954
Purchased from De Havilland Australia, Bankstown by Qantas Airways - December 31, 1954
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAU - March 18, 1955
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney
Sold to de Havilland Australia - November 29, 1958
Reregister as VH-SMB - December 09, 1958
Sold to Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Authority - December 23, 1958
The aircraft was named 'Snow Gander'
Percy Zionzee was the Chief Pilot for the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Authority
Reregistered VH-SMH - September 27, 1967
Sold to Aerial Agriculture Pty Ltd, Bankstown - November 13, 1967
Sold to North Canada Air Ltd - June 1972
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-TCW - ?
Observed operated by Staron Flight as C-FTCW - October 16, 1987
Observed operated by Harbour Air and 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 original livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, January 1955.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-473.)