Australian Civil Aircraft:
series This was the first
Australian series, emanating from the U.K. G-AUxx series. All
were allocated by the
of 1937. The VH- marking was adopted in 1930.
Note: VH-U registrations re-allocated later (from
the 1960s on) will not appear in
this section but will be under VH-M thru VH-Z.
This series started just before WW II. Got to about VH-AEA by the
War started. Proceeded
VH-AZY (VH-AZZ not allotted) by 1947. Since then, many
See my note under VH-AAG.
AZY As indicated above,
VH-AZZ itself was never
allotted. VH-AMA was assigned on 1 Feb
registrations ran out in the 1970s and 1980s the same markings were
over and over again).
original series commenced in 1947 and went through to about 1949.
Since then there have
From 1950 on, most Australian
registrations in this block were "out of sequence" i.e. did
not follow on
from VH-BZZ. There were many re-allocations
back in the VH-A and VH-B series, whilst most organizations
own series. Tossed in with this were
the 'owner's initials' type registrations, plus some which defy
least on the surface) any logical
explanation. However, after about 1960, with the
flood of imports, sequential
allocations were once again more normal,
starting around VH-CDA. Wih the help of enthusiasts whostarted
(more or less) where I left off in
Australia, I have enlarged the collection with images
from their collections.
Probably the most prolific photographers
of this 1965-1970 era are Geoff Goodall, Greg Banfield, Phil
McDonell, Bob Neate, Martyn Covey and John WQheatley, to whom I am
thru VH-Z Orignally began with more
1950s out of
allocations, such as Mandated Airlines, Royal Vic
Aero Club, Superspread and Trans
Australia Airlines. From about 1965 on, regular
issued in this sequence.