Havilland D.H.60 Moth
This photograph, by Sam Hood, from the
State Library of New South Wales collection, shows Goya
after winning the second semi-final of an Air Race, circa
1929. This, presumably, was before
he lost his
leg in the crash of the Junkers Junior he was flying in July of 1930.
G-AUAH at the time
have been registered to the Civil Aviation Branch, Dept. of Defence,
and on loan to the Australian
Aero Club (NSW
Section) at Mascot. The aircraft had a rather
chequered career after that, being
in several accidents, the last of which was a crash into the sea at
Ettalong Beach, NSW in 1941.
remains were sold in an unairworthy condition to V. Burgess in 1942
although the aircraft never
CofA and was stricken from the
register in 1945. The image below is from the Melbourne
Argus of 14 August 1926 and describes -UAH as
being one of 6 Moths being redied for lessons at
the Australian Aero Club at
Essendon. Photo No. 3 is
another newspaper extraction, this time from
Sydney Morning Herald for 23 March, 1928 showing the Moth, in
for tomorrow's Aerial Pageant at Mascot".
Finally at the foot of the page is a grainy
the original CofA photograph (via Geoff Goodall).