VH-UGO  de Havilland D.H.60GX Moth                            (c/n  424)


                                 This photo, from the Frank Walters collection, was taken at Maylands Aerodrome, Perth in 1929.
                                 By November 1931 it had become VH-UGO as seen in the image below, via the Geoff Goodall
                                 collection, taken at Wagin, WA in 1933, just before it crashed.  -UGO was originally registered in
                                 September 1927 to WA Airways Ltd of Perth.   It was then transferred to the Civil Aviation Branch,
                                 Dept of Defence and loaned to the Australian Aero Club (WA Section).  It crashed at Picton Junc-
                                 tion, WA on 29 November 1933 although not  struck from the register until the following February.
                                 At the foot of the page is a reproduction from the West Australian for the following day showing the
                                 remains.  The article indicated that the aircraft was been flown by WA Aero Club member R. Catlett
                                 and was ostensibly going for a short flight over the Darling Ranges.        In the event it flew down to
                                 Bunbury (where his passenger, Colin Teede, a resident of Bunbury, lived) and, over Picton Junction
                                 on the way back to Perth stalled on turning and spun in.    Much was made in the report that the flight
                                 to Bunbury had not been authorized by the club, plus the fact that a strong north east wind was blow-
                                 ing and fuel capacity and flight duration could also have been a problem.