ED COATES PHOTO
No. 3546. Porterfield 35-70 (VH-UVH c/n 242)
Photographed at Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia, 1953
05/31/2008. Remarks by Ed Coates:
"This aircraft has had a long (and somewhat chequered) history. In 1935 Reg Ansett, a legendary figure in Australian civil aviation purchased this Porterfield and proceeded to give flying lessons in it, as a way of creating interest in the concept of forming an airline to ferry farmers in up-state Victoria into Melbourne. The result, as we all know, ended in the giant airline Ansett.
Created June 18, 2004