Rockhampton planespotter, Phil Munsel, has been busier than normal in recent days after volunteering his labour to assist with the preparation to transport five of six stored ex-RAAF de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou STOL aircraft at Oakey Army Aviation Centre, near Toowoomba, to new homes by road.
Of interest, recipients of the Caribou's will include the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre (Caboolture, Qld), National Vietnam Veterans Museum (Phillip Island, Vic), South Australian Aviation Museum (Port Adelaide, SA), Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Association (Evans Head, NSW), while two airframes are destined for the Historical Aviation Restoration Society (Albion Park, NSW).
Although HARS already maintains two airworthy and flying DHC-4 Caribou aircraft, the additional airframes are expected to be used as a source for spare parts.
With Phil's permission, we will be eager to post more photo's of the Caribou's at Oakey as they become available, and even take a closer look at this venerable workhorse that proudly served in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for more than 40 years.
Air Queensland.blogspot would like to sincerely thank Phil for allowing us to share these truly magnificent photo's of Caribou aircraft at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre.