|Adastra advise DCA that the Waco is erected and awaiting testing.
|Adastra advise DCA of timetable changes on the Bega service owing to the introduction of the Waco.
|Registered VH-UYD. CofR 633 and CofA 590 issued to Adastra Airways Ltd., Sydney.
|Adastra advise DCA that the Dragonfly operates exclusively on the Bega run and that the Waco has been released for aerial survey work.
|Frank Follett wrote to the Minister for Air (J.V. Fairbairn) to advise that Adastra were then carrying out work formerly executed by the RAAF on behalf of the Northern Territory Survey Committee.
|It would seem likely that the aircraft was involved in surveying the route of the Stuart Highway from Adelaide to Darwin as it was photographed in the presence of Department of Main Roads roadworks in the Northern Territory sometime prior to 31DEC41. This road was to assume enormous strategic value after the outbreak of war in the Pacific. Photographed with the aircraft were pilot Norm Rodoni and photographer Peter Payens.
|A DCA minute paper states that the Waco VH-UYD with pilot J. Bowden is based at Kempsey on survey work for the Army.
|Sold to Dr. G.L. Young, Forbes, NSW.
|Sold to Kingsford Smith Aviation Service Pty. Ltd., Mascot, NSW.
|Sold to Cliff Jackson along with a spare engine and other spares for £2,000. While taxying at Bankstown, the aircraft stood on its nose and the wooden propeller was destroyed. The local manufacture of a replacement prop took several weeks.
|Arrived in Port Moresby on delivery to Papuan Air Transport. Flown by the two partners in the airline, Cliff Jackson and Frank Goosens.
|Registered to Papuan Air Transport as VH-UYD. On this date, the airline operated its first charter, an aerial search of Port Moresby Harbour for a reportedly sunken submarine.
|Departed Port Moresby on sale to an Australian buyer. The Waco had seen little use with Patair in the later years.
|Sold to Austerserve Pty Ltd., Bankstown, NSW.
|Sold to R. G. Akers, Charleville, QLD.
|Sold to J.H. Treloar, Broken Hill, NSW.
|Aircraft overturned at Goorimpa, NSW.
|Struck off Register.
|Returned to Register.
|Registered to J.H. Treloar, Glenside, SA.
Added a Slideshow
Added an image of the aircraft in the Northern Territory sometime prior to 31DEC41.
Added an image of the aircraft in Papuan Air Transport markings. Thanks to Cliff Jackson and Roger McDonald.
Added a new image thanks to Robert Montgomery.
Added details of the aircraft's time with Patair thanks to Roger McDonald and "Balus I" p.171-172 by James Sinclair.
Thanks to Tony Arbon.