Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b  
R.A.F. F.E.2b G-AUCX ex CFS14
Via Eddie Coates Collection.

R.A.F. F.E.2b G-AUCX ex CFS14
Via Eddie Coates Collection.

Description : Ex-Military machine ( CFS14, formerly the RFC's A778) at Tarcolla, SA. The shot was evidently taken when the owners Ray. J. Parer (standing) and his cousin Mark Parer (kneeling aside the passenger) both of Melbourne, were on their way to West Australia for a barn-storming tour. The lady passenger was Hazel Abernathy who was taking her first flight in an aeroplane. Her son recalls that she was absolutely petrified and never flew again!

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