|The following time
line suggests that it was most probably VH-ARY which inaugurated APL's Brisbane
to Melbourne service on 9th September 1946. The reasoning for this is:
VH-ARY had been identified by APL as the company's "flagship" when Ron Adair requested the registration VH-APL. VH-ARY is known to have carried APL markings. Photo
VH-ARZ was never issued with a formal Certificate of Registration as it had been identified for sale to New Zealand.
VH-BAG did not come on to the Register until more than two months after the Melbourne service began.
|31MAY46||VH-ARY issued with CofR|
|08AUG46||VH-ARZ registered (but no CofR issued)|
|19AUG46||VH-ARZ issued interim CofA|
|09SEP46||Aircrafts Pty Ltd inaugurated the Brisbane to Melbourne service|
|21NOV46||VH-ARY departed for N.Z.|
|28NOV46||VH-BAG issued CofR|
|20DEC46||VH-ARZ departed for N.Z.|
|10MAR49||VH-BAG crashed at Bilinga|