VH-CAT was originally purchased by the DCA and primarily used as a calibration tool for airport approach systems. Later in its life the CSIRO bought the aircraft to use as and Airbourne Research Vehicle.
Various scientists used the aeroplane for atmospheric research and cloud physics experiments. (See separate story).
For the past several years the Fokker has been stored in the open at Parafield Airport. Recently it was acquired by the Museum and is being restored.
The following video is the F27 located at the Museum.
Next we have VH-EWP Last flying Fokker F27 in Australia, Adelaide visit Sept 2009
LADS - LASER Airbourne Depth Sounder
The following videos will give you an idea of the look and sounds of this majestic aircraft.