VH-ACI (2)  Cessna 182A Skylane                                     (c/n  34516)


                                     Imported in the late 1950s as VH-RHK (ex N3816D) this Skylane was later re-registered
                                     VH-RGG.  It assumed the identity above in August 1962.   Two years later it was to have be-
                                     come VH-ACB (to make way for a new Cessna 150A which Aero Pelican wanted to carry the
                                     rego -ACI) but, in the event, the -ACB marking was not taken up and it was re-registered
                                     VH-DGU instead.    I'm guessing that Aero Pelican sold it before it could assume the -ACB
                                     identity and it was then re-registered out oif their AC- series.   (This aircraft was to be written
                                     off in a crash at Bourke, NSW in April 1974).    Bob Neate's shot of it above as -ACI in Aero
                                     Pelican markings at Narromine in 1963 is, therefore, quite rare.