VH-AED  (2)  Cessna 172                               (c/n  46232)


                                        Here's an early Cessna 172 at Cootamundra, NSW in March 1962.  Photo by Bob Dougherty
                                        (via John Hopton).   Built as N6132E it was imported in 1959 by Rex Aviation as VH-RET.
                                        Re-registered almost immdediately when sold in January 1959 to VH-AER it was re-registered
                                        again in June 1960 to VH-AED (presumably so that the more glamorous Cessna 182B could
                                        assume its old identity).  Finally in March 1966 it became VH-AIM, an identity under which it is
                                        still flying today, based at Jandakot, Perth, WA.