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


                                       The second VH-AER (after TAA's DC-3) was this Cessna 172, seen above at Bankstown in
                                       1959 having been re-registered from its Rex Aviation importers' rego of VH-RET.  Photo from
                                       the John Hopton collection).  . A new machine at the time, it was built in Wichita late in 1958
                                       with the registration N6132E.    VH-AER was re-registered VH-AED in June 1960, and re-
                                       identified yet again in March 1966 as VH-AIM.   As such this 50 year old Cessna is still flying
                                       and is registered to an owner in Western Australia.