VH-AFB (3)  Cessna 172A                              (c/n  47647)


                                   This Cessna, seen at Bankstown in December 1982 by Greg Banfield, looks very sharp, although
                                   by that time it had shed its standard Cessna livery.   First registered in September 1960, it has had
                                   several owners although today it is still going strong and registered to a company back at Bankstown.
                                   The interesting shot below, from the Paul Hockey collection, was taken around January 1983 and
                                   shows -AFB on Seven Mile Beach  (about a two hour drive south of Sydney) on the occasion of
                                   celebrating 50 years of the flight by Charles Kingsford Smith in the Southern Cross from Australia
                                   to New Zealand.