(2) Cessna 185A
Initially registered VH-RKU in December 1962, it was
quickly changed to VH-AGH at the beginning
1963. David Carter photographed it at Caloundra in May 1976, half
painted and with a taped-on
registration. At the time it was a tug with the Maroochy Gliding Club.
In 1982 it was cancelled from
the register as withdrawn from use. Twelve years later it
returned to the register as VH-MIE (2), that
marking having been allocated to an NZAI CT/4A Airtrainer. In
2009, its identity was changed
again to VH-AQA
(4) with the owner Nanchang Aviation of Sydney . It
was registered in July 2015
to retired Superbike champion Mat
Mladin, of Oakdale, on Sydney’s south-western outskirts.