VH-ARO  (2)  Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow                      (c/n  28R-3068)


                                        This appropriately registered Arrow was at Bankstown in October 1983 when the above photo
                                        was taken by Greg Banfield.    It was registered to D. McIver, trading as McIver Aviation.  The
                                        Arrow was a retractable u/c version of the trusted Cherokee and sported a 180 hp Lycoming
                                        IO-360-B1E power plant.  Actually, the correct designation of this machine should 'Cherokee
                                        Arrow', the 'Cherokee' appellation only being dropped with the advent of the PA-28R-201
                                        Arrow III.  VH-ARO is still current (in the Melbourne area) and has recently been given a new
                                        paint job as seen in the image below taken by George Canciani at Essendon in December 2008.