VH-BDE (2)  Cessna 172E Skyhawk                        (c/n  17250672)


                                     The second -BDE was first registered in December 1964, and was one of many 172s imported at
                                     the time by Rex Aviation of Bankstown.         It is seen above in this image from the Geoff Goodall
                                     collection at its home base of Wongan Hills, NSW in November 1975.    It was still owned by the
                                     original owners, A.J. & B.P. Ellis when this shot was taken.    My register notes indicate that it was
                                     slated to become VH-DIQ but no doubt re-allocated at the request of the owners.  It later went to
                                     Minilya Station , inland from Carnarvon, WA .  It was cancelled from the register in March 1978
                                     following some sort of accident.