VH-BIC (3)  Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche 160                  (c/n 30-114)


                                        This Twin Comanche was another contestant in the 1964 R.M. Ansett Brisbane to Adelaide
                                        Air race.  It was actually the third VH-BIC, the other two being a Tiger Moth and a Cessna
                                        182C respectively, the latter becoming VH-BIG after a couple of years.  Obviously a much
                                        "sought after' rego (I can't imagine why), it was allocated to a Cherokee 235 in 1964 when
                                        the above machine was re-registered VH-TOM.    Incredibly the PA-28 Cherokee 235
                                        itself was re-registered shortly afterward as VH-BIO giving way to the fifth VH-BIC, a
                                        PA-32 Cherokee Six (which was still active as late as 2005).