VH-BPJ Cessna 172A
Purchased new by Bush Pilots Airways at Cairns, this 172A
was first registered in April 1960.
Peter Kelly's shot above was taken at
Townsville in January 1971. Bushies had its rego changed
to VH-MFD in the
period from July 1962 to October 1966, for some inexplicable reason
they didn't use -BPJ for any
other machine during that time) and then changed it back to -BPJ
again. It was sold off in May 1971 and is still
current, as seen in Ian McDonnell;s shot below
taken at Toowoomba in May 2009.
Note: One of my pet peeves are regos painted in Courier script!
The problem with.
my putting up personal tastes is, of
course, that the owners sometimes take
Robinson restored -BPJ and good naturedly
advises me that CASA weren't too keen on his
either! The cockpit view below is from Barry.