VH-BTS Cessna 172
Here's an early 172 at Orange, NSW in November 1963. Photo by Bob
Neate. It was owned by
Hazair Agricultural Service of Orange who had purchased it from South
Coast Aero Club at Wollon-
gong in February 1963 with whom it was registered VH-BAX. It had
originally come on the register
in January of 1958 (ex N8721B). Hazair re-registered it in
February 1963 as VH-BTS.
It was wrecked when it crashed during forced landing practice near
Cudal, NSW on 30 April 1966,
although was restored as VH-AFM,
an identity it still flies under today (2010) in South Australia.