VH-BTY  Piper PA-25 Pawnee 150                  (c/n  25-405)


                                      VH-BTY was an early Pawnee 150 model which originally was imported as VH-DAJ in 1961.
                                      It was on the register a scant month before being re-registered VH-BTY (presumably to free up
                                      -DAJ for a Tiger Moth).  Geoff Goodall's shot above was taken at Mukinbudin, WA in February
                                     1975.    Bob Couper ostensibly retired and, in retirement, began operating as Couper Aero Pty Ltd
                                      out of Mukinbudin.      VH-BTY was withdrawn from use in 1986 but was then restored and was
                                     operated by various gliding clubs.  Peter Hanbury of Armadale, WA acquired it in 2007, and sent
                                      me the contemporary shot of it below.    Peter also has the DC-3 PK-REY parked in his back
                                      garden and uses it as a children's play house!