VH-BUD  (3)   Cessna 402                                                  (c/n  402-0079)


                                          This 402 replaced a Cessna  310K with the same rego.  Obviously VH-BUD was some kind of
                                          special registration for Opal Air.  Ex N3279Q, this, the third -BUD was first registered in June of
                                          1966.  Daniel Tanner's photos were taken (above) at Parafield, Adelaide in 1979 and (below) at
                                          Essendon following its sale by Opal to Penair Pty Ltd.   Still current, today (2015) it is privately
                                          owned at Dora Creek, NSW.