About the time I emigrated to
the US of A the dollar import restrictions which had been in place
since the end of WW II were
eased somewhat, and US lightplanes began coming on to the VH-
civil register. (From
the 1970s on, this became a flood). VH-BXM was a typical
was first registered in 1956
and is wearing what could now be described as almost "classic" livery.
This photograph was taken at
Moorabbin in 1957. It was ostensibly ex N6905A but it
was imported directly from Wichita and the US
registration was one of a block issued to Cessna.
This aircraft was still on
the register into the 1990s (in South Australia).