VH-BXP  Piper PA-25 Pawnee 235                   (c/n  25-2638)


                                         VH-BXP was virtually brand new when Geoff Goodall took the above shot at Parafield in August
                                         1964.  The aircraft was owned by Coveair of Kangaroo Island , SA   By April of 1967 (below) it
                                         had gained a very smart customized Coveair livery whose logo incorporated a small map of home
                                         base Kangaroo Island.    Shortly after the above photo was taken the aircraft hit the ground while
                                         on a spraying run (in June 1967) at Two Wells, SA June 67.   John M. Smith recorded it (bottom
                                         of page -  photo courtesy of Geoff's collection).  It was quickly rebuilt at Parafield using a new star-
                                         board wing painted as VH-FAL ex Field Air, Ballarat.  VH-BXP is still current today and flies as
                                         a glider tug for the Gliding Club of Victoria at Benalla.   Presumably VH-FAL received another wing
                                         since it, too, is still airworthy as a glider tug.