VH-CLB  Piper PA-28-180C Cherokee         (c/n  28-2549)

                                    VH-CLB was originally registered in May 1966 as VH-PYT in the new Piper registration blocks
                                    used by the then then Piper agents Ansett General Aviation, Bankstown.  It was sold to Connellan
                                    Airways at Alice Springs changing regos to their VH-CL_ block.  It was probably Eddie Connellan's
                                    personal aircraft, used by him to commute from Alice Sprigs to his property 'Narwietooma' where
                                    he lived.  Connnellan sold it in June 1970 to an outfit in Perth named Group Air Pty Ltd who leased
                                    it to Preston Air Charter of Jandakot and later to other local companies.   Geoff Goodall took the
                                    above shot at Kalgoorlie, WA in October 1970 whilst it was operated by Perth aviation "character"
                                    Dudley Preston.  PAC actually expended considerably later on, acquiring  6 singles, an Aztec and two
                                    BN-2A Islanders before Dudley sold out and it was renamed Perth Air Charter.   By 1972 (immed-
                                    iately below) VH-CLB was operated out of Jandakot  with the PAC titling removed.  -CLB is still
                                    current and at the foot of the page is a contemporary shot of it taken by Phil Vabre at Wangaratta
                                    in January 2006.     Maybe it was in the middle of a paint job?