VH-CWB  (2)  Piper PA-24 Comanche 250                   (c/n  24-3114)


                                   John Wheatley's shot of this Comanche, circa 1969 shows it with its original Piper livery, albeit having
                                   been re-registered from its first Australian rego of VH-GBC.     Ian McDonell's photo below taken at
                                   Cessnock, NSW in November 2008 shows what happens to aeroplanes which are left out in the open
                                   for much of their lives.   Probably a rather "sharp" paint job when first done, it is showing rather extreme
                                  signs of exposure here. This, I think, was the reason for the development of the "open T-hangar" aircraft
                                  equivalent of the "car port".    I don't believe they are widely to be seen in Australia, but in the U.S. they
                                  have become quite common over the last twenty years as an alternative to the high cost of hangarage.