VH-CYJ  Cessna 180A Skywagon                        (c/n  32932)


VH-CYJ was one of nine Hazelton Air Services crop dusting Cessna 180s which arrived in formation
                                     under low cloud and drizzle at an airshow at Orange in October 1965..   Michael Croker was there to
                                     capture the event (above).  This one was a second-hand import from the USA in February 1962 and
                                     joined Hazelton’s fleet at Cudal.  It is still current and below are three latter-day shots of it.    On the
                                     upper one, by Greg Banfield at Bankstown on 8 October 1984, the  fuselage titling reads 'Yerranderie                                                                                              Silver Ghost'   John Wheatley saw it some 15 years earlier (photo # 3 below) and even then it had shod
                                     the original Cessna scheme it was wearing when first imported, ex N9635B, in 1962.      Note crossed,
                                     non-standard "J" in the rego.   Greg Banfield's second shot at the foot of the page was also at Bankstown
                                     but in November of 1982 with the Skywagoin in virtually the same paint job, but with a conventional 'J'
                                     and 'Navair' titling on the fin and fuselage.     VH-CYJ was still flying at Dirranbandi, Qld into the new
                                     millennium, but now appears to be off  register.