VH-DCN Cessna 172C Skyhawk
After being very briefly registered to
Cessna agent Rex as VH-RDZ, this Cessna adopted the
registration VH-DCN in March 1962. When David Carter
photographed it at Griffith in 1978,
was still wearing its stylish red and cream factory finish.
In 2006 CASA revoked its regis-
tration, along with many others, over a lack of up-to-date paperwork
. Most returned to the
but not VH-DCN. Its registration was reallocated
to a Robinson helicopter
in 2008 But that was not end of the Cessna’s story,
for in November 2014 it reappeared on
the register as
VH-SBU to an owner at Narrabri.