VH-DFT  Cessna 172G Skyhawk                            (c/n  17254098)


                                   VH-DFT was registered in August 1966 after being shipped from the Cessna factory in Wichita
                                   in a crate.  When David Carter caught up with it  in 1969, it was being flown by Bankstown-based
                                   plane-sharing group Alpha Aviation.   –DFT was caught in a violent storm at Archerfield on 16 Dec-
                                   ember1980 and smashed.    There its story seemed destined to end.  However, 19 years later, in
                                  August 1999, the Cessna made a return to the register as VH-DFT, which must have been reserved
                                  pending restoration.  In August 2016, it was still current and based at Laverton in Western Australia’s
                                  Goldfields region.