VH-DIN (2) Cessna 172D Skyhawk
VH-DIN at Parafield in March 1964 on the final day of the Ansett Air
Race from Brisbane.
Although covered in sponsor's slogans, it was
owned by the Tasmanian Aero Club of Launceston
to whom it was
registered as a new aircraft on 24 October 1963. It was
piloted in the race by
Thorne. VH-DIN remained with the aero club until 1973 when
it was sold to the first of a
private owners. It is still current and is now based at
Tyabb, Victoria. Phil Vabre took
the photos of it (below, upper) at Wentworth,
in October 2007, and (bottom of page) at
Griffith in April 2010. .