VH-DMD  Cessna 185A Skywagon                                    (c/n  185-0343)


                                    The livery indicates that this is a 1962 Skywagon.  In fact, it was ex N4143Y, first reqistered
                                    in Australia in June of 1962.  It was three years old when Geoff Goodall took the above shot
                                    at Parafield in February of 1965.  Muir Aviation at the time was based in Darwin. Doug Muir
                                    moved his operation to Perth the following year.    He has a long history as an aviation engineer
                                    and pilot with many companies all over Australia and PNG. He was with Qantas in Perth during
                                    the WW2 Indian Ocean Catalinas and Liberator services.   Shortly after this photograph was
                                    taken VH-DMD became VH-RCE.