VH-DSG  Cessna 177 Cardinal                                  (c/n  177-00503)

                                      The expectations of Rex Aviation and Cessna for their sleek new Cessna 172 replacement were to
                                      be unfulfilled.   It took Rex over two years to shift the many original model Cardinals it had ordered
                                      from the factory    . VH-DSG was one of the  last sold when it was registered in June 1970. It spent
                                      at least part of the 1970s available to the Royal Aero Club of NSW members and the club was one
                                      of its sponsors when it participated in the 1976 Benson and Hedges Trans-Australia Air Race, along
                                      with a battery of Gold Coast businesses    . David Carter’s 1981 photograph shows it freshly painted
                                      at Bankstown.           On October 23, 1982,  it crashed at the Mt Bindo airstrip, near Jenolan Caves.
                                      While the occupants escaped unharmed, –DSG was consumed by fire.