VH-DZJ Cessna 177 Cardinal
Another of the
original batch of 20 Cardinals imported in 1968. VH-DZJ was a
with spats, special paint, etc. Note
cantilever wing. Originally to have been introduced as the
172J. The above photograph was taken by Graham Ruckert at
Archerfield in August
1968. It had
been first registered in January of that year. Greg Banfield's shot
below, at Wagga,
NSW was taken a
decade later in February 1979. Looks to have the same livery,
the horizontal bars outlining the rego.
Finally, in the image at the foot of the page, by John
Wheatley, it is seen at a rally at Archerfield, circa 1971,
whilst operated by Brisbane's radio
station 4BK, on hire
Queensland Flying Services.
would appear that its sponsor for the
event was a drug
company. -DZJ was damaged beyond repair in an
accident at Cairns, Qld on
19 August 1997.