VH-EIU  Cessna 172K Skyhawk                                      (c/n 17258488)


                                      VH-EIU was one of a large number of Skyhawks imported in 1969/1970.  This one was officially
                                      registered on 11 December 1969.  It was badly damaged in a wind storm at Tooradin, Victoria
                                      on 28 June 1981 and off the register for a number of years before being restored in 1985.  Oddly,
                                      CASA's civil register records 18 June 1985 as being its date of first registration.       I suspect that
                                      John Wheatley's photo above may have been taken before the above-mentioned sojourn from the
                                      register. Anyway, today -EIU is privately owned and based in South Australia.