VH-FAD  (2)   Piper PA-23-150 Apache             (c/n  23-470)


                                         Two two nice images (above and below) of this 46 year old Apache by George Canciani, both
                                         taken in Melbourne, albeit several years apart.  The upper one, at Essendon, was in November
                                         of 2003, while the lower shot, showing a "new" paint job, was at Moorabbin in August of 2006.
                                         I, personally, am not crazy about regos painted in type script, and frankly I liked the top livery
                                         better. Better still would have been an original Piper style livery of the period.    Incidentally, it
                                         would appear that this Apache has reverted to its original configuration, and the Aztec type nose
                                         applied by Doug Fawcett in the 1960s when it was registered VH-IAK has been dispensed with.
                                         At the foot of the page is a much earlier rendition of this machine by Greg Banfield, taken at
                                         Bowral, NSW in April 1979.