VH-FSJ  Piper PA-25 Pawnee 180S               (c/n  25-560)


                                  Relative few (this may have been the only one) of the intermediate Pawnee 180s were imported into
                                  Australia.  (Most of them were model 235s).   Since there is no official mention of the model 180 in
                                  any Piper blurb, I suspect it was a 150 with an upgraded engine.  Most 180s that I have seen in the
                                  US have been exclusively glider tugs, although this one was clearly an agricultural machine when Geoff
                                  Goodall took the above photograph at Jandakot, Perth in November 1969.  VH-FSJ was previously
                                  ZK-BWU and didn't come on to the Australian register until July 1969.  It was owned at the time by
                                  Simpson Aviation, the West Australian Cessna dealers, who took it evidently as some sort of trade-in
                                  deal.   Whatever, -FSJ is still active and is registered to the Gliding Club of Western Australia.