Cessna 172D Skyhawk
To illustrate that Greg
Banfield's original images are nice and sharp I will reproduce an
of the minuscule rego on this
Illawarra Flying School Cessna below. It was very chic in
to minimize the identity of
aircraft. This applied to airliners as well. . In
fact, if operators could have
away with it, I suspect there would have been no external showing of
the registration at all!
VH-IAO was new when Greg took the above shot at Bankstown in August
1963. It is still current
and is today
registered in Mt. Isa, Queensland.