VH-KLV  (1)  Piper PA-25 Pawnee 150                 (c/n  25-187)


                                       VH-KLV was the first Pawnee to be operated in Queensland.  The photo above is from the
                                       Daryl Mackenzie collection and was taken at Archerfield, circa early 1963.    The Pawnee
                                       was registered to Les Keys Aviation of Dalby Qld..  Les was a local farmer who started up
                                       his crop spraying business in 1959 with a Tiger sprayer VH-KLA.   The company went on
                                       to use many Pawnees.  VH-KLV was sold to Seedair Pty Ltd of Taroom, Qld in October
                                       1963.   On 3 August 1970 it crashed at Coreen, Qld and was struck off the register that same
                                       day    The rego VH-KLV later was issued to a Les Keys Cessna 188