VH-KPA   Cessna 185B Skywagon                                   (c/n  185-0549)


                                      Kevron Photographs Pty Ltd commenced large scale aerial photographic survey in remote areas
                                      in WA 1961 with the wet-lease of MMA DC-3 VH-MML which was modified to carry survey
                                      cameras with two camera operators and a navigator.  It was capable, with oxygen, for operations
                                      up to 28,000 feet.      Kevron purchased their first aircraft, the Cessna 185B Skywagon VH-KPA
                                      seen above, in May 1963.   The company expanded into magnetometer mineral survey and took
                                      overseas contracts as far way as Iran.   Geoff Goodall's shot of  -KPA was taken at  Jandakot in
                                      February 1971.  It was registered to Kevron Photographics (Pty) Ltd on 3 May 1963 and went on
                                      to a long survey career.   Note the magnetometer "bird" stowed under the fuselage.  Its former US
                                      registration was N2549Z.   In 1964 it took part in the Brisbane to Adelaide Ansett Air Race and
                                      was flown by A.W.Bagster.  Greg Banfield took the shot of it below at Bankstown on 29 March
                                      1960 wearing its race number 40.  It was still with Kevron Photographs, and carrying their titling
                                      in September of 1988 when Danny Tanner saw it at Parafield (foot of the page).