VH-KPF  Cessna A185E Skywagon                                (c/n  18501771)


The photo above, by Geoff Goodall, was taken at Jandakot in October 1971 while -KPF was
                                      with Kevron Photographs (Pty) Ltd.   Note magnetometer bird stowed under the fuselage. This
                                      aircraft was first registered in October 1970 (ex N5801J) to Kevron associate company Geo-
                                      search Pty Ltd of Perth who later operated a GAF Nomad on mineral survey.   Forty years on,
                                      the Skywagon now earns its keep as a skydiving platform, as seen in the shot below by Ian
                                      McDonell taken at its Cessnock, NSW home base in March 2008..  The fuselage legend reads
                                      'Skydive Elderslie'.  This is,  I believe, the slogan of the Newcastle Sporting Parachute Club.
.                                     As of mid 2009 this machine is no longer a "sky diver" and has regained its starboard door, as
                                      seen in Ian's latest shot (foot of page) taken at Maitland, NSW in June 2009.   .