VH-FDO   Cessna 180A Skywagon                           (c/n  50017)


                                      This was the former VH-FDG, and first registered in October 1957 (ex N9719B).  It was re-
                                      registered -FDO in December 1965 so that the former rego could be given to a new Beech
                                      Baron.   Geoff Goodall saw it at Jandakot (above) in April 1969 in RFDS titling.  Sold by the
                                      service the following year, it suffered sufficient damage at Jandakot, Perth in January 1977 to
                                      warrant being withdrawn from the register.   Restored in September 1979 it was idle again from
                                      the end of 1980 until early 1982.   It was then on-register with various owners until finally canc-
                                      elled in June 1995.  The photo below is from the John Wheatley collection taken in the 1970s
                                      after -FDO had been sold off by the RFDS. .