VH-MLE Piper PA-18 150
This 1959 model Super Cub is
sporting low pressure balloon tires for soft beach landings.
Geoff Goodall took
the above shot at
Berwick, Victoria in February 1969. No other details
ownership. It appears to be carrying a flying club
badge on the fuselage. Further, I
don't remember ever seeing a PA-18 with a "Piper
Cub" slogan on the nose like this one has.
shot below came to light in August 2009 and was found by John Willis in
drawer at the Latrobe Valley Aero Club. It was probably taken
around 1960 and shows the
that airport whilst owned by Mitchelson Brothers fisheries of Lakes
It would appear
that the original option for soft beach landings employed the
treatment as seen here. The Super Cub was used mainly as a fish
spotter, hence the need for
low pressure balloon tires, to effect landings on adjacent beaches.