VH-MQD  Piper PA-24-180 Comanche                (c/n  24-2715) 

                                           This view of VH-MQD by Geoff Goodall shows it at Moorabbin in May 1963, having just been
                                           traded to Moorabbin Piper dealer Pipeair Pty Ltd by the Latrobe Valley Aero Club that same
                                           month on a new Comanche 180.        A deft touch of paint had changed the registration from its
                                           former VH-MOD to allow the club to use that registration on their new machine.  Greg Banfield's
                                           image (below) taken some twenty years later at Bankstown in October 1983 shows it sporting not
                                           only a rally number but also tip tanks.  In 2005 it was re-registered VH-FFE and, as such is seen
                                            in the shot at the foot of the page by Ian McDonell taken at the Caboolture air show in August 2011.