VH-PPH Piper PA-18-150
VH-PPH was registered
to Piper agent Ansett General Aviation in April 1967 and delivered to
the Southern Cross Gliding
Club at Camden in July 1968. The club kept it until
1978. David Carter snapped it parked at
Bankstown on October 14, 1970. After the club,
it passed through several private owners across rural NSW before being
acquired by Ian
Barraclough and friends, of Sydney. They restored the
aircraft and again it became a glider
tug at Lake Keepit in the NSW New England region.
In 2008 –PPH swapped its 150hp
Lycoming O-320 for a 180hp Lycoming O-360 . Chris
Leon was its last Australian owner.
He kept it at Mason Field, Southport, Queensland until it was
sold in New Zealand as ZK-BKD
in January 2015.