VH-PQL  Cessna 172F Skyhawk                                 (c/n  17253347)

                                       Registered in  November 1965, VH-PQL had been N5698R before being shipped to
                                       Australia for sale by Rex Aviation.   On July 30, 1972 it stalled on landing at Grovedale,
                                       near Geelong, and ended on its back.     After a year undergoing repairs it returned to the
                                       register with C and H Aviation, of Melbourne      In 1976 it was with Richmond Aviation
                                       at Ballina, NSW but when David Carter saw it in November 1980 it was back down south
                                       at Essendon airport in a truly (in my opinion) horrible livery.      . –PQL was still current in
                                       November 2016 and owned by an aircraft engineer from Victoria’s Gippsland, who had
                                       fully restored it and painted it to resemble a late model Skyhawk. (Bless him!).