VH-PTO  Piper PA-23-250 Aztec B                           (c/n  27-2339)


                                       Formerly N5290Y, this Aztec was imported in June 1963 as VH-DJA for Apel & Co of Eidsvold,
                                       Qld.   In  December 1965 it was purchased by Murchison Air Charter of Perth and became VH-RTO
                                       after the initials of Murchison's founder Robert T. Oliver.  Traded to Perth Piper agents Westavion
                                       Pty Ltd in November 1967, it vacated Murchison's preferred VH-RT rego series and, with a deft
                                       stroke of the paint brush became VH-PTO.   Merv Prime's photo (above) was taken at Perth Air-
                                       port early in 1968.  The Aztec was sold to Indonesian Air Transport in September of that year
                                       becoming PK-TPB.