VH-RAT (2)  Cessna 180C Skywagon                               (c/n 50826)


                                 This is the second Cessna 180 to bear the registration VH-RAT.  The first was a Cessna 180
                                 (c/n 31123), ex N3625C. That one was re-registered VH-RBA in 1960. The three shots on
                                 this page of c/n 50826 were all taken at Parafield by Geoff Goodall.  Seen above is the aircraft
                                 in August 1963 after being fitted with the seeder under the fuselage, while the image immediately
                                 below was taken a year earlier and shows the pristine craft as it was first delivered.   Finally, at
                                 the bottom of the page is a shot of it in December of 1963 wearing the dreadful all white scheme
                                 applied after Aerial Agriculture of Sydney bought out Robby's and Super Spread but kept them
                                 operating under their own names for some years.   An attempt was made to to standardise all three
                                 fleets with white paint jobs.   VH-RAT/2 was first registered in Australia (it was  formerly N9336T)
                                 in May 1961 as VH-RGN.  It was written off in a crash at Woleebee, Qld in January 1970.