This was the former Robbys Aerial
Services' VH-RAT, reregistered VH-RBA
when its original
required to be used for a newer 180. Fortunately CASA quit
doing that in later years.
this machine had first been registered in May 1960, and David
it at Bankstown
in 1969. On January 11, 1976, the aircraft was damaged at
Goolgowi, in the
and spent a year off the register being
repaired. It was later withdrawn from
November 1977 to January 1980. Soon after being
restored, on August 16, 1980,
–RBA crashed at
Laglan Station, near Clermont, Queensland and was written off.