VH-RDF  Cessna 172B Skyhawk                           (c/n  48231)


                                      This, the 'B' Model 172 was the first to be officially labeled Skyhawk.    However, it wasn't until the
                                      'D' Model that the Cessna c/n included the '172' prefix, even though Australia's CASA retroactively
                                      adds the '172' to the c/n in its data base..   .  When Geoff Goodall took the above shot at Wongan
                                      Hills, WA in November 1975, this early machine was still in its factory paint scheme, although it had
                                      been imported some 14 years earlier by Rex Aviation at Bankstown in June 1961.   Needless to say
                                      it has had many owners since then, and is still current, being registered today to a company in Derby,
                                      Western Australia.