VH-RDZ Cessna 402
VH-RDZ was another aircraft used
for cloud seeding operations. Originally registered in January
1969 to Commercial Aviation Pty Ltd of Bankstown it
was later chartered by the NSW Dept of
Bankstown Cessna distributors, Rex Aviation.
Greg Banfield's shot was taken
at that venue on
31 October 1974. I have enlarged the rear fuselage titling
below. This Cessna
had been imported from New Zealand
where it was previously registered ZK-CSX.
photo was taken it was acquired by Island Air (Pty) Ltd of Toowoomba,
Qld, and it
days with Air Mount Isa who cancelled it from the register on 20 May
1999, as parted
spares. The rego VH-RDZ was then used on a 402A (402A-0125)
which is still current.