VH-REM (1) Cessna 180A
One of the early Cessna 180s
registered to Rex Aviation, the then Cessna importers in the late
The two shots in this entry are both by Jeff Atkinson (courtesy of
Nigel Daw). The
upper one at
Moorabbin and the
lower at Cambridge Airport, Hobart (both circa 1958) where
was based and probably used by the Aero Club of Southern Tasmania.
It was later
registered to Benalla
Aerowork and was written off when it
crashed and burned near Cosgrove,
Victoria on 24
September 1965. In the upper shot the gentleman third from
the left (facing the
pioneer aircraft dealer Arthur Schutt, who operated
the Cessna agency at Moorabbin.
It was entered into the 1964
Ansett Air Race as seen in the shot at the foot of this page by Greg
during the overnight stop at Bankstown on 29 March 1964. Pilot
Nielsen of mt.
Eliza, Victoria. By this time it had had a rather hideous repaint
job from the original