Cessna 180A Skywagon
The above color shot, by Gordon
Clear, was taken at remote Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Range..
in 1963 when the 180A was new. When we first
saw 180s in Oz in the late 1950s, Richard
Maclean and I
were appalled at how rough the paint jobs were. It doesn't
look like it in this photo,
reddish pink on the fuselage would have 'leaked' considerably through
the masking tape.
situation was rectified when it, along with sister ship -RFD
received a new paint job upon
by Silver City Air
Taxis of Broken Hill, NSW. Geoff Goodall's image below was
Parafield in October 1966. Formerly N9738B
re-registered VH-CGU in 1967.
still on the active register as such, and registered to an
owner in the