VH-RFP  Cessna 150                                        (c/n  17003)


                                      VH-RFP was not the first Cessna 150 registered in Australia but as the third production aircraft
                                      it was the oldest.        It was registered in January 1960, a year after the first Australian example
                                      and likely brought to Australia to meet a demand for the economical trainer that could not be
                                      fulfilled with new aircraft.       It was not at the time the current model, superseded by a slightly
                                      improved version that was, however, still designated 150.     David Carter photographed a
                                      sparkling looking –RFP at Maitland in 1976.    It was at the time owned by a Newcastle pilot.
                                      The aircraft was current in November 2016 but its actual status is uncertain because its owner,
                                      Ambrose Butler, of Coonamble, NSW, died in 2013.