VH-RFU (c/n 56296)
In 1959 a deluxe version of the 175, known as the Model
175A Skylark was introduced. The
noticeable difference between this and the 175 was the stylish swept
vertical tail, although
other refinements. This example is owned by my good
friend Phil Vabre in
The photograph above was
taken by Geoff Goodall in 1970
showing the original Cessna livery.
Phil is a
regular attendee at many local air shows and correspondent Martyn Covey
it (below) taken at Shepparton in July 2008 wearing its new livery, and
replete with spats.