VH-RHQ   Cessna 182D Skylane                               (c/n  18253151)

                                    

                                           Typical early 1960s Cessna offering from Greg Banfield.  This one was at Mascot in October
                                           1964 and is seen in the then common very small and narrow type font rego on the fin.   It was
                                           originally imported by Schutt Aircraft Sales and Service at Moorabbin in March 1961.   On
                                           19 September 1975 it was damaged in an accident at Bombala, NSW and was rebuilt as a
                                           taildragger as seen in the photo below by Mike Vincent, taken at Canberra in January 1977.
                                           It was later withdrawn from service and cancelled from the register in 1986, only to re-appear
                                           again in October 1995 as VH-PKD.     This juxtapositioning caused me to have to resort to
                                           Geoff Goodall's exhaustive records since CASA insists that this -PKD was first registered in
                                           March 1961.  True, although not as -PKD, which would have conflicted, a couple of years later,
                                           with the 180H Skywagon carrying that identity.  .    Incidentally, CASA states that -PKD is a
                                           tricycle gear machine.  Can somebody pop up to Tamworth and take a look?