VH-RJJ  (1)  Cessna 210A                               (c/n    57679)


VH-RJJ was first registered on 2 Nov 1961 to a Sydney company but operated by Daag Johnson,
                                            an American opal miner at the northern SA opal fields at Andamooka.   The 210A was the first of
                                            the 210 model with the third cabin window.   Johnson named his 210A "Butch",. and ownership
                                            was officially transferred to him in February 1964. It was a regular visitor to Adelaide Airport where
                                            Geoff Goodall's two shots (above and below) were taken.  The upper one was in October 1962
                                            while the lower, a year earlier in November 1962.   The Cunard Eagle DC-6B in background of the
                                            latter shot was G-ARZO.     At the foot of the page is a shot taken by Greg Banfield at Bankstown
                                            on 9 July 1963 over the bonnet of a Holden (or can anyone positively identify the car?)  Greg advises
                                            that the aircraft was finished in an off-white, blue and dark gray motif.   Daag traded the 210A in to
                                            Piper agents Ansett General Aviation at Bankstown on a  new PA-30 Twin Comanche in June 1966.
                                            The 210A was the re-registered VH-RJO to allow his new twin to become VH-RJJ.