VH-RJV  Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six                       (c/n  32- 40068)

                                         Trousdell Air of Toowoomba was the owner of VH-RJV when it came on to the register in
                                         April 1968.      Rod Trousdell was notable as  the sole  test pilot for the Southern Cross SC1,
                                         a light aircraft  built in Toowoomba and which first flew in 1961.   By the mid 1970s, VH-RJV
                                         was based at Robe in South Australia and may have been visiting from SA when David Carter
                                         photographed it at Launceston on February 28, 1981.    It was definitely back in SA in 1989
                                         when it forced landed near Kingoonya after its inexperienced pilot was unable to select the fuel
                                         tank containing the fuel before it hit the ground.    The damage was slight, and decades later,
                                         (by December 2016) it was still current and with Aero Professional at Emerald, Queensland.