VH-RND (2)    Cessna 172H Skyhawk                     (c/n  17255445)

                                      This aircraft was first registered in May 1967 and was to have been VH-KOA, but this was
                                      not taken up since it went directly to the Royal Newcastle Aero Club who had it immediately
                                      re-registered VH-RND.   John Wheatley saw it above when it was virtually brand new.  The
                                      club disposed of it in February 1973 to South Australia Cessna agents Rossair at Parafield.  
                                      Today it is based at Redcliffe, Qld as seen in the hangar shot below by Ian McDonell taken in
                                      June 2009.   For a forty year old machine it appears to be in very good shape indeed.