VH-RPP  Cessna 182J Skylane                                   (c/n  18256696)


                                        The 182s of this era were, I always thought, particularly attractive models, especially with full
                                        undercarriage spats as portrayed by -RPP above in this nice shot by David Carter at Banks-
                                        town in 1970. Built as N8596S by Cessna, VH-RPP was crated and shipped to Australia,
                                        where it was registered in April 1966.  It has spent much of its life in rural Queensland, and
                                        was owned by North Queensland Aerial Charter in Mareeba in 1976.   Forty years on (Jan
                                        2017) it is based at Injune in south-west Queensland.