VH-RPR Cessna 172G
This Skyhawk flew in
the December 1969 London-Adelaide air race. Peter Kelly saw it
at the end of the
race at Parafield.. It has multiple titlings for sponsors,
etc. The name on the nose
reads 'The Spirit of Sydney'.
The 'spirit' being BP petroleum, obviously, since the circle under the
England-Australia with the BP shield in the centre. The square aft of
that says 'Berkeley
Services' whilst the
small lettering on the fuselage states 'Leasair'. Make what you
will of all this.
The aircraft was new in April 1966 and
withdrawn from use in June 1976.