(2) Piper PA-24-260 Comanche B
This Comanche B had been imported by Piper dealers Ansett
General Aviation Pty Ltd as VH-PYS.
When purchased by Robert T.
Oliver for his Murchison Air Services Pty Ltd it was re-registered into
the -RT series.
Murchison's first aircraft was a PA-31 Navajo registered VH-RTO for the
then adopted the VH-RT series for most of its subsequent fleet, which
featured red tails
with the stars of the
Southern Cross. Murchison grew into a substantial operation,
before being taken
over by rival Trans West Air
Charter in 1972 . Geoff Goodall's shot of - RTF above was
Perth Airport in May