VH-RTF  (2)  Piper PA-24-260 Comanche B                           (c/n  24-4359)


                                 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 owner's
                                 initials.    He 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 taken at
                                 Perth Airport in May 1971.