VH-RTG (1)  Cessna 182E Skylane                        (c/n  18256384)


                                       Here's the first VH-RTG at Perth Airport in 1966 parked alongside a NASA C-121, which were
                                       regular visitors to fly elliptical orbital calibration sorties for the newly established NASA space track-
                                       ing station at Carnarvon WA.  Above photo by Merv Prime.       This Skylane was first registered
                                       VH-MGE and then  VH-DOB before being  reregistered into Murchison Aircharter's VH-RT
                                       series.     In October 1966 it was traded in to Hazair Sales & Service at Orange NSW for one
                                       of their pre-owned Piper Aztec imports from USA, which then took up the VH-RTG rego (see
                                       next entry) . This 182E then became VH-RTD with minimal repainting required.  .