VH-RTG  (2)  Piper PA-23-250 Aztec C                     (c/n  27-2582)


                                        VH-RTG at Perth Airport, October 1969 with Murchison Air Services Pty Ltd, Perth. This
                                        Aztec was imported by independent dealer Jim Hazelton of Orange NSW and originally regis-
                                        tered VH-DUK in July 1966.  It was sold two months later to Murchison Air Charter of Perth
                                        who re-registered it into their VH-RT series.  Murchison was renamed as Murchison Air Services
                                        in 1968 when they commenced  third level airline services to WA towns in the Murchison district
                                        of WA.    Murchison grew into a major WA charter operator until taken over by Trans West
                                        Air Charter in 1972.    The shot below shows it at Kalgoorlie, WA in October 1972 now wearing
                                        Trans West Air Charter titles.    It was sold the following year to Farmair at Sale, Vic, then went
                                        on to numerous other owners.  Both photographs by Geoff Goodall.