VH-RVK  Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee                       (c/n  28-21965)

                                                                        
 
                                     VH-RVK was delivered to the Royal Victorian Aero Club in October 1966 and was seen in
                                     the club’s colours by David Carter at Moorabbin in December 1969.        On July 1, 1973 it
                                     suffered a serious accident at Moorabbin which resulted it in being off the register for more
                                     than three years.      It had another minor prang in December 1988 when an attempt to hand-
                                     start it saw the Cherokee end up in a ditch at Albury.  In November 2016 –RVK was registered
                                     to Rod Shearer, of Huntly, Victoria.       Shearer was the recipient of a bravery award in 2015
                                     after he and two other pilots dragged two people from the burning wreckage of a Cessna that
                                     had crashed on a private strip at Bagshot, near Huntly, in October 2012.   Sadly, a third person
                                     in the plane could not be saved.