VH-RYP  Cessna 172D                                             (c/n  49912)


                                  Formerly N2312U this D model 172 was first imported in 1963.   These two photos of it are both
                                  by Ian McDonnell, taken over two decades apart.  Above, it is seen at its home base at Caloundra,
                                  Queensland early in 1990, and below at a Fly-In at Childers, Qld in May 2012, still looking good
                                  for an (almost) fifty year old craft.