VH-RZB    Cessna 150G                                          (c/n  15064545)

                                      Unusual for an Australian 150, VH-RZB was wearing a set of wheel spats when David Carter
                                      photographed it at Bankstown in 1970.   By the time Tony Arbon saw it (below) 13 years
                                      later at Bankstown it had shed its spats, which were prone to become  clogged when operating
                                      from grass or dirt runways.    It was also thought by many operators to diminish performance
                                      on a aircraft that already performed poorly in hot weather.    –RZB was first  registered in
                                      September 1966 and 10 years later was with an owner from Parkes, NSW.      It was still
                                      current in November 2016 to a Sydney owner who lives near Camden airport.  Contemp-
                                      orary photos on the internet show it with spats again, although of a more compact style than
                                      the 1966 originals.