Cessna 337A Super Skymaster
VH-RZO was delivered
new to Cessna dealers Simpson Aviation in Perth in July 1966. It
sold to Air Culture
Pty Ltd whose owner, Bill Boulden, decided to set up a (short-lived as
enterprise as a sideline to their main aerial agriculture business.
In Merv Prime's shot
below, -RZO is seen
carrying Boulden Air Charters titling. In
the event it was soon sold off to
Trans West Air
Charter who had operated several similar machines.
Geoff Goodall's shot above
shows it at Jandakot in October 1969 after it
had been traded back to Simpsons on a newer Cessna
twin. Mike Madden's photo at the foot of
the page shows it when it was with SAATAS in 1972.
VH-RZO had a couple of
owners including the Swan Brewery Co. but ended its days at
Plains Station in Far North Queensland on 24 March 1977. The
pilot had departed
Kowanyama Aboriginal Reserve using the front engine only when the rear
one refused to start.
He forced landed some
3 miles from Rutland