VH-SJF  Cessna 182A                              (c/n 33470)


                                            VH-SJF was the fifth Australian registration carried by this aircraft since first registered to
                                            Bush Pilots Airways in September 1957 as VH-BPA. In order it became VH-PTJ in July
                                            1962, VH-BTJ in December 1964 and VH-BLF with Frank Fleming and Sons at Brisbane
                                            in June 1965.      Frank Fleming wanted –BLF for his new Beech Debonair and in February
                                            1967 the Cessna 182 was reregistered –SJF.    David Carter’s photo above shows it at
                                            Griffith in 1978 when it was visiting from Melbourne.   In December 2003, the aircraft was
                                            reregistered again as VH-SSE.  T      he sixty year old machine was still current in January
                                            2017 and operated by Oberon Aviation Services at Albury.