VH-SPF Cessna 182A Skylane
This Alan Bovelt photo was
taken at Honiara in the Solomon Islands in 1967. The Cessna had
imported from the US (ex
N3938D) by the Reverend J.J. Moore and based at Bougainville.
his diocese was
administered out of Papua New Guinea, the aircraft was originally
registered in Aust-
ralia. This was
changed later in that same year to VP-PAH in the British Solomon
series.. In 1973 the Skylane was sold in Australia and
restored as VH-SPF, an identity it still enjoys
today, where the 50+ year old
classic is privately registered to an owner in Mona Vale, NSW.
Arbon saw it (below) at
Archerfield in 1991 wearing a very authentic Cessna paint job.