VH-WEL Piper PA-22 150 Tri-Pacer
This was the former Royal
Aero Club's flagship VH-RVA, first registered in November
later sold to the Ballarat Aero Club it became VH-WEL. It took
part in the 1964
Ansett Air Race
as seen in the shot above by Greg Banfield during the overnight stop
town on 29 March
1964. (What happened to the nicely formatted regular race
it to have this inglorious rendition?). After
having several Melbourne owners it migrated
1965 when it was sold to Mr. D.K.
Smith of Katanniing, WA. The indefatigable Geoff
took the image below at this latter named remote spot in October
1973. .Nice to see
repainted in authentic Piper livery again.