VH-RPX  Cessna U206A Super Skywagon                         (c/n  U206-0473)


                                        The above photo, from the Geoff Goodall collection, was taken at Jandakot, Perth in May 1977.
                                        The aircraft was owned by Broome Air Charter at the time, although is carrying titling indicating
                                        'Wards Refrigeration - Air Conditioning - Broome' was the operator.    Ex N8073Z, this aircraft
                                        was first registered to Air Oasis Pty Ltd of Adelaide in February 1966.  Oddly, there was a large
                                        Cessna dealership at Long Beach (California) Municipal Airport by that name in the late 1950s and
                                        1960s.  Possibly the Adelaide company was a division of this outfit?     Anyway, within weeks of
                                        arrival in Australia -RPX was on-sold to Elcho Island Methodist Mission in NT.  It then had various
                                        owners in WA and SA and in November 1977 it was acquired (briefly) by Trans West Air Charter
                                        who soon sold it to G. R. Ladyman of remote Tom Price, WA (Kanijini National Park).      John
                                        Wheatley's shot below was taken somewhat earlier, circa 1970.   The script titling on the fuselage
                                        reads 'Derek Knight'.   (The legend beneath is in such a stylized art-deco font that I cannot read it).
                                        On 29 January 1985 -RPX was destroyed in a storm and stricken from the register that same day.