Type: Cessna 185A Skywagon
MSN: 185-0254
Previous Identities: N4054Y


Note: registration VH-AGE was previously allocated to an Adastra Hudson.
Registered N4054Y.
14FEB64 Registered VH-BXJ to Aerial Agriculture, Bankstown, NSW.
18MAR65 Registered VH-BXJ to Superspread Aviation, Moorabbin, Vic.
21APR67 Registered VH-AGE to Aircraft Survey Co, Moorabbin, Vic. (business name of Peter Payens and John Collins).
19DEC69 Registered VH-AGE to P.P.C. Aircraft Co, Cheltenham, Vic. The principals of this company were Peter Payens and John Collins, both Adastra employees at various times. (PPC = Peter Payens Collins)
JAN76 The aircraft overturned at Collendina, NSW. Picture Picture
06MAR76 Competed in the Qantas Air Race from Moorabbin to Swan Hill and return. The aircraft was flown by Jock Head and Ian MacNeill. (Source: Ian MacNeill's log book)
06AUG76 Registered VH-AGE to J. Donaghey, Burwood, Vic.
09JUN78 Crashed at Charleville, Qld.


Issue Date Remarks
7 17JUN23
Added another image of the overturn incident at Collendina thanks to Mark Yarwood and Greg Thom.
6 08JUL16
Added an image of the aircraft after an incident in which it overturned. Thanks to Ken Watson and Phil Vabre.
5 16JUN15
Added a reference to the Qantas Air Race on 06MAR76 thanks to Ian MacNeill.
4 30AUG05
Added further details of P.P.C. Aircraft Co. and Aircraft Survey Co. thanks to John Collins.
3 16JUN03
Added details of P.P.C. Aircraft Co.