|Type:||Cessna 180 Skywagon|
|21APR61||Registered VH-CXK to Masling Aircraft Sales, Cootamundra, NSW.|
|16SEP61||Registered VH-ASP to Aviation Services and Photographics, Melbourne, Vic.|
Aviation Services and Photographics was owned by Jim King of Melbourne,
but as a newcomer to the industry he needed to establish a reputation.
For this purpose he engaged Allan Vial as a consultant to assess and
train his crew as well as doing some work for the Victorian Lands
Department. Between 11OCT62 and 31NOV62, Allan Vial made 22 survey
flights and a number of training flights, flying for just over 100
hours. Surveys were also flown for the Queensland Department of Lands.
On average, mapping surveys were done at 15,000 feet with the highest
being at 16,500 feet. Engineering surveys for drainage and road works
were done at 5,000 feet above the ground. |
(Source: Allan Vial)
|21OCT65||Around this time Adastra began using VH-ASP which was permanently based in Melbourne for the Victoria Lands Department.|
|APR67||Adastra's use of the aircraft finished.|
|Acquired by Schutt Aircraft, Cheltenham, Vic.|
|03OCT68||Registered to Robert Bolton, Mannerim, Vic.|
|06SEP70||Damaged at Mannerim, Vic when it over-ran the strip on take-off and hit a fence.|
|21FEB72||Registered to Robert Bolton, Corio, Vic.|
|18OCT76||Registered to Maurice E. Holden, Stawell, Vic.|
|01OCT80||Registered to Aerotechnics, Canberra, ACT.|
|12DEC80||Registered to Rossair, Parafield, SA.|
|11MAY81||Registered to Carol Guthrie, Cowaramup, WA.|
|01DEC81||Registered to Terence McGregor, Busselton, WA.|
|21NOV83||Withdrawn from service and cancelled from Register.|
|14AUG84||Restored to Terence McGregor, Busselton, W.A.|
See also Adastra and the Single Engine Survey Aircraft by John Collins
Added a photo of VH-ASP taken at Moorabbin on 30 November 1968 thanks to Ian Mackenzie.
Added a photo of VH-ASP and details of its use by Aviation Services and Photographics thanks to Allan Vial.
Several updates thanks to Tony Arbon.
Original issue. Thanks to John Collins.