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CHRONOLOGY 1970 - 1981

1970
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1978
1979
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1970-1981

 

DATE
REMARKS
SOURCE
1970
70
   
1971
71
   
1972
01FEB72
Hudson VH-AGJ struck off the register. G. Goodall
1973
01APR73
Adastra Airways Pty Ltd and Adastra Aerial Surveys Pty Ltd became subsidiary companies of East-West Airlines. G. Goodall
06APR73
Hudson VH-AGS withdrawn from service. G. Goodall
20DEC73
First test flight with Boeing 707 VH-EAA. Nil photos due weather. M. Wood
22DEC73
Hudson VH-AGX crashed at Horn Island. Various
1974
29MAR74
Adastra purchased Civil Aerial Surveys. EWA via J. Wilson
12NOV74
DC-3 VH-AGU registered to East-West Airlines. A. Arbon
15NOV74
Beech Musketeer VH-CTR registered to Adastra Aerial Surveys. A. Arbon
15NOV74
Cessna Skynight VH-DRK registered to Adastra Aerial Surveys. A. Arbon
15NOV74
Cessna 210 VH-KMF registered to Adastra Aerial Surveys. A. Arbon
18DEC74
Beech Bonanza VH-CFV registered to Adastra Aerial Surveys. A. Arbon
1975
20JAN75
Second test flight with Boeing 707 VH-EAA. Photos taken. M. Wood
17MAR75
Third test flight with Boeing 707 VH-EAA. Nil photos due weather. M. Wood
01APR75
Fourth test flight with Boeing 707 VH-EAA. Camera u/s. M. Wood
21MAY75
Cessna 210 VH-KMF disposed. A. Arbon
03JUN75
Aero Commander 680F VH-KRA registered to Adastra Aerial Surveys. A. Arbon
02OCT75
Sixth test flight with Boeing 707 VH-EAA. Camera u/s and weather unfavourable. (Fifth flight took place on an unknown day in July 1975). M. Wood
11NOV75
Seventh and final test flight with Boeing 707 VH-EAA. Successful. M. Wood
11NOV75
Beech Musketeer VH-CTR disposed. A. Arbon
1976
76
   
1977
xxFEB77
East-West Airlines sold the assets of the Adastra group (Mascot hangar and equipment and Cessna 320 VH-DRK) to Controlled Surveys. EWA retained the Adastra name.
22APR77
Aero Commander 680F VH-KRA registered to East-West Airlines. A. Arbon
17MAY77
Beech Bonanza VH-CFV disposed. A. Arbon
xxJUN77
Adastra Airways Pty Ltd was renamed East-West Airlines (Properties) Pty Ltd
Adastra Aerial Surveys Pty Ltd was renamed East-West Aerial Surveys Pty Ltd.
G. Goodall
1978
78
   
1979
79
   
1980
80
   
1981
10FEB81
Cessna Skynight VH-DRK disposed. A. Arbon

 

ABBREVIATIONS

CAB
Civil Aviation Board
CCA
Controller of Civil Aviation
CL Commercial Licence
DCA
Department of Civil Aviation
DGCA
Director-General of Civil Aviation
NAA National Archives of Australia
RDNSW
Regional Director (DCA) New South Wales
SCL Senior Commercial Licence