Cessna 180 VH-ASP photographed at Warracknabeal, Victoria on 7 March 1970 while competing in the Moomba Mobil Air Race. Photo: Nigel Daw
Ernie Bolton writes in September 2008: "I was the pilot of ASP on that day. I entered the Moomba Mobil air race with my father, Bob, as co-pilot and was lucky enough to get second prize in the commercial pilot section. At that stage I was instructing at Schutt Aviation at Moorabbin. My father bought the aeroplane from Arthur Schutt. I even had the pleasure of taking my wife on our honeymoon in ASP!" At the time of writing, Ernie Bolton is a Qantas Boeing 747 Captain.