Type: Cessna 180 Skywagon
MSN: 31599
Previous Identities: N4701B


21APR61 Registered VH-CXK to Masling Aircraft Sales, Cootamundra, NSW.
16SEP61 Registered VH-ASP to Aviation Services and Photographics, Melbourne, Vic.
62 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21NOV83 Withdrawn from service and cancelled from Register.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.


Issue Date Remarks
4 11JUL10
Added a photo of VH-ASP taken at Moorabbin on 30 November 1968 thanks to Ian Mackenzie.
3 08MAR08
Added a photo of VH-ASP and details of its use by Aviation Services and Photographics thanks to Allan Vial.
2 01SEP05
Several updates thanks to Tony Arbon.
1 30AUG05
Original issue. Thanks to John Collins.