AS57 Ambassador 2 (c/n 5227)
VH-BUK was the last of
the three Ambassadors acquired by Butler Air Transport in 1957.
My shot was taken at
Essendon in March 1958. (Sorry about the water
tower, but it couldn't
be helped in order to get a
view). The photo below, from the Jeff
(via Geoff Goodall), is
rare insofar as it shows an Ambassador in actual
BAT service with the
ground crew standing
by, etc., whilst the shot at the foot of the page, from the Ben
collection shows a close up
of the Ambassador receiving some attention. VH-BUK
to its former
registration G-AMAE in November 1959 when
Ansett forced Butler to divest itself
of the "orphan"
type, and it was sold, like the other two,
to Dan-Air Services, Ltd.