Cessna 180A Skywagon
This Geoff Goodall photograph was taken at
Cudal, NSW, at Max Hazelton's private airport.
Laurel Hazelton were the founders of Hazelton Airlines, which started
as a crop-dusting
operation, and went on to become a very viable local service airline
supporting the Orange and
western NSW area.......later to be bought out by Ansett, but that's
another story. Locals recall
lost in the Blue Mountains for more than five days during winter,
However, he walked
out down the Colo River and resumed his career. Geoff's photo
taken in 1967 when Hazelton Air Services was primarily an aerial
agricultural concern. Greg
Banfield 's interesting photo below was taken as the aircraft was
completing a crop dusting display
an air show at Orange, NSW in February 1966.
Based on this, it is perhaps not difficult to
understand why VH-BVL
was written off
in a crash at Labertouche, Victoria in February 1970!