VH-ERL  Mooney M.20C Mark 21                                         (c/n  2983)

                                    Although photographed as its original N5589Q by Greg Banfield at Mascot on 5 April 1965 (below),
                                    it wasn't until Greg caught up with this Mark 21 at Schofields, NSW in March of 1981 that he was
                                    able to capture it as VH-ERL (above) now bereft of its original Mooney livery.    It is still current and
                                    still in NSW.   Quite recently (2010) I received the shot of -ERL at the foot of the page showing a
                                    19-yr old young Doug Cornwall in front of the aircraft (his first retractable gear) at Bankstown in July
                                    1966.   Doug went on to become a TAA/Australian Airlines captain and then flew for Thai Inter-
                                    national (after the dispute!).