Hi Dave, Well I guess any reply is better late than never, even if its more than 12 years late! To answer your question "was he a member of the Asplin family who had the ex-RNZAF aircraft at Rukuhia? Yes he was. I believe he was a grandson. I worked/flatted with Ken in Cronulla, Sydney in the late 1980s about the time he acquired a microlight flying school at "The Oaks" near Camden south of Sydney. Not long afterwards he and a student were killed in the crash of a Thruster in which he was instructing. Back home in Oz have the date and circumstances surrounding the accident but am unable to provide further details at present.