Registration / Serial:VH-BQI
Alternate Serial:JN200
Aircraft Original Type:Supermarine Sea Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:Supermarine Sea Otter
Aircraft Version:Supermarine Sea Otter I
C/n (msn):2
Operator Painted:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Awaba [ Off-Airport, gone ]Map (unconfirmed)
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:July 1967
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:96550Submit Correction
View count: 96
VH-BQI was one of three Sea Otters to serve with the Australian navy from 1948 to 1953. A few months after being civil registered in December 1954 it struck a submerged tree stump at RAAF Rathmines. Despite being holed, it reached the flying boat ramp safely. There it sat for many years until relocated to a rural property at nearby Awaba where it slowly fell apart. The weathering exposed its former military marks. The cockpit and nose now preserved at the Fleet Arm Museum, Nowra.
Registration / Serial:VH-BQI
Alternate Serial:JN200
Aircraft Version:Supermarine Sea Otter I
C/n (msn):2
Operator Painted:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Awaba [ Off-Airport, gone ]
Photo Date:July 1967
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:VH-BQI
Alternate Serial:JN200
Aircraft Original Type:Supermarine Sea Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:Supermarine Sea Otter
Aircraft Version:Supermarine Sea Otter I
C/n (msn):2
Operator Painted:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Awaba [ Off-Airport, gone ]Map (unconfirmed)
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:July 1967
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:96550Submit Correction
View count: 96
VH-BQI was one of three Sea Otters to serve with the Australian navy from 1948 to 1953. A few months after being civil registered in December 1954 it struck a submerged tree stump at RAAF Rathmines. Despite being holed, it reached the flying boat ramp safely. There it sat for many years until relocated to a rural property at nearby Awaba where it slowly fell apart. The weathering exposed its former military marks. The cockpit and nose now preserved at the Fleet Arm Museum, Nowra.
Registration / Serial:VH-BQI
Alternate Serial:JN200
Aircraft Version:Supermarine Sea Otter I
C/n (msn):2
Operator Painted:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Awaba [ Off-Airport, gone ]
Photo Date:July 1967
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web