Aircraft Photo of VH-EES | Fairchild SA-227AC Metro III | Pel-Air Express | AirHistory.net #34321
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-EES
Aircraft Original Type:Swearingen SA-26 Merlin
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild SA-227 Merlin IV/Metro/Expediter (C-26)
Aircraft Version:Fairchild SA-227AC Metro III
C/n (msn):AC-614
Operator / Titles:Pel-Air Express
Location
City / Airport:Wagga Wagga - Forest HillMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSWG   IATA: WGA   Local: YSWG   Other: -
 
Photo Date:18 July 2010
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 34321
Photo Comment

This 1985 Metro has an interesting history. Originally N614AV with Air Virginia; became Nashville Eagle. Then to Flagship Airlines, then Wings West. In 1987 operated for American Eagle. At some stage reacquired by Fairchild & converted to prototype Fairchild Multi Mission Surveillance Aircraft, carrying a phased-array radar in a long pod under the fuselage. Returned to standard configuration & exported to Australia, becoming VH-SSZ 29 September 1994. VH-EES since Jul 2001. Now awaiting disposal.

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