Owned by Braathens-SAFE but leased to Fokker which then sub-leased it to MMA (part of Ansett) ahead of the delivery of Ansett's own aircraft. Operated until June 1970 when VH-FKA was delivered to MMA. Finally delivered to Braathens as LN-SUO in July 1970.
Seen at the Essendon "graveyard" with her previous MacRobertson Miller Airlines titles still showing on the roof and the name R.M.A Turner still vaguely visible on nose. Other registrations included VH-MJR and PK-OSA.
This 1969 built Jet Ranger was with Transport Canada from 1969 to 2012. Photographed while in Canadian Coast Guard service, the helicopter was later upgraded to 206B configuration and is still current on the Canadian register as C-FNRR at the time of uploading.
A80-374 was delivered in April 1951, the RAAF's second helicopter and one of three S-51s The other two were lost in accidents but -374 soldiered on in the crash rescue role with 81 Wing at RAAF Williamtown until the early 1960s. Retired, it became an instructional airframe and then a recruiting aid. It was in Sydney's Hyde Park as part of the annual Waratah Festival. It later became an exhibit at the RAAF Museum, Point Cook.
VH-TOM was cancelled in August 1970 as sold in the New Hebrides. After two months as VP-PAY it returned to Australia as VH-AED after VH-TOM had been snapped up for use on a business jet. At the time a ban had been imposed on reregistrations.