Converted to Turbo Skyliner in 1969. In 1977 Air Miami started operating Skyliners on scheduled services between Miami and St. Petersburg. In late 1978 the airline purchased Shawnee Airlines and its rights to fly to the Bahamas, and the Skyliners were soon painted in Shawnee colours and put to work on the Bahama routes. In 1980 Air Miami was the first of several commuter airlines to enter into agreement with Air Florida to operate contract flights for them as Air Florida Commuter. With their now much expanded network, Air Miami changed their name to North American Airlines on 1 Dec 1980, but flights continued as Air Florida Commuter until the contract ended on 1 Dec 1981. North American Airlines ceased operations in Dec 1982.
Painted as a memorial to airline pioneer Arthur Butler. VH-NJI was withdrawn from use in 1995. Registration cancelled in 2004. Displayed at the Fleet Air Arm museum at Nowra before being passed to HARS at Parkes. The original VH-AHB was a fixed-gear, Gipsy Queen-powered Heron 1B.
The Riley Rocket is a re-manufactured early Cessna 310 (in this case a 1959 310C) with improved performance. Obvious external differences are one-piece windshield, extra side window, three-bladed propeller and cowling louvers.
DQ-FDY was part of a collection of derelict aircraft stored in the museum compound. The museum has since closed and the collection dispersed. The Heron is with the Central Australian Aviation Museum at Alice Springs in the livery it wore as VH-CLW with Alice Springs-based Connair.