VH-BPH. Britten-Norman BN-2A Mk III-1 Trislander. c/n 1003.

Was also registered as: G-BCNM; N3851B; N904GD; N901TA; N901VL.


This aircraft was built by Britten-Norman, Bembridge, Isle of Wight - 1974

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BCNM (CofR R.14522/1) - September 09, 1974

Registered to Britten-Norman (Bembridge) Limited, Isle of Wight

First flown using the Britten-Norman test registration 'G-51-322' - December 20, 1974

The British Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - December 31, 1974

The aircraft was to be delivered to Islander Aircraft Sales, Lakemba, N.S.W., Australia

It was not delivered after Islander Aircraft Sales was declared bankrupt

It was delivered to Hawker de Havilland, Yagoona, N. S. W. as 'G-BCNM' - October 22, 1975

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - November 11, 1975

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BPH - January 07, 1976

Registered to Bush Pilots Airways, Cairns

The aircraft was delivered to Bush Pilots Airways - February 23, 1976

Bush Pilots Airways changed its name to Air Queensland - December 01, 1981

The aircraft was withdrawn from service - ?

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 11, 1983

Sold to Louise V. Slocum t/a Slocum Air, Miami, Florida - June 1983

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N3851B - ?

The aircraft was reregistered as N904GD - ?

Leased to Aero International Aviation Corporation t/a Florida Parcel Express, Homestead, Florida - June 1985

Registered to TRI Air Freight, t/a Florida Parcel Express, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - June 1986

The aircraft was reregistered as N901TA - April 1988

Registered to TRI Air, Hyannis, Massachussetts

TRI Air ceased all operations and the aircraft was placed in storage at Opa Locka, Florida - August 1989

Registered to Vieques Air Link Inc, Vieques, Puerto Rico - May 17, 1991

The aircraft was reregistered as N901VL - November 1996

Registered to Vieques Air Link

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register as having been 'destroyed' - December 21, 2005



VH-BPH. BPA Australia's Northern Airline - in the standard livery with additional 'Douglas Airways' titles at an unknown airport, January 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-296.)

VH-BPH. My Ranch - in the standard livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-295.)