VH-LAP. Boeing 727-25F. c/n 18270-79.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Eastern Airlines - ?

First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 25, 1964

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N8119N - ?

Delivered to Eastern Airlines - October 07, 1964

Sold to Monarch Aviation - September 01, 1982

Converted to freighter configuration - December 1982

Leased to Bloodstock Air Services, Australia - March 06, 1983

The aircraft was named 'Phar Lap'

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-LAP - April 15, 1983

Registered to Bloodstock Air Services of Australia Pty Ltd. Melbourne

Dry leased to Trans-Australia Airlines - June 09, 1983 to March 30, 1984

Operated first T.A.A. revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as TN2340 - June 09, 1983

Utilised by Ansett Air Freight on flights Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth - Melbourne during 1983

Operated final T.A.A. revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as TN2340 - March 30, 1984

Due to Bloodstock's financial problems the aircraft was withdrawn from service at Perth - March 30, 1984

Sold to Ansett Air Freight - August 12, 1984

Ferried Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for use by Ansett Air Freight but the aircraft did not enter service

Placed in open storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Transferred to Ansett Industries Australia - November 1984

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States - November 25, 1984

Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Pago Pago - Hilo - San Francisco - Seattle (Paine Field)

Flight crew: Captaains J. Dorward, B. Lake; F/E A. Clarke, Engineer A. Vanrensburg

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 12, 1984

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N8119N - ?

Leased to IASCO then sub-leased to Flying Tiger Line, Los Angeles, California - December 20, 1984

Returned to IASCO on the termination of the sub-lease - December 1985

Leased to Spirit of America Airlines Inc, Los Angeles - January 1986

Sub-leased to CF Air Freight, Indianapolis - October 1986 to September 24, 1988

Returned to Ansett Industries Australia and placed in storage at Goodyear, Arizona - March 1989

Leased to Aerolineas Latinas, Venezuela - May 25, 1990 to July 1991

Entered onto the Venezuelan Aircraft Register as YV-728C - ?

Seized for reported drug smuggling and placed in storage at Miami, Florida - July 1991

Leased to ILPO Airlines Cargo, Venezuela - July 20, 1991

Reregistered as YV-448 - ?

Reregistered as YV-480C - September 23, 1991

Returned to Ansett Industries Australia Leasing - December 1992

Cancelled from the Venezuelan Aircraft Register - ?

Leased to Lineas Aereas Suramericanas SA, Colombia - December 1992

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N5111Y - December 17, 1992

Registered to Ansett Industries Australia Ltd, Sun Valley, California

Leased to Lineas Aereas Suramericanas S.A. Anteas Lin Aer Suramer Las, Ltd as the registered operator

Entered onto the Colombian Aircraft Register as HK-3814-X - ?

Observed at Bogota in Lineas Aereas Suramericanas S.A. livery as HK-3814X - January 20, 1993

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 02, 1993

Observed at Bogota in the revised livery - May 15, 1993

The aircraft was named 'Skipper'

Advertised for sale by Commercial Turbine Services - August 06, 2003

Aircraft is Stage 3 noise compliant and has flown over 70,600 hours

Observed at Bogota with major parts missing including undercarriage - April 17, 2004

Totally scrapped at Bogota - September 2007

 

N8119N. Bloodstock Air Services - 'Phar Lap' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, March 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-536.)

N8119N. Bloodstock Air Services - 'Phar Lap' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4610-334.)

N8119N. Bloodstock Air Services - 'Phar Lap' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-020.)

N8119N. Bloodstock Air Services - 'Phar Lap' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-021.)

VH-LAP. Bloodstock Air Services - 'Phar Lap' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4610-930.)

VH-LAP. Bloodstock Air Services - 'Phar Lap' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 1984.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4610-335.)

N8119N. Spirit of America Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-824.)

N8119N. CF Air Freight - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1989.

(R. Shane Copyright Image 4610-931.)

YV-728C. Aerolineas Latinas Cargo Airlines - in the basic TNT livery at Miami Airport, January 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-928.)

YV-728C. Aerolineas Latinas Cargo Airlines - in the basic TNT livery at Miami Airport, March 1991.

(A. Lerch Copyright Image 4610-929.)

HK-3814X. Lineas Aereas Suramericanas Colombia - 'Skipper' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-280.)

HK-3814X. Lineas Aereas Suramericanas Colombia - 'Skipper' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-256.)

HK-3814X. Lineas Aereas Suramericanas Colombia - 'Skipper' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-262.)