VH-AFR. Beechcraft 1900C. c/n UC-56.
Was also registered as VH-OST and VH-VNV.
Construction completed at the Beechcraft plant - March 1989
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N1568B - ?
Registered to - ?
Delivered to Mohawk Airlines - March 16, 1990
Sold to Beech Acceptance Corporation - December 24, 1991
Registered to Beech Aircraft, Wichita, Kansas - December 24, 1991
Sold to Impulse Airlines - June 1992
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AFR - June 18, 1992
Registered to Impulse Transportation, Tamworth, Australia
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 19, 1992
Arrived Tamworth at the conclusion of the ferry flight - June 30, 1992
The aircraft was used to deliver newspapers around the country on behalf of the Fairfax Group
Impulse Transportation acquired the assets of Oxley Airlines - June 1993
Oxley Airlines and Impulse Transportation merged to form Impulse Airlines - February 28, 1994
Reregistered as VH-OST - September 23, 1994
The re-registration was carried out to re-allocate 'VH-AFR' to the newly acquired Beech 1900D
Withdrawn from service and offered for immediate sale - August 18, 1995
Sold to Hawker Pacific (Pty) Ltd - March 16, 1999
Registered to Hawker Pacific (Pty) Ltd, Yangoona, N.S.W.
Sold to Air Sydney 2000, Gladesville, N.S.W. - December 03, 1999
Sold to Vincent Aviation - September 06, 2001
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 06, 2001
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-VAE - September 07, 2001
Registered to Vincent Aviation, Wellington
Accepted by Vincent Aviation at Sydney - September 07, 2001
The aircraft remained based in Australia and was used on United Nations flights from Darwin to East Timor
Ferried Australia - Norfolk Island - New Zealand - ?
Leased to Air New Zealand Link (Eagle Airways) - October 11, 2004
Operated services Blenheim - Christchurch - Blenheim twice daily
Withdrawn from service
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - October 10, 2010
Transferred to Vincent Aviation, Darwin, Northern Territory
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VNV - October 18, 2010
Registered to Vincent Aviation, Winnellie, Northern Territory
Transferred to Vincent Aviation, Darwin, NT
Registered to JNP Enterprises Pty Ltd, Broome, W.A. - May 29, 2013
Leased to Ad Astral Aviation Services Pty Ltd, Belmont, W.A. - May 27, 2015
VH-OST. Impulse Airlines - in the white livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1996.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-257.)
VH-OST. Impulse Airlines - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1998.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-258.)
VH-VNV. Ad Astral Aviation Services - in the basic Vincent Aviation livery at Perth Airport, August 15, 2015.
(J. A. Fox Copyright Image 1040-259.)