VH-ASD. Douglas C-47A-25-DK. c/n 13506.

was also registered as: VH-CAN.


Construction completed at Oklahoma City plant - 1944

Built as a Douglas C-47A-25-DK

Allocated U.S. serial number 42-93579

Assigned to the Pacific theatre of operations during the war

Aircraft was struck-off charge at Manila, Philippines

Sold to the Commonwealth of Australia

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ASD - March 26, 1947

Registered to Department of Civil Aviation

Reregistered as VH-CAN - August 9, 1950

Registered to Department of Transport Air Transport Group - June 7, 1974

Aircraft was operated and serviced for D.C.A. by Trans Australia Airlines until September 30, 1977

Withdrawn from service and placed in open storage at Melbourne's Essendon Airport - October 1977

Sold & registered to Paradak Pty Ltd - October 27, 1978

Aircraft was named 'Canobus'

Sold & registered to G W A Gold Wings Australia Pty Ltd - October 27, 1982

Sold & registered to Palm Investments Pty Ltd, South Melbourne - February 29, 1984

Leased to Gold Wings

Sold & registered to Air North Pty Ltd - May 21, 1984

Aircraft utilised for tourist flights throughout the Northern Territory - seating 25 passengers

Sold and registered to Top Flight Australia, Sydney - February 15, 1989

Departed Darwin on delivery flight to Bankstown - February 16, 1989

Ownership transferred to Winrye Aviation, Sydney - March 28, 1990

Sold & registered to Illereserve Pty Ltd t/a Splitters Creek Airlines - March 16, 1992

Sold to Vincent Aviation, New Zealand

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 23, 1994

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-AMY - August 23, 1994

Registered to GYM Properties, Nelson - October 1998

Operated by Pionair on tourist flights

Current


VH-CAN. Department of Civil Aviation - large crest & white-tail livery at Essendon Airport, February 1966.

VH-CAN. Department of Civil Aviation - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, November 1968.

VH-CAN. Department of Civil Aviation - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, September 1969.

VH-CAN. Department of Civil Aviation - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, November 1972.

VH-CAN. Department of Civil Aviation - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, January 1974.

VH-CAN. Department of Civil Aviation - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, January 1974.

VH-CAN. Department of Civil Aviation - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, January 1974.

VH-CAN. Department of Civil Aviation - in full livery & small crest at Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-CAN. Department of Civil Aviation - in basic livery without titles at Essendon Airport, January 1978.

VH-CAN. Department of Civil Aviation - in basic livery without titles at Essendon Airport, January 1978.

VH-CAN. Department of Civil Aviation - in basic livery without titles at Essendon Airport, January 1978.

VH-CAN. Department of Civil Aviation - in basic livery without titles at Essendon Airport, May 1978.

VH-CAN. Paradak - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1980.

VH-CAN. Paradak - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1980.

VH-CAN. Paradak - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1980.

VH-CAN. Paradak - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1980.

VH-CAN. Air North - in the old livery at Perth Airport, April 1987.

VH-CAN. Air North - in the old livery at Sydney's Bankstown Airport, July 1987.

VH-CAN. Flight Australia - in the full livery at Sydney's Bankstown Airport, June 1989.

VH-CAN. Flight Australia - in the full livery at Sydney's Bankstown Airport, June 1989.

VH-CAN. Flight Australia - in the full livery at Sydney's Bankstown Airport, May 1989.

VH-CAN. DC-3 Australia - in Flight Australia livery with '2AY' titles at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-CAN. DC-3 Australia - in Flight Australia livery with '2AY' titles at Sydney Airport, December 1990.

VH-CAN. Dakota Downunder - in Flight Australia livery with '2AY' titles, November 1992.

ZK-AMY. Vincent Aviation - in the full livery at Wellington Airport, October 1994.

ZK-AMY. Pionair - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2003.

ZK-AMY. Pionair - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2003.