VH-IPF. Douglas DC-9-33CF. c/n 47408-467.

 

Originally ordered new by Universal Airlines but the order was not taken up

Construction complete at Douglas Long Beach plant - February 1969

Powered by two Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9 engines

First flown as N936F at Long Beach - February 13, 1969

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N936F - ?

Accepted by Overseas National Airways Inc at Long Beach - March 14, 1969

Aircraft was named 'Island Queen'

Sold to Inex Adria Airways, Yugoslavia - May 30, 1975

Entered onto the Yugoslav Aircraft Register as YU-AJP - ?

Leased to Evergreen International Airlines Inc - 1977 and 1979

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) Airport on completion of the ferry flight as 'YU-AJP' - July 22, 1982

Sold to IPEC Aviation - July 31, 1982

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IPF - August 24, 1982

Registered to Interstate Parcel Express Co (Aust) Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Aircraft was named 'Spirit of Endeavour'

Registered to Roadswift Transport Pty Ltd t/a IPEC - February 06, 1985

Rear fuselage was badly damaged when a gust of wind slammed a hangar door into it - June 05, 1985

Repaired and returned to service

Registered to Mayne Nickless Ltd t/a IPEC Aviation - February 07, 1989

Sold to Independent Air Freighters Pty Ltd - April 03, 1993

Registered to Independent Air Freighters Pty Ltd

Wet leased by Ansett Air Freight - ?

Aircraft hushkitted with Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A engines in Auckland - ?

Operated final revenue service Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as IP6171 - February 07, 1999

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 08, 1999

Sold by Pel-Air Aviation Pty Ltd to Ventures Acquisition Co LLC - February 09, 1999

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N942F - February 09, 1999

Registered to Ventures Acquisition Company LLC, McMinnville, Oregon

Leased to Evergreen International Airlines as the registered operator

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as N942F - February 11, 1999

Arrived Marana on completion of the ferry flight - February 13, 1999

Ferry route: Melbourne - Brisbane - Nadi - Pago Pago - Christmas Island - Honolulu - Marana

Withdrawn from service and stored at Marana - ?

Aircraft had flown approximately 49,000 hours with 45,832 cycles

Observed at Marana in the standard Evergreen livery and partly dismantled - February 11, 2004

Observed at Marana minus engines and with many parts missing - October 2006

Observed at Marana in derelict condition without titles - May 2007

Stored in derelict condition as N942F at Marana - October 2007

Current status - ?

 

YU-AJP. Inex Adria Airways - in the standard livery at Dusseldorf Airport, March 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-335.)

YU-AJP. Ipec - in the basic Inex Adria Airways livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, July 22, 1982.

(G. Thom Copyright Image 1135-067.)

YU-AJP. Ipec - in the basic Inex Adria Airways livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, July 22, 1982.

(G. Thom Copyright Image 1135-530.)

VH-IPF. Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-363.)

VH-IPF. Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1983.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-561.)

VH-IPF. Hertz - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard Ipec livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, March 1984.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-121.)

VH-IPF. Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-367.)

VH-IPF. Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1985.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-564.)

VH-IPF. Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-368.)

VH-IPF. Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, April 1987.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-562.)

VH-IPF. Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the partial livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-364.)

VH-IPF. Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the partial livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 1987.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-567.)

VH-IPF. Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the partial livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-238.)

VH-IPF. Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the partial livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, April 1989.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-566.)

VH-IPF. Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-038.)

VH-IPF. IAF Independent Air Freighters Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1995.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1135-369.)

VH-IPF. IAF Independent Air Freighters Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-366.)

VH-IPF. IAF Independent Air Freighters Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1996.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-568.)

VH-IPF. IAF Independent Air Freighters Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-241.)

VH-IPF. IAF Independent Air Freighters Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1998.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-565.)

N942F. IAF Independent Air Freighters Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-370.)

N942F. IAF Independent Air Freighters Ipec - 'Spirit of Endeavour' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-371.)