VH-AHB. de Havilland DH-114-1B Heron. c/n 14006.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Butler Air Transport - September 03, 1952

It was built by de Havilland Aircraft at Hatfield

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-AMUK (Cof R R.3792/1) - September 05, 1952

Registered to Butler Air Transport Pty Limited, Sydney, N.S.W.

Accepted by Captain T. Young (Butler's Operations Manager) atr Hatfield - September 15, 1952

British Certificate of Airworthiness issued - September 23, 1952

Departed Hatfield on the delivery flight to Australia - September 23, 1952

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - October 04, 1952

Flight crew: Captains T. R. Young, R. Baker; Engineer S. Hobday

Sold to Butler Air Transport for 60,000 Australian Pounds - September 30, 1952

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - October 08, 1052

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AHB - October 08, 1952

Registered to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd, Sydney

The aircraft was named 'RMA Warrawee'

It was configured to seat 14 passengers

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Temora - November 04, 1952

Operated inaugural Sydney - Casino - Kempsey service - June 30, 1953

Due to a lack of payload carrying ability it was not considered suitable for Butler operations

Registered to Field Aircraft Services Ltd, Croydon, Sydney - March 28, 1956

Registered to Aviation Sales Pty Ltd, Mascot, Sydney - May 14, 1956

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 10, 1956

Sold to Gulf Aviation Ltd - June 30, 1956

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-AMUK (Cof R R.3792/2) - July 11, 1956

Registered to Gulf Aviation Company Limited, Bahrain, Persian Gulf

Ferried Sydney - Bahrain for use by Gulf Aviation to service ports in the region

The intended sale to Bermuda did not eventuate - 1967

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - August 03, 1967

Sold to Flying Facilities Ltd - August 15, 1967

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register (CofR R.3792/3) - August 15, 1967

Registered to Flying Facilities Limited, Horley, Surrey, England

Sold to Tradair - July 29, 1969

Registered to Tradair Limited, Southend-on-Sea, Essex (CofR R.3792/4) - July 29, 1969

The aircraft was operated by Channel Airways Limited

Withdrawn from service and stored at Southend Airport - May 25, 1968

It was later moved to Lasham

Broken up for scrap at Lasham and remains taken to Staravia Dump, Lasham, Hampshire - July 1972

 

VH-AHB. Butler Air Transport - 'RMA Warrawee' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-023.)