VH-CLV. de Havilland DH-114-2D/A1 Heron. c/n 14124.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by the Deutsche Luftwaffe - ?

The aircraft was built at the Chester plant

Delivered to the Deutsche Luftwaffe as Heron 2D - April 18, 1958

Allocated the West German Air Force markings 'CA+002'

It was used as a communications aircraft

Sold to Ferranti Ltd, England - August 30, 1962

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-ASCX (CofR R.6110/1) - August 30, 1962

Registered to Ferranti Limited, Hollinwood, Lancashire

Based at Ringway Airport to test communications equipment

Sold to Connellan Airways Ltd - 1970

Arrived Alice Springs on completion of the ferry flight from the United Kingdom - May 06, 1970

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CLV - May 06, 1970

Registered to Connellan Airways Ltd, Alice Springs

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - May 07, 1970

Connellan changed its name to Connair Pty Ltd - July 11, 1970

Registered to Connair Ltd - August 14, 1970

Converted to a Heron 2D/A1 with Lycoming engines - August 1973

Chartered by Ansett Airlines of N.S.W. for Sydney - Lord Howe Island service - September 15, 1974

Operated proving flight Sydney - Lord Howe Island - Sydney - September 18, 1974

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Lord Howe Island (Captain R. Connellan) - September 19, 1974

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Lord Howe Island - Sydney - March 02, 1975

Returned to Connair at the end of the charter - March 1975

Transferred to Northern Airlines after the airline changed its name - June 02, 1980

Connair was purchased by East West Airlines and was officially renamed Northern Airlines - June 09, 1980

Registered to Northern Airlines (Operations) Pty Ltd - June 18, 1980

Sold to Avdev Airlines - September 30, 1981

The aircraft was named 'Clive'

Registered to Aviation Development t/a Avdev - January 15, 1982

Transferred to Avdev Airlines Davey when Avdev acquired Davey Airlines - ?

Sold to Airlines of Tasmania - May 12, 1984

Airlines of Tasmania suspended operations - February 14, 1997

Sold to Australian Pacific Air Parts - August 13, 1997

Aircraft was considered to be non-airworthy and was grounded

Transferred to Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, Tasmania - August 13, 1997

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 29, 1997

 

VH-CLV. Northern - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-006.)

VH-CLV. Avdev Airlines - 'Clive' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 10, 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-408.)

VH-CLV. Avdev Airlines - 'Clive' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, September 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-928.)

VH-CLV. Airlines of Tasmania - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-888.)

VH-CLV. Airlines of Tasmania - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, September 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-929.)

VH-CLV. Airlines of Tasmania - in the revised livery at Hobart Airport, March 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-889.)