VH-CLX. de Havilland DH-114-2D Heron. c/n 14098.

 

This aircraft was built at Chester as a Heron 2D for de Havilland Aircraft Company

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-ANPV (CofR R.5773/1) - November 20, 1956

Registered to the de Havilland Engine Company Ltd, Leavesden, Hertfordshire

First flown as 'G-5-24' - January 1957

It was placed in storage awaiting sale - 1957 - 1959

Sold to Tube Investments (Group Services) Ltd, Birmingham, England - October 31, 1959

Registered to T.I. (Group Services) Ltd, Birmingham (CofR R.5773/2) - November 06, 1959

Sold to Dismore Aviation Ltd - November 28, 1970

Registered to Dismore Aviation Ltd, Piccadilly, London (CofR R.5773/3) - December 02, 1970

Sold to Connair Ltd - December 22, 1970

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - January 05, 1971

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CLX - March 12, 1971

Registered to Connair Pty Ltd, Alice Springs

It was the only Connair Heron to be painted into the new drab fleet livery that was discarded

This scheme had red-ocre titles and anti-dazzle panel version of the Connair livery

Converted to Heron 2D/A1 standard by having Lycoming engines installed - January 1972

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

Operated first revenue service as Northern Airlines - June 09, 1980

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

Northern Airlines ceased operations - February 06, 1981

The aircraft was stored at Alice Springs Airport

Sold to Airlines of Tasmania - July 1986

Arrived Launceston on completion of the ferry flight in Connair livery - July 90, 1986

The aircraft was named 'Nammo' - the nickname of Connair Engineer Ian Badman

He had previously saved a Connair Heron from serious damage by Cyclone Tracy at Darwin Airport

Withdrawn from use and stored at Launceston Airport - 1995

Sold to Australian Pacific Air Parts for spares - August 13, 1997

Airframe donated to the Moorabbin Air Museum and arrived at Melbourne (Moorabbin) Airport - June 25, 2001

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 18, 2004

 

VH-CLX. Connair - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-896.)

VH-CLX. Connair - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-715.)

VH-CLX. Connair - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-946.)

VH-CLX. Airlines of Tasmania - in the standard livery at Hobart Airport, April 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-883.)

VH-CLX. Airlines of Tasmania - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, September 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-897.)

VH-CLX. Airlines of Tasmania - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, September 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-882.)