VH-KAM. de Havilland DH-114-2D/A1 Heron. c/n 14123.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Aviacion y Comercio S.A. (AVIACO) - ?

It was built at the de Havilland Chester plant

Delivered to AVIACO, Spain - October 02, 1957

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-AOF - ?

Sold to Morton Air Services, Ltd, Gatwick, U.K. - July 31, 1964

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-ASVC (CofR R.5948/1) - July 31, 1964

Registered to Morton Air Services Limited, Horley, Surrey

The aircraft was accepted by Morton Air Services at London (Gatwick) Airport - August 20, 1964

This aircraft did not enter service with Morton Air Services

Sold to Fiji Airways Ltd - October 01, 1964

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - October 01, 1964

Entered onto the Fijian Aircraft Register as VQ-FAF - October 01, 1964

Registered to Fiji Airways, Suva, Fiji

Ownership transferred to Air Pacific when Fiji Airways changed its name - July 31, 1971

Reregistered as DQ-FAF - October 1971

Ferried Suva - Brisbane - May 14, 1971

Sold to Connair - May 14, 1975

Ferried Brisbane - Alice Springs on delivery to Connair - May 15, 1975

Converted to a Heron 2D/A1 with Lycoming engines - 1975

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-KAM - December 16, 1975

Registered to Premiair Aviation Pty Ltd t/a Kendell Airlines

Delivered to Kendell Airlines at Wagga Wagga - January 1976

Sold to Davey Air Services Pty Ltd, Dubbo - August 1980

Transferred to Avdev - Davey Airlines

Avdev Davey Airlines was renamed Avdev Airlines - 1982

Sold to East Coast Airlines - April 24, 1984

Leased to Tongair - March 16, 1985

Returned to East Coast Airlines - May 01, 1985

Sold to Airlines of Tasmania - July 16, 1985

Ferried to Launceston in the Tongair livery - ?

Was to have been delivered to Sunflower Airlines, Fiji as 'DQ-FEC' but was not taken up - September 15, 1985

Arrived Wellington on lease to Vincent Aviation - June 26, 1992

Leased to Vincent Aviation in the basic Airlines of Tasmania livery with Vincent titles

Total flying time 24,687 hours 30 minutes - June 26, 1992

Returned to Airlines of Tasmania on termination of the lease - September 21, 1993

Operated final revenue service Launceston - Flinders Island - Launceston - November 09, 1994

Withdrawn from use and stored at Launceston - December 1994

Airlines of Tasmania suspended operations - February 14, 1997

Operations ceased when CASA withdrew the Operating Certificate for Airlines of Tasmania

Sold to Australian Pacific Air Parts, Burleigh Gardens, Queensland - June 30, 1997

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 25, 1997

The aircraft had flown 26,885 hours

Exchanged for an aircraft engine with the Queensland Air Museum - September 29, 1997

Q.A.M. team arrived at Launceston to prepare the aircraft for transfer to Caloundra - February 08, 1998

The aircraft arrived at the Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra on the back of a truck

Restored to display condition in Airlines of Tasmania livery

Currently on display at the Q.A.M., Caloundra

 

DQ-FAF. Air Pacific - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 01, 1975.

(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1920-157.)

VH-KAM. Kendell Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-364.)

VH-KAM. Kendell Airlines - in the revised livery at Wagga Wagga Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-207.)

VH-KAM. Kendell Airlines - in the revised livery at Wagga Wagga Airport, November 1976.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1920-885.)

VH-KAM. Davey Air Services - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 20, 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-011.)

VH-KAM. Davey Air Services - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 15, 1981.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-703.)

VH-KAM. Davey Air Services - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 12, 1981.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-682.)

VH-KAM. Avdev Airlines Davey - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 18, 1981.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-923.)

VH-KAM. Avdev - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 10, 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-407.)

VH-KAM. East Coast Airlines - in the basic Avdev livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 1984.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-886.)

VH-KAM. Tongair - in the basic Avdev livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 10, 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-012.)

VH-KAM. Vincent Aviation - in the basic Airlines of Tasmania livery at Wellington Airport, July 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-704.)

VH-KAM. Airlines of Tasmania - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-894.)

VH-KAM. Airlines of Tasmania - in the final livery at Launceston Airport, January 28, 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-949.)

VH-KAM. Airlines of Tasmania - in the final livery at the Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra, January 2004.

(C. Laugier Copyright Image 1920-930.)