VH-MMY. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter. c/n 80.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by MacRobertson Miller Airlines

First flown at Downsview as N1566 - November 23, 1967

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines

Sold to Air Capital International, Inc for lease to MMA - December 22, 1967

Accepted by MMA at Downsview, Ontario - December 22, 1967

Ferried Downsview - Wichita (Kansas) for the fitment of 900 gallon long-range fuel tank - December 23, 1967

Departed Wichita on the delivery flight to Australia - January 03, 1968

Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the delivery flight in an all-metal livery - January 07, 1968

Delivery route: Downsview - Buffalo - Terra Haute - Wichita - Phoenix - San Francisco - Honolulu - Tarawa -

Tontouta - Magenta - Sydney

Flight crew: Air Capital crew; MMA Captain P. J. Macham

Ferried Sydney (Bankstown) - Mildura - Ceduna - Kalgoorlie - Perth - January 08 - 09, 1968

Utilised for crew train at Perth - January 26 - February 01, 1968

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-MMY - February 02, 1968

Registered to Mac.Robertson Miller Airlines Ltd, Perth

Operated first revenue service Perth - Meekatharra - Wittenoom - Derby - February 03, 1968

The aircraft was named 'RMA Yampi' at Derby by Mrs H. McGuigan - February 03, 1968

It was mainly used on MMA's Kimberley services

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne - September 29, 1969

Transferred to MMA's Pilbara services - September 1971

Underwent 6-day wing spar modification work at Perth - November 19, 1972

Withdrawn from Kimberley services and flown Derby - Perth - February 02, 1976

The aircraft's sale to Aeropelican Air Services was arranged by Ansett - April 01, 1976

Accepted at Perth by Aeropelican - April 13, 1976

Aircraft was configured to seat 19 passengers

Ferried Perth - Belmont, N.S.W. - April 14 - 15, 1976

Operated first Aeropelican revenue service Belmont - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - April 16, 1976

Registered to Aeropelican Intercity Commuter Air Services Pty Ltd - June 02, 1976

Registered to Aeropelican Air Services Pty Ltd - May 08, 1984

The aircraft required a complete wing resparring which was considered to be uneconomical

Withdrawn from service and ferried Belmont - Sydney (Bankstown) - June 15, 1987

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 15, 1987

Scrapped at Sydney (Bankstown) Airport - July 1987

 

VH-MMY. MMA Jetstream Service - 'RMA Yampi' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 28, 1968.

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VH-MMY. MMA Jetstream Service - 'RMA Yampi' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 28, 1968.

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VH-MMY. MMA - 'RMA Yampi' in the Ansett 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, March 19, 1970.

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VH-MMY. Aeropelican - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Belmont Airport, July 1976.

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VH-MMY. Aeropelican - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1976.

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VH-MMY. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Belmont Airport, October 1979.

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VH-MMY. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1980.

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VH-MMY. Aeropelican - in the revised livery at Belmont Airport, November 08, 1982.

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