A10-608. Hawker Siddeley 748-2-228. c/n 1608-139.

It was also registered as: VH-AYS.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by the Australian Government for the Royal Australian Air Force

It was constructed by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Limited, Woodford, Manchester - 1969

It was allocated the production number '139'

First flown as 'A10-608' - June 02, 1969

Powered by Rolls Royce Dart 534 engines

Accepted by the Royal Australian Air Force at Woodford as 'A10-608' - July 1969

Departed England on the ferry flight to Australia - July 1969

Arrived RAAF East Sale on completion of the ferry flight - July 29, 1969

Ferry route: Woodford - Athens - ? - New Delhi - Bangkok - Singapore - Denpasar - Darwin - Alice Springs - East Sale

The aircraft was allocated to the School of Air Navigation, RAAF East Sale

Transferred to No 32 Squadron, RAAF East Sale - July 01, 1989

Withdrawn from use at RAAF East Sale - June 30, 2004

The aircraft had flown 19,554 hours with 17,292 cycles

It was sold by tender to Thameside Aviation - July 2004

The aircraft was ferried RAAF East Sale - West Sale as 'Turbo 608' for storage - August 06, 2004

It was ferried West Sale - Sydney (Bankstown) as 'Turbo 8' - September 19, 2004

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AYS - September 23, 2004

Registered to IAP Group Australia Pty Ltd

Departed Sydney (Bankstown) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - March 11, 2005

Arrive Southend on completion of the ferry flight with starboard prop feathered - March 14, 2005

The aircraft was stored at Southend in the overall low-viz RAAF grey livery

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 30, 2008

Scrapped at Southend - May 05 - 20, 2009

 

A10-608. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, March 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0748-106.)

VH-AYS. IAP Group - in the basic RAAF low-viz grey livery at Southend Airport, March 14, 2005.

(K. Burton Copyright Image 0748-107.)

VH-AYS. IAP Group - in the basic RAAF low-viz grey livery at Southend Airport, March 14, 2005.

(K. Burton Copyright Image 0748-108.)