VH-BPH. Britten-Norman BN-2A Mk III-1 Trislander. c/n 1003.
Was also registered as: G-BCNM; N3851B; N904GD; N901TA; N901VL.
This aircraft was built by Britten-Norman, Bembridge, Isle of Wight - 1974
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BCNM (CofR R.14522/1) - September 09, 1974
Registered to Britten-Norman (Bembridge) Limited, Isle of Wight
First flown using the Britten-Norman test registration 'G-51-322' - December 20, 1974
The British Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - December 31, 1974
The aircraft was to be delivered to Islander Aircraft Sales, Lakemba, N.S.W., Australia
It was not delivered after Islander Aircraft Sales was declared bankrupt
It was delivered to Hawker de Havilland, Yagoona, N. S. W. as 'G-BCNM' - October 22, 1975
Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - November 11, 1975
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BPH - January 07, 1976
Registered to Bush Pilots Airways, Cairns
The aircraft was delivered to Bush Pilots Airways - February 23, 1976
Bush Pilots Airways changed its name to Air Queensland - December 01, 1981
The aircraft was withdrawn from service - ?
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 11, 1983
Sold to Louise V. Slocum t/a Slocum Air, Miami, Florida - June 1983
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N3851B - ?
The aircraft was reregistered as N904GD - ?
Leased to Aero International Aviation Corporation t/a Florida Parcel Express, Homestead, Florida - June 1985
Registered to TRI Air Freight, t/a Florida Parcel Express, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - June 1986
The aircraft was reregistered as N901TA - April 1988
Registered to TRI Air, Hyannis, Massachussetts
TRI Air ceased all operations and the aircraft was placed in storage at Opa Locka, Florida - August 1989
Registered to Vieques Air Link Inc, Vieques, Puerto Rico - May 17, 1991
The aircraft was reregistered as N901VL - November 1996
Registered to Vieques Air LinkCancelled from the United States Aircraft Register as having been 'destroyed' - December 21, 2005
VH-BPH. BPA Australia's Northern Airline - in the standard livery with additional 'Douglas Airways' titles at an unknown airport, January 1980.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-296.)
VH-BPH. My Ranch - in the standard livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, date unknown.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-295.)