VH-BBA. AW-650-101 Argosy. c/n 6656.


First flown as G-1-3 - September 23, 1959

Registered as G-APWW to Armstrong-Whitworth Aircraft Ltd - October 19, 1959

Delivered new to Riddle Airlines - January 24, 1961

Entered onto the U.S. Aircraft Register as N6503R

Sold to Capitol Airways Inc - June 1962

Sold to Universal Airlines Inc - 1967

Reregistered as N892U

Sold to Sagittair Ltd - February 16, 1973

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-APWW

Sold to Air Bridge Carriers Ltd - 1974

Sold to Brain & Brown Air Cargo - May 1, 1974

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BBA - May 30, 1974

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne's Essendon Airport - June 24, 1974 to July 4, 1974

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne's Essendon Airport - December 24, 1975

Sold to Ipec Aviation and completely refurbished - 1977

Registered to Interstate Parcel Express Co (Aust) Pty Ltd - January 12, 1978

Aircraft was named 'Spirit of Enterprise'

Registered to I.P.E.C. (Aust) Pty Ltd - April 2, 1980

Registered to World Vision of Australia - April 3, 1980

Leased to Kris Air, Singapore - April, 1980

Aircraft was named 'Sir Stanford Raffles'

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 14, 1980

Entered onto the U.S. Aircraft Register as N37807

Sold to Air Tenggarra - 1981

Sold to IPEC, arriving at Melbourne - August 3, 1982

Registered to Interstate Parcel Express Co. (Aust) Pty Ltd - June 24, 1983

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IPD - June 24, 1983

Operated its final IPEC service - December 1, 1989

Scrapped at Melbourne's Essendon Airport by Simmsmetal Ltd - December 3, 1990

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 5, 1990

Had flown 32,028 hours / 23,615 cycles


VH-BBA. BBA Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, March 1975.

VH-BBA. BBA Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1976.

VH-BBA. BBA Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1976.

VH-BBA. BBA Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1976.

VH-BBA. BBA Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1976.

VH-BBA. BBA Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1976.

VH-BBA. BBA Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, September 1976.

VH-BBA. BBA Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, September 1976.

VH-BBA. Ipec - in original livery being prepared for inaugural test flight at Essendon Airport, Jan 1978.

VH-BBA. Ipec - in original livery being prepared for inaugural test flight at Essendon Airport, Jan 1978.

VH-BBA. Ipec - in the original livery being prepared for inaugural test flight at Essendon Airport, Jan 1978.

VH-BBA. Ipec - in the original livery at Essendon Airport, January 1978.

VH-BBA. Ipec - in the original livery taking-off on inaugural test flight Essendon Airport, January 1978.

VH-BBA. Ipec - in the original livery after successful test flight at Essendon Airport, January 1978.

VH-BBA. Ipec - in the original livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, June 1978.

VH-BBA. Ipec - in the original livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, July 1978.

VH-BBA. Ipec - in the original livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, July 1978.

VH-BBA. Ipec - in the original livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, July 1978.

 

VH-BBA. Ipec - in the original livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, September 1978.

 

VH-BBA. Ipec - in the revised livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, May 1979.

VH-BBA. Ipec - in the revised livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1980.

VH-BBA. Kris Air - in the basic Ipec livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, April 1980.

VH-BBA. Kris Air - in the basic Ipec livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, April 1980.

VH-BBA. Kris Air - in the basic Ipec livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, April 1980.

VH-BBA. Kris Air - in the basic Ipec livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, April 1980.

N37807. Ipec - in the final livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, October 1982.

N87007.5 Ipec - undergoing overhaul with bogus reg'n at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, February 1983.

VH-IPD. Ipec - in the final livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1984.

VH-IPD. Ipec - in the final livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, December 1986.

VH-IPD. Ipec - in the final livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, August 1983.

VH-IPD. Ipec - in the final livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-IPD. Ipec - with an all-metal body at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-IPD. Ipec - with an all-metal body at Melbourne Airport, June 1988.

VH-IPD. Ipec - awaiting the arrival of the wreckers at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, December 1990.

VH-IPD. Ipec - the end of the road at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, December 1990.

 

VH-IPD. Ipec - the end of the road at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, December 1990.