VH-IPA. Armstrong Whitworth AW-650-222 Argosy. c/n 6803.

Was also registered as: G-ASXO; CF-TAX; TR-LWQ.

 

This aircraft was built for British European Airways

It was first flown as G-ASXO - April 28, 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways - April 28, 1965

Sold to Transair / Midwest - April 04, 1970

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-TAX - ?

Sold to Soaco Ste Anonyme de Construction - November 02, 1976

Entered onto the Gabon Aircraft Register as TR-LWQ - ?

Sold to Ipec Aviation - May 22, 1978

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IPA - March 03, 1979

Registered to Interstate Parcel Express Co (Aust) Pty Ltd - March 09, 1979

The aircraft was named 'Spirit of Perseverance' and later 'G. P. Farrell'

It was finally named 'Virtue of Perseverance'

Operated its last revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith - Melbourne (Essendon) - April 06, 1990

Withdarwn from use and stored at Melbourne (Essendon)

It was sold for scrap to Simmsmetal Limited, Melbourne

It was scrapped by Simmsmetal Ltd on-site at Melbourne (Essendon) - December 03, 1990

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 05, 1990

The aircraft had flown 29,466 hours with 17,868 cycles

 

 

G-ASXO. BEA Cargo - in the standard livery at Zurich Airport, April 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-204.)

G-ASXO. Transair - in the basic livery at an unknown airport, April 1970.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-202.)

CF-TAX. Transair Cargo - in the standard livery at Winnipeg Airport, April 1975.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1921-003.)

TR-LWQ. Ipec - in the basic Transair livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, June 1978.

(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1920-185.)

TR-LWQ. Ipec - in the basic Transair livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, June 1978.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1920-327.)

TR-LWQ. Ipec - in the basic Transair livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, June 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-110.)

TR-LWQ. Ipec - in the basic Transair livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, August 1978.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1920-328.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, May 14, 1979.

(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1920-259.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, October 1979.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-173.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - 'Spirit of Perseverance' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 02, 1979.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-172.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - 'G. P. Farrell' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, April 1983.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1920-331.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - 'G. P. Farrell' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, May 1983.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1920-330.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - 'Virtue of Perseverence' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-113.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - 'Virtue of Perseverence' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 10, 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-288.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - 'Virtue of Perseverence' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 21, 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-181.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - in a modified livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-174.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - 'Virtue of Perseverence' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 1990.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1920-332.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - the remains at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 03, 1990.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1920-333.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - the remains at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 03, 1990.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1920-334.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - the remains at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 03, 1990.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1920-335.)

VH-IPA. Ipec - the remains at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 03, 1990.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1920-344.)