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


First flown as G-ASXO - April 28, 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways - April 28, 1965

Sold to Transair / Midwest - April 4, 1970

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-TAX

Sold to Soaco Ste Anonyme de Construction - November 2. 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 3, 1979

Registered to Interstate Parcel Express Co (Aust) Pty Ltd - March 9, 1979

Aircraft was named 'Spirit of Perseverance' & later 'G.P. Farrell'

Aircraft was finally named 'Virtue of Perseverance'

Operated final Ipec service Sydney-Melbourne - April 6, 1990

Withdarwn from use and stored at Melbourne's Essendon Airport

Scrapped by Simmsmetal Ltd - December 3, 1990

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 5, 1990

Had flown 29,466 hours / 17,868 cycles


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

G-ASXO. Transair - in the full livery without titles at an unknown airport, April 1970.

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

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

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

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

VH-IPA. Ipec - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, March 1979.

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

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

VH-IPA. Ipec - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, January 1985.

VH-IPA. Ipec - in basic metal livery with full titles at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, November 1985.

VH-IPA. Ipec - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, April 1987.

VH-IPA. Ipec - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, February 1989.

VH-IPA. Ipec - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

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

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

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

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

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