VH-IPB. AW-650-222 Argosy. c/n 6805.


First flown as G-ATTC - November 11, 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways - November 21, 1965

Sold to Transair / Midwest - April 30, 1970

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-TAZ

Sold to Soaco Ste Anonyme de Construction - November 9, 1976

Entered onto the Gabon Aircraft Register as TR-LWR

Sold to Ipec Aviation - May 22, 1978

Aircraft was entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IPB - September 1, 1978

Registered to Interstate Parcel Express Co (Aust) Pty Ltd - September 1, 1978

Aircraft was initially named 'Spirit of Patience' & later 'G.P. Barton'

It was finally named 'Virtue of Patience'

Operated its last Ipec service - March 5, 1990

Leased to Safe-Air, New Zealand - April 23, 1990

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 2, 1990

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-SAL - May 2, 1990

Operated final Safe-Air service - September 22, 1990

Returned to the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IPB - November 2, 1990

Aircraft did not reenter service and was stored at Melbourne's Essendon Airport

Scrapped by Simmsmetal Ltd - December 3, 1990

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 5, 1990

Had flown 28,416 hours / 18,183 cycles


G-ATTC. BEA Cargo - in the full livery, location & date unknown.

 

CF-TAZ. Transair Cargo - in the full livery at unknown location, July 1975.

TR-LWR. Soaco - in basic Transair livery at unknown location, July 1976.

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

VH-IPB. Ipec - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

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

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

VH-IPB. Ipec - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1979.

VH-IPB. Ipec - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-IPB. Ipec - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-IPB. Ipec - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, April 1984.

VH-IPB. Ipec - in partial livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1989.

VH-IPB. Ipec - in the full livery but without tail titles at Brisbane Airport, October 1989.

ZK-SAL. Safe Air - in basic Ipec livery with Safe Air tail logo at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

ZK-SAL. Safe Air - basic Ipec livery with Safe Air tail logo at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, November 1990.

ZK-SAL. Ipec - awaiting the wreckers at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, November 1990.

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

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