VH-PAF. Douglas C-54E-15-DO. c/n 27352.

Was also registered as: N9013V; VH-EAY.

 

This aircraft was delivered new to the U. S. A. A. F. as 44-9126 - May 14, 1945

Transferred to the U. S. A .F. - September 18, 1947

Withdrawn from service and stored at Davis Monthan, Arizona - December 1971

Sold at auction to Dross Metals Inc - November 11, 1975

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N9013V - ?

Sold to Transglobal Inc., Florida - October 15, 1978

Sold to Flying Fish, Indiana - September 07, 1979

Leased to Tiger Leasing, Florida as the registered operator - January 07, 1980

Seized by the Sheriff of Hardee County, Florida - January 22, 1980

Sold to Thomas F. March - January 24, 1981

Seized by Bahamas authorities for alleged smuggling activities - April 1981

Sold to Force International Enterprises - November 1983

Sold to Lynch Air Tankers Inc, Billings, Montana - June 14, 1984

The aircraft was named 'City of Billings'

The company was renamed Lynch Air Cargo Inc - March 28, 1986

Sold to Pacific Air Freighters Pty Ltd - June 1995

It arrived at Cairns on completion of the ferry flight to Australia - June 15, 1995

Ferry route: Chino - Hilo - Majuro - Honiara - Cairns

The first leg of this ferry flight took 14 hours 5 minutes

On arrival at Majuro some problems associated with Number 2 engine were worked on before departing for Honiara

During this leg Number 2 engine began to play up so it was shut down in flight

As the problem could not be rectified it was decided to carry on to Cairns as planned on three engines

The leg Honiara - Cairns was completed in 6 hours 21 minutes

Ferried Cairns - Brisbane (Archerfield) on three engines - June 16, 1995

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-PAF - January 31, 1996

Commenced long term contract with Goroka Air Service, Papua New Guinea - October 14, 1996

Returned to Brisbane after 3 months and placed in open storage

It was advertised for sale - March 1997

Sold at auction to Airfreighters International P/L - May 22, 1997

Registered to Airfreighters International Pty Ltd - October 13, 1997

Services were flown under the name of Pacific Air Freighters

Chartered by Ansett Australia Cargo for service Brisbane - Darwin - September 15, 2000

Sold to Historical Aviation Restoration Society Inc - ?

Ferried Brisbane - Albion Park Regional Airport - ?

Reregistered as VH-EAY - June 23, 2008

Registered to Historical Aviation Restoration Society, Albion Park Regional Airport

Undergoing complete overhaul for return to airworthy condition

It was observed at Illawarra Regional Airport in the Qantas Airways livery - July 21, 2020

 

 

N9013V. Tiger Leasing - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-663.)

N9013V. Dow Jones and Company - in the basic 'Tiger Leasing' livery at an unknown airport, January 1981.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-664.)

N9013V. Lynch Air Cargo - 'City of Billings' in the standard livery at Billings Airport, November 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-201.)

N9013V. Lynch Air Cargo - 'City of Billings' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-630.)

N9013V. Lynch Air Cargo - 'City of Billings' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-665.)

N9013V. Lynch Air Cargo - in the basic livery at Chino Airport, January 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-594.)

N9013V. Pacific Air Freighters - in the basic 'Lynch Air Cargo' livery at Brisbane Archerfield Airport, June 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-200.)

VH-PAF. Pacific Air Freighters - in the all-metal livery at Brisbane Archerfield Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-631.)

VH-PAF. Pacific Air Freighters - in the all-metal livery without the tail logo at Brisbane Archerfield Airport, August 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-236.)

VH-PAF. Pacific Air Freighters - in the standard livery at Brisbane Archerfield Airport, August 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-237.)

VH-PAF. Pacific Air Freighters - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-238.)

VH-PAF. Pacific Air Freighters - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-239.)

VH-PAF. Pacific Air Freighters - in the standard livery with additional tail titles at Brisbane Airport, May 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-240.)

VH-PAF. Pacific Air Freighters - in the standard livery with additional tail titles at Brisbane Airport, May 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-241.)

VH-EAY. HARS Historical Aircraft Restoration Society - in the original livery at Illawarra Regional Airport, July 29, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1125-595.)

VH-EAY. HARS Historical Aircraft Restoration Society - in the original livery at Illawarra Regional Airport, July 29, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1125-596.)

VH-EAY. HARS Historical Aircraft Restoration Society - in the original livery at Illawarra Regional Airport, July 29, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1125-598.)

VH-EAY. HARS Historical Aircraft Restoration Society - in the original livery at Illawarra Regional Airport, July 29, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1125-600.)

VH-EAY. HARS Historical Aircraft Restoration Society - in the original livery at Illawarra Regional Airport, July 29, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1125-601.)