KAWASAKI 47G3B-KH4 VH-AHQ C/N 2171

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QAM thanks Tadgell Aviation Services for the donation of this aircraft.

Manufactured under licence in Japan by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. Gifu, Japan as a development of the Bell 47G-3B. (Source: 1)

Registered JA7539 to All Nippon Airways. (Source: 4)

To Nishi Nihon Koyu. (Source: 4)

Imported into Australia with a total time of 5526.15 hours. (Source: 5)

Officially withdrawn from use in Japan. (Source: 4)

Japanese registration cancelled. (Source: 4)

Was to be registered VH-HMJ to John Weymouth, Victoria River Downs, NT but this registration was taken up by a Robinson R22. (Source: 2)

Registered VH-AHQ to Heli-Muster, Bankstown, NSW. (Source: 2)

Drawings issued for the fitment of a 300 kg capacity cargo hook to VH-AHQ. (Source: 5)

Australian Log Book opened at 5526.2 hrs. CofA inspection by Heli-Muster Pty Limited. (Source:5)

Permit to Fly No KA042 issued. (Source: 5)

First flown for 2 hours at Warnervale. (Source: 5)

Australian CofA and CofR received. TT 5534.7 hrs. (Source: 5)

Damaged whilst landing 57km NE Augathela, Qld. (Source: 2)
Aircraft returned to Warnervale, NSW for repair and 100 hourly inspection after hard landing. TT 5557.4 hrs. (Source: 5)

Registered to Gumatj Association, Nhulunbuy, NT. (Source: 2)

Completion of repairs by Heli-Muster. (Source: 5)

Struck off Register. (Source: 2)

Restored to Register to Gumatj Association, Nhulunbuy, NT. (Source: 2)

Maintenance Release issued by Heli-Muster at Gove, NT. M/R regularly signed by B. Pollard. (Source: 5)

300 hourly inspection by Heli-Muster. TT 5862.9 hrs. (Source: 5)

100 hourly inspection by Phoenix Aviation Company Pty Ltd, Darwin, NT. TT 5960.0. (Source: 5)

100 hourly inspection by Phoenix Aviation Pty Ltd. TT 6581.2 hours. (Source: 5)

1200 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra. TT 6626.5 hours. (Source: 5)

100 hourly inspection and M/R issued by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Gove. TT 6726.3 hours. (Source: 5)

Registered to Christopher Cabot, Wagga Wagga, NSW. (Source: 2)

Maintenance Release issued by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra. (Source: 5)

100 hourly inspection and Maintenance Release issued by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Canberra. TT 7118.5 hours. M/R regularly signed by C.B. Cabot. (Source: 5)

600 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra. Aircraft fitted with floats. TT 7179.3 hours. (Source: 5)

100 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Airlie Beach. TT 7279.3 hours. (Source: 5)

Registered to Peter Ryan, Airlie Beach, Qld. (Source: 2)

Many components removed for fitment to VH-RTO. TT 7626.4 hours. (Source: 5)

Aircraft fitted with skids for road transport to Caloundra for maintenance. (Source: 5)

Registered to Whitsunday Unlimited Pty. Ltd. trading as Aviation Adventures Out of the Blue, Airlie Beach, Qld. (Source: 2)

During maintenance at Caloundra the engine was changed and overhauled components from VH-RTO fitted. (Source: 5)

Aircraft ferried to Airlie Beach where the skids were replaced with floats. (Source: 5)

600 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra. TT 8420.2 hours. (Source: 5)

100 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Airlie Beach. TT 8520.0 hours. (Source: 5)

100 hourly inspection and maintenance by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra. TT 8625.9 hours. (Source: 5)

100 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Airlie Beach. TT 8904.7 hours. (Source: 5)

1200 hourly inspection and maintenance by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra. TT 9004.5 hours. (Source: 5)

300 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Airlie Beach. TT 9080.7 hours. (Source: 5)

100 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra (?). TT 9178.9 hours. (Source: 5)

100 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Airlie Beach. TT 9374.7 hours. (Source: 5)

100 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Airlie Beach. TT 9570.1 hours. Final entry in log. (Source: 5)

Last flight 5 minutes. TT 9604.4 hours. M/R A68248 Issued at Shute Harbour 13DEC08. (Source: 5)

Donated to QAM by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd.

Fitted with a tail boom and moved to the QAM restoration area.

Placed on display in Hangar 2.

QAM also holds airframe sections from other similar helicopters. See Here
Compiled by Ron Cuskelly
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Sources

1

Aircraft Data Plate

2

AustAirData, Tony Arbon

3

Stephen Darke

4

Jos Steven of www.rotorspot.nl

5

Log Books VH-AHQ

Remarks

Added two images of the aircraft on floats. Thanks to Peter Kelly.

Issue: 06

DATE: 15 SEP 11

Added further information from aircraft log books.

Issue: 05

DATE: 13 SEP 11

Added an image of the aircraft restored and on display.

Issue: 04

DATE: 30 AUG 11

Added information on the aircraft’s early history thanks to Jos Steven of www.rotorspot.nl

Issue: 03

DATE: 17 JUN 11

Restoration commenced.

Issue: 02

DATE: 16 MAR 11

Original issue.

Issue: 01

DATE: 26 SEP 10

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