CESSNA 402A P2-GKF Garaina
C/N 402A0072

 

 


N4572Q
   
Imported by Rex Aviation, Bankstown as N4572Q. (Source: 1)
VH-ELP
   
10DEC70
Registered VH-ELP to Nationwide Air Services, Canberra, ACT. (Source: 1)
30NOV71
Registered to Macair Charters, Lae, PNG. (Source: 1)
08FEB71
Photographed at Mascot, NSW in basic factory scheme as VH-ELP. (Source: 3)
11NOV72
Photographed at Mount Hagen, PNG in Macair livery as VH-ELP. (Source: 3)
28NOV73
Registered to Melanesian Airline Company, Lae, PNG. (Source: 1)
P2-ELP
   
01JUN74
Registered P2-ELP. (Source: 1)
P2-GKF
   
07JUL76
Registered P2-GKF. (Source: 1)
APR78
Photographed at Maitland, NSW as P2-GKF in Talair livery named Garaina and carrying the last letter of the registration on the nose cone. (Source: 3)
25SEP84
Withdrawn from use. (Source: 1)
VH-END
   
26FEB85
Registered VH-END to Talair Australia, Cairns, Qld. (Source: 1)
27JUN86
Photographed at Cairns, Qld as VH-END in revised Talair livery and no longer carrying the name Garaina. (Source: 3)
18DEC86
Registered to Coral Coast Holdings, Garbutt, Qld. (Source: 1)
MAR90
Photographed at Townsville, Qld as VH-END in North Australian Air Charters markings.
(Source: 3)
VH-NQC
   
06MAR92
Registered VH-NQC to Coral Coast Holdings, Garbutt, Qld. (Source: 1)
30JUN94
Registered to Moonspur (V. Samoilenko), Townsville, Qld. (Source: 1)
04JAN96
Withdrawn from use as beyond economical repair. (Source: 1)
23MAR04
QAM entered into an agreement with Dr Richard Heath to store two Cessna 402 airframes (VH-RJH and VH-NQC) within the QAM compound at Caloundra for a period of one year. The agreement stipulated that one Cessna 402 airframe would remain with QAM but ultimately both aircraft (VH-RJH and VH-NQC) were gifted to QAM.
08
VH-NQC is the subject of a slow rebuild to static display standard by students of QAM's Youth Training Scheme. The aircraft incorporates components from Cessna 402Bs F-ODYG (blue trim) and F-ODYH (green trim) which were parted out at Redcliffe over the period JAN06 to JAN08. The airframe of F-ODYG and the wings from F-ODYH went to Sims Metal as scrap circa APR06. Both aircraft previously served with Air Corail of Noumea. (Source: 2)
19JUL14
With the acquisition of Cessna 402 VH-DZY, it was decided at a meeting on this date that this airframe should be deaccessioned and gifted to Richard Winterburn.
06AUG14
Collected by Richard Winterburn and transported to the Derelict Aircraft Museum at Heathcote, Vic.

 

SOURCES
1 Tony Arbon, AustAirData
2 David Beazley, Co-ordinator of QAM's YTS.
3 Nigel Daw, West Beach Aviation Group.

 


 


ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
6
17AUG14
Aircraft deaccessioned.
5
07JUN14
Amended to show this aircraft available for disposal.
4
13JAN10
Amended to show that VH-RJH was also gifted to QAM.
3
10APR08
Added a colour image of VH-ELP in its delivery colour scheme. Thanks to Tony Arbon.
2
27FEB08
Added 5 images thanks to Nigel Daw. The aircraft is now identified as P2-GKF.
1
14FEB08
Original issue.