KAWASAKI 47G3B-KH4 VH-AHQ
MSN 2171

 

 

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

 


JA7539
   
05FEB70
  Manufactured under licence in Japan by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. Gifu, Japan as a development of the Bell 47G-3B. (Source: 1)
20FEB70
  Registered JA7539 to All Nippon Airways. (Source: 4)
    To Nishi Nihon Koyu. (Source: 4)
SEP89
  Imported into Australia with a total time of 5526.15 hours. (Source: 5)
02APR90
  Officially withdrawn from use in Japan. (Source: 4)
04APR90
  Japanese registration cancelled. (Source: 4)
15MAY91
  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)
VH-AHQ
   
28NOV95
  Registered VH-AHQ to Heli-Muster, Bankstown, NSW. (Source: 2)
04DEC95
  Drawings issued for the fitment of a 300 kg capacity cargo hook to VH-AHQ. (Source: 5)
14DEC95
  Australian Log Book opened at 5526.2 hrs. CofA inspection by Heli-Muster Pty Limited. (Source:5)
03FEB96
  Permit to Fly No KA042 issued. (Source: 5)
06FEB96
  First flown for 2 hours at Warnervale. (Source: 5)
10FEB96
  Australian CofA and CofR received. TT 5534.7 hrs. (Source: 5)
30MAR96
  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)
15APR96
  Registered to Gumatj Association, Nhulunbuy, NT. (Source: 2)
08AUG96
  Completion of repairs by Heli-Muster. (Source: 5)
18OCT96
  Struck off Register. (Source: 2)
21OCT96
  Restored to Register to Gumatj Association, Nhulunbuy, NT. (Source: 2)
01NOV96
  Maintenance Release issued by Heli-Muster at Gove, NT. M/R regularly signed by B. Pollard. (Source: 5)
07JUL97
  300 hourly inspection by Heli-Muster. TT 5862.9 hrs. (Source: 5)
18NOV97
  100 hourly inspection by Phoenix Aviation Company Pty Ltd, Darwin, NT. TT 5960.0. (Source: 5)
30MAY00
  100 hourly inspection by Phoenix Aviation Pty Ltd. TT 6581.2 hours. (Source: 5)
10NOV00
  1200 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra. TT 6626.5 hours. (Source: 5)
19JAN01
  100 hourly inspection and M/R issued by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Gove. TT 6726.3 hours. (Source: 5)
26JUN02
  Registered to Christopher Cabot, Wagga Wagga, NSW. (Source: 2)
16FEB02
  Maintenance Release issued by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra. (Source: 5)
06DEC02
  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)
01SEP03
  600 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra. Aircraft fitted with floats. TT 7179.3 hours. (Source: 5)
12NOV03
  100 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Airlie Beach. TT 7279.3 hours. (Source: 5)
18NOV03
  Registered to Peter Ryan, Airlie Beach, Qld. (Source: 2)
10NOV04
  Many components removed for fitment to VH-RTO. TT 7626.4 hours. (Source: 5)
06DEC04
  Aircraft fitted with skids for road transport to Caloundra for maintenance. (Source: 5)
15DEC04
  Registered to Whitsunday Unlimited Pty. Ltd. trading as Aviation Adventures Out of the Blue, Airlie Beach, Qld. (Source: 2)
07JAN05
  During maintenance at Caloundra the engine was changed and overhauled components from VH-RTO fitted. (Source: 5)
12JAN05
  Aircraft ferried to Airlie Beach where the skids were replaced with floats. (Source: 5)
01JUN06
  600 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra. TT 8420.2 hours. (Source: 5)
17AUG06
  100 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Airlie Beach. TT 8520.0 hours. (Source: 5)
15JAN07
  100 hourly inspection and maintenance by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra. TT 8625.9 hours. (Source: 5)
04JUL07
  100 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Airlie Beach. TT 8904.7 hours. (Source: 5)
06DEC07
  1200 hourly inspection and maintenance by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra. TT 9004.5 hours. (Source: 5)
17JAN08
  300 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Airlie Beach. TT 9080.7 hours. (Source: 5)
04APR08
  100 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Caloundra (?). TT 9178.9 hours. (Source: 5)
16SEP08
  100 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Airlie Beach. TT 9374.7 hours. (Source: 5)
13DEC08
  100 hourly inspection by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd., Airlie Beach. TT 9570.1 hours. Final entry in log. (Source: 5)
21JAN09
  Last flight 5 minutes. TT 9604.4 hours. M/R A68248 Issued at Shute Harbour 13DEC08. (Source: 5)
22SEP10
  Donated to QAM by Tadgell Aviation Services Pty Ltd.
MAR11
  Fitted with a tail boom and moved to the QAM restoration area.
AUG11
  Placed on display in Hangar 2.
     
    QAM also holds airframe sections from other similar helicopters. See here

 

SOURCES
1
Aircraft Data Plate
2
AustAirData, Tony Arbon
3
Stephen Darke
4
Jos Steven of www.rotorspot.nl
5
Log Books VH-AHQ

 

Compiled by Ron Cuskelly

 

 

 


ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
6
15SEP11
Added two images of the aircraft on floats. Thanks to Peter Kelly.
5
13SEP11
Added further information from aircraft log books.
4
30AUG11
Added an image of the aircraft restored and on display.
3
17JUN11
Added information on the aircraft's early history thanks to Jos Steven of www.rotorspot.nl
2
16NAR11
Restoration commenced.
1
26SEP10
Original issue.