Herbie the Helicopter
KAWASAKI 47G3B-KH4
MSN 2033

 

 



2009-2010
 

This aircraft is one of several incomplete helicopter airframes aquired from Caboolture in late 2009/early 2010 by Joshua Driver.

Kawasaki 47G3B-KH4 msn 2033 (yellow) Herbie (photos above)
  Ex JA7396
  This aircraft never appeared on the Australian Register.
12MAR10
Collected from Caboolture by QAM along with one other unidentified helicopter airframe.
JUL11
The airframe of KH4 msn 2033 was converted to a children's amusement, making its debut at Open Cockpit Weekend on 2-3 July 2011.



 

     

    Other Miscellaneous Helicopter Airframes
     
   

Kawasaki 47G3B-KH4 msn 2067 (red)

  Ex Royal Thai Police Air Wing number 1101 or 1116 although 1101 is more likely.
  This was one of several RTPAW machines acquired by Miles Tomkin (AMT and Airwork Helicopters) during the early 1990s for rebuild and sale.
03JUL98
Registered VH-LWS to AMT/Airwork Helicopters, Caboolture.
19NOV98
Registered to Mark Diederich, Jingili, NT.
07JUL06
Cancelled by CASA.
11
Removed from QAM by Joshua Driver.
     
   

Bell 47 msn ? (white)

  Yet to be identified.
11
Removed from QAM by Joshua Driver.
     
   

Agusta Bell 47J Ranger msn 1019 (white)

  Ex Italian Military number MM80142.
  This was probably also acquired by Miles Tomkin (AMT and Airwork Helicopters) during the early 1990s for rebuild and sale. Serial number confirmed from data plate.
09MAY96
Registered VH-UTB to Universal Helicopters, Caloundra.
27OCT98
Registered to Helicentre, Alice Springs, NT.
03DEC04
Registered to Westpac Banking Corp., Sydney (probably indicating that it had been repossessed)
15FEB05
Cancelled. Probably Westpac deemed it to be of no value.

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

Compiled by Ron Cuskelly

 

 


ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
2
05OCT11
Revised to remove confusion over which airframe is the Agusta Bell 47J. Also revised to show that the unidentified KH-4 is actually a Bell 47.
1
11SEP11
Original issue. Thanks to Tony Arbon (AustAirData)