A97-215


Type: L-182-1A Hercules C-130A-50-LM
MSN: 182-3215
Call Sign: VM-JLN
Previous Identities: 57-0508
Subsequent Identities: N2268V (NTU)
N4469P

History:

21JAN59 Received by RAAF.
05MAR59 Received at 2AD, Richmond for acceptance inspection.
18MAR59 Received at 86 Wing ex 2AD.
20JUL62 Received at 2AD for mods.
26SEP62 Received at 86 Wing ex 2AD.
14FEB63 Despatched to Lockheed for fuel tank corrosion repairs.
02JUL63 Received at 86 Wing ex USA.
16JUL64 Received at Qantas for wing repairs.
12AUG64 Received at 86 Wing.
23NOV64 Received at Qantas for E service.
17FEB65 Received at 36SQN.
08JUL65 Received at 2AD for mods.
18AUG65 Received at 36SQN.
27JAN67 Received at 2AD for Mods 125, 137 and 138.
06MAR67 Received at 36SQN.
02JUN67 Received at 2AD for centroid riser repair.
21JUN67 Received at 36SQN.
25JAN68 Received at Qantas for ADS.
27MAR68 Received at 36SQN.
05DEC68 Received at 2AD for Mod 134.
11MAR69 Allotted to 36SQN.
19OCT70 Received at Qantas for ADS.
25NOV70 Issued to 36SQN.
04APR73 Received at Qantas for ADS.
25MAY73 Received at 36SQN.
31JUL73 Allotted to 2AD for wing rehabilitation.
02NOV73 Allotted to 36SQN.
15NOV73 Allotted to 486SQN.
19DEC75 Allotted to 2AD.
17MAR76 Allotted to 486SQN.
10JUN77 Allotted to 2AD.
09JAN78 Allotted to Qantas for D service.
07FEB78 Allotted to 486SQN.
24MAY78 Registration application from Global Jet Sales/Parmax, Fort Worth, Texas as N2268V (NTU).
17OCT78 Declared to DAS for sale ex Laverton.
04OCT83 Registered to Ford & Vlahos, San Francisco as N4469P.
28OCT83 "Departed Aust for USA. Sold to Ford Vlahos for lease to Hayes International for use by U.S. Defence Nuclear Agency. Operated by Ford in Sudan JUL/AUG84. As at 04FEB86 is standing at Hellenic Aerospace Industries, Athens." (The foregoing is quoted verbatim from the status card).
02DEC83 Seen at Birmingham, Alabama on lease to Hayes Industries.
08DEC84 Still at Birmingham, Alabama.
26JUN85 Flew from Cambridge to Corfu as N4469P.
01APR86 To ITT Commercial Finance Corp., St Louis, Missouri.
07APR87 Seen at Chandler, Arizona as N4469P.
13SEP87 Seen at Chandler, Arizona as N4469P "Leanne Marie" with Herc Airlift Corp.
JUN88 To African Air Trans Inc., Miami, Florida as N4469P.
DEC88 Impounded by the US Govt at Fort Lauderdale during its ferry flight to Africa Cargo Inc.
JAN89 To African Cargo Inc., Miami, Florida as N4469P.
MAR95 To Zotti Group Aviation Inc., Miami, Florida as N4469P.
05MAY95 Seen stored at Fort Lauderdale, Florida as N4469P.
DEC96 Registered to Airline Marketing Consultants, Miami, Florida as N4469P.
DEC97 Broken up at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.



ABBREVIATIONS
ADS Anti-Deterioration Servicing
AMTDU Air Movements Training & Development Unit
DAS Department of Administrative Services
NTU Not Taken Up
2AD No 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Richmond

 


Issue Date Remarks
6 10APR16
Refreshed page layout with no change to data.
5 13SEP15
Added an image thanks to Peter Gates.
4 29DEC12
Added a reference to N4469P being impounded at Fort Lauderdale in 1988 thanks to Geoff Goodall. Also added an image thanks to John Chapman.
Added an image of A97-215 in RAAF service thanks to Phil Vabre of the CAHS.
3 18DEC02
Added details from RAAF status card.
Added a colour image taken in Vietnam thanks to Bob Livingstone.
Added an image of N2268V.



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