c/n 1467

C-GTTU at CYXL - Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
Photos: Rich Hulina © 29 July 2013
C-GTTU test flight morning.
Photos: Pete Killin © 14 September 2012
ZK-BVR arrival day - Campbell River.
Photos: Bob Kobzey © 16 August 2012
ZK-BVR departure day - Tauranga.
Photos: Frank Wright © 17 July 2012
ZK-BVR roll out at Tauranga.
Photos: Frank Wright © 09 June 2011
ZK-BVR on rebuild with Wrightair in New Zealand.
Photos: Dirk Septer © 16 March 2011
Ready for transport to paint shop.
Photo: Frank Wright © 31 January 2011
Photos: Neil Aird © 20 October 2010
Photos: Frank Wright © 2009 - 2010
Photos: Graeme Mills © 15 February 2009
VH-AQA undergoing long term rebuild at Bankstown.
Photo: Neil Aird © 21 April 2005
VH-AQA still plying her trade from Rose Bay in 2002
Photo: Tom Meikle © 2002
VH-AQA at Sydney - Bankstown on maintenance.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © June 2002
VH-AQA on parched grass at Bankstown, N.S.W.
Photo: Michael Greenhill © 2001
VH-AQA operating at Newcastle, NSW.
Photo: Lindsay Nothrop © 25 May 1993 - via Ian Mcdonell - AustAirData
VH-AQA on a very busy Palm Beach waterfront.
Photo: Gordon Reid © 05 January 1985
VH-AQA sporting advertising for Nutri Metics.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © March 1985 - Aird Archives
VH-AQA  with AQUATIC AIR in 1989
Photo: Unknown photographer © Aird Archives    
VH-IML early in her career.
Photo: C.J. - unknown photographer © July 1975

c/n 1467

G-207 • (N37761) • 9M-AXE • VH-IML • VH-AQA • ZK-BVR

C-GTTU

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Regn/ Serial unknown. Government of the Republic of Ghana Air Force for Ghana Air Force. Delivered 09-May-1961.

G-207 Ghana Air Force. Other details unknown.

(N37761) Resv’d 15-Sep-1976. Canx as n.t.u. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990 (Officially Canx 08-Nov-2010).

9M-AXE No details.

VH-IML Wira Kris Aerial Agricultural Services. Regd Sep-1979. Canx 07-Sep-1981.

VH-AQA Aquatic Airways Pty., Ltd., Palm Beach, New South Wales. Regd 18-Aug-1983.

Note: Circa 1985 wore logos for Nutri-Metrics in place of Aquatic Airways logos.

Accident: Palm Beach NSW, 18 November 1990. The floatplane was taking off towards the south into a wind reported as south east to south gusting to 30 kt. Water conditions were described as choppy. After a run of about 300 m, just prior to the aircraft becoming airborne, the pilot reported hearing a loud bang. The aircraft immediately commenced a sharp left turn, followed by several rocking oscillations. The pilot shut down the engine after which the aircraft slowed and stopped in a left wing low attitude with the wingtip in the water. The front landing wire attachment bracket on the left float and the aft landing wire attachment bracket at the top of the rear right strut had both failed at their respective bolt holes. Metallurgical examination found that both brackets were extensively corroded, with the bracket cross sections being reduced by about 30 percent in both cases. It was considered that the reduced cross sectional area was insufficient to sustain normal applied loads. It appeared that the front left float bracket failed first, followed by the rear right strut bracket, resulting in pivotal movement of the left float. Investigation Number:199002029.

VH-AQA Sydney Harbour Seaplanes Pty., Ltd., Avalon Beach, NSW. Regd 15-Jul-1993.

VH-AQA Vengreen Pty., Ltd., Double Bay, NSW. Regd 24-May-2002.

VH-AQA Seaplane Assets Pty., Ltd., t/a Southern Cross Seaplanes Pty., Ltd., Rose Bay, NSW. Regd 02-Aug-2006. Canx 03-Dec-2008 on export to New Zealand.

Note: Restored by Wright Air at Tauranga, from Nov-2008.

ZK-BVR F.R. & M.K. Wright, t/a Wright Air Ltd., Tauranga. New Zealand. Regd 30-Mar-2011. Canx 19-Jul-2012.

For Sale: Sep 2011-12-07. $420,000US.

Total time: 14,000 hrs(approx) at Sep-2011.

Mods include: Tip tanks, & lifetime struts. Sealand cabin extension, Jasco alternator, Battery moved forward, Cleveland wheels and brakes.

C-GTTU Thomas Thomas, Cochrane, AB. Based Bottrel, AB. Regd 24-Jul-2012.

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Photo: Neil Aird © 20 October 2010

Pleasure to meet you Frank - sterling work!

A bit of nostalgia shown below ;-)

Photo: Dirk Septer © 16 March 2011