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Series 100



• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

• N1566 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 22-Oct-1967. First flight 23-Nov-1967.

• N1566 Sold to Air Capital International Inc., Augusta, KS., for lease to MMA MacRobertson Miller Airlines, Perth, WA., 22-Dec-1967. Regd 30-Nov-1967.

• N1566 Accepted by MMA - MacRobertson Miller Airlines, Perth, WA., at Downsview and regd 22-Dec-1967.

Ferried Downsview – Witchita, KS, for the fitment of 900 gallon long range fuel tank-on 23-Dec-1967

Ferried Delivery route commencing.   03-Jan-1968. Downsview, ON - Buffalo - Terra Haute - Wichita - Augusta, KS - Phoenix - San Francisco - Honolulu - Tarawa - Tontouta - Magenta – Sydney. Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the delivery flight in an all-metal livery – 07-Jan 1968. Flight crew: Air Capital crew; MMA Captain P. J. Macham

Note: Arrived at Sydney on 07-Jan-1968 and continued delivery flight via Mildura-Ceduna & Kalgoorie to Perth on 08 & 09 Jan-1968.

Note: Utilised for crew training at Perth – 02-Jan-1968 - 01-Feb-1968.

• VH-MMY Regd to MMA - MacRobertson Miller Airlines, Perth, WA. Re regd 02-Feb-1968.

NamedR.M.A. Yampi” at Derby by Mrs H. McGuigan, 03-Feb-1968.

Note: Entered Service between Perth – Meekatharra – Wittenoom – Derby on 03-Feb-1968, although later it was mainly used on MMA's Kimberley services.

• VH-MMY Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty., Ltd. Re-registered 29-Sep-1969.

• VH-MMY Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty., Ltd., Melbourne, VIC., 29-Sep-1969.

Transferred to MMA's Pilbara services - September 1971.

Underwent 6-day wing spar modification work at Perth - November 19, 1972.

Withdrawn from Kimberley services and flown Derby - Perth – 02-Feb-1976.

The aircraft's sale to Aeropelican Air Services was arranged by Ansett - April 01, 1976.

• VH-MMY Aeropelican Air Services Pty., Ltd., Newcastle, NSW. Regd 13-Apr-1976.

Note: Aircraft was configured to seat 19 passengers.

Ferried Perth - Belmont, N.S.W. – 14/15-Apr-1976.

Note: Operated first Aeropelican revenue service Belmont - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) 16-Apr–1976.

• VH-MMY Registered to Aeropelican Intercity Commuter Air Services Pty., Ltd., Newcastle, NSW., 02-Jun-1976.

• VH-MMY Registered to Aeropelican Air Services Pty., Ltd., Newcastle, NSW., 08-May-1984.Canx 15-Jun-1987

Note: The aircraft was considered to require a complete wing re-sparring which was considered uneconomical. It was withdrawn from service and cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register 15-Jun-1987.It was stored at Belmont and ferried Belmont - Sydney (Bankstown) 15-Jun-1987 to be broken up, after spar life of 30,000 hours had been reached. Scrapped at Bankstown-Sydney Airport, Jul-1987.

Reduced to spares and broken up


N1566 at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 25 November 1967 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-MMY with MMA.
Photo: Bob Wiseman © 1968-69 - Lance Higgerson Collection - Aird Archives
VH-MMY R.M.A. Yampi at Perth, Western Australia.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 1971 - Jay Sherlock Collection - Aird Archives
VH-MMY at Newcastle - Belmont, New South Wales.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1976 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-MMY in final AEROPELICAN livery.
Photo: Peter Keating © November 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-MMY at Newcastle - BEO, New South Wales.
VH-MMY being parted out at Bankstown - YSBK, NSW.
Photo: Alan Flett © June 1987 - Aird Archives