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MISCELLANEOUS ADASTRA AIRCRAFT

BEECH 65 QUEEN AIR VH-CTE
(MSN LC-85)

 
Beech Queen Air G-ARII at Moorabbin in April 1968. The following month, the aeroplane became VH-CTE.


Photo: Geoff Goodall
Beech Queen Air VH-CTE of Civil Flying Services at Brisbane, Eagle Farm on 30 June 1973. Although never registered to Adastra, this venerable aeroplane was leased for a time.
Photo: Ron Cuskelly
Beech Queen Air VH-CTE at Perth on 24 May 1975. What a difference a paint job makes!


Photo: Roger McDonald
Beech Queen Air VH-CTE at Noosa in April 1978 in service with Noosa Air.


Photo: Geoff Goodall

 

HISTORY OF VH-CTE

JAN61
Registered G-ARII to Short Bros & Harland Ltd (Beech agents for UK)
MAY61
Change of ownership to British Oxygen Co Ltd
APR66
Change of ownership to Brabham Racing Organisation Ltd
29MAY68
Registered VH-CTE to Civil Flying Services, Moorabbin
APR75
Noted at Perth operating RPT services with CFS
APR78
Photographed at Noosa in service with Noosa Air
NOV80
Purchased from Hawker Pacific by Kevron Photographics Pty Ltd, Perth
28JUN83
Withdrawn from service
08DEC83
Returned to service
90
Withdrawn from service and subsequently broken up
31OCT95
Officially de-registered

See also Polishing VH-CTE by Neil Spencer