VH-EQY     Birtten-Norman BN-2A Islander                          (c/n  168)

                                        Bankstown in 1970 was busy with Islanders arriving from the Isle of Wight, adopting an Australian
                                        registration and then being flown out of the country, all within a month.      VH-EQY was one such
                                        aircraft, as seen above in David Carter's photo with enlargement of rego below.  .     Registered in
                                        August 1970, the former G-AYCD was cancelled the following month as sold in New Zealand. 
                                        There it became ZK-DBW with Mount Cook Airline. It was sold in June 1982 to Tabubil, PNG,
                                        based Cloudlands Aviation  as P2-FHP and crashed on July 12, 1983 nearMt Hagen. Cloudlands
                                        was later taken over by Talair.