VH-IND (2)  Bell 47J-2 Ranger                                                (c/n 3301)

                                Ansett-ANA registered VH-IND in March 1965, operating it on floats between Essendon airport
                                and a pontoon moored on the Yarra.    In March 1968 Ansett sold  –IND  to Sydney-based Heli-
                                opter Utilities, which registered it to Airfast Services, one of its subsidiaries.   David Carter’s 1970
                                picture at Mascot shows it in the yellow, white and black markings of Airfast.   The helicopter was
                                returned to Ansett Transport Industries in May 1977 and immediately withdrawn from use as un-
                                airworthy    . The following year, in February, it returned to the register with Peter Gerakiteys, a
                                well-known aviation identity from Newcastle   . –IND was withdraw from use in April 1983.