VH-FLD  Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander                  (c/n   158)

                                 

                                     VH-FLD was operated by Geometrics when this shot. by Eric Favelle was taken at Bankstown
                                     in May 1970.   Note long tail magnetometer boom.    It had just come on to the Australian register
                                     having been built as G-51-158 and then receiving the UK rego G-AXYP.          By the time Greg
                                     Banfield saw it (below) at the same venue in February 1982, it had received a new paint color
                                     (although in the same scheme) and had received full EG&G Geometrics titling.      This company
                                     was the same outfit that operated the (rather secret) 'airline' from Las Vegas to Area 51 in the Nevada
                                     Desert.     Today it is known as URS Corporation.   VH-FLD meanwhile went to Milne Bay Air in
                                     PNG in 1990 and became P2-MBD.