VH-MBX Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
VH-MBX was delivered to Australian Air Charterers at Moorabbin in
It was a used aircraft and had been N5007Y before flying to
Australia . David Carter
at Moorabbin in December 1969 parked with a company Navajo (-MBY).
In May 1972 it was registered to Essendon-based Civil Flying
Services before a year later
starting a steady move north. Its first stop was Coffs
Harbour where it was based from
May 1973 to November 1976 when it was sold in Hard-Facing Alloys of
January 1983 –MBX was registered to a private Brisbane owner
before being sold to
Kuch Aviation of Cairns in June 1984. The Cairns
Port Authority seized the Aztec in
1992 for non-payment of parking fees and sold it by tender to the
Queensland Air Museum.
The registration was cancelled in April 1993 and the aircraft trucked
to the museum at
Caloundra, where it is displayed as TAA’s VH-TGP.