VH-RUT Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Despite its unusual registration (I mean, why wasn't it VH-E
something?), this BN-2A was first
registered in April 1970. It was built on the I.O.W. as G-51-165
and then G-AXYT. It work-
ed for several years with Island Air (Pty) Ltd of Toowoomba.
Odd that the only shot of it
have gleaned is
this contemporary photo above by Ian McDonell taken at Hervey Bay,
July 2016. As can be seen, current owner is Lady Elliott
Island Resort and it is used to
ferry guests from Hervey Bay airport to Lady Elliott Island Eco Resort,
some 50 nm miles off
coast. Correspondent Warwick Henry advises (2017) that -RUT was
flown to Archerfield
on 24 December 2016 to be broken up.