VH-UTP Bell 47J-2
This 47J was imported under the
Trade Plate rego VH-FWS (2) in February 1964, becoming
VH-UTP for Helicopter Utilities
December of that year. Greg Banfield photographed it twice
in the following November. Below, on the 18th of that month and
above, some five
later, when the yellow under belly had been repainted a deep ochre
color. I wonder why
they bothered? In 1967 this chopper was sold and was
to have become VH-WOR.
event this was not taken up and it was re-registered in the
Jayrow Helicopters Pty Ltd sequences
as VH-BLL, with whom it
was employed out of Moorabbin until retired in 1983.