VH-UTU     Bell 47D-1                                                (c/n  20)


                                        Nice airborne study by Greg Banfield of a very early Bell helicopter whilst in the service of
                                        Helicopter Utilities Pty Ltd at Bankstown on 23 June 1966.   This machine was built in 1947
                                        as a Model 47-B registered NC100B and was another of those which went to New Zealand
                                        before being re-exported to Australia.  VH-UTU  was ex ZK-HAJ.   It was stricken from the
                                        Australian register in October 1989 as being "damaged beyond repair".  However, it was in
                                        fact, shipped back to the US, rebuilt and re-registered N415DP in September 1990.