Sunday 12 August 2018

Malibu VH-BHR at Tauranga 12-08-2018

Noted today (12-08-2018) at Tauranga by Grayson Ottaway.
Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage VH-BHR (c/n 4622019) was built as N9157Q in 1989 and delivered to Australia to become VH-LBE1 on 02-06-1989 with Warrnambool Bus and Motor Co of Warrnambool, Victoria
Other known operators include Breffny Engineering Pty Ltd of Tamworth, NSW from 26-11-2003 with a change to Metair Aviation Pty Ltd of Tamworth from 21-02-2006.
Its Australian registration was cancelled on 08-06-2007 for a return to the States where it was certified as N113KR with Metair Aviation Inc of Grandville, Michigan on 29-06-2007.
Its US registration was canceled on 22-02-2012 for its return to Australia where it was listed as VH-BHR2 on 01-03-2012 with David A Rampa of Cremorne, NSW.
It ferried over to NZ from Coffs Harbour to Lord Howe Island on 24-10-2017 and then on to Auckland and Wellington the next day.
Ownership changed to VHBHR Pty Ltd of Fitzroy, Victoria for operations by Capital Aviation Ltd of Wellington on 01-02-2018.

An earlier post on VH-BHR can be seen on the MRC blog HERE.

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