|Type:||L-182-1A Hercules C-130A-50-LM|
|25NOV58||Received by RAAF.|
|06DEC58||Departed Lockheed, Marietta on delivery to Australia (in company with A97-205, 206 & 209).|
|13DEC58||Received at 2AD, Richmond for acceptance inspection.|
|22DEC58||Despatched to 86 Wing.|
|31MAR61||Received at 2AD for repairs.|
|30JAN62||Received at 86 Wing ex 2AD.|
|07FEB62||Despatched to Lockheed for fuel tank corrosion repairs.|
|23JUN62||Received at 86 Wing ex USA.|
|10AUG64||Received at 2AD ex 86 Wing for mods.|
|29OCT64||Received at 36SQN ex 2AD.|
|17FEB65||Received at Qantas for E service.|
|17MAY65||Received at 36SQN ex Qantas.|
|16AUG65||Received 2AD ex 36SQN for mods.|
|06OCT65||Received at 36SQN ex 2AD.|
|04OCT66||Received at 2AD for rework of Mod 125 and prototype modification installation.|
|27OCT66||Received at 36SQN ex 2AD.|
|02MAY67||Received at 2AD for Mods 151 and 138.|
|02JUN67||Received at 36SQN ex 2AD.|
|27MAR68||Received at Qantas for ADS.|
|16MAY68||Received at 36SQN ex Qantas.|
|68||During a demonstration by a 36SQN CFI, the aircraft stalled and spun six times. (Source: Col Tigwell)|
|01JUL68||Received at 2AD ex 36SQN for ultrasonic inspection of spar caps.|
|05DEC68||Received at 36SQN ex 2AD.|
|11JUN70||Received at Qantas for ADS.|
|15JUL70||Issued to 36SQN ex Qantas.|
|20DEC72||Allotted to Qantas for ADS.|
|05FEB73||Allotted to 36SQN ex Qantas.|
|05NOV73||Allotted to 486SQN.|
|17JUN75||Allotted to 2AD for wing repairs and ADS.|
|NOV75||Allotted to 486SQN.|
|11OCT77||Allotted to Qantas (for ADS?).|
|09NOV77||Allotted to 486SQN.|
|24MAY78||Registration application from Global Jet Sales/Parmax, Fort Worth, Texas as N2267B (NTU).|
|27NOV85||Registered to Ford & Vlahos, San Francisco as N22FV.|
Release: "The Prime Minister (Bob Hawke) today officially handed
over to the International Committee of the Red Cross the first of
the Hercules aircraft the Government has offered to provide for the
airlift of food supplies to famine areas in Africa. The International
Committee of the Red Cross will use the aircraft for its relief operations
in Africa for a 12 month period commencing 1 March 1986. The Hercules
C130A was handed over at Richmond RAAF Base, near Sydney, to the Assistant
Secretary-General of the Australian Red Cross Society, Mr Alan McLean,
representing the International Committee of the Red Cross. The ICRC
has demonstrated a capacity for effective distribution of humanitarian
aid in Ethiopia and elsewhere in Africa. The aircraft is scheduled
to leave Richmond tomorrow for Bordeaux, France, for further mechanical
refurbishment before it commences operations in Ethiopia in March.
The Government offered to provide two C130A aircraft for famine relief
work in Africa following a request by Bob Geldof, of Live Aid, and
to meet the costs of making the aircraft flightworthy and ferrying
them to Africa. This was initially estimated to cost between $1.1
million and $1.7 million." |
In the event only one aircraft was supplied.
|19MAR86||N22FV cancelled from US Register.|
|MAR86||Registered as EL-ALM for use on relief flights by the International Red Cross. Named "The Wizard of Oz".|
|21MAR86||Flew from Athens to Addis Ababa as EL-AJM.|
|05DEC86||Flew from Cocos Islands to Perth and subsequently stored at Avalon, VIC.|
|JAN87||Held at Laverton.|
|MAR89||Registered to Fowler Aeronautical Service Inc as N207GM (GM = Gil Mose, the owner)|
|89||While the aircraft was being prepared for delivery ex Avalon in 1989 it was discovered that the data plate had been over-stamped to change the USAF serial from 57-0500 to 57-0501 i.e. A97-208 which had been exported in NOV83. The constructor's number was unchanged as the US authorities used only the USAF serial number in their paperwork. N207GM was not imported into the USA as the import documentation was subsequently found in the aircraft trash can. (Source: Bob Maddern)|
|SEP92||Registered to IEP IEPO, Chatsworth, California as N207GM.|
|22NOV92||Noted at Shannon en route to Alverca. (Source: Fergal Goodman)|
|NOV92||Arrived at OGMA (Lockheed service centre) Alverca, Portugal and stored. Later joined by N216CR (A97-216)|
|04MAY01||Noted at Alverca, Portugal, complete but in poor condition. Expected to be scrapped. (Aviation Letter 415/55)|
|SEP01||Broken up by OGMA some time after this date. (See below) (Source: Col Tigwell)|
|03||The aircraft was noted still intact at OGMA in late 2003. (See above) (Source: Adrian Streather)|
|AMTDU||Air Movements Training & Development Unit|
|DAS||Department of Administrative Services|
|NTU||Not Taken Up|
|2AD||No 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Richmond|
Added an image thanks to Phil Vabre. Also added a reference to the Ethiopian relief operation at 04FEB86.
Added an image thanks to Eric Allen.
Added a close-up image of the markings on the nose of EL-AJM
Refreshed page layout with no change to data.
Added an image thanks to Peter Gates.
Added details of a change to the data plate of A97-207. Thanks to Bob Maddern who discovered the anomaly.
Added a report that the aircraft was still intact in late 2003.
Added details of spin incident in 1968 and of the aircraft's final fate. Thanks to Col Tigwell.
Added details from RAAF status card.
Added an image of EL-AJM thanks to Geoff Goodall.