The Islander has been in the MAS hangar undergoing a complete restoration since December 2012 and has only recently had the titles and colours of 'Air Melanesiae'.
It is one of two recently noted Vanuatu-registered light General Aviation (GA) aircraft with Piper PA-23-250 Aztec YJ-AM2 (ex VH-KMA) expected to join the Islander and be exported overseas in the coming days.
Meanwhile, making two visits to Maryborough Airport on Tuesday 21 June was Shadforth's Plant Hire Raytheon (Beech) C90A VH-JEO. On both flights, it arrived from and later departed back to the Sunshine Coast.
It's worth noting that VH-JEO operated a similar pair of flights between the Sunny Coast and Maryborough the previous week.
Of interest, VH-JEO wears the name 'Geoff' on the port-side of the aircraft - complete with a photo. This is in memory of the aircraft owner's son who passed away at a young age.
Sincere thanks to David and the team at Maryborough Aviation Services for allow us to share these great photos!
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All photos taken by David Geck ©