N501J at Miami Executive Airport - KTMB, Florida.
Photo: David Newton © March 2023 - Aird Archives
N501J at Campbell River - CYBL.
Photo: Pete Killin © 06 August 2014
N501J visits CYBL - Campbell River, B.C.
Photo: Bob Kobzey © 15 November 2013
N501J in her Hollister hangar in California.
Photos: Dennis Newell © 29 October 2005
N501J Wipline amphib.
Photo:  Erik Johannesson © September 1993
XP780 unloading gear at Bournemouth - Hurn airport.
Photo: Peter Vine © 16 October 1970
XP780 cruises the Singpore waterfront. (Photo taken from XP816).
Photo: Unknown photographer © 15 September 1967 - Michael Duddridge Collection
XP780 with XP818 plus one ready for departure.
Photo: Richard Grevatte-Ball © 1966


XP780 • N9063G



de Havilland Aircraft, Hatfield. Delivered 13-Dec-1960 to Hawarden, Chester via Liverpool Docks. First flight, 14-Apr-1961

XP780 Delivered to 2MU at RAF Sealand, North Wales, for shipment Far East. to Seletar, Malaysia24-Apr-1961.

Operated by 14 Flight, 656 Light Aircraft Squadron, Selator, Malaysia from Sep -1961

To 30 Flight Royal Army Service Corps, Kluang on formation of unit 08-Apr-1964, and later at Seletar from 16-Jul-1964

To Brunei by HMS Bulwark 21-24-Aug-1964 with XP817 and returned to Seletar, Malaysia 27-Jan-1965.

Unit retitled 130 Flight Royal Corp of Transport (RCT).15-Jul-1965.

Detachment to Nepal during 1969.

Left Changi for the UK on 29-Sep-1970 and arrived at, Hurn, Bournemouth on 17-Oct-1970 for Middle Wallop.  (Capt. R F Grevatte-Ball RCT & Cpl J Vaughan, REME as crew). The aircraft was grounded on arrival for oil leak.

To 70 Aircraft Workshop, REME, Middle Wallop, Hampshire 20-Oct-1970.

Delivered to 27MU Shawbury, Shropshire 13-Jan-1971 and to 19MU St Athan, Sth Glamorgan, 21-Jul-1972 for storage 1980.

To 5MU Kemble, Gloucestershire.

To RAF Shawbury, Shropshire 20-Jan-1983.

Declared surplus on 29-Apr-1987.

N9063G Imported into USA. Regd Jun-1987

N9063G Wipaire Inc., Inver Grove Heights, MN. Dates unknown

N9063G Gibson Aviation Inc. Dates unknown.

N501J Beech Transportation Wayzata, MN. Regd Apr-1989

N501J Randall A. Wolf / Gibson Aviation Inc. Eau Claire County / Warren, OH. Now Los Gatos, Hollister, CA. Regd 15-Dec-1990. Expiry date 30-Sep-2013.

N501J Diesel Acquisitions LLC., Milpitas, CA • Regd 12 May 2014.

Accident - landed on water with gear extended San Luis Reservoir near Los Banos, California, on 28-May-2019 - damaged. Pilot okay.

Photo: Pete Killin © 31 July 2019

Transported by road to Campbell River for restoration/rebuild, arrived 01-Aug-2019.

N501J Luis Eduardo Poma, Pinecrest, FL. Regd 22-Sep-2022.