N522PJ at the end of day.
Photo: J. Russell Armstrong © 20 June 2019
N522PJ at KTKI - McKinney, Texas.
Photos: Michael McKendrey © 08 March 2015
N522PJ at CYYJ - Victoria, ready to go to Texas.
Photo: Tim Martin © 28 November 2014
CF-GRA Roll-out.
Photos: Bob Kobzey © 25 March 2013
CF-GRA at Campbell River, British Columbia.
Photo: John W. Olfson © 25 August 2012
Photo: Bob Kobzey © 20 June 2012
CF-GRA pays a visit to Red Lake, Ontario. Two viewpoints.
Photo: Bruce W. Gowans © 20 July 2005 - Aird Archives
Photo: Peter Fitzmaurice © 20 July 2005
CF-GRA dockside in Manitoba.
Photos: Rich Hulina © 14 October 2004
N454DL in a clipping from Controller.
Magazine clipping 09 January 1998
N454DL at Renton, Washington.
Photo: Neil Aird © September 1995
Photo: Elwood White © August 1996
N454DL newly arrived.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1990 - Aird Archives
VH-EPX in AMPHIBIOUS AIRWAYS markings at Bankstown.
Photo: Alan Flett © March 1985 - Aird Archives
Photo: Peter Keating © 02 November 1984 - Ian MacFarlane Collection
VH-EPX in colour this time.
Photo: Peter Keating © 02 November 1984 - Ruben Husberg Collection
VH-EPX Savage Air Services at Bankstown.
Photos: Alan Flett © 31 January 1974 - Aird Archives
VH-EPX at Sydney-Mascot, NSW.
Photo: Peter Keating © 21 November 1970 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-EPX on the parched grass at Bankstown.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1970 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-EPX in brilliant Bankstown sunshine.
Photo: E.S.F. (full name unknown) © 20 October 1970 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
VH-EPX in Savage Air Services livery.
Photo: P1236-0046 (F7S85) : de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver : ain 86 :
VH-EPX : 15 Oct 69 at Bankstown, N.S.W. : Savage Air Services (© John Hopton)
7Q-YIL at Camden, New South Wales.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Unknown photographer © 01 March 1969 - Tom Singfield Collection
VP-YIL arrives at Mzimba, Malawi.
Photos: "Sonata Crew" © January 1966
VP-YIL "Duiker" awaiting passengers at Lilongwe, Malawi.
Photo: Cyril Fairbairn © November 1961 - via Stewart Fairbairn





De Havilland South Africa. Delivered 11-Sep-1950

• VP-YIL Central African Airways Corporation serving the Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland, operating from Salisbury Southern Rhodesia. Named “Duiker”. On Register at 31-Oct-1952 & 01-Jul-1957

Note: In 1964 with the break-up of the Federation of Rhodesia. Northern Rhodesia becomes Zambia, Nyasaland becomes Malawi. Aircraft still carry Rhodesian reg. (VP-Y_ _), but Air Malawi, and Zambia Airways livery.

• 7Q-YIL Re registered to Central African Airways.

• 7Q-YIL With the break up of Central African Airways into Air Rhodesia, Air Malawi and Zambia Airways. Aircraft Re-registered to Air Malawiin 1966 Based at Blantyre/Chileka.

• VH-EPX A. F. Savage (Savage Air Service). Mittagong, NSW. Regd 07 Mar 1969.

• VH-EPX C. E. Henderson, Bullo River, NT. Regd 12-Mar-1974. Canx 14-Jul-1986.

Note: Sold to eccentric American (ex USN air ace) Charles E. Henderson III., of Bullo River cattle station, NT. Used to deliver meat to his customers (usually grossly overloaded!) Featured in books by his wife Sara Henderson (“The Strength in us All” and “From Strength to Strength”) In the latter book, sale reported Aug 1980.

• VH-EPX Amphibious Airways. Circa 1984. Seen on floats at Cairns, Qld. 24-Jun-1986.

• N454DL Donald L. Lee, Corona Del Mar, CA. Regd 05-Jul-1989. Canx 19-Mar-1998

Note: Total time Feb-1998, 19,375 hours.

• CF-GRA Gerald R. Arnold, Edmonton, AB. Regd 12-May-1998 & 12-Oct-06. Canx 31-Oct-2011

Note:-Currently Oct-2008 named “Eager Beaver”.

• CF-GRA Angus Campbell, North Vancouver, BC. Based Pitt Meadows, BC. Regd 02-Nov-2011. Canx 25-Jun-2012.

• CF-GRA Duiker Aircraft North Vancouver, BC. Based Boundary Bay. BC. Regd 26-Jun-2012. Canx & deleted 03-Nov-2014.

Total time : 19,732 hours..

Note: Painted Mar-2012 by Sealand Aviation.

For Sale: May 2013 for $439,500

Mods include. Three bladed Hartzell prop. EDO 6470 floats with cargo holds. Kenmore mod with battery moved forward with JASCO alternator. Kenmore fins.  Bubble windows, tinted. Belly fuel tank Throw over yoke with twin rudder pedals

N522PJ J Russell Armstrong, Commerce, TX. Regd 05-Nov-2014. Named “Papa John”.

Airworthiness date: 26-Nov-2014

• N522PJ John Russell Armstrong Jr. ,Trustee, Commerce, TX & Patsy Lee Ayer Armstrong, Trustee . Regd 09-Oct-2018 & 27-Dec-2018

• N522PJ Registration pending as at Nov-2021 with an address at Eagles Mere, PA.