Remarks: Low-Key In-Flight view of the Instrument Panel of an RAAF 10 Squadron Neptune flying near RAAF Base Townsville in June 1977. Neppy A89-281 was leading a three-ship practice formation flight to mark the end of Neptune operations at Townsville on 30Jun1977. (No 10 Sqn then moved to RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia, to introduce P-3B Orions into RAAF Service.) The Panel indicates that A89-281 was flying straight and level at 1000 Ft AMSL, heading 130 at 175Kts, when this rare photo was taken.
Remarks: Built new for the RAAF and delivered to 10 Squadron, Townsville, 24 May 1962. On 6 December 1977 it made the last RAAF Neptune flight, from Townsville to Amberley, for disposal. In June 1978 it was sold to the Chewing Gum Field Museum, Tallebudgera QLD, and trucked to the Museum. In 1989 it was dontated to the Australian Flying Museum and moved to Archerfield the following year. In 1992 the registration VH-NEP was reserved, but never taken up - confusingly not the currently-registered VH-NEP.