04/19/2007. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This was the first of 18 Sherpas built making its first flight on August 6, 1984 registered G-BLLJ and was delivered to the 10th Military Airlift Squadron, 608th Military Airlift Group, 322d Airlift Division, Twenty First Air Force, Military Airlift Command, based at Zweibrucken AB, Germany, on November 2, 1984.
served in the European Distribution System (EDS) flying spare parts
from the distribution centers to USAF bases in Europe. It was sold to
Sky Way Enterprises of Washington, D.C., on April 21, 1999 and
registered N118SW. As of this date, it is still registered to that
company." View also the History Brief .