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.
The Sherpas 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."
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