496 results found
Registration / Serial:VH-TAN
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):9592
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Grey
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:1950 to 1957
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:268854Submit Correction
View count: 11
Reregistered VH-MAS in November 1960.
Registration / Serial:VH-TAN
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):9592
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)
Photo Date:1950 to 1957
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAN
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):9592
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Grey
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:1950 to 1957
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:268854Submit Correction
View count: 11
Reregistered VH-MAS in November 1960.
Registration / Serial:VH-TAN
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):9592
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)
Photo Date:1950 to 1957
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TFG
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F27 Friendship
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F27 Friendship/Troopship (C-31)
Aircraft Version:Fokker F27-100 Friendship
C/n (msn):10122
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Dirk Hartog
City / Airport:Brisbane (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:March 1960
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Photo ID:267889Submit Correction
View count: 9
Across the fence in her "dayglow" livery before radar installed.
Registration / Serial:VH-TFG
Aircraft Version:Fokker F27-100 Friendship
C/n (msn):10122
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Brisbane (YBBN / BNE)
Photo Date:March 1960
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-TFG
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F27 Friendship
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F27 Friendship/Troopship (C-31)
Aircraft Version:Fokker F27-100 Friendship
C/n (msn):10122
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Dirk Hartog
City / Airport:Brisbane (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:March 1960
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Photo ID:267889Submit Correction
View count: 9
Across the fence in her "dayglow" livery before radar installed.
Registration / Serial:VH-TFG
Aircraft Version:Fokker F27-100 Friendship
C/n (msn):10122
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Brisbane (YBBN / BNE)
Photo Date:March 1960
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-SBL
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):12056
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Mount Hagen - Kagamuga (AYMH / HGU)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:5 August 1973
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:265871Submit Correction
View count: 19
TAA operated in Papua New Guinea under the name Sunbird Services with its own livery and logo. The adoption of a new livery for the parent airline in 1969 saw that livery adopted in PNG with the addition of a PNG flag and the words "Airlines of Papua New Guinea".
Registration / Serial:VH-SBL
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):12056
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Mount Hagen - Kagamuga (AYMH / HGU)
Photo Date:5 August 1973
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBL
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):12056
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Mount Hagen - Kagamuga (AYMH / HGU)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:5 August 1973
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:265871Submit Correction
View count: 19
TAA operated in Papua New Guinea under the name Sunbird Services with its own livery and logo. The adoption of a new livery for the parent airline in 1969 saw that livery adopted in PNG with the addition of a PNG flag and the words "Airlines of Papua New Guinea".
Registration / Serial:VH-SBL
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):12056
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Mount Hagen - Kagamuga (AYMH / HGU)
Photo Date:5 August 1973
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-AEQ
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47 Skytrain
C/n (msn):6024
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:December 1969
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:264772Submit Correction
View count: 46
Re-enacted part of the first air mail service from England to Australia to mark its 50th anniversary. Flew only the Singapore-Australia section.
Registration / Serial:VH-AEQ
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47 Skytrain
C/n (msn):6024
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
Photo Date:December 1969
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-AEQ
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47 Skytrain
C/n (msn):6024
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:December 1969
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:264772Submit Correction
View count: 46
Re-enacted part of the first air mail service from England to Australia to mark its 50th anniversary. Flew only the Singapore-Australia section.
Registration / Serial:VH-AEQ
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47 Skytrain
C/n (msn):6024
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
Photo Date:December 1969
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:N1754
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter
C/n (msn):84
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Ontario - Municipal (KONO / ONO)Map
Region / Country:Oregon, United States
Photo Date:February 1968
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Photo ID:262201Submit Correction
View count: 19
Later registered to TAA as VH-TGT. Then P2- TGT & P2-RDE with Talair, Goroka Papua New Guinea. The aircraft crashed prior to landing at Gariana PNG on 28 February 1978 killing the one crew member on board. Image scanned from a duplicate slide by the late Clint Groves.
Registration / Serial:N1754
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter
C/n (msn):84
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Ontario - Municipal (KONO / ONO)
Photo Date:February 1968
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Registration / Serial:N1754
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter
C/n (msn):84
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Ontario - Municipal (KONO / ONO)Map
Region / Country:Oregon, United States
Photo Date:February 1968
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Photo ID:262201Submit Correction
View count: 19
Later registered to TAA as VH-TGT. Then P2- TGT & P2-RDE with Talair, Goroka Papua New Guinea. The aircraft crashed prior to landing at Gariana PNG on 28 February 1978 killing the one crew member on board. Image scanned from a duplicate slide by the late Clint Groves.
Registration / Serial:N1754
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter
C/n (msn):84
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Ontario - Municipal (KONO / ONO)
Photo Date:February 1968
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-TAB
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43066
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:David Collins
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1960 to 1963
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:261541Submit Correction
View count: 17
Registration / Serial:VH-TAB
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43066
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
Photo Date:1960 to 1963
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAB
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43066
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:David Collins
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1960 to 1963
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:261541Submit Correction
View count: 17
Registration / Serial:VH-TAB
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43066
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
Photo Date:1960 to 1963
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAL
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):25366/13921
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Hann
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:1948 to 1956
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:259846Submit Correction
View count: 23
Sold in Nigeria as VR-NCK in 1957.
Registration / Serial:VH-TAL
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):25366/13921
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)
Photo Date:1948 to 1956
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAL
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):25366/13921
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Hann
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:1948 to 1956
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:259846Submit Correction
View count: 23
Sold in Nigeria as VR-NCK in 1957.
Registration / Serial:VH-TAL
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):25366/13921
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)
Photo Date:1948 to 1956
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAC
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-54A Skymaster
C/n (msn):7466
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Nat Buchanan
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:4 February 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:259049Submit Correction
View count: 25
Kevin Kerle photo
Registration / Serial:VH-TAC
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-54A Skymaster
C/n (msn):7466
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
Photo Date:4 February 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAC
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-54A Skymaster
C/n (msn):7466
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Nat Buchanan
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:4 February 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:259049Submit Correction
View count: 25
Kevin Kerle photo
Registration / Serial:VH-TAC
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-54A Skymaster
C/n (msn):7466
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
Photo Date:4 February 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAJ
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):13085
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:McKinlay
City / Airport:Cloncurry (YCCY / CNJ)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1955 to 1960
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:256973Submit Correction
View count: 25
Registration / Serial:VH-TAJ
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):13085
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Cloncurry (YCCY / CNJ)
Photo Date:1955 to 1960
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAJ
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):13085
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:McKinlay
City / Airport:Cloncurry (YCCY / CNJ)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1955 to 1960
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:256973Submit Correction
View count: 25
Registration / Serial:VH-TAJ
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):13085
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Cloncurry (YCCY / CNJ)
Photo Date:1955 to 1960
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAD
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43068
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:John Ross
City / Airport:Mount Isa (YBMA / ISA)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1954 to 1958
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:256230Submit Correction
View count: 21
Sold in Canada as CF-LOY in October 1959
Registration / Serial:VH-TAD
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43068
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Mount Isa (YBMA / ISA)
Photo Date:1954 to 1958
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAD
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43068
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:John Ross
City / Airport:Mount Isa (YBMA / ISA)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1954 to 1958
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:256230Submit Correction
View count: 21
Sold in Canada as CF-LOY in October 1959
Registration / Serial:VH-TAD
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43068
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Mount Isa (YBMA / ISA)
Photo Date:1954 to 1958
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAI
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):9998
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Baudin
City / Airport:Burketown (YBKT / BUC)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1950 to 1959
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:255907Submit Correction
View count: 26
Typical scene during a Gulf country service in Queensland.
Registration / Serial:VH-TAI
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):9998
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Burketown (YBKT / BUC)
Photo Date:1950 to 1959
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAI
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):9998
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Baudin
City / Airport:Burketown (YBKT / BUC)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1950 to 1959
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:255907Submit Correction
View count: 26
Typical scene during a Gulf country service in Queensland.
Registration / Serial:VH-TAI
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):9998
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Burketown (YBKT / BUC)
Photo Date:1950 to 1959
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TJO
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-9
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9)
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
C/n (msn):47326 / 516
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:William Wentworth
City / Airport:Melbourne - Tullamarine (YMML / MEL)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:4 March 1981
Photo by:Peter T LeaContact
Photo ID:255568Submit Correction
View count: 34
Registration / Serial:VH-TJO
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
C/n (msn):47326 / 516
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Melbourne - Tullamarine (YMML / MEL)
Photo Date:4 March 1981
Photo by:Peter T LeaContact
Registration / Serial:VH-TJO
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-9
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9)
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
C/n (msn):47326 / 516
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:William Wentworth
City / Airport:Melbourne - Tullamarine (YMML / MEL)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:4 March 1981
Photo by:Peter T LeaContact
Photo ID:255568Submit Correction
View count: 34
Registration / Serial:VH-TJO
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
C/n (msn):47326 / 516
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Melbourne - Tullamarine (YMML / MEL)
Photo Date:4 March 1981
Photo by:Peter T LeaContact
Registration / Serial:VH-TAB
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43066
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:David Collins
City / Airport:Richmond (YSRI / XRH)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:28 July 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:254415Submit Correction
View count: 25
Registration / Serial:VH-TAB
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43066
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Richmond (YSRI / XRH)
Photo Date:28 July 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TAB
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43066
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:David Collins
City / Airport:Richmond (YSRI / XRH)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:28 July 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:254415Submit Correction
View count: 25
Registration / Serial:VH-TAB
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
C/n (msn):43066
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Richmond (YSRI / XRH)
Photo Date:28 July 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TVE
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Version:Vickers 720 Viscount
C/n (msn):48
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Charles Sturt
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, Australia
Photo Date:12 January 1955 to 2 April 1968
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Web
Photo ID:246261Submit Correction
View count: 22
TAA's Viscount 'Charles Sturt' was delivered to the airline's base at Melbourne/Essendon on 12 January 1955. It was leased to Ansett-ANA between 1960 and 1966 as part of a fleet-balancing arrangement. Retired and placed into storage at Essendon on 2 April 1968 and scrapped the following year.
Registration / Serial:VH-TVE
Aircraft Version:Vickers 720 Viscount
C/n (msn):48
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Location:Not known
Photo Date:12 January 1955 to 2 April 1968
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Web
Registration / Serial:VH-TVE
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Version:Vickers 720 Viscount
C/n (msn):48
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Charles Sturt
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, Australia
Photo Date:12 January 1955 to 2 April 1968
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Web
Photo ID:246261Submit Correction
View count: 22
TAA's Viscount 'Charles Sturt' was delivered to the airline's base at Melbourne/Essendon on 12 January 1955. It was leased to Ansett-ANA between 1960 and 1966 as part of a fleet-balancing arrangement. Retired and placed into storage at Essendon on 2 April 1968 and scrapped the following year.
Registration / Serial:VH-TVE
Aircraft Version:Vickers 720 Viscount
C/n (msn):48
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Location:Not known
Photo Date:12 January 1955 to 2 April 1968
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Web
Registration / Serial:VH-TVA
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Version:Vickers 720 Viscount
C/n (msn):44
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:John Batman
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:13 October 1954
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Web
Photo ID:246243Submit Correction
View count: 23
TAA's first Viscount was delivered to the airline's Melbourne/Essendon base on 13 October 1954, to be greeted by a large crowd. However, VH-TVA never entered regular service as it was lost in a training accident at Mangalore a fortnight later, on 31 October. (CAHS/Mac Job collection)
Registration / Serial:VH-TVA
Aircraft Version:Vickers 720 Viscount
C/n (msn):44
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)
Photo Date:13 October 1954
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Web
Registration / Serial:VH-TVA
Aircraft Original Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Generic Type:Vickers Viscount
Aircraft Version:Vickers 720 Viscount
C/n (msn):44
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:John Batman
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:13 October 1954
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Web
Photo ID:246243Submit Correction
View count: 23
TAA's first Viscount was delivered to the airline's Melbourne/Essendon base on 13 October 1954, to be greeted by a large crowd. However, VH-TVA never entered regular service as it was lost in a training accident at Mangalore a fortnight later, on 31 October. (CAHS/Mac Job collection)
Registration / Serial:VH-TVA
Aircraft Version:Vickers 720 Viscount
C/n (msn):44
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)
Photo Date:13 October 1954
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Web
Registration / Serial:VH-ECD
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed L-188 Electra
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed L-188 Electra
Aircraft Version:Lockheed L-188C Electra
C/n (msn):188-2008
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Charles Sturt
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:September 1960
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Photo ID:242538Submit Correction
View count: 43
To the best of my knowledge this is the only image of the QANTAS Electra VH-ECD shot during its lease to TAA from 8 March 1960 to 9 September 1960. Note the aeroplane is wearing the period "Dayglow" TAA tail while still retaining the white under window cheatline of the QANTAS livery.
Registration / Serial:VH-ECD
Aircraft Version:Lockheed L-188C Electra
C/n (msn):188-2008
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
Photo Date:September 1960
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-ECD
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed L-188 Electra
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed L-188 Electra
Aircraft Version:Lockheed L-188C Electra
C/n (msn):188-2008
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Charles Sturt
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:September 1960
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Photo ID:242538Submit Correction
View count: 43
To the best of my knowledge this is the only image of the QANTAS Electra VH-ECD shot during its lease to TAA from 8 March 1960 to 9 September 1960. Note the aeroplane is wearing the period "Dayglow" TAA tail while still retaining the white under window cheatline of the QANTAS livery.
Registration / Serial:VH-ECD
Aircraft Version:Lockheed L-188C Electra
C/n (msn):188-2008
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
Photo Date:September 1960
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-TJQ
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-9
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9)
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
C/n (msn):47419 / 602
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:John Flynn
City / Airport:Mackay (YBMK / MKY)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:11 November 1978
Photo by:Gavin HughesContact
Photo ID:240751Submit Correction
View count: 18
Registration / Serial:VH-TJQ
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
C/n (msn):47419 / 602
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Mackay (YBMK / MKY)
Photo Date:11 November 1978
Photo by:Gavin HughesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-TJQ
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-9
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9)
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
C/n (msn):47419 / 602
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:John Flynn
City / Airport:Mackay (YBMK / MKY)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:11 November 1978
Photo by:Gavin HughesContact
Photo ID:240751Submit Correction
View count: 18
Registration / Serial:VH-TJQ
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
C/n (msn):47419 / 602
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Mackay (YBMK / MKY)
Photo Date:11 November 1978
Photo by:Gavin HughesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-TJO
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-9
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9)
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
C/n (msn):47326 / 516
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Mackay (YBMK / MKY)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:June 1982
Photo by:Gavin HughesContact
Photo ID:240705Submit Correction
View count: 25
When it entered service in 1969, this aircraft was named 'William Wentworth'. The name on it in this photo from 1982 is too short in appearance to be that name but unfortunately is not clear enough to be read. I have one photo from 1985 in this livery with 'William Wentworth' as the name and there's a photo on this database from 1984 with that name on it.
Registration / Serial:VH-TJO
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
C/n (msn):47326 / 516
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Mackay (YBMK / MKY)
Photo Date:June 1982
Photo by:Gavin HughesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-TJO
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-9
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9)
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
C/n (msn):47326 / 516
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Mackay (YBMK / MKY)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:June 1982
Photo by:Gavin HughesContact
Photo ID:240705Submit Correction
View count: 25
When it entered service in 1969, this aircraft was named 'William Wentworth'. The name on it in this photo from 1982 is too short in appearance to be that name but unfortunately is not clear enough to be read. I have one photo from 1985 in this livery with 'William Wentworth' as the name and there's a photo on this database from 1984 with that name on it.
Registration / Serial:VH-TJO
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
C/n (msn):47326 / 516
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Mackay (YBMK / MKY)
Photo Date:June 1982
Photo by:Gavin HughesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-TAD
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6A
C/n (msn):44687 / 585
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:John Ross
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:5 April 1966
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Photo ID:239541Submit Correction
View count: 22
Still wearing the large Trans-Australia-Airlines titles on the roof.
Registration / Serial:VH-TAD
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6A
C/n (msn):44687 / 585
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)
Photo Date:5 April 1966
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-TAD
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6A
C/n (msn):44687 / 585
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:John Ross
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:5 April 1966
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Photo ID:239541Submit Correction
View count: 22
Still wearing the large Trans-Australia-Airlines titles on the roof.
Registration / Serial:VH-TAD
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6A
C/n (msn):44687 / 585
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)
Photo Date:5 April 1966
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-DAS
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):6051
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)Map
Region / Country:South Australia, Australia
Photo Date:April 1965
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:234628Submit Correction
View count: 29
Registration / Serial:VH-DAS
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):6051
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
Photo Date:April 1965
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:VH-DAS
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):6051
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)Map
Region / Country:South Australia, Australia
Photo Date:April 1965
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:234628Submit Correction
View count: 29
Registration / Serial:VH-DAS
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3(C)
C/n (msn):6051
Operator / Titles:Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
Photo Date:April 1965
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web