29 results found
Registration / Serial:VH-SBR
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):247
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services / Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Kundiawa
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:June 1968
Photo from:Kjell O Granlund Collection
Photo ID:321044Submit Correction
View count: 66
In open storage at Sydney-Bankstown in 1968
Registration / Serial:VH-SBR
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):247
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services / Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:June 1968
Photo from:Kjell O Granlund Collection
Registration / Serial:VH-SBR
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):247
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services / Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Kundiawa
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:June 1968
Photo from:Kjell O Granlund Collection
Photo ID:321044Submit Correction
View count: 66
In open storage at Sydney-Bankstown in 1968
Registration / Serial:VH-SBR
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):247
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services / Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:June 1968
Photo from:Kjell O Granlund Collection
Registration / Serial:VH-TBB
Aircraft Original Type:Bristol 170 Freighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Bristol 170 Freighter/Wayfarer
Aircraft Version:Bristol 170 Freighter Mk31
C/n (msn):13187
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:William MacGregor
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:July 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:279137Submit Correction
View count: 164
Withdrawn from use in 1977, scrapped in 2004 after 24 years on the fire dump at Melbourne Airport (YMML).
Registration / Serial:VH-TBB
Aircraft Version:Bristol 170 Freighter Mk31
C/n (msn):13187
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:July 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-TBB
Aircraft Original Type:Bristol 170 Freighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Bristol 170 Freighter/Wayfarer
Aircraft Version:Bristol 170 Freighter Mk31
C/n (msn):13187
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:William MacGregor
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:July 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:279137Submit Correction
View count: 164
Withdrawn from use in 1977, scrapped in 2004 after 24 years on the fire dump at Melbourne Airport (YMML).
Registration / Serial:VH-TBB
Aircraft Version:Bristol 170 Freighter Mk31
C/n (msn):13187
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:July 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBU
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 185 Skywagon
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 185 Skywagon (U-17)
Aircraft Version:Cessna 185A Skywagon
C/n (msn):185-0429
Operator / Titles:(TAA Sunbird Services)
City / Airport:Port Moresby - Jacksons International (AYPY / POM)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:October 1968
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Website
Photo ID:207400Submit Correction
View count: 42
Moved to Papua New Guinea register as P2-SEQ in 1975
Registration / Serial:VH-SBU
Aircraft Version:Cessna 185A Skywagon
C/n (msn):185-0429
Operator / Titles:(TAA Sunbird Services)
City / Airport:Port Moresby - Jacksons International (AYPY / POM)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:October 1968
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-SBU
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 185 Skywagon
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 185 Skywagon (U-17)
Aircraft Version:Cessna 185A Skywagon
C/n (msn):185-0429
Operator / Titles:(TAA Sunbird Services)
City / Airport:Port Moresby - Jacksons International (AYPY / POM)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:October 1968
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Website
Photo ID:207400Submit Correction
View count: 42
Moved to Papua New Guinea register as P2-SEQ in 1975
Registration / Serial:VH-SBU
Aircraft Version:Cessna 185A Skywagon
C/n (msn):185-0429
Operator / Titles:(TAA Sunbird Services)
City / Airport:Port Moresby - Jacksons International (AYPY / POM)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:October 1968
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:Kerowagi
City / Airport:Porgera (RGE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1963
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:188424Submit Correction
View count: 97
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Porgera (RGE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1963
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:Kerowagi
City / Airport:Porgera (RGE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1963
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:188424Submit Correction
View count: 97
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Porgera (RGE) (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1963
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Seaplane Base:Port Moresby - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1964
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:178684Submit Correction
View count: 211
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Seaplane Base:Port Moresby - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1964
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Seaplane Base:Port Moresby - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1964
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:178684Submit Correction
View count: 211
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Seaplane Base:Port Moresby - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1964
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Seaplane Base:Port Moresby - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1966
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:174804Submit Correction
View count: 218
Built in Canada for the USAAF as 44-34081. Civilianised for Macao Air Transport as VR-HDH. Purchased by TAA in 1962 for its New Guinea 'Sunbird' operation, re-registered with undercarriage removed as VH-SBV. Aircraft flew services around New Guinea coast until 1966 when competition from land-based aircraft made the flying boat operation uneconomic. Originally intended for a New Guinea museum but the remains were purchased in 1979 for MOTAT. The aircraft is presently at the RNZAF Museum, Wigram where it is under long-term rebuild to represent an RNZAF machine. (Jim Eames photo)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Seaplane Base:Port Moresby - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1966
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Seaplane Base:Port Moresby - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1966
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Photo ID:174804Submit Correction
View count: 218
Built in Canada for the USAAF as 44-34081. Civilianised for Macao Air Transport as VR-HDH. Purchased by TAA in 1962 for its New Guinea 'Sunbird' operation, re-registered with undercarriage removed as VH-SBV. Aircraft flew services around New Guinea coast until 1966 when competition from land-based aircraft made the flying boat operation uneconomic. Originally intended for a New Guinea museum but the remains were purchased in 1979 for MOTAT. The aircraft is presently at the RNZAF Museum, Wigram where it is under long-term rebuild to represent an RNZAF machine. (Jim Eames photo)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Seaplane Base:Port Moresby - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1966
Photo from:Civil Aviation Historical Society Collection (via Phil Vabre)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:Kerowagi
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 June 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:171872Submit Correction
View count: 207
Kevin Kerle photo.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 June 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:Kerowagi
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 June 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:171872Submit Correction
View count: 207
Kevin Kerle photo.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 June 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Area:Auckland / MOTAT [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:New Zealand
Collection:Museum of Transport and Technology - MOTAT
Photo Date:10 July 1977
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Website
Photo ID:156633Submit Correction
View count: 192
Moved to the RNZAF Museum at Wigram to be restored in RNZAF markings
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Area:Auckland / MOTAT [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:New Zealand
Photo Date:10 July 1977
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Area:Auckland / MOTAT [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:New Zealand
Collection:Museum of Transport and Technology - MOTAT
Photo Date:10 July 1977
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Website
Photo ID:156633Submit Correction
View count: 192
Moved to the RNZAF Museum at Wigram to be restored in RNZAF markings
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Area:Auckland / MOTAT [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:New Zealand
Photo Date:10 July 1977
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Website
Registration / Serial:VH-PNB
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):26789/15344
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:Mount Albert Edward
Location:In Flight
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:June 1971 to March 1972
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:148576Submit Correction
View count: 134
TAA leased VH-PNB from Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea, which had taken over Patair. On April 6, 1972 while being operated by TAA it overran Madang airport into the harbour. Written off due to salt damage.
Registration / Serial:VH-PNB
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):26789/15344
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Location:In Flight
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:June 1971 to March 1972
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-PNB
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):26789/15344
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:Mount Albert Edward
Location:In Flight
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:June 1971 to March 1972
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:148576Submit Correction
View count: 134
TAA leased VH-PNB from Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea, which had taken over Patair. On April 6, 1972 while being operated by TAA it overran Madang airport into the harbour. Written off due to salt damage.
Registration / Serial:VH-PNB
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):26789/15344
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Location:In Flight
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:June 1971 to March 1972
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:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:31 December 1963
Photo by:Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall
Photo ID:146579Submit Correction
View count: 117
Registration / Serial:VH-SBL
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):12056
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:31 December 1963
Photo by:Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall
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:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:31 December 1963
Photo by:Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall
Photo ID:146579Submit Correction
View count: 117
Registration / Serial:VH-SBL
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):12056
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:31 December 1963
Photo by:Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall
Registration / Serial:VH-SBD
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):12187
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Brisbane (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1968
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Photo ID:137069Submit Correction
View count: 135
Resting on the hardstand at Eagle Farm.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBD
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):12187
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Brisbane (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1968
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-SBD
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):12187
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Brisbane (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1968
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Photo ID:137069Submit Correction
View count: 135
Resting on the hardstand at Eagle Farm.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBD
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):12187
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Brisbane (YBBN / BNE)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Photo Date:1968
Photo by:Peter GatesContact
Registration / Serial:VH-SBM
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):11967
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1964
Photo by:Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall
Photo ID:131388Submit Correction
View count: 103
Sold in Indonesia as PK-RDE in November 1968
Registration / Serial:VH-SBM
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):11967
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1964
Photo by:Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall
Registration / Serial:VH-SBM
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):11967
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1964
Photo by:Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall
Photo ID:131388Submit Correction
View count: 103
Sold in Indonesia as PK-RDE in November 1968
Registration / Serial:VH-SBM
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
C/n (msn):11967
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1964
Photo by:Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall
Registration / Serial:VH-SBU
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 185 Skywagon
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 185 Skywagon (U-17)
Aircraft Version:Cessna 185A Skywagon
C/n (msn):185-0429
Operator / Titles:(TAA Sunbird Services)
City / Airport:Wagga Wagga - Forest Hill (YSWG / WGA)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:8 December 1965
Photo by:Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall
Photo ID:123834Submit Correction
View count: 172
VH-SBU after being withdrawn from use in Papua New Guinea. It was soon sold and returned to the then Australian territory. It became P2-SEQ in 1975 following independence.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBU
Aircraft Version:Cessna 185A Skywagon
C/n (msn):185-0429
Operator / Titles:(TAA Sunbird Services)
City / Airport:Wagga Wagga - Forest Hill (YSWG / WGA)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:8 December 1965
Photo by:Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall
Registration / Serial:VH-SBU
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 185 Skywagon
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 185 Skywagon (U-17)
Aircraft Version:Cessna 185A Skywagon
C/n (msn):185-0429
Operator / Titles:(TAA Sunbird Services)
City / Airport:Wagga Wagga - Forest Hill (YSWG / WGA)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:8 December 1965
Photo by:Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall
Photo ID:123834Submit Correction
View count: 172
VH-SBU after being withdrawn from use in Papua New Guinea. It was soon sold and returned to the then Australian territory. It became P2-SEQ in 1975 following independence.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBU
Aircraft Version:Cessna 185A Skywagon
C/n (msn):185-0429
Operator / Titles:(TAA Sunbird Services)
City / Airport:Wagga Wagga - Forest Hill (YSWG / WGA)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:8 December 1965
Photo by:Bob Neate / Geoff Goodall
Registration / Serial:VH-EAW
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):241
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Port Moresby - Jacksons International (AYPY / POM)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:September 1960 to November 1960
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:120363Submit Correction
View count: 134
VH-EAW in the few months between TAA taking over Qantas' Papua New Guinea services and being reregistered VH-SBQ at the start of December. Photo from TAA.
Registration / Serial:VH-EAW
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):241
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Port Moresby - Jacksons International (AYPY / POM)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:September 1960 to November 1960
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-EAW
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):241
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Port Moresby - Jacksons International (AYPY / POM)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:September 1960 to November 1960
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:120363Submit Correction
View count: 134
VH-EAW in the few months between TAA taking over Qantas' Papua New Guinea services and being reregistered VH-SBQ at the start of December. Photo from TAA.
Registration / Serial:VH-EAW
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):241
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Port Moresby - Jacksons International (AYPY / POM)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:September 1960 to November 1960
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:Kerowagi
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:17 December 1966
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:116440Submit Correction
View count: 284
John Hopton photo of VH-SBT after its withdrawal from Papua New Guinea.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:17 December 1966
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:Kerowagi
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:17 December 1966
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:116440Submit Correction
View count: 284
John Hopton photo of VH-SBT after its withdrawal from Papua New Guinea.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:17 December 1966
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Seaplane Base:Port Moresby - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1963 to 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:114935Submit Correction
View count: 567
Built for the USN as a PBV-1A and transferred to the USAAF as an OA-10A. After World War II sold to Cathay Pacific as VR-HDH. Transferred to subsidiary Macau Air Transport. TAA bought it as a replacement for VH-WWC which had sunk. Undercarriage removed to increase payload. Withdrawn from use in January 1966. Patair bought -SBV for its engines. Plans to preserve the airframe in Papua New Guinea did not eventuate and it was shipped to the Museum of Transport & Technology in New Zealand. TAA photo.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Seaplane Base:Port Moresby - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1963 to 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Seaplane Base:Port Moresby - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1963 to 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:114935Submit Correction
View count: 567
Built for the USN as a PBV-1A and transferred to the USAAF as an OA-10A. After World War II sold to Cathay Pacific as VR-HDH. Transferred to subsidiary Macau Air Transport. TAA bought it as a replacement for VH-WWC which had sunk. Undercarriage removed to increase payload. Withdrawn from use in January 1966. Patair bought -SBV for its engines. Plans to preserve the airframe in Papua New Guinea did not eventuate and it was shipped to the Museum of Transport & Technology in New Zealand. TAA photo.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBV
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-592
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Seaplane Base:Port Moresby - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1963 to 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBR
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):247
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services / Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Kundiawa
Location:In Flight
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1964
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:112177Submit Correction
View count: 154
VH-SBT photographed as it makes its way along the Waghi Valley. With a limited road network, few countries are as dependent on aircraft as Papua New Guinea. Photo from El Partridge.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBR
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):247
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services / Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Location:In Flight
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1964
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBR
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):247
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services / Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Kundiawa
Location:In Flight
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1964
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:112177Submit Correction
View count: 154
VH-SBT photographed as it makes its way along the Waghi Valley. With a limited road network, few countries are as dependent on aircraft as Papua New Guinea. Photo from El Partridge.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBR
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):247
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services / Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Location:In Flight
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1964
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBR
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):247
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services / Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Kundiawa
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 April 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:111552Submit Correction
View count: 413
John Hopton photo of VH-SBT and sistership VH-SBR at Hawker de Havilland's workshop.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBR
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):247
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services / Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 April 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBR
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):247
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services / Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
Aircraft Name:Kundiawa
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 April 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:111552Submit Correction
View count: 413
John Hopton photo of VH-SBT and sistership VH-SBR at Hawker de Havilland's workshop.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBR
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):247
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services / Trans-Australia Airlines - TAA
City / Airport:Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 April 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:Kerowagi
City / Airport:Wasu (AYWS / WSU)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1961 to 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:110865Submit Correction
View count: 260
Photo from El Partridge.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Wasu (AYWS / WSU)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1961 to 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:Kerowagi
City / Airport:Wasu (AYWS / WSU)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1961 to 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:110865Submit Correction
View count: 260
Photo from El Partridge.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Wasu (AYWS / WSU)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1961 to 1967
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:Kerowagi
City / Airport:Tari (AYTA / TIZ)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1964
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:109829Submit Correction
View count: 260
Photo from El Partridge.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Tari (AYTA / TIZ)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1964
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (U-1/UC)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
Aircraft Name:Kerowagi
City / Airport:Tari (AYTA / TIZ)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1964
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:109829Submit Correction
View count: 260
Photo from El Partridge.
Registration / Serial:VH-SBT
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
C/n (msn):258
Operator / Titles:TAA Sunbird Services
City / Airport:Tari (AYTA / TIZ)Map
Country:Papua New Guinea
Photo Date:1964
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)