Mangalore, remote from residential areas, served as a training airport for Ansett and TAA in the age of propliners and a place to divert when Melbourne-Essendon was closed. It later became the venue for Australia's Oshkosh, an annual Easter gathering of warbirds, sports and vintage aircraft. That has long gone and today YMNG is best known for its helicopter operations and flight training
Originally VH-TAC (1) with TAA, later VH-BPA with BCPA, VH-EBL with QANTAS, VH-INY(2) with Ansett-ANA, ZS-IGB with Marine Diamond Mines. The aircraft finally went to Suidwes Lugdiens in 1973 and cannibalised at Eros Airport in late 1977.