Aircraft Photo of VH-DQY | Cessna 337B Super Skymaster | Thunderbird Aviation | AirHistory.net #7216
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-DQY
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 337 Super Skymaster
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 337 Super Skymaster
Aircraft Version:Cessna 337B Super Skymaster
C/n (msn):337-00681
Operator / Titles:Thunderbird Aviation
Location
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
 
Photo Date:20 April 1968
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 7216
Photo Comment

VH-DQY was withdrawn from use in 2000. Thunderbird Aviation was an early third-level airline operating between Sydney and the Hunter Valley. Third level airlines were intended to fill the void from the withdrawal of DC-3s from passenger services. This had left many regional towns without air services. It was to prove a short-term answer and most of the affected communities no longer have air services. The operating economics of light twins, shrinking rural communities, improved roads and restricted access to major airports such as Sydney all took their toll.

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