VH-RMF. Boeing 727-77. c/n 18744-86.

 

This was the second of two aircraft ordered new by Ansett-ANA - November 1963

First flown at Seattle - October 18, 1964

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMF - October 30, 1964

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - November 01, 1964

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - November 04, 1964

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Canton Island - Nadi - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains A. Lane, R. Cokely, W. Freeland, J. Fleming, E. Mackay, J. Withecombe & Mathieson

Operated first revenue service - November 11, 1964

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne - November 25, 1969

Operated Ansett's last scheduled Sydney - Brisbane - Port Moresby service - November 11, 1976

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN37 - May 25, 1979

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Sold to International Air Leases - September 1979

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States - September 25, 1979

Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Pago Pago - Hilo - Los Angeles

Leased to Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas - September 30, 1979

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 01, 1979

Entered onto the Brasilian Aircraft Register as PT-TCD - ?

Sold to Transbrasil - February 1982

Sold to Corsair Inc - May 17, 1989

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N8140P - ?

Leased to Toros Airways, Turkey (Torosair) - May 18, 1989

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-AJS - May 1989

Aircraft was named 'Turkeye'

Returned to Corsair when Torosair ceased operations - April 1990

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N134CA - June 1990

Transferred to Avengair - June 1990

Leased to Americana de Aviacion - May 01, 1991

Aircraft was named 'Coronel Bolognesi'

Returned to Avengair but stored at Lima, Peru - March 10, 1993

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 1993

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N134AC - June 23, 1994

Partially dismantled at Lima, Peru - February 1995

United States registration expired - December 31, 2011

Aircraft remains in a derelict condition at Lima covered in sand - 2014

 

VH-RMF. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, April 1965.

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VH-RMF. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 15, 1966

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VH-RMF. Ansett-ANA - in the modified livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, June 1967.

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VH-RMF. Ansett-ANA - in the modified livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1967.

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VH-RMF. Ansett-ANA - in the modified livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1967.

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VH-RMF. Ansett-ANA - in the modified livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 1969.

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VH-RMF. Ansett-ANA - in the modified livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1972.

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VH-RMF. Ansett - in the non-standard white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1976.

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VH-RMF. Ansett - in the non-standard white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1976.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1977.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 1978.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1978.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1979.

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VH-RMF. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 1979.

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VH-RMF. Ansett - in the basic 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1979.

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TC-AJS. TorosAir - 'Turkeye' in the all-white livery at an unknown airport, April 1989.

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