VH-TFG. Fokker F.27-1002. c/n 10122.


 

First of five new aircraft ordered by Trans-Australia Airlines - December 05, 1957

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FAS (CofR655) - June 19, 1959

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker, Holland

First flown as PH-FAS - June 22, 1959

Accepted by Trans-Australia Airlines at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - July 12, 1959

Aircraft was originally named 'Charles Todd'

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TFG - July 13, 1959

Registered to Australian National Airline Commission, Melbourne

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia via London - July 14, 1959

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - July 24, 1959

Flight crew: Captains W. Rosevear, W. Waterton; Navigator F/O M. F. V. Crooke

Aircraft was renamed 'Dirk Hartog' - July 24, 1959

Operated first revenue service - July 31, 1959

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - September 10, 1959

Repainted into the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - September 1970

Was the 13th T.A.A. Friendship to be repainted into the new livery

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - March 09, 1977

Aircraft had flown 34,410 hours to date

Returned to service - June 15, 1977

Operated final revenue service - March 29, 1979

Withdrawn from use and placed in open storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Aircraft had flown 40,469 hours with 48,765 cycles at the time of retirement

Trans-Australia Airline titles removed from the aircraft - April 11, 1979

Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd - April 17, 1979

Sold to Evergreen International Airlines - May 01, 1979

The registration marks 'N300AS' were applied to the aircraft at Melbourne - May 02, 1979

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 08, 1979

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N300AS - ?

Long range fuel tanks fitted for the ferry flight to the United States - May 28, 1979

Test flown as N300AS in basic Trans-Australia Airlines livery at Melbourne - June 08, 1979

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States - June 9, 1979

Sold to Aircraft Sales Company - June 20, 1979

Registered to Aircraft Sales Company - July 13, 1979

Sold to Pilgrim Aviation & Airlines t/a Pilgrim Airlines - August 16, 1979

Accepted by Pilgrim Airlines - August 22, 1979

Registered to Pilgrim Aviation & Airlines Inc - September 06, 1979

Reregistered as N142PM - November 05, 1979

Entered service with Pilgrim Airlines - December 19, 1980

Pilgrim Airlines was renamed Pilgrim / Newair Airlines - February 20, 1985

Pilgrim was taken over by MCA t/a Business Express Airlines - February 28, 1986

Withdrawn from use at Hartford-Bradley International Airport, CT - January 1987

Registered to Business Express Airlines - August 11, 1988

Sold to North American Jet Sales Inc - October 03, 1990

Sold to Jack Prewitt & Associates Inc - October 05, 1990

Registered to Jack Prewitt & Associates, Inc - October 26, 1990

Sold to Aviation Enterprises, Inc - December 04, 1990

Registered to Aviation Enterprises, Inc - December 27, 1990

Aircraft was stored at Hernando County Airport, Florida - 1990

Sold to North American Jet Sales, Inc - June 04, 1992

Sold to Chon Dal, Inc - June 04, 1992

The intended sale to Fezel (Nigeria) Ltd did not eventuate - December 1992

Registered to Chon Dal, Inc - January 17, 1995

The intended sale to Air Dabia (Gambia) Ltd did not eventuate - April 12, 1996

Observed at Hernando County Airport, Florida in partially dismantled state - October 10, 1996

Sold to White Industries, Inc - May 1997

Aircraft had flown 55,498 hours with 65,987 cycles at time of sale

Scrapped by White Industries at Hernando County Airport - 1997

 


 

VH-TFG. Trans-Australia Airlines - in the original dayglow livery at Amsterdam Airport, July 1959.

 

VH-TFG. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1960.

VH-TFG. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1965.

VH-TFG. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1965.

VH-TFG. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1968.

VH-TFG. TAA - in the revised livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1969.

 

VH-TFG. TAA - in the revised livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1969.

VH-TFG. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Canberra Airport, January 1972.

VH-TFG. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1974.

VH-TFG. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1977.

VH-TFG. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in thefinal livery at Canberra Airport, April 1978.

VH-TFG. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-TFG. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1979.

VH-TFG. TAA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1979..

N300AS. AAS - in the basic TAA livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1979.
N300AS. AAS - in the basic TAA livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1979.

N142PM. Pilgrim Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1981.

N142PM. Business Express - in basic livery at Hartford Bradley Airport, August 1987.
N142PM. Business Express - in basic livery at Hernando County Airport, April 1990.