The basic tenet or philosophy behind this website is to bring together in one location, the history of Australia's commercial airline activity by recording the individual histories of the airliners used by the airlines over the years. The advent of the internet enables me to present this information to a wider audience.
This website is the culmination of taking and collecting photographs and slides over the last 50 years, and the sharing of material between a group of dedicated Australian photographers and historians who share a similar belief that our aviation heritage must be preserved for future generations. While I have specialise in photographing airliners in Australia, I have attempted to follow their movements after leaving Australian service. This has not always been possible.
The historical information pertaining to individual airframes has been obtained from a variety of sources. I have endeavoured to bring together these sources with the accompanying images, for the enjoyment of all. Although all due care has been taken in compiling this information, some data may be incorrect or incomplete. If you are able to provide additional information, images or advise on omissions your contribution would be most welcome.
Many people have contributed to this site by supplying information or images related to the history of the airframes featured. I would publicly like to thank the following for their contributions:
Eric Allen, Tony Arbon, Maurice Austin, Graham Bennett, Rod Brown, George Canciani, Barrie Colledge, David Daw, Nigel Daw, Marcel Drescher, Hans Groen, Eric Favelle, Rob Finlayson, Paul Finnigan, Alan Fraser, John Goldfinch, Jacques Guillem, Tony Haynes, John Hopton, Seth Jaworski, Peter Lea, Gavin Louis, Greg Hyde, Neil Louis, Mark Lynam, Ian Mackenzie, Ian Malcolm, Scott Morgan, Fred Niven, Qantas Heritage Collection, Gordon Reid, Paul Sheehan, Robbie Shaw, Henry Tenby, Phil Vabre, Russ Waller, Gil White, Geoff Wilkes, Lindsay Wise, Greg Wood, the ADF Serials Website & Australian Aviation.
Without the pooling of resources or having access to an individual's knowledge or historical documentation, this site would not have been possible.
Photographs from this website are regularly supplied to historians and writers for use in books and magazines, as well as to model makers. Photos of some of the Australian operated aircraft are rare - and are not readily available elsewhere!
The images depicted on this website are covered by Copyright. Downloading images from this website is illegal. I have not watermarked the images thus allowing you to view them as they were intended. However continued illegal downloading may force me to watermark all images.
If you are seriously interested in obtaining an image for your collection, a 'Buy It Now' button has been added to each image allowing you to order that image legally, either as a print or an emailed digital scan to a much higher resolution that what appears in this website. However it must be stated quite clearly that not all images depicted on this website may be acquired as prints or digital scans.
All images appearing in this website are either the property of the 'webmaster' or have been supplied and / or sold to the webmaster without encumbrances. The webmaster can accept no responsibility for any image appearing on this website that has be fraudulently supplied to him, whether it be 'in good faith' or by calculated deceit.
The prices charged for photos made from these images is based on the real cost of making the individual photographic prints. This is not a commercial business. This service is provided to serious print collectors, aviation writers and historians who are looking for other sources for their photographs and images. High standards are set for the prints supplied - I make no apology for this. For information about how to order larger sized prints, and the costs involved, please click on the 'Order' button that appears on each page.
The images contained in this website are in a low resolution format only. They are provided to enable the viewer to gain an understanding of the history of the airframe featured. We hope you enjoy your visitation and that you will recommend this site to your friends.
Bob Smith - Webmaster.