VH-EAH. Lockheed L-1049C. c/n 4545.


 

Built as a Lockheed L-1049C-55-81 - 1954

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Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAH - February 09, 1954

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd

First flown - April 22, 1954

Accepted by Qantas at Burbank, California - April 25, 1954

Departed Burbank, California on delivery flight to Australia - April 26, 1954

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at conclusion of delivery flight - April 28, 1954

Delivery route: Burbank - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Aircraft was named 'Southern Sky'

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Vancouver - May 19, 1954

Flew inaugural Qantas L-1049 Sydney - London service - August 02, 1954

Modified to L-1049E-01-55 standard - September 1956

Underwent overhaul and fitment of weather radar - October 21 to November 17, 1957

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Melbourne - London - October 14, 1959

Sold to Lockheed - November 03, 1959

Had flown 15,581 hours 53minutes with 4,130 cycles to date

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 03, 1959

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N9716C - November 03, 1959

Departed Sydney on ferry flight to Ontario - November 04, 1959

Placed in storage at Burbank before being leased to Twentieth Century Airlines - 1959

Leased to Capitol Airways Inc - March 1961

Sold to Capitol Airways - December 1961

Withdrawn from service and stored at Wilmington, Delaware for use as spares - August 1964

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - 1967

Scrapped at Wilmington - August 1967

 


 

VH-EAH. Qantas - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-EAH. Qantas - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-EAH. Qantas - in the standard livery, location and date unknown.
 

 

VH-EAH. Qantas - the captain likes to keep in contact with his passengers during the flight.

 

VH-EAH. Qantas - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-EAH. Qantas - in the standard livery at Nadi Airport, November 1954.

VH-EAH. Qantas - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, June 1955.