VH-TVH. Vickers Viscount 756. c/n 146.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines - ?

It was built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

First flown - May 03, 1956

Arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - June 03, 1956

Flight crew: Capt Boyd; F/O Black; Navigator Stone; Radio Operator Hobbs

The aircraft was named 'George Bass'

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVH - June 03, 1956

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Operated first revenue service - June 23, 1956

Set a speed record between Melbourne - Launceston of 51 minutes (Captain L. W. Manning) - June 27, 1956

Set a speed record between Melbourne - Adelaide of 69 minutes (Captain L. Thrift) - September 09, 1956

Set a speed record between Hobart - Melbourne of 56 minutes (Captain J. Marshall) - April 04, 1957

It operated its final revenue service - December 30, 1968

Placed in open storage at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 13, 1970

Sold to Sims Metals, Melbourne for scrapping - May 27, 1970

It was broken up on site at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport

The aircraft had flown 31,299 hours with 21,855 cycles

 

VH-TVH. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'George Bass' in the revised 'dayglow' livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, March 1961.

(J. Hopton Copyright Image 0129-426.)

VH-TVH. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'George Bass' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-208.)

VH-TVH. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'George Bass' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-313.)

VH-TVH. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'George Bass' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-403.)

VH-TVH. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'George Bass' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-011.)

VH-TVH. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'George Bass' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 1967.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0129-067.)

VH-TVH. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'George Bass' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 12, 1969.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 0129-342.)