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


 

Ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

First flown - May 03, 1956

Arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport at the conclusion of the delivery flight - June 03, 1956

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

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

Operated 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

Aircraft had flown 31,299 hours with 21,855 cycles

 


 

VH-TVH. T.A.A. The Nation's Jetline - in the revised 'dayglow' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1961.
VH-TVH. T.A.A. The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.
VH-TVH. T.A.A. The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVH. T.A.A. The Nation's Jetline - in the standard at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVH. T.A.A. The Nation's Jetline - in the standard at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVH. T.A.A. The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1967.

 

VH-TVH. T.A.A. The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1969.