VH-TVI. Vickers Viscount 756. c/n 147.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines - ?

It was built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

First flown - May 26, 1956

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVI - June 08, 1956

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport on completion of the delivery flight - June 09, 1956

Ferry crew: Captains J. Hepburn, A. Austen; Navigator L. Thrift; Radio Operator B. Roberts;

Engineer A. Warren

The aircraft was named 'Matthew Flinders'

It operated its first revenue service - June 30, 1956

Set a speed record between Melbourne (Essendon) - Brisbane of 134 minutes (Capt P. Stone) - November 29, 1956

Set a speed record between Melbourne (Essendon) - Canberra of 49 minutes (Capt R. Keig) - October 11, 1957

It operated its final revenue service - December 30, 1968

Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales, Sydney - April 1969

Placed in open storage at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport in the basic T. A. A. livery with 'A. A. S.' titles

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 13, 1970

Sold to Sims Metals, Sydney for scrapping - June 1970

The aircraft had flown 31,620 hours with 22,402 cycles

 

VH-TVI. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Matthew Flinders' in the original livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 0129-336.)

VH-TVI. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Matthew Flinders' in the original livery at Hobart Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-500.)

VH-TVI. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Matthew Flinders' in the original 'dayglow' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-251.)

VH-TVI. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Matthew Flinders' in the revised 'dayglow' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 0129-369.)

VH-TVI. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Matthew Flinders' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, June 1966.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-228.)

VH-TVI. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in the basic T. A. A. livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1969.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0129-012.)

VH-TVI. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in the basic T. A. A. livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1969.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0129-068.)

VH-TVI. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in the basic T. A. A. livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 11, 1969.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 0129-344.)

VH-TVI. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in the basic T. A. A. livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 11, 1970.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0129-285.)