VH-TVJ. Vickers Viscount 756C. c/n 148.


 

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

First flown - June 14, 1956

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVJ - June 21, 1956

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport at the conclusion of the delivery flight - June 26, 1956

Known crew: Captain Fairbank; F/O Tamblyn; Navigator Madsen; Radio Operator Allen

Aircraft was named 'John Forrest' and later 'Ernest Giles'

Operated first revenue service - July 11, 1956

Set speed record between Brisbane - Melbourne (Essendon) of 168 minutes (Capt. R. Andrews) - September 10, 1956

Sustain extensive damage when it collided with a hangar at Launceston Airport - January 19, 1957

Damaged when it departed the runway on landing striking machinery at Brisbane Airport - April 01, 1958

Operated final revenue service - October 10, 1968

Placed in storage at Brisbane Airport

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 13, 1970

Sold to Nonferral Metals (Queensland) for scrapping - May 27, 1970

Cockpit section now with Queensland Aviation Museum, Caloundra - 2003

Aircraft had flown 28,961 hours with 20,502 cycles

 


 

VH-TVJ. Trans Australia Airlines - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVJ. Trans Australia Airlines - in the original livery at Cairns Airport, October 1959.
VH-TVJ. Trans Australia Airlines - in the original livery at Cairns Airport, October 1959.
VH-TVJ. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the revised 'dayglow' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1962.
VH-TVJ. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1964.
VH-TVJ. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1966.

VH-TVJ. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, May 1967.

VH-TVJ. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVJ. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1968.

VH-TVJ. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1968.

 

VH-TVJ. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1968.

VH-TVJ. TAA - in the basic livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1970.

VH-TVJ. TAA The Nation's Jetline - nose section at Queensland Air Museum, February 2006.

VH-TVJ. TAA The Nation's Jetline - nose section at Queensland Air Museum, February 2006.