On This Day - July 08, 1959.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Lockheed 188A Electra VH-TLA 'John Eyre' entered service, operating Flight TN534 from Melbourne (Essendon) to Sydney (Kingsford Smith).

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On This Day - July 08, 1961.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Lockheed 188A Electra VH-TLA 'John Eyre' set a speed record of 54 minutes for the flight between Melbourne (Essendon) and Sydney (Kingsford Smith).

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On This Day - July 08, 1971.

The first Qantas Airways Boeing 747-238B, VH-EBA, took to the air at Seattle (Everett / Paine Field) on its first flight.

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