On This Day - October 16, 1955.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Vickers Viscount 720C VH-TVD 'Hamilton Hume' set a speed record of 4 hours 04 minutes for the flight between Perth and Melbourne (Essendon).

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On This Day - October 16, 1959.

The Qantas Airways Douglas DC-4-1009 VH-EBM 'Philippine Trader' departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) for the last time, on its ferry flight to the United States (Burbank), having been sold to Zantop Air Transport.

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On This Day - October 16, 2003.

The Virgin Blue Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOP 'Whitney Sundays' arrived at Brisbane, having completed its delivery flight from Seattle (Boeing Field) as Flight DJ9081. The aircraft was delivered in the 'Pacific Blue' livery.

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