VH-TBB. Bristol 170-31 Freighter. c/n 13187.

Was also registered as: S4432; AP-AMF.

 

First flown as a G-18-179 - 1954

Sold to the Pakistan Air Force - becoming S4432 - March 01, 1955

Transferred to the Pakistan Government as AP-AMF - May 1961

Sold to Trans-Australia Airlines - May 1961

It arrived at Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the ferry flight from Pakistan - May 26, 1961

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TBB - May 30, 1961

Aircraft was named 'William MacGregor'

Flown to Lae, Papua New Guinea - September 01, 1961

Operated its first T.A.A. revenue service - September 21, 1961

Operated its final T.A.A. revenue service Madang - Lae - February 24, 1967

Withdrawn from service and stored at Lae

Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales (ACT) Pty Ltd - May 14, 1968

Sold to Air Express (Holdings) Pty Ltd - May 17, 1968

It was withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Essendon) when the main spar reached its fatigue life limit

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 14, 1977

Used by Essendon Airport Fire Service for non-destructive training

 

 

VH-TBB. TAA Sunbird Services - 'William MacGregor' in the standard livery at Lae Airport, July 1965.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-049.)

VH-TBB. TAA Sunbird Services - 'William MacGregor' in the standard livery at Lae Airport, July 1965.

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VH-TBB. TAA Sunbird Services - 'William MacGregor' in the standard livery at Lae Airport, July 1965.

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VH-TBB. TAA Sunbird Services - 'William MacGregor' in the standard livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, August 1965.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-041.)

VH-TBB. Air Express - in the basic T.A.A. livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, August 01, 1966.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-650.)

VH-TBB. Air Express - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-237.)

VH-TBB. Air Express - in the original livery with additional 'Mayne Nickless' titles at Brisbane Airport, April 1969.

(E. D. Daw Collection Copyright Image 1920-199.)

VH-TBB. Air Express - in the original livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, September 1970.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1920-308.)

VH-TBB. Air Express - in the revised livery at Cairns Airport, November 1974.

(E. D. Daw Collection Copyright Image 1920-198.)

VH-TBB. Air Express - in the revised livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 1976.

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VH-TBB. Air Express - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, May 1976.

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VH-TBB. Air Express - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, May 1976.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1920-310.)

VH-TBB. Air Express - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, May 1976.

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VH-TBB. Air Express - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, July 1977.

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VH-TBB. Air Express - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 10, 1978.

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VH-TBB. Air Express - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, April 1978.

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VH-TBB. Air Express - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, March 1979.

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VH-TBB. Air Express - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1920-315.)