VH-TVM. Vickers Viscount 756. c/n 373.

 

This aircraft was built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory for Trans-Australia Airlines

First flown - June 14, 1958

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - July 04, 1958

Ferry crew: Captains L. Fletcher, T. Harrison; Navigator F. Woolcock; Radio Operator B. Roberts

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVM - July 05, 1958

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'John Fawkner'

Operated its first revenue service - July 19, 1958

Set a speed record between Mt Isa - Brisbane of 149 minutes (Captain H. Tamblyn) - November 29, 1958

Operated its final revenue service - December 30, 1968

Withdrawn from use and placed in open storage at Melbourne (Essendon)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 13, 1970

Sold to Sims Metals, Melbourne for scrapping - May 27, 1970

Scrapped on site at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport

The aircraft had flown 22,552 hours with 14,771 cycles

 

VH-TVM. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'John Fawkner' in the original 'dayglow' livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(B. Colledge Copyright Image 0129-209.)

VH-TVM. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'John Fawkner' in the original 'dayglow' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 0129-350.)

VH-TVM. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Fawkner' in the standard livery at Sydney Richmond Airport, February 17, 1967.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-036.)

VH-TVM. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Fawkner' in the standard livery at Sydney Richmond Airport, February 17, 1967.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-218.)

VH-TVM. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Fawkner' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 1968.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0129-233.)

VH-TVM. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Fawkner' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, September 14, 1969.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 0129-351.)

VH-TVM. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Fawkner' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 1970.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 0129-352.)

VH-TVM. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Fawkner' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 1970.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-452.)