VH-TVN. Vickers Viscount 756D. c/n 374.


 

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

First flown - July 2, 1958

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVN - July 8, 1958

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission

Arrived at Melbourne's Essendon Airport at conclusion of delivery flight - July 18, 1958

Ferry crew: Captains C. H. Gray, R. L Roberts; Navigator M. Ostwald; Radio Operator D. Dunn

Aircraft was named 'William Dampier'

Operated first revenue service - July 23, 1958

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Brisbane as TN534 - October 8, 1968

Withdrawn from use and stored at Brisbane Airport

Had flown 24,915 hours to date

Sold to Botswana National Airways - March 21, 1969

Departed Brisbane on delivery flight to Botswana - March 27, 1969

Arrived Francistown at conclusion of delivery flight - April 3, 1969

Ferry route: Brisbane - Mt Isa - Darwin - Denpasar - Singapore - Aden - Nairobi - Lusaka - Francistown

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 3, 1969

Entered onto the Botswana Aircraft Register as A2-ZEL

Sold to Overseas Holidays & Aircraft Hire - January 1972

Entered onto the Zimbabwe Aircraft Register as VP-YNI

Sold to Air Rhodesia - February 13, 1972

Aircraft was named ' Sabie'

Transferred to Air Zimbabwe when airline was renamed - February 1980

Aircraft was reregistered Z-YNI - October 1983

Withdrawn from service and stored at Harare International Airport - July 1984

Donated to Harare Airport Fire Service as a training aid

Current status not known

 


 

VH-TVN. Trans Australia Airlines - in the original 'silver tail' livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVN. Trans Australia Airlines - in the original 'silver tail' livery at Perth Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVN. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'dayglow' livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVN. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'white tail' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVN. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'white tail' livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVN. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'white tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1965.

VH-TVN. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'white tail' livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1967.

VH-TVN. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'white tail' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1968.

VH-TVN. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'white tail' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1968.

A2-ZEL. BNA Botswana - in the full livery at an unknown airport, June 1979.

VP-YNI. Air Rhodesia - in the full livery at Salisbury Airport, date unknown.
VP-YNI. Air Rhodesia - in the anti-terrorist livery at Salisbury Airport, date unknown.
VP-YNI. Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia - in the anti-terrorist livery at Salsbury Airport, September 1980.
VP-YNI. Air Zimbabwe - in the full livery at Salsbury Airport, date unknown.

 

VP-YNI. Air Zimbabwe - in the full livery at Salsbury Airport, March 1981.

Z-YNI. Air Zimbabwe - in the full livery at Salsbury Airport, date unknown.