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


 

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

First flown - July 02, 1958

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVN - July 08, 1958

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) Airport at the conclusion of the 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 (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as TN534 - October 08, 1968

Withdrawn from use and stored at Brisbane Airport

Aircraft had flown 24,915 hours to date

Sold to Botswana National Airways - March 21, 1969

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Botswana - March 27, 1969

Arrived Francistown at the conclusion of the ferry flight - April 03, 1969

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

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 03, 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 the 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Withdrawn from service and stored at Harare International Airport - July 1984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 livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A2-ZEL. BNA Botswana - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 1969.

VP-YNI. Air Rhodesia - in the standard livery at Salisbury Airport, date unknown.
VP-YNI. Air Rhodesia - in the revised 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 standard livery at Salsbury Airport, date unknown.
VP-YNI. Air Zimbabwe - in the standard livery at Salsbury Airport, March 1981.
 

 

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