TAA's Boeing 727-276A

VH-TBQ Departure

TRANS - AUSTRALIA AIRLINES (TAA) BOEING 727-276A (ADVANCED)

VH-TBQ – LAWRENCE HARGRAVE

VH-TBQ's Technical Details:

Built by The Boeing Commercial Airplane Company (BCAC) at Renton, Washington State, USA from August 1979 to January 1980.

Construction / Serial Number: 22017

Line Number: 1564

Customer Order Number: QD011

Rolled out at Seattle - November 1979,

First flown - December 13, 1979

Entered onto the Australian Airplane Register as VH-TBQ - January 15, 1980

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine 12:02 local) on completion of delivery flight on January 20, 1980

 

Ferry Flight Delivery Route:

Seattle – San Francisco - Hilo (Hawaii) - Pago Pago (American Samoa) - Brisbane - Melbourne

TAA Flight Crew:

Capts Len Murphy and Gary Reinke and Flight Eng Off (FEO) Mick Stephens

TAA Navigator: Ted Allen

TAA Engineering Staff:

Joseph Favazza, Senior Production Inspector Avionics,

John Beaton, Senior LAME

David Patston, Senior Mechanical Engineer

The Full Story of VH - TBQ

The story of VH - TBQ has been compiled by Joseph Favazza it is his version. (Apologies in advance for any errors, it was, after all, a long time ago!).

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