TAA's Vickers Viscounts

Vickers Viscount 756

 

 

 

 

TRANS - AUSTRALIA AIRLINES (TAA) VICKERS VISCOUNT

V720 - V756 - V816 Series Aircraft

This is the story of the Viscounts which operated as the primary aircraft of the TAA system, from 1954 until they were replaced on the premier routes by Lockheed Electras in 1959.

 

FLYING THE VICKERS VISCOUNT AIRCRAFT FOR TAA.

November 1956-August 1960

Capt. Ron Austin

Ron Austin flew Vickers Viscounts for Trans Australian Airlines between November 1956 and August 1960.

The following article reflects his recollections of this period in his long and interesting career. Unless indicated otherwise, the photographs that illustrate Ron's story are of individual aircraft that he has flown.

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