Aviation Australia: Air Traffic Control in the 1980s
Department of Transport Australia
How did Air services Australia provide air traffic control services in the 1980s?
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Registration VH-UJA, c/n G890. VH-UJA was sold in New Zealand as ZK-TRT in July 1983. It returned to Australia as VH-AVG in 1989.
Registration VH-KET, c/n TC-2047. Ex N23920 US register owned by Globe Aero Ltd Inc., exported to Australia in August 1977. Operated by Consolidated Pastoral Co. Pty Limited in July 2005.
Romanian IS-28 glider towed by an unidentifiable aircraft.
Clearly visible in this view, the small window behind the canopy quite specific to the model whose T-tail design is quite common.
Registration VH-EBG, c/n 20841/233. First flight in February 1974. Delivered to Qantas in March 1974, registerd VH-EBG named City of Hobart, then City of Fremantl in 1985. Leased to El Al Israel Airlines as 4X-AXQ named 408 in May 1988. Send back to Qantas in September 1988. Sold to El Al Israel Airlines in June 1989. Stored at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International (LLBG/TLV) in 2004, scrapped in 2007.
At Melbourne International Airport (MEL/YMML).
Registration VH-ATD, c/n 11047. First flight in February 1972 at Fairchild-Hiller plant, registered N289FH. Transferred to the Netherlands as PH-EXI. Sold to Department of Civil Aviation for Flight Inspection Australia in May 1977, registered VH-ATD. Transferred to Airservices Australia in July 1995. Sold to Canadian Regional Airlines February 1998, registered C-FTAR named 157 Spirit of New York. Sold to Canadian North in July 2001. Sold to Air Logistic in January 2009, registerd TU-PAB. Sold to a private owner in October 2010 as TU-TGW.
Calibration test of ground equipments.
In the background to the right.
Taxiing on 19R/34L or 19L/34R at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD/YSSY).
Quite brand new at the time, wearing the New 1980s Logo and Livery. One among the 5 operated by TAA since 1981.
Final landing in far background.
Taking off 727 very likely wearing the full White/Blue Tail livery of the 80s, title Ansett with a point.
In the background to the right. Wearing The Look of the 70s with White T on a Blue Tail, Blue stripe and title TAA in red.