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Remembering Air Vietnam  
User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

I'm talking about the airline that folded when Saigon fell in 1975. Great logo and variety of aircrafts!

1. I need data, memories, anything that you remember about the airline.

2. Your brief trip reports, flying experiences with Air Vietnam.

3. Anybody knows where Air Vietnam Caravelle jet and B707 flew-----routes, schedules appreciated

4. Anybody knows which VN aircrafts flew out/escape routes from Saigon before the 1975 fall?

5. Anybody knows all the refugee flights made by Air Vietnam?

6. website addresses of any Air Vietnam data-----------example: www.air-america.net/airviet.htm

Thanks for all the info.

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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

I have seen 727s and other memorabilia online.

But I can sure show you the New Air Vietnam  Smile


it says Hang Khong Air Vietnam on the other side  Smile

One of my old designs I made.

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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Thread starter):
3. Anybody knows where Air Vietnam Caravelle jet and B707 flew-----routes, schedules appreciated

Amazing that they still flew mid of 1974 from SGN to VTE! Their entire schedule can be found on the website provided by you: http://www.air-america.net/images/Airrvn/air-viet-schede-1974.jpg

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27521 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

A few early Air Vietnam photos:

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Photo © Ken Anderson


No caption for the above photo but it appears to be Tokyo Haneda (HND).

Some early Air Vietnam timetables. The April 1, 1963 timetable has a link to the contents.

[Edited 2007-12-18 11:37:03]

[Edited 2007-12-18 11:38:21]

User currently offlineSpokemd From United States of America, joined May 2005, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

I have a fork from Air Vietnam. http://www.spokemd.co.uk/AirVietnam.htm

Would love to get some other items but you don't see them around often.

User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5632 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

You might want to peek at the fourth foto under my user profile...

..I'd just started taking photos as a kid - horrible photographer then.. and not so great many years later.

I do have one or two Air Vietnam/Hang Khong Vietnam 707 photos..but they are black & white because I was attempting to learn how to develop my own photos. Those toxic fumes put an end to that. I do believe only one 707 rec'd the full paint job, I never saw that one but I think I did see a photo somewhere. The only one I ever (and kept seeing was the white one with only VN titles and a Vietnam registration. The 707s (two I believe) were ex-Pan Am ships.

I think there were 3 727s in the fleet.

But the original VN was a cool lookin' airline to see flying around.

It was Air Siam, MSA and Air Vietnam that got me hooked into this vortex of nuttiness!


[Edited 2007-12-28 03:39:46]

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