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User currently offlineQantasguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

Does anyone here know the name of the TAA 727-276 aircraft VH-TBK? It was the one done up in the "Central Australian" Livery back in the '80s.

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User currently offlineThai744 From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3657 times:
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Hi QF Guy,

I have a feeling it was simply known as "Central Australian".

This picture would seem to verify this:

http://www.internetmodeler.com/2002/...ases/decal_hawkeye-727-inst-lg.jpg

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.


User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25434 posts, RR: 86
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3644 times:
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Quoting Thai744 (Reply 1):
I have a feeling it was simply known as "Central Australian".

I thought that, too. I think the Coral Islander was called - the Coral Islander.

mariner



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User currently offlineTN486 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 928 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 3518 times:



Quoting Qantasguy (Thread starter):
Does anyone here know the name of the TAA 727-276 aircraft VH-TBK? It was the one done up in the "Central Australian" Livery back in the '80s.

An interesting question which begged a bit of research. VH-TBK, on delivery 8 Nov 74 wore the "white T" livery and was named "John Faulkner". It was repainted in the special "Central Australian" livery and named as such 4 Apr 80. In the mid-80"s (cant be any more definitive) TBK was repainted in the "Camel Hump" livery and renamed "William Gosse", the ac flew its last revenue service with that livery and name on 22 Nov 86. As an aside, imho those special liveries were a great marketing tool for TAA, it was a shame they didnt proceed with the plans they had (there were another couple of special theme liveries that were being considered).
The source of my research is a very definitive work called www.aussieairliners.org. Some very nice photos of TBK there too.



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5715 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 3483 times:
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A glimpse of "Coral Islander" in Jan '82(I think)

Big version: Width: 800 Height: 389 File size: 101kb


Taken from the observation deck of the old TAA terminal looking across 16R to what would now be the freight terminal

[Edited 2010-01-29 00:33:00]


If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 887 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 3272 times:
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"TN486....The source of my research is a very definitive work called www.aussieairliners.org. Some very nice photos of TBK there"

What an awesome site! Thanks for sharing the link.



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User currently offlineQantasguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 3133 times:

Thank you so much for helping me with this. It's been a long time since we got to ride the "T Jets"

Qantasguy



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