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The History Of Trans Ocean Airlines?  
User currently offlinedoulasc From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 534 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

Here is another one I never heard of.Were they a scheduled air line or a charter operation.Where did they fly to?

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User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3283 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

TransOcean was previously know as "Gulf Air Transport" and had for a brief time some scheduled service from the US to the UK, Italy, and the Azores. They flew DC-8s which were fuel guzzlers and were not reliable due to age and poor service.


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User currently offlinetymnbalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

here's some info on TALOA / Transocean:
Transocean Air Lines/



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User currently offlineswabrian From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

Quoting stasisLAX (Reply 1):
TransOcean was previously know as "Gulf Air Transport" and had for a brief time some scheduled service from the US to the UK, Italy, and the Azores. They flew DC-8s which were fuel guzzlers and were not reliable due to age and poor service.

I think the OP was referring to a different TransOcean which was known as TALOA. See the history link in tymnbalwwne. TALOA never got the opportunity to buy jets, having completely liquidated by 1961. Ernest Gann flew for TALOA, and the DC-4 used in the film The High and the Mighty, belonged to TALOA, and the ramp scenes were their ramp.

When I worked in OAK during the 1970s, next to their former hangar, then used by AirCalifornia was still a cowling ring from one of their Stratocrusiers. Trans International had a cabin trainer outside at OAK's North Field and it used a fuselage section from a TALOA Connie.


User currently offlinemaxpower1954 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 1097 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

Quoting tymnbalewne (Reply 2):
here's some info on TALOA / Transocean:
Transocean Air Lines/

Thanks for the link, that's a great website about TALOA.

When I flew for World Airways quite a few of the senior guys had flown for Trans-Ocean. One was Bill Keating, the VP of Flight Ops, who flew the TALOA DC-4 leased by Paramont for the film "The High and the Mighty".


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25332 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Quoting doulasc (Thread starter):
Were they a scheduled air line or a charter operation

They were what's known as a "supplemental carrier", basically a charter operator although the supplementals were permitted some limited services on a published schedule but with very restricted frequencies.

Another brief summary of Transocean's history here:
http://www.robertoharder.com/transocean.htm


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25332 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Quoting swabrian (Reply 3):
When I worked in OAK during the 1970s, next to their former hangar, then used by AirCalifornia was still a cowling ring from one of their Stratocrusiers.

Transocean acquired most of BOAC's Stratocruisers in the late 1950s. They went out of business soon after.


User currently offlineswabrian From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):
Quoting swabrian (Reply 3):
When I worked in OAK during the 1970s, next to their former hangar, then used by AirCalifornia was still a cowling ring from one of their Stratocrusiers.

Transocean acquired most of BOAC's Stratocruisers in the late 1950s. They went out of business soon after.

Yes I know. That's what I wrote. However, that one cowling ring was like a dinosaur bone, I don't know why it was never removed.


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