to Qantas Empire Airways as VH-EAA. CofR No 1195.
to Qantas as VH-EAA "Ross Smith". Export CofA No E-14754 issued
same day. (Ross Smith and his brother Keith were the Australian
pilots of the Vickers Vimy G-EAOU which, in 1920, had been the first
aeroplane to fly from England to Australia. A section of the Australian
route had earlier been surveyed by Hudson Fysh and P.J. McGinness,
both of whom later founded Qantas).
Burbank on delivery to Australia.
Sydney at 1315 with Speedpak fitted. Flight Time 33 hours. (Capt.
Sydney on the first proving flight to London. (Capt. R.J. Bert Ritchie).
new record for the 448 mile Melbourne-Sydney run was established
by the Qantas Constellation Ross Smith on 11th November when
it made the flight in 85 minutes, averaging 324 m.p.h. Earlier in
the day, the Ross Smith had flown from Sydney against headwinds
in 97 minutes. The Ross Smith, VH-EAA, was open for inspection
by the public at the TAA terminal at Essendon." (Source: This
Air Age, the TAA house magazine, December 1947)
extensively damaged by coming into contact with a rostrum at Darwin.
to New Zealand.
painted with white top and red cheatline. Aircraft emerged from
paintshop on 29AUG51.
troops to Japan.
from service for conversion to L-749A-79 with higher all up weight.
Sydney-Darwin, the aircraft diverted to Daly Waters because of weather
in Darwin. The aircraft was refuelled from 44 gallon drums under
the supervision of Flight Engineer Bruce Costello. Photos of the
operation show at least 24 drums on the tarmac. The following photos
from the Russell Smith Aviation Collection in the National Library
of Australia refer.|
Sydney on a Royal flight to Brisbane and Townsville and back to
Sydney on its last Qantas service (to the UK).
to BOAC. Total Time: 18,798. UK CofA issued as G-ANUP.
from Australian register.
Sydney on delivery to BOAC.
London on delivery to BOAC as G-ANUP "Branksome". Used in a 60 seat
tourist class configuration.
service with BOAC.
service with BOAC.
at Heathrow by this date.
to Skyways in a 65 seat tourist class configuration for use mainly
on the London, Malta, Tunis route.
of large rear cargo door completed by Lockheed Aircraft Service.
from UK Register.
Heathrow to Luton on delivery to Aero-Transport as OE-IFO.
to Vienna, Austria.
to Interocean Airways, Luxembourg by mid June after Aero-Transport
ceased operations. Used as a freighter or 86 seater.
LX-IOK to Interocean Airways.
from Austrian Register.
an inclusive tour flight for Caledonian Airways from Manchester.
a freight charter flight from Dublin, the aircraft veered off the
runway on landing at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, burying its nose in
soft mud and causing considerable damage. One crew member subsequently
died from injuries sustained. The crew had attempted a go around
at maximum power with engines still in high blower, resulting in
multiple engine failures.