VH-EBA
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VH-EBA

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City of Canberra
City of Melbourne

VH-EVA
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Registration VH-EVA was reserved but not taken up.
VH-EBA
11FEB59
Rolled out as 707-138. Planned name “City of Canberra”
N31239
20MAR59
First flown as N31239 (1 hr 17 mins). After 23 hrs 50 mins of test flying, the aeroplane was fitted with the modified fin and fully powered rudder.
VH-EBA
07JUN59
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd. The first jet aeroplane on the Australian Register
VH-EBA
02JUL59
Boeing delivery date to Qantas (Ref: HAI D20)
VH-EBA
16JUL59
Accepted by Qantas. (TT: 231:16) Renamed "City of Melbourne" as the name "City of Canberra" was taken up by VH-EBB which was the first aircraft delivered to Sydney.
VH-EBA
17JUL59
Departed Seattle on delivery flight to San Francisco (1:46) Honolulu (5:04) Nadi (6:26) Sydney (4:58)
VH-EBA
20JUL59
Arrived Sydney at 1625. Flight time 18:34. Captains A.E. (Bert) Yates, Ian Ralfe and Fred Fox. (TT: 249:50)
VH-EBA
25JUL59
Crew training at Avalon
VH-EBA
26JUL59
Flight Engineer Officer H.W. 'Bill' Strangward was amongst the crew of VH-EBA during a training flight on this date. He went on to crew VH-EBA on many occasions. A PDF summary of his flights on VH-EBA can be downloaded here.
VH-EBA
03AUG59
Crew training at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
04AUG59
Crew training at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
11AUG59
Crew training at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
14AUG59
Crew training completed.
Bill Robbie completed endorsement training at Avalon on VH-EBA in August 1959 under the supervision of Boeing pilot Russ Baum. (Source: Log Book of Bill Robbie)
Russ Baum was subsequently killed in the loss of Braniff 707-227 N7071 at Arlington, Washington while on an acceptance flight on 19OCT59.
VH-EBA
19AUG59
Departed Sydney at 1612 on its first service, a proving flight to San Francisco and New York. Flight number EM-774P/775P-005
VH-EBA
27AUG59
VH-EBA featured prominently in Australia's post-war migration programme. Many immigrant families found a new life in Australia thanks to VH-EBA and her sisters. A PDF summary of migrant flights by VH-EBA from 27AUG59 to 14FEB67 can be downloaded here.
VH-EBA
29AUG59
Departed Sydney at 1600 on its first revenue service, Flight EM-774-008 to San Francisco
VH-EBA
05SEP59
Departed Sydney at 1610 on the inaugural jet service to London via Nadi, Honolulu, San Francisco and New York (Ref: PAT 92)
VH-EBA
06SEP59
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco (Capt Gray). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
06SEP59
Operated New York-London. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
08SEP59
Operated London-Gander-New York. (Source: Log Books of William Edwards and Bill Robbie)
VH-EBA
09SEP59
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu (Capt Ralfe). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
11SEP59
Departed Sydney at 1107 on the inaugural 707 service to Vancouver
VH-EBA
12SEP59
Operated San Francisco-Vancouver. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
13SEP59
Operated Vancouver-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
17SEP59
Operated New York-London. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
05OCT59
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco (Capt Yates). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
06OCT59
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu (Capt Yates). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
11OCT59
Operated Honolulu-Nadi-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
08NOV59
Operated London-Rome. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
13NOV59
Operated London-Gander-New York. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
19NOV59
Operated London-Frankfurt-Rome. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
01DEC59
Operated Sydney-Darwin-Singapore (Capt McNeill). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
12DEC59
Operated London-Rome. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
13DEC59
Operated Singapore-Darwin-Sydney (Capt Uren). Take-off at Darwin was aborted because of a problem with the "Fwd water inlet valve" (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
19DEC59
Photographed at Brisbane.
VH-EBA
31DEC59
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
60
Photographed in Vancouver carrying the marking "A1" under the nose.
VH-EBA
24JAN60
Operated Singapore-Darwin-Sydney (Capt Uren). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
13FEB60
Operated London-Rome. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
29FEB60
Operated London-New York. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
01MAR60
Operated Honolulu-Canton Is-Nadi-Sydney (Capt Uren). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
14MAR60
Check flight at Avalon for Harry Shaw with Capt Roly Probert. (Source: Log Book of Harry Shaw)
VH-EBA
18MAR60
Route check Avalon-Sydney for Harry Shaw with Capt Roly Probert. (Source: Log Book of Harry Shaw)
VH-EBA
31MAR60
Operated London-Frankfurt-Rome. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
26APR60
Operated Sydney-Darwin-Singapore (Capt Somerville). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
28APR60
Operated London-Rome. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
02MAY60
Operated Karachi-Bahrain-Cairo-Rome (Capt Somerville). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
03MAY60
Operated London-Frankfurt-Rome. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
03MAY60
Operated Rome-Cairo-Karachi (Capt Somerville). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
06MAY60
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
20MAY60
Operated London-New York. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
25JUN60
Operated London-Rome. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
28JUN60
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
03JUL60
Operated Honolulu-Nadi. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
04JUL60
Operated Nadi-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
14JUL60
Operated London-Frankfurt-Rome. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
18JUL60
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu (Capt Mathiesen). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
20JUL60
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
28JUL60
Operated New York-London. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
60
Photographed at Brisbane, Eagle Farm.
VH-EBA
AUG60
Photographed at New York, Idlewild in 40th anniversary livery.
VH-EBA
03AUG60
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
13AUG60
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco (Capt Murray). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
16AUG60
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu (Capt Murray). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
21APR60
Operated Singapore-Darwin-Sydney (Capt Laurie Penn). (Source: Log Book of S/O later Capt Norm Field)
VH-EBA
13MAY60
Operated Karachi-Calcutta-Bangkok-Singapore (Capt Laurie Penn). (Source: Log Book of S/O later Capt Norm Field)
VH-EBA
17AUG60
Operated Rome-London. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
24SEP60
Operated Sydney-Nadi-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
26SEP60
Operated London-Shannon-New York. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
02OCT60
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
03DEC60
Operated training at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
19DEC60
Operated London-Gander-New York. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
30DEC60
Operated Karachi-Bahrain-Cairo-Rome. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
31DEC60
Operated Rome-Cairo. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
01JAN61
Operated Cairo-Karachi. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
03JAN61
Operated Sydney-Darwin-Singapore (Capt Wyndham). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
07JAN61
Operated Singapore-Darwin-Brisbane-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
24JAN61
Operated Singapore-Bangkok. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
25JAN61
Operated Bangkok-Calcutta-Karachi. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
30JAN61
Operated Cairo-Rome-London. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
31JAN61
Stansted. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
04FEB61
Operated Singapore-Darwin-Brisbane-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
20APR61
Operated Sydney-Singapore. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
05MAY61
Operated Cairo-London. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
31MAY61
Operated London-Frankfurt-Rome. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
01JUN61
Operated Rome-Cairo. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
11JUN61
Operated Karachi-Cairo (Capt Ballard). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
12JUN61
Operated Cairo-Athens (Capt Morris). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
27JUN61
Operated London-Rome. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
26JUL61
Operated Singapore-Calcutta-Karachi. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
31JUL61
Departed Sydney at 1857 on the regular service to San Francisco from where it returned to Boeing in Seattle for conversion to 707-138B. See below.
VH-EBA
31JUL61
Operated Sydney-Nadi-Honolulu (Capt Mullins). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
01AUG61
Arrived in Seattle
VH-EBA
12SEP61
Returned to Qantas
VH-EBA
15SEP61
Departed Seattle at 1345 on return to Sydney
VH-EBA
16SEP61
Arrived in Sydney at 0738
VH-EBA
16SEP61
Entered paint shop for V-Jet fin and rudder repaint
VH-EBA
28SEP61
Repaint completed
VH-EBA
29SEP61
Departed Sydney at 1900 on the first 707-138B service to Vancouver
VH-EBA
29SEP61
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
10OCT61
Operated training at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
22OCT61
Operated London-Cairo. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
22OCT61
Operated Cairo-Karachi. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
27OCT61
Operated London-Rome. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
12NOV61
Operated Cairo-Karachi. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
15NOV61
Operated Rome-London. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
17NOV61
Operated Singapore-Darwin-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
24NOV61
Operated Cairo-London. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
28NOV61
Operated Sydney-Darwin (Capt Brodie). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
30NOV61
Operated Darwin-Sydney (Capt Brodie). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
03DEC61
Operated Honolulu-Nadi-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
05DEC61
Departed Sydney at 2157 on its first Tokyo service
VH-EBA
DEC61
Photographed in Tokyo
VH-EBA
17JAN62
Operated Sydney-Nadi-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
19JAN62
Operated London-New York. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
11FEB62
Operated San Francisco-New York. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
12FEB62
Operated New York-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
26MAR62
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu by Capt John Shields. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
03MAY62
LAME Maxwell Joseph Hardcastle died, whilst involved in the changing of the Starboard Dump Chute Latch mechanism, when he was crushed between the leading edge of the Inboard Starboard Flap and the Rear Main Spar, when the trailing edge flaps were retracted. Other engineers involved with the flap retraction were unaware that he was working in that area at the time the direction was given to retract the flaps from 15° to 0°. Three engineers had been tasked to maintain a lookout whilst the the flaps were operated as part of a Starboard Aileron rigging and clearance check associated with a Flight Control System check, but the deceased was not visible in that area, when they last looked. The incident occurred in Hangar 96 at Mascot. (Source: Qantas Accident Report via David Adkins)
VH-EBA
08MAY62
Operated training at Avalon with Capt Dick Lucas. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
14MAY62
Operated Honolulu-Nadi by Capt John Young. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
15MAY62
Operated Nadi-Sydney by Capt Dick Lucas. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
26MAY62
Operated Honolulu-Nadi-Sydney by Capt Ron Uren. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
04JUL62
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu (Capt Fairservice). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
26JUL62
Operated London-Cairo. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
29JUL62
Operated Singapore-Bangkok-Calcutta-Karachi (Capt Dennett). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
28AUG62
Operated Singapore-Darwin-Sydney (Capt Cleave Forrester). (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
30-31AUG62
Operated Sydney-Darwin-Jakarta-Singapore-Bangkok-Calcutta-Karachi (Source: Log Book of S/O Colin Howe)
VH-EBA
07SEP62
Operated London-Frankfurt-Athens-Cairo by Capt Phil Mathieson. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
19SEP62
Operated Singapore-Perth-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
05OCT62
Operated Teheran-Athens-Rome-London by Capt Geoff Rees. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
10OCT62
Operated Sydney-Nadi-Honolulu (Capt Roberts). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
26OCT62
Operated Singapore-Bangkok-Calcutta-Karachi. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
26OCT62
Operated Karachi-Cairo (Capt Mulholland). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
27OCT62
Operated London-Frankfurt-Rome-Teheran by Capt Laurie Bray. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
29OCT62
Operated Singapore-Perth-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of S/O Colin Howe)
VH-EBA
01NOV62
Operated Karachi-Calcutta-Singapore. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
03NOV62
Operated San Francisco-New York (Idlewild). (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
04NOV62
Operated New York-London. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
05NOV62
Operated New York (Idlewild)-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
18NOV62
Operated London-Athens-Cairo by Capt Geoff Rees. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
19NOV62
Operated Cairo-Bahrain-Karachi. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
20NOV62
Operated Karachi-Cairo. (Source: Log Book of S/O Colin Howe)
VH-EBA
28NOV62
Operated San Francisco-New York (Idlewild). (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
29NOV62
Operated London-New York by Capt Geoff Rees. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
30NOV62
Operated New York-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
10DEC62
Operated training at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
04JAN63
Operated London-Rome-Cairo by Capt Allan Sommerville. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
07JAN63
Departed Sydney at 2103 on its first Malta migrant charter
VH-EBA
10JAN63
Operated Singapore-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of S/O Colin Howe)
VH-EBA
14JAN63
Operated San Francisco-New York (IDL). (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
15JAN63
Operated New York-London by Capt Laurie Bray. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
16JAN63
Operated New York (IDL)-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
19JAN63
Operated Sydney-Djakarta-Singapore (Capt Bale). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
20JAN63
Operated Karachi-Cairo. (Source: Log Book of S/O Colin Howe)
VH-EBA
20JAN63
Operated Cairo-London. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
23JAN63
Departed Sydney at 0600 on its first Madrid migrant charter
VH-EBA
24JAN63
Operated Madrid-Karachi by Capt David Skinner. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
03FEB63
Operated New York-London by Capt Allan Sommerville. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
24FEB63
Departed Sydney at 1001 on its first Hong Kong service
VH-EBA
13MAR63
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco (Capt Davis). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
16MAR63
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu (Capt Davis). Returned to blocks due missing pax. (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
22MAR63
Operated London-New York by Capt Laurie Bray. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
27MAR63
Operated Singapore-Perth. (Source: Log Book of S/O Colin Howe)
VH-EBA
01APR63
Operated Singapore-Calcutta-Karachi (Capt Snodgrass). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
16APR63
Operated London-Athens. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
17APR63
Operated Athens-Cairo. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
26MAY63
Operated New York-London by Capt Ken Meares. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
27MAY63
Operated London-New York. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
31MAY63
Stansted. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
09JUN63
Departed Sydney at 1112 on its first Vienna migrant charter
VH-EBA
17JUN63
Operated Karachi-Cairo (Capt Laurie). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
18JUN63
Operated London-Cairo. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
01AUG63
Operated Cairo-Frankfurt-London by Capt unknown. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
09AUG63
Stansted. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
13AUG63
Departed Sydney at 0850 on its first Army charter to Singapore
VH-EBA
25AUG63
Operated Sydney-Nadi-Honolulu (Capt Horne). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
13SEP63
Stansted. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
14SEP63
Photographed at London Heathrow.
VH-EBA
18SEP63
Operated London-Rome-Cairo by Capt Tom McLaurie. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
25SEP63
Operated London-Rome-Cairo by Capt Laurie Bray. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
13OCT63
Departed Sydney at 0750 on its first Brussels migrant charter
VH-EBA
13OCT63
Operated Karachi-Brussels by Capt Geoff Rees. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
15OCT63
Operated Brussels-Hamburg-Karachi by Capt Geoff Rees. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
17OCT63
Operated Singapore-Bangkok-Calcutta-Karachi by Capt R. Lucas and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
18OCT63
Stansted. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
23OCT63
Operated Honolulu-Nadi. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
29OCT63
Operated training at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
02NOV63
Operated Sydney-Nadi-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
04NOV63
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
22NOV63
Departed Sydney at 1610 on its first Singapore service
VH-EBA
07DEC63
Operated Sydney-Brisbane-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
11DEC63
Operated London-Vienna-Athens-Karachi by Capt Geoff Rees. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
23DEC63
Operated Sydney-Taipei-Hong Kong by Capt W. Radford and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
23DEC63
Operated Hong Kong-Karachi by Capt G. Halcrow and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
05JAN64
Operated London-Istanbul. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
06JAN64
Operated Istanbul-Teheran. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
12JAN64
Operated Manila-Sydney by Capt J. Bale and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
17JAN64
Operated Sydney-Perth-Singapore by Capt R. Treadgold and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
20JAN64
Operated London-Rome-Athens-Cairo by Capt Laurie Bray. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
24JAN64
Operated Karachi-Calcutta-Bangkok-Singapore by Capt R. Treadgold and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
30JAN64
Training at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
31JAN64
Training at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
06FEB64
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
06FEB64
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco (Capt Davis). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
07FEB64
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu (Capt Davis). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
08FEB64
Operated Honolulu-Brisbane-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
08FEB64
Operated Honolulu-Brisbane (Capt Davis). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
18FEB64
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Sydney (Capt Owen). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
25FEB64
Departed Sydney at 1458 on its first Djakarta service
VH-EBA
03MAR64
Operated Sydney-Nadi-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
15MAR64
Operated Honolulu-Brisbane (Capt Murray). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
23MAR64
Operated London-New York. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
26MAR64
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Sydney by Capt A. Somerville and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
31MAR64
Operated Sydney-Djakarta-Singapore. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
06APR64
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
11APR64
Operated Hong Kong-Tokyo-Hong Kong (Capt Crampton). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
15APR64
Operated training at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
17APR64
Operated Sydney-Manila-Hong Kong by Capt W. Radford and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
18APR64
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
20APR64
Stansted. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
21APR64
Operated Teheran-New Delhi-Bangkok-Singapore by Capt W. Radford and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
22APR64
Operated Sydney-Manila-Hong Kong (Capt Tingwell). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
28APR64
Operated London-Cairo. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
10JUN64
Operated Sydney-Djakarta-Singapore. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
14JUN64
Operated Honolulu-Brisbane-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
18JUN64
Operated New York-London by Capt Alan Terrell. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
25JUN64
Command check at Avalon for F/O Marshall. Henceforth Captain Marshall. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
29JUN64
Stansted. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
29JUN64
Training at Stansted by Capt Bill Edwards. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
05JUL64
Operated Singapore-Delhi. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
06JUL64
Operated Delhi-Tehran. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
07JUL64
Operated Hong Kong-Darwin-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
11JUL64
Operated Hong Kong-Manila. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
12JUL64
Operated Manila-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
18JUL64
Flew Sydney-Melbourne in 38 min 25 sec to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Australian Air Mail service. (Capt Roly Probert)
VH-EBA
23JUL64
Operated Hong Kong-Tokyo-Hong Kong. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
07AUG64
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Darwin-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
10AUG64
Operated London-New York. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
13AUG64
Operated New York-London by Capt Alan Terrell. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
02SEP64
Operated London-Cairo. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
03SEP64
Operated Cairo-Karachi by Capt W. Gnauck and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
07SEP64
Operated Singapore-Perth-Sydney by Capt W. Gnauck and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
09SEP64
Operated Sydney-Djakarta-Singapore. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
21SEP64
Stansted. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
25SEP64
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Sydney by Capt M. Bamman and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
30SEP64
Operated Karachi-Cairo by Capt Alan Terrell. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
09OCT64
Operated London-Cairo. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
10OCT64
Operated Cairo-London. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
11OCT64
Operated New York-London by Capt Alan Terrell. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
18OCT64
Operated Singapore-Sydney (Capt Roberts). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
29OCT64
Operated Sydney-Malta. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
30OCT64
Operated Malta-Hong Kong. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
04NOV64
Operated London-Athens-Teheran. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
04NOV64
Operated Teheran-Athens-Rome-London by Capt Alan Terrell. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
13NOV64
Operated Sydney-Manila-Hong Kong (Capt Fawcett). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
21NOV64
Operated Karachi-Cairo. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
21NOV64
Operated Cairo-Frankfurt-London by Capt Alan Terrell. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
25NOV64
Operated Hong Kong-Tokyo-Hong Kong by Capt Bob Fairservice. (Source: Log Book of S/O Mike Menzies)
VH-EBA
27NOV64
Operated Hong Kong-Manila by Capt Gil Halcrow. (Source: Log Book of S/O Mike Menzies)
VH-EBA
28NOV64
Operated Manila-Sydney by Capt Gil Halcrow. (Source: Log Book of S/O Mike Menzies)
VH-EBA
17DEC64
Operated Singapore-Bangkok-New Delhi-Teheran by Capt G. Halcrow and S/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
01JAN65
Operated Teheran-London by Capt Alan Terrell. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
06JAN65
Operated Athens-Teheran (Capt Forrester). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
11JAN65
Operated Sydney-Avalon. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
12JAN65
Avalon. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
13JAN65
Avalon. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
14JAN65
Avalon. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
15JAN65
Avalon. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
17JAN65
Operated Sydney-Manila-Hong Kong. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
22JAN65
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu by Capt Graham Lance. (Source: Log Book of S/O Mike Menzies)
VH-EBA
04FEB65
Operated London-Frankfurt-Istanbul-Teheran. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
08FEB65
Operated New York-San Francisco by Capt Neil Snodgrass. (Source: Log Book of S/O Mike Menzies)
VH-EBA
13FEB65
Operated Honolulu-Nadi-Sydney by Capt Gordon Crampton. (Source: Log Book of S/O Mike Menzies)
VH-EBA
19FEB65
Royal Flight London to Sydney with the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. ( Ref: WTW 167)
VH-EBA
20FEB65
Arrived Sydney at 0620 on Royal Flight
VH-EBA
14MAR65
Operated Athens-Teheran (Capt Mulholland). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
03APR65
Operated Karachi-Cairo (Capt Black). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
04APR65
Operated Cairo-Karachi (Capt MacAlpine). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
08APR65
Operated London-Rome-Cairo by Capt Geoff Piggot. (Source: Log Book of S/O Mike Menzies)
VH-EBA
09APR65
Operated Cairo-Karachi by Capt Geoff Piggot. (Source: Log Book of S/O Mike Menzies)
VH-EBA
09APR65
Operated Singapore-Sydney (Capt Owen). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
16APR65
Departed Sydney at 1217 on its first Christchurch service
VH-EBA
19APR65
Noted at London, Heathrow. (Source: Alex Walker)
VH-EBA
25APR65
Operated London-Karachi by Capt Alan Terrell. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
12MAY65
Avalon. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
15MAY65
Operated Sydney-Singapore (Capt Killingworth). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
24MAY65
Operated Sydney-Nadi-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
29MAY65
Operated Sydney-Nadi-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
01JUN65
Operated Honolulu-Nadi. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
02JUN65
Operated Nadi-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
08JUN65
Operated Singapore-Bangkok-Calcutta. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
09JUN65
Operated Calcutta-Teheran. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
15JUN65
Operated New York-London by Capt Alan Terrell. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
16JUN65
Stansted. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
21JUN65
Operated Karachi-Calcutta-Bangkok-Singapore. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
22JUN65
Operated Singapore-Sydney by Capt A. Young and F/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
26JUN65
Operated Honolulu-Nadi-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
02JUL65
Operated Sydney-Brisbane-Manila-Hong Kong by Capt F. Fox and F/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
10JUL65
Operated Sydney-Singapore by Capt J. Margin and F/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
15JUL65
Operated Hong Kong-New Delhi-Teheran (Capt Gosbell). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
12AUG65
Operated Karachi-Cairo-Athens-London by Capt B. Barnes. (Source: Log Book of S/O Mike Menzies)
VH-EBA
30OCT65
Operated Nadi-Honolulu (Capt Pointon). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
02NOV65
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu (Capt R Roberts). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
09NOV65
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu by Capt Andy Stapleton. (Source: Log Book of S/O Mike Menzies)
VH-EBA
16NOV64
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
24NOV65
Departed Sydney at 1005 on the inaugural 707 service to Auckland.
Crew: Capt R. Probert, F/O Ballard, S/O D. Thorne operated Sydney-Auckland-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
25NOV65
Operated Sydney-Manila-Hong Kong by Capt G. Fox, F/O McCreedy, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
03DEC65
Operated Hong Kong-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
07DEC65
Operated Singapore-Bangkok-Karachi-Teheran by Capt H. Manley and F/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
26DEC65
Operated Sydney-Perth-Singapore by Capt H. Shaw, F/O Thurn, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
23JAN66
Operated Manchester-Vienna-Teheran by Capt N. Lennon, F/O Howells, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
13FEB66
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Sydney by Capt G. Connor and F/O R. Woodrow.
(Source: Log Book of Dick Woodrow)
VH-EBA
24FEB66
Operated New York-London (Capt Bruce). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
25FEB66
Operated London-New York. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
03MAR66
Operated New York-London. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
04MAR66
Departed London but returned with #2 engine shut down due oil loss. (Capt Lennon). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
06MAR66
Operated Teheran-New Delhi-Hong Kong by Capt M. Atkinson, F/O Hall, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
23MAR66
Operated Honolulu-Nadi. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
24MAR66
Operated Nadi-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
28APR66
Operated Honolulu-Nadi-Sydney by Capt G. Macrae, F/O O'Malley, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
22MAY66
Operated Hong Kong-Tokyo by Capt H. Hemsworth, F/O McAlpine, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
23MAY66
Operated Tokyo-Hong Kong by Capt H. Hemsworth, F/O McAlpine, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
01JUN66
Operated Hong Kong-New Delhi-Teheran. (Source: Log Book of John Wilkinson)
VH-EBA
05JUN66
Operated Teheran-New Delhi-Hong Kong. (Source: Log Book of John Wilkinson)
VH-EBA
15JUN66
Operated Sydney-Brisbane-Manila-Hong Kong by Capt J. Bale, F/O O'Rourke, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
19JUN66
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of John Wilkinson)
VH-EBA
08JUL66
Operated Honolulu-Nadi. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
09JUL66
Operated Nadi-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
18JUL66
Operated Hong Kong-New Delhi. (Source: Log Book of Alan Trass)
VH-EBA
19JUL66
Operated New Delhi-Teheran. (Source: Log Book of Alan Trass)
VH-EBA
23JUL66
Operated London-Vienna-Teheran. (Source: Log Book of Alan Trass)
VH-EBA
25AUG66
Operated Teheran-New Delhi-Hong Kong. (Source: Log Book of John Wilkinson)
VH-EBA
14SEP66
Operated Nadi-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of David Currie)
VH-EBA
26SEP66
Operated Hong Kong-New Delhi. (Source: Log Book of Alan Trass)
VH-EBA
27SEP66
Operated New Delhi-Teheran. (Source: Log Book of Alan Trass)
VH-EBA
13OCT66
Operated Sydney-Manila-Hong Kong. (Source: Log Book of David Currie)
VH-EBA
23OCT66
Operated Sydney-Christchurch-Sydney by Capt E. Hourigan. (Source: Log Book of Colin Peck)
VH-EBA
27OCT66
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Brisbane. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
28OCT66
Operated Brisbane-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
14NOV66
Operated London-New York. (Source: Log Book of David Currie)
VH-EBA
18NOV66
Operated London-Vienna. (Source: Log Book of Clive Marshall)
VH-EBA
19NOV66
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Sydney by Capt J. McManus, F/O Graham, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
10JAN67
Operated training flights at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of S/O Graeme Cant)
VH-EBA
23JAN67
Operated training flights at Avalon (3:35). (Source: Log Book of FEO Doug Parkes)
VH-EBA
25JAN67
Operated training flights at Avalon (4:25). (Source: Log Book of FEO Doug Parkes)
VH-EBA
26JAN67
Operated training flights at Avalon (2:20). (Source: Log Book of FEO Doug Parkes)
VH-EBA
11FEB67
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of William Edwards)
VH-EBA
14FEB67
Operated Teheran-Rome-London. (Source: Log Book of Alan Trass)
Crew: Capt R. Pitt, F/O Westwood, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
15FEB67
Operated Singapore-Perth-Sydney (Capt Harry Shaw). (Source: Log Book of S/O Graeme Cant)
VH-EBA
17FEB67
Operated Sydney-Brisbane-Manila-Hong Kong. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
19FEB67
Operated Teheran-New Delhi-Hong Kong. (Source: Log Book of David Currie)
VH-EBA
01MAR67
Operated London-Rome-Teheran by Capt M. Hammond, F/O Ames, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
02MAR67
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Brisbane-Sydney (Capt Roger Wilson). (Source: Log Book of S/O Graeme Cant)
VH-EBA
08MAR67
Operated London-New York (Capt Wyndham). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
08MAR67
Operated New York-San Francisco by Capt R. Treadgold. (Source: Log Book of Colin Peck)
VH-EBA
11MAR67
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu. (Source: Log Book of Alan Trass)
VH-EBA
16MAR67
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Brisbane. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
17MAR67
Operated Brisbane-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
25MAR67
Operated Sydney-Nadi-Honolulu by Capt C. Smithwell. (Source: Log Book of Colin Peck)
VH-EBA
26MAR67
Operated New York-London (Capt Wyndham). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
29MAR67
Operated Hong Kong-New Delhi-Teheran by Capt Alan Terrell. (Source: Log Book of Alan Terrell)
VH-EBA
31MAR67
Operated London-Vienna-Teheran. (Source: Andrew Scott, a passenger on the flight London-Delhi)
VH-EBA
01APR67
Operated Teheran-New Delhi-Hong Kong. (Source: Log Book of Alan Trass)
VH-EBA
05APR67
Operated Teheran-Bangkok-Singapore by Capt G. Thurn, F/O Dodd, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
06APR67
Operated Hong Kong-New Delhi. (Source: Log Book of David Currie)
VH-EBA
14APR67
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu by Capt K. Nicholson. (Source: Log Book of Colin Peck)
VH-EBA
18APR67
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Brisbane. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
Crew: Capt L. Clark, F/O H. Morris, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne which shows the same crew continuing to Sydney)
VH-EBA
19APR67
Operated Brisbane-Sydney. (Source: Log Book of Howard Morris)
VH-EBA
24APR67
Operated London-New York (Capt Lennon). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
26APR67
Operated Sydney-Brisbane-Manila-Hong Kong. (Source: Log Books of Howard Morris & FEO Doug Parkes)
VH-EBA
27APR67
Operated London-Amsterdam-Athens-Teheran (Capt Ralph Bruce). (Source: Log Book of S/O Graeme Cant)
VH-EBA
02MAY67
Operated training flights at Avalon. (Capt Dennis Brown). (Source: Log Book of S/O Clive Wallis)
VH-EBA
03MAY67
Operated training flights at Avalon. (Capt Dennis Brown). (Source: Log Book of S/O Clive Wallis)
VH-EBA
09MAY67
Operated training flights at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
10MAY67
Operated training flights at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
11MAY67
Operated Sydney-Darwin-Hong Kong (Capt Bert Yates). (Source: Log Book of S/O Graeme Cant)
VH-EBA
12MAY67
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Sydney by Capt A. Yates, F/O Layton, S/O D. Thorne. (Source: Log Book of David Thorne)
VH-EBA
15MAY67
Operated Sydney-Avalon for training. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
16MAY67
Operated training flights at Avalon under the command of Dick Lucas. (Source: Log Book of Bill Robbie)
VH-EBA
16MAY67
John Ellis underwent his F/O endorsement at Avalon with Capt Ross Horne. He then had to wait six weeks for suitable cross-winds at Avalon to complete his endorsement (see 13JUL67). At the time it was a record waiting for cross-winds. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
18MAY67
Operated training flights at Avalon. (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
29MAY67
Operated Honolulu-San Francisco by Capt J. Shields. (Source: Log Book of Colin Peck)
VH-EBA
01JUN67
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu by Capt J. Shields. (Source: Log Book of Colin Peck)
VH-EBA
08JUN67
Operated Teheran-New Delhi-Hong Kong. (Capt W.K. Roberts). (Source: Log Book of S/O Clive Wallis)
VH-EBA
08JUN67
Operated Hong Kong-Manila-Brisbane-Sydney (Capt Bill Selwyn). (Source: Log Book of S/O Graeme Cant)
VH-EBA
20JUN67
Operated New York-London (Capt Bruce). (Source: Log Book of Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone)
VH-EBA
24JUN67
Operated Sydney-Nadi-Honolulu by Capt R.A. Gray. (Source: Log Book of Colin Peck)
VH-EBA
27JUN67
Operated London-Rome-Istanbul-Teheran (Capt Ian Wyndham). (Source: Log Book of S/O Graeme Cant)
VH-EBA
13JUL67
Operated cross-wind training flights at Avalon (Capt Rod McAlpine). (Source: Log Book of John Ellis)
VH-EBA
16JUL67
Operated Sydney-Perth-Singapore. (Source: Log Book of Alan Trass)
VH-EBA
16JUL67
Operated Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Colombo-Teheran (Capt Keith McKnight). (Source: Log Book of S/O Graeme Cant)
VH-EBA
20JUL67
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu by Capt C. Williamson. (Source: Log Book of Colin Peck)
VH-EBA
07AUG67
Operated Teheran-Athens-Vienna-London. (Source: Log Book of FEO Doug Parkes)
VH-EBA
10AUG67
Operated Sydney-Darwin-Hong Kong. (Capt Phil Oakley). (Source: Log Book of S/O Clive Wallis)
VH-EBA
13AUG67
Operated San Francisco-Honolulu (Capt Gordon McRae). (Source: Log Book of S/O Graeme Cant)
VH-EBA
25AUG67
Departed Sydney at 1011 on its last Qantas service (to Auckland)
VH-EBA
27SEP67
Test flown (1:55) after Block A overhaul, reweigh and compass swing. Aircraft awaiting sales determination. (Source: Production Planning Sheet September 1967)
VH-EBA
OCT67
Photographed at Mascot in Pacific Western livery but still marked as VH-EBA.
VH-EBA
31OCT67
Struck off Australian Register. (TT: 25373:00)
CF-PWV
03NOV67
Departed Sydney as CF-PWV on delivery to Pacific Western Airlines. (Source: Production Planning Sheet November 1967)
CF-PWV
03NOV67
Sold to Pacific Western Airlines (Fleet # 773)
CF-PWV
23NOV67
H.W. 'Bill' Strangward flew with Pacific Western Airlines as a Flight Engineer Officer on CF-PWV from 23NOV67 to 15APR68. A PDF summary of his log book can be downloaded here.
CF-PWV
24FEB71
Photographed at Vancouver.
CF-PWV
28MAY73
Noted at London, Gatwick. (Source: Alex Walker)
C-FPWV
01JAN74
Presentation of Canadian registrations changed
C-FPWV
JUN76
Photographed at Paris in revised Pacific Western Airlines livery
C-FPWV
cAUG76
Photographed in revised Pacific Western Airlines livery
C-FPWV
MAY78
Photographed at Vancouver
C-FPWV
SEP78
Withdrawn from service and stored at Vancouver
C-FPWV
19OCT78
Sold to Tiger Air for executive conversion
N112TA
OCT78
Proposed registration not taken up
N138TA
25OCT78
Registered to Tiger Air
N138TA
81
Overhauled and painted by Tramco at Paine Field, Everett, Washington.
N138TA
81
Flown to San Antonio, Texas for executive conversion by Comtran.
N138TA
04JUN81
Participated in Paris Air Show at Le Bourget as exhibit No 96.
N138TA
29JUN81
Photographed at Basle, Switzerland.
N138TA
81
Flown to Tacloban, Philippines for inspection by Imelda Marcos. A sale did not eventuate and the aircraft was ferried back to Burbank via Honolulu and stored pending sale. See: Tiger Air and the Marcos Connection
N138TA
SEP81
Photographed at Geneva
N138TA
JUN83
Photographed at Paris Le Bourget wearing the name Star of the Desert on the nose. The significance of this name is unknown. Former staff of Tiger Air and Airmark have no knowledge of it.
N138TA
16OCT83
Sold to Airmark Corporation, Burbank, California. (AL206/14)
See: Airmark Corporation and the Former VH-EBA
N138TA
23MAY84
Noted at Tramco, Everett (AL211/13)
N138TA
JUN84
Airmark moved their 707 operation to an American Airlines hangar at Los Angeles International. (Source: David Rowland, then VP Operations for Airmark)
N138TA
JUL84
Airmark were certified as an FAR 121 Supplemental Air Carrier for worldwide operations.
(Source: David Rowland, then VP Operations for Airmark)
N138TA
06JUL84
Airmark signed a contract for a Stage 3 hush kit with a delivery date of 31MAY85.
(Source: www.altlaw.org/v1/cases/421286)
N138TA
06JUL84
Airmark's first big charter was the "Victory Tour" by The Jacksons pop group (including Michael Jackson) which commenced in Kansas City on this date and concluded in Los Angeles on 09DEC84. Although the Jacksons used road and rail for some sectors of the tour, Airmark did all the flying with the 707. There were usually no more than 10 passengers on the aircraft.
(Source: David Rowland, then VP Operations for Airmark)
In all there were 55 concerts in the USA and Canada and at the time, the tour was the highest grossing tour in history. (Source: http://www.ukmix.org)
Note: Michael Jackson also used the former VH-EBB as N138SR in SEP96.
N138TA
10AUG84
The aircraft arrived at Tramco, Everett, Washington for maintenance.
(Source: David Rowland, then VP Operations for Airmark)
N220AM
20AUG84
The aircraft departed Tramco, Everett, Washington having been repainted as N220AM.
(Source: David Rowland, then VP Operations for Airmark)
N220AM
SEP84
Re-registered to Airmark Corp (AL215/13)
N220AM
16SEP84
Noted at Montreal (AL215/13).
This date corresponds with an appearance by The Jacksons on their "Victory Tour".
N220AM
NOV84
Noted at Vancouver carrying The Jacksons on their "Victory Tour".
N220AM
09DEC84
The "Victory Tour" concluded in Los Angeles. After this, the aircraft flew Airmark's owner on several trips as well as operating charters to New Zealand, Japan, France and England.
(Source: David Rowland, then VP Operations for Airmark)
N220AM
31DEC84
Stage 3 noise regulations effectively grounded the aircraft as of this date. Airmark were given an exemption to continue operating the aircraft within the USA until 31MAY85 as they had paid a deposit on a Stage 3 hush kit (which never eventuated). The exemption stipulated that Airmark could operate only to the same airports that they had serviced in 1984. This effectively shut down the charter operation until a legal precedent brought about a further exemption.
(Source: David Rowland, then VP Operations for Airmark)
N220AM
JAN85
Owing to market conditions and the effective grounding of the aircraft because of Stage 3 noise regulations, N220AM was sold to Community Transport Inc of San Antonio, Texas. Community Transport (aka Comtran) had successfully produced a Stage 3 hush kit for the B707-300 and they recognised a market for conversions to the B707-100. The FAA determined that such a modification must be performed on a B707-100 airframe for testing and certification. N220AM was acquired for this purpose with a view to resale after Stage 3 certification. The aircraft was delivered by David Rowland to Community Transport in San Antonio during January 1985.
(Source: David Rowland, then VP Operations for Airmark)
N220AM
JAN86
Registered to Community Transport Inc, San Antonio TX (AL232/9)
N138MJ
OCT86
Re-registered to Community Transport Inc, San Antonio TX (AL241/13)
Community Transport was owned by Morris Jaffe and operated by his son, Michael, hence the new registration. (Source: David Rowland, then VP Operations for Airmark)
N138MJ
31AUG87
Noted at Heathrow (AL251/11)
HZ-123
17SEP87
Noted at Heathrow having been sold to the Royal Saudi Air Force (AL251/11)
Aircraft is used by Prince Bandar, Saudi Ambassador to the USA. It replaces Boeing 727 HZ-122 (AL252/9)
HZ-123 was normally based at Page Aviation, Washington, Dulles. (Source: David Rowland, then VP Operations for Airmark)
Selcal AC-GJ
17696
27OCT90
Noted at Heathrow carrying its c/n 17696 in place of the registration on the tail. Also carrying small Samair titles near the front port door. (AL289/12)
HZ-123
31OCT90
Reverted to HZ-123 (AL289/12)
HZ-123
APR90
Photographed at an unknown location.
HZ-123
MAR91
Photographed at an unknown location.
HZ-123
FEB92
Photographed at London, Heathrow.
HZ-123
30SEP99
Noted stored at Southend (AL395/25)
(Prince Bandar's Airbus A340-213 HZ-124 was delivered on 28FEB97)
HZ-123
22JUL00
Noted undergoing maintenance in the Heavylift hangar at Southend (AL405/24)
HZ-123
29OCT00
Rolled out at Southend in a new white livery with the Saudi flag and registration on the tail (AL408/25)
HZ-123
17DEC00
Noted parked at Southend on apron end of taxyway B (AL410/22)
HZ-123
OCT03
Photographed in storage at Southend.
HZ-123
09OCT05
Photographed in storage at Southend.
HZ-123
28JUN06
Purchased by the Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd.
HZ-123
30JUN06
The registration was removed from the aircraft.
VH-XBA
07JUL06
Registered to Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd., Longreach, Qld.
VH-XBA
13JUL06
The Australian registration was painted on the fin.
VH-XBA
30NOV06
The aircraft performed taxy trials at Southend (4.4 hours).
VH-XBA
02DEC06
The aircraft departed Southend at approximately 1330 local on its first test flight (3 hours). The aeroplane returned to Southend at 1559 local.
VH-XBA
06DEC06
The aircraft departed Southend at 0925 local on its second test flight (3.5 hours). The aeroplane returned to Southend at 1219 local.
VH-XBA
08DEC06
The aircraft departed Southend at 0928 local for Dublin.
VH-XBA
08DEC06
The aircraft arrived at Dublin at 1045 local.
VH-XBA
08DEC06
The aircraft arrived at Tenerife Sur Reina Sofia at 1748 local.
VH-XBA
09DEC06
The aircraft arrived at Bermuda at 1352 local.
VH-XBA
10DEC06
The aircraft arrived at Orlando at 1217 local.
VH-XBA
11DEC06
The aircraft arrived at Los Angeles at 1358 local.
VH-XBA
12DEC06
The aircraft arrived at Honolulu at 1418 local.
VH-XBA
15DEC06
The aircraft arrived at Nadi at 1239 local.
VH-XBA
16DEC06
The aircraft arrived at Sydney at 0906 local.
VH-XBA
16MAR07
Operated a crew recency flight from Sydney to RAAF Richmond and return.
VH-XBA
05APR07
Operated a crew recency flight from Sydney to RAAF Williamtown and RAAF Richmond and return.
VH-XBA
07APR07
Operated a crew recency flight from Sydney to Longreach and return.
VH-XBA
07JUN07
Operated a crew recency flight from Sydney to Canberra and Albion Park (Wollongong) and return.
VH-XBA
10JUN07

Departed Sydney at 0810 (airborne) and landed at Longreach at 1100 on its final flight to the Qantas Founders Outback Museum.

Total Time: 61909.4 hours
Cycles: 23618

VH-XBA
18JUN07
Decommissioning completed at Longreach.

 

 

VH-EBA RELATED DOCUMENTS

It has been our practice to include contributed log book extracts within the above history. Although this will continue, there have been several instances where these contributions have been sufficiently extensive to demand presentation as a stand-alone document. These documents, which can be viewed as a PDF (Portable Document Format), will be listed in the following table. To read them you will require the Adobe Reader which can be downloaded at no cost from the following link.

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H.W. 'Bill' Strangward flew as a Flight Engineer Officer on VH-EBA from the time of its delivery until it was sold to Pacific Western Airlines. This summary was transcribed from Bill Strangward's log book by Colin Lock.
H.W. 'Bill' Strangward flew with Pacific Western Airlines as a Flight Engineer Officer on CF-PWV from 23NOV67 to 15APR68. This summary was transcribed from Bill Strangward's log book by Colin Lock.
Along with numerous other Qantas aeroplanes, VH-EBA enabled many immigrant families to find a new life in Australia. This summary of flights by VH-EBA was drawn from the National Archives of Australia website by Colin Lock.


The following related documents are web pages

The Daily Diary - Vol 1 (30JAN06 to 21NOV06) - Restoration
The Daily Diary - Vol 2 (22NOV06 to 07DEC06) - First Flight
The Daily Diary - Vol 3 (08DEC06 to 27JUL07) - Delivery
The Flight Deck of VH-XBA (high res image)
Tiger Air and the Marcos Connection
The full story of Airmark Corporation and the former VH-EBA
The Flight Deck of N138TA (high res image)
The Cabin of N138TA
Maintenance and Flying Record Log VH-EBA


Did you fly EBA?

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Issue
Date
Remarks
48
21OCT16
Added an image of N138TA at Basle, Switzerland.
47
01JUL16
Added flights from 23OCT66 to 20JUJ67 by Second Officer Colin Peck. (Retired 17OCT86 as Senior Check Captain B747)
46
19APR16
Added flights from 06SEP59 to 20JUN67 by Navigation Officer Barrie Blackstone with thanks to his daughter Josette Mathers.
45
21OCT15
Added flights from 12SEP59 to 18NOV66 by Clive Marshall. Contributed by Bev Kenyon who advises that her husband Clive passed away on 29JUN15.
44
16OCT15
Added an image of HZ-123.
43
24AUG15
Added a colour image of the roll out at Renton.
42
11JUL15
Added flights on 21APR60 & 13MAY60 by Norm Field.
41
21FEB15
Added an image of the aircraft with Tiger Air as N138TA at the Paris Air Show in 1981.
40
22APR14
Added an image of the aircraft with Pacific Western as C-FPWV.
39
15JUL13
Added a flight LHR-VIE-THR on 31MAR67 thanks to Andrew Scott who was a passenger on the flight.
38
26MAY13
Added an image of the aircraft with the Saudi Government as HZ-123.
37
12JUL12
Added an image of the aircraft in PWA livery but still registered VH-EBA.
36
10JUN12
Added another image of the aircraft wearing the name Star of the Desert in June 1983.
35
25APR12
Added an image of the aircraft wearing the name Star of the Desert in June 1983.
34
28OCT11
Added an image of the aircraft partially hangared at Vancouver on 24FEB71.
33
25JUL11
Added flights by VH-EBA from 30AUG62 to 27MAR63 sourced from the log book of Colin Howe.
32
14OCT10
Added details of the aircraft's time with Tiger Air thanks to Morris Fostrey and Bob Chipperfield.
31
19AUG10
Added flights by VH-EBA on 14MAR60 and 18MAR60 sourced from the log book of Harry Shaw.
30
03MAY10
Added flights by VH-EBA from 24NOV65 to 12MAY67 sourced from the log book of David Thorne.
Added a link to the Maintenance and Flying Record Log Book for VH-EBA.
29
20FEB10
Added flights by VH-EBA from 02MAY67 to 10AUG67 sourced from the log book of Clive Wallis.
28
23AUG09
Added flights by VH-EBA from 25NOV64 to 09NOV65 sourced from the log book of Mike Menzies.
27
26JUN09
Added flights by VH-EBA from 18JUL66 to 16JUL67 sourced from the log book of FEO Alan Trass.
26
19FEB09
Added flights by VH-EBA from 23JAN67 to 07AUG67 sourced from the log book of Doug Parkes.
25
21JAN09
Added flights by VH-EBA from 26MAR62 to 29MAR67 sourced from the log book of Alan Terrell.
24
13JAN09
Added more detail of the aircraft's use by Airmark Corporation (OCT83 to JAN85) as N138TA and N220AM. Thanks to David Rowland who was VP Operations for Airmark at the time.
23
09JUN08
Added flights by VH-EBA from 28AUG62 to 13JUL67 sourced from the log book of John Ellis.
22
25MAY08
Added flights by VH-EBA from 10JAN67 to 13AUG67 sourced from the log book of Graeme Cant.
21
08MAY08
Added flights by VH-EBA from 17OCT63 to 13FEB66 sourced from the log book of Dick Woodrow.
20
05MAY08
Added flights by VH-EBA from 26JUL59 to 31OCT67 sourced from the log book of Bill Strangward by Colin Lock.
Added a summary of migrant flights by VH-EBA from 27AUG59 to 14FEB67 sourced from the National Archives of Australia by Colin Lock. See "Related Documents" above.
19
04MAY08
Added flights by CF-PWV from 23NOV67 to 15APR68 sourced from the log book of Bill Strangward by Colin Lock. See "Related Documents" above.
18
06SEP07
Added flights by VH-EBA from JUN66 and AUG66 sourced from the log book of John Wilkinson.
17
22JUN07
Added details of the decommissioning. Also added details of an incident on 03MAY62. Also added an image of the aircraft after withdrawal from Qantas service in OCT67.
16
14JUN07
Added details of the final two flights.
15
14APR07
Added flights by VH-EBA from AUG59 to MAY67 sourced from the log book of Bill Robbie.
Added flights by VH-EBA from AUG59 to FEB67 sourced from the log book of William Edwards.
14
26MAR07
Added several references to use by Michael Jackson during the period July to December 1984 and possibly again from October 1986 to August 1987.
13
25FEB07
Added flights by VH-EBA from SEP66 to APR67 sourced from the log book of David Currie who was then a Second Officer with Qantas.
12
24DEC06
Several of the arrival times for the delivery flight were adjusted for consistency with this schedule.
11
16DEC06
Added details of arrivals at Nadi and Sydney.
10
14DEC06
Added details of arrivals at Bermuda, Orlando, Los Angeles and Honolulu.
9
10DEC06
Added images of departure from Southend and arrivals at Dublin and Tenerife.
8
07DEC06
Added details of second test flight from Southend on 06DEC06.
7
06DEC06
Added details of first test flight from Southend on 02DEC06.
6
01DEC06
Added details of taxy trials at Southend on 30NOV06.
5
16OCT06
Added sightings at Heathrow on 19APR65 and at Gatwick (as CF-PWV) on 28MAY73 thanks to Alex Walker.
4
15OCT06
Added flights by VH-EBA from JAN64 to OCT64 sourced from the log book of First Officer (later Captain) Howard Morris. Thanks to Greg Weir for transcribing these details.
3
07OCT06
Added flights by VH-EBA from NOV64 to APR67 sourced from the log book of First Officer (later Captain) Howard Morris. Thanks to Greg Weir for transcribing these details.
Also added dates for removal of Saudi registration and painting of Australian registration.
2
05AUG06
Added test flight on 27SEP67 and departure ex SYD on 03NOV67 on delivery to Pacific Western. Derived from Qantas Production Planning sheets with thanks to Ken Cannane.
1
27JUL06
Created individual page for this aircraft. Archived Updates for combined B707-138B list.

 

NOTES

1
There are four numbers in the second column of each header. These are:

1. The Constructor's Number (c/n or Manufacturer's Serial Number)
2. The Line Number (The order in which final assembly began)
3. Cumulative Line Number (The order in which the aircraft were rolled out)
4. Engineering Block Number (Customer Number)

Note: During early production, the Line Number was often the same as the Cumulative Line Number.

Source: "The Boeing 707 & 720" Air-Britain 1972.
2
Please forward any errors or updates to the Webmaster.
3
These sources are gratefully acknowledged.