Monday, April 23, 2007

It's lift-off for Ansett 727 RMV

Ansett 727 Romeo Mike Victor lifts off from rwy 16 at Sydney... circa 1973.

Ansett L188 Electra at Sydney

Well almost at Sydney... lights ablaze, it's Romeo Mike Delta on approach to Sydney's rwy 16, circa 1976. These Lockheed Electras were originally Ansett's mainline pre-jet era fleet, and in effect an insurance policy in case the 727s couldn't cut the mustard. But they did, so the L188s were gradually pushed onto out-of-peak services, and finally onto late night cargo duties. Being turbo-props they evaded Sydney's night jet-curfew.

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