Brisbane/Port Moresby

1960 Route

11 July 1960 inaugural Ansett ANA service to New Guinea. It was operated by DC6B VH-INT. 

TAA inaugural service, 9 July 1960, to Port Moresby and Lae. The aircraft was DC6B VH-INU. This service was formerly operated by Qantas Empire Airways Ltd. Last Qantas service 7th July 1960 operated by Super Constellation VH-EAG. [Parnell & Boughton p276]

Brisbane VAR 110.9 NDB 216 DME CH5

Brisbane VAR legs; 261' Morse A/N, 081' A/N, 155' B/Y

From Brisbane track 321' direct to Rockhampton.

Reporting position 153 nm ex Brisbane and DME 40 from Bundaberg.

Bundaberg NDB 208 DME CH7

Rockhampton VAR 109.5 NDB 360 DME CH10

Track 320' to Mackay

Mackay VAR 111.7 NDB 308 DME CH8

Track 315' to Bowen

Bowen NDB 292 no DME

Track 292' to Townsville

Townsville VAR 109.1 NDB 276 DME CH 6

From Townsville track direct to Port Mosesby 357'

Cairns VAR 110.9 NDB 364 DME CH2

Reporting point near Osprey Reef S14 00 E 147 00 which was 225' 130nm to Cooktown NDB 260

Port Moresby NDB 300 DME CH 7

Track 349' to Lae

Lae NDB 400 DME CH 10.

Another route marked was Mackay 331' for 142nm to reporting point located 254' 86nm to the Townsville beacon than 331' for 155 nm to reporting point 254' 90nm to Cairns than 354' to Pt Moresby.



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