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Old 25th January 2010, 11:05 PM
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Default Boeing B737 at Essendon Airport?

I was wondering has a Boeing 737 or larger aircraft ever landed at Essendon (YMEN)
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Old 26th January 2010, 07:40 AM
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I think Essendon was the main Melbourne airport before tullamarine was built in the 1970s, so I would guess Ansett and TAA would have operated DC9s and 727s from Essendon.
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Old 26th January 2010, 07:45 AM
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There was a Pacific Transair 737-200 stored at Essendon many years ago.
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Old 26th January 2010, 08:36 AM
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Here are a couple of photos from our very own Brian W.
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Old 26th January 2010, 09:28 AM
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The department of transport used to operate F28 aircraft out of essendon.There has been many jet aircraft in and out of essendon as it was used as an alternate to tulla if it was fogged in.
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Old 26th January 2010, 10:41 AM
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I was at the Essendon Aviation Symposium and Airshow in November, 1984

Kym Beasley was the Minister for Transport at the time and was our guest Speaker

On the Sunday we did a joyride in the Ansett B767-200 VH-RMH which had only just been delivered and was on display for the public to view.

We were towed to the threshold of Essendon's RWY 26 , did a left hand circuit of the City and then landed on RWY 27 at Tullamarine.

All with the compliments of Ansett.....
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Old 26th January 2010, 11:30 AM
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I have seen slides of C-135s and C-141As at Essendon.
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Old 26th January 2010, 12:06 PM
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Ah, wasn't Essendon Melbourne's International airport before Tullamarine opened in the early 70s ?

And yes 737s and bigger have certainly landed there ; I photographed a Pacific Transair B737, N737RD, on 21 April 1996.
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Old 26th January 2010, 12:21 PM
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"Google" is your friend Oliver.

Input "Essendon Airport" to get a comprehensive history.
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Old 26th January 2010, 01:13 PM
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Some more shots of N737RD which is the only 737 that has visited Essendon.
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