This Wien Air Alaska Airlines commercial aired in Seattle and throughout Alaska in 1980/81. The Stinson C2B biplane is now on display at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and was at one point owned and flown by Noel Wien in the 20s. The end of the clip features nice 727-100 action.
Is this Angus or Malcolm Young of AC-DC fame in this advert? Where's Bon Scott? TAA Boeing 727-076 TV Commercial 1972. Apparently the chap in the TAA commercial is
John Farnham (Johnny Farnham, as he was known back then). His website is here:
He had a huge hit in the late '60s with a song called 'Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)'.
He was dubbed 'King Of Pop' for years.
He's a bit of an icon in Oz these days.
Though not that well known overseas, he did front the Little River Band for a while.
Back then Qantas only flew international routes, while TAA (the government airline)
was in competition with Ansett Airlines on domestic routes.
BTW AC/DC started putting their act together in 1973 in the Melbourne suburb of Balwyn!
Cheers and happy flying videos, from Mark Jones, Warilla, NSW, Australia.