Throwback Thursday
An Impulse Boeing 717 (Photo: Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Impulse Airlines

Impulse Airlines was founded in 1992 by Sue and Gerry McGowan. Operations began later that year as a regional carrier based in Newcastle, New South Wales. The airline operated regional routes within New South Wales using the Beechcraft 1900D. Destinations included Sydney, Melbourne, and Australian capital Canberra, among others. The airline operated routes for Ansett Australia with flights using Ansett flight numbers and flyers able to earn Ansett frequent flyer miles. In 1994, the airline added the BAe Jetstream 41…