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Last QF 767 passenger revenue flights December 27, 2014

Old 27th Dec 2014, 05:14
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Hope Mike doesn't dump it on
Nah. I'm sure that like all good 767 captains, he'll have offered the sector to the FO.
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 05:46
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And much loved by ATC as well - "It's a 76, it will win!"

Farewell.

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Old 27th Dec 2014, 05:50
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I was pretty happy with my last one. We were chockas so had 2 on the jump- a JQ 787 Captain and former head of AN 767 training as well as one of our long time gun F/Os. The F/O took a nice vid out the side window on approach.

The comment I make it at the end of the landing roll was due to the boys geeing me up all the way about 'planting' my last 767 landing. I was pretty chuffed when it greased on in 20 knots x-wind.

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Old 27th Dec 2014, 06:56
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Nice of the QLink crew to almost ruin the moment with the sticky mike
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 06:57
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We were sitting in the garden in Paddington and 'er indoors said "that big plane is a bit low!", but my view was obstructed and I missed it.

I was rewarded 10 minutes later when QF767 came back round as part of it's harbour tour!

They are one of my favourite planes and I shall miss sitting up the back between Sydney and Melbourne - the A330 doesn't feel anything like as strong and powerful as a passenger ... when the weather is nasty I used to get a lot of comfort from boarding a 767.

Thanks to the Captains who have flown me in them!

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Old 27th Dec 2014, 07:38
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Surely after 29 years someone knows how to land it!
Lol. Spoken by someone who has never landed a 767 Captain Fathom?

She was a dog like that. Just when you thought you were in a middle of a string of great landings, she'd bite you on the backside with a series of ordinary landings for no reason at all.
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 09:03
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Spoken by someone who has never landed a 767
Keg, you told us you were a 767 Capt!
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 09:35
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I think I've missed something?

In response to my 'I hope he doesn't dump it on' you made the comment 'surely after 29 years...'. I was pointing out that only someone who hasn't flown a 767 would say that after 29 years you should be able to get a good landing. Even when you're having a 'good day' at the office, you can still dump the 767 on and that I hope Mike Galvin wasn't having one of 'those' days!

Anyway, by all reports he did pretty well. 10/10 but that was 'factored' due to the additional 'pressure' of 5 (yep 5) gopros running and the final landing. So deduct 0.5 for each go pro and 1 for the final landing and it's at best a 6.5/10 landing!
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 10:06
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So what will the 767 crew now fly? The 787-900 when it comes?
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 11:02
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So what will the 767 crew now fly? The 787-900 when it comes?
Oh no, this thread will definitely now continue onto a 2nd page for all the wrong reasons!

Some people are just so unkind.
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 11:08
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And the news service I watched said that the Dreamliner was replacing the 767.

As if...
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 11:29
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Well if the landing shown on SBS tonight was the actual touchdown of the last pax flight, whoever was flying did a great job. It was spot on in the middle of the runway markers and appeared to be a greaser. The crew must of learnt something after all these years on them.
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 12:25
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So what will the 767 crew now fly? The 787-900 when it comes?
Of the last 70 Captains in June, about half are getting demoted to F/O due to no Sydney commands available. The other half are spread between the A380 as captains (the very senior captains), the A330 (mostly in Perth though a few others in sydney and Melbourne) and the 737 ADL base.

Similarly with the F/Os, most demoted to S/O A380 with a smattering off to the A330 and 737.

The 787-900 is supposedly still 2+ years away. 2017 is the current plan.
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 19:51
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I think you will see the B787-900's go to Jetstar and the B787-800's returned to mainline Qantas starting sometime in 2017 , still a long time in the future.
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 20:57
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Nice of the QLink crew to almost ruin the moment with the sticky mike
Hey Jonno, let's screw with the final 767 flight, get the sticky mic out & plug it in, will ya.
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 21:31
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Hey cynphil!

The 787-8s were never ever with Mainline to be returned. Let's get the record straight!
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Old 27th Dec 2014, 22:35
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Grammatically, you are correct Ken, however the original plan when the massive B787 order was placed was for the first 15 B787-8's to be fitted with a QF Domestic interior and go to Jetstar initially then when the B787-9's started arriving, they would go to Jetstar with the -8's transferring to QF Domestic on a hull for hull basis.

No one outside Joyce's inner sanctum has any idea what the current plan is. As far as I know the 50 Purchase Rights that remain from the initial order (apart from the 11 JQ B788's) are yet to get a position on the production line so I'm not expecting any more in service with any part of the group until 2018.
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Old 28th Dec 2014, 00:53
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I guess this is where they're all going ..

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Old 28th Dec 2014, 05:07
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The final approach and landing.

Fourteen other images here: Rod Andrewartha Photography | QF767
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Old 28th Dec 2014, 05:10
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There's two already in the airpark up in Alice.
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