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Last QF 767 passenger revenue flights December 27, 2014

Old 28th Dec 2014, 07:44
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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.
As recently as the 767 farewell bash on 6 December AJ mentioned that we retain 'flexibility' on these and have the ability to get them with 18 months or so lead time. Certainly 2017 is still the 'planned' data that keeps getting thrown around.
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Old 28th Dec 2014, 07:54
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Well done to one and all for the final journey and indeed for a faultless career. So what diverse places has the QF 767 been to? Did it ever operate QF1 for example? What's the furthest it's flown to?
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Old 28th Dec 2014, 08:15
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Toronto was the furthest scheduled destination. It may have gone further on a Captains Choice tour.
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Old 28th Dec 2014, 08:32
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Farewell B767

Having been Fleet manager of the B767 from 2005 to 2009 I can safely say the aircraft and the crew were fantastic - good luck to all and safe flying on whatever fleet you fly.
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Old 28th Dec 2014, 09:42
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Fleet Manager, you sure?
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Old 28th Dec 2014, 20:24
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What's the furthest it's flown to?
Sydney / Colombo
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Old 29th Dec 2014, 08:33
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The 767 was my favourite civil aircraft. It was the best mix of automation and being able to fly manually.
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Old 29th Dec 2014, 08:57
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Exclamation

Now that the B767 has been retired from Australian skies maybe CASA will finally go ahead and change the ATPL flight planning exam from the 72 to the 76 like the rumours suggested....

Gotta keep it irrelevant....

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Old 29th Dec 2014, 10:47
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believe that a 767 is still ripping up the skies although you will have to send yourself as freight to get on it!
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Old 30th Dec 2014, 01:28
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Or learn how to handle horses...
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Old 30th Dec 2014, 03:29
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Did it ever operate QF1
It did fly QFA767 sometimes, which will now be an A330 I guess.
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Old 31st Dec 2014, 02:50
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Last QF 767 passenger revenue flights December 27, 2014

When were they pulled off SYD-MNL? And SYD-HNL?
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Old 31st Dec 2014, 04:49
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From seat 47A the landing was indeed very good - little hard on the brakes in order to make the second high speed exit off 16R (B7). The water cannon salute at both ends made a fitting farewell.
A short summary:
* Gift bags and a t-shirt (though the t-shirt I got was a ladies size 12)
* Countless rounds of applause throughout the flight
* A QF engineer proposing to his girlfriend on the PA (she said "yes" of course)
* A 2,000ft orbit of the Sydney CBD on either side.
VH-OGL over Bondi (not taken by me, of course)
* Water Cannons in Sydney - about 50 QF hangar crew on either side of the plane taxiing in - Kirrily gave permission for DEF pax to get out of their seats to watch the cannons.

Generally a much better vibe than I initially expected - a very well done farewell. I am looking forward to seeing what Qantas releases in terms of footage of the event.

Here is an album of a number of photos I took on the flight.

Cheers

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Old 31st Dec 2014, 05:04
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When were they pulled off SYD-MNL? And SYD-HNL?
Haven't done MNL since at least September 2008. I don't think we were going there when I checked out in command. We still had CGK at that time- I went there on the first leg of my final command check- and held onto it until perhaps early 2009 from memory? That date may be a bit fuzzy but it would be within 12 months or so!

We were doing HNLs until mid September 2014.
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Old 31st Dec 2014, 05:37
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Had Manila till at least late 2010, and Jakarta, Narita and Auckland till at least early 2011.

Would be great to see a full route history of the aircraft!
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Old 31st Dec 2014, 05:49
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Wow. I must have been really junior those first 2 years to not have even gotten close to a MNL! I did score a couple of PER-NRTs though!
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Old 31st Dec 2014, 07:54
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^^^ Yep. Thanks DC, hope the new career is going well for you too!
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Old 31st Dec 2014, 19:32
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OnceBitten, I'm not sure he was the Fleet Manager. Probably more apt to call him the Fleet Admin. Fleet Manager was a Captain. Just sayin.
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Old 1st Jan 2015, 04:31
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Lump in the throat stuff to see these no longer in the fleet. Can remember them joining the organisation. And a special thanks to Wayne Kearns a few years ago for several invites to the flight deck to get an appreciation of the capability of the crews and the aircraft on both DEP and ARR. That was in the days when management were not at war with the staff and communication engendered respect for the role that each had to play in the 'firm'.

Recall a VERY lumpy arrival one particular night into AKL with the weather absolute crap. Showed just what an animal it could be to land (kangaroo on the tail was apt!) - a sentiment an old acquaintance on the AirNZ 767 fleet (BF) endorsed.
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Old 1st Jan 2015, 07:35
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Boeing wanted the 767 to go way longer, next to 330 for efficiency and cost it's junk. Last western designed aircraft using a flight engineer, no wonder Aussies think it's still modern.
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