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VH OJA off to a museum

Old 7th Dec 2014, 09:15
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VH OJA off to a museum

I wonder which museum the old girl will go to?

Qantas? first Boeing 747-400 is going into retirement after 25 years of high-flying service | News.com.au
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Old 7th Dec 2014, 15:29
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HARS at Albion Park.
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Where the hell do you stash a B744 at Albion Park?

...is HARS taking over the old RPT apron?
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Old 7th Dec 2014, 21:55
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Surely you'd send it Longreach?
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Either is better than VCV
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Old 8th Dec 2014, 01:13
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It's a Qantas Aircraft.
It's a Qantas Museum at Longreach.
The damn Aircraft even has LONGREACH painted on the side!!

It should be put there.
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Old 8th Dec 2014, 01:50
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It's a Qantas Aircraft.
It's a Qantas Museum at Longreach.
The damn Aircraft even has LONGREACH painted on the side!!

It should be put there.
You've asked Longreach if they want it?
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Old 8th Dec 2014, 02:55
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HARS first choice, unless it can't be operationally done. Nowra as a backup. Longreach already has a 747
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Old 8th Dec 2014, 04:56
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The Qantas Founders Museum is an entity independent of Qantas, managed by it's own Board and supported by Qantas and other airlines and individuals.

Put where at Longreach?? There is already a B742, B707, PBY Catalina and DC3 at Longreach airport exposed to the weather and costing money to maintain. I understand a Lockheed Constellation may also be headed to Longreach in the future.

Where do you propose another 747 should be parked and who will pay the construction costs and continuing maintenance costs?

Indeed, can a 744 land at Longreach?

It may be an urban myth, but I understand parking the 742 at Longreach was the most cost effective solution for Qantas. Rumour has it they did not want the aircraft scrapped in Australia and parking at Longreach was far cheaper than flying it to the USA and parking in the desert.
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Longreach doesn't have the room for it........and they really need to spend money for some cover over the 747, 707 and now the Connie to protect them from the elements.

At least it will get a lot of attention from HARS and will be well looked after. And a short drive from Sydney, rather than 2 hour flight from Brisbane.
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Old 8th Dec 2014, 05:49
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Great for HARS and those in years to come who don't want to journey to the "back of beyond" to see one>>>

With a Connie/C-47/DC-4/B747/Cat at HARS they've duplicated Longreach..
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Guys I got an email today from AUS BT saying that VH-OJA is going to the Mojave Desert but I can't give you the link here because I deleted the email and then emptied the trash box but check this link out anyway.

First delivered QANTAS 747-400 "VH-OJA" to be retired in December - Airline Hub Buzz | Airline news and Information

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Old 8th Dec 2014, 06:42
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That report is dated 26 Nov. Things have changed since then.

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Almost duplicated. No DC-4 at Longreach yet. That can be fixed if someone can convince Buffalo Joe McBryan to donate the former VH-EDB.

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Old 8th Dec 2014, 07:46
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This makes me feel old. I can remember it landing at YSSY (then ASSY) - apparently with not much more than fumes in its tanks - in very heavy rain, after the direct flight from London with about 20 VIPs on board. I seem to remember they cooked up a special batch of avtur to give them slightly better range.
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Can one land at Wollongong?
Yes, at MLW! (just)
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Old 8th Dec 2014, 08:59
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So why can't Longreach wack down some concrete and bobs ya uncle.

Yes if a 747-200 can land there then a 400 could as well.

So what if they already have a 747 707 etc, it is a museum dedicated to Qantas and they also should source an F27 DC9 and 727 to complete a nice set of Aussie heavy metal ( well apart from the F27 !! )

It's only money...
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Have many of you been to Longreach? There's not exactly a lot of room left around the museum there...
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Surely they could scramble up a company willing to donate some concrete to expand their hard stands? Wouldn't need to be too thick as the Aircraft are quite light ( relatively speaking without fuel or pax or freight ) and don't move around much. The ground itself must be damn hard too.

Surely they would wet themselves over the prospect of a 400???

Maybe not??
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25 years, 106,000 hours, 13,800 cycles.

Sounds like they got their moneys worth out of her
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