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Old 13th Jul 2020, 23:04
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Nice footage on the ABC news last night of the B747 flying over Sydney.
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Old 14th Jul 2020, 11:48
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Thankyou to all who replied regarding my questions regarding water injection and the record for max pax carried on the B747
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Old 15th Jul 2020, 02:03
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Just drove down to Surfers Paradise beach and watched it go south, and then back up the coast....
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Old 18th Jul 2020, 01:15
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Old 18th Jul 2020, 09:40
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Absolute perfect & deserved tribute to a remarkable aircraft that will probably never be replicated.
It has had everything thrown at it during its time in service & has come through with flying colours,lots of great memories.
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Old 19th Jul 2020, 07:37
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JT9D Core Cowls

I won't miss opening/closing those JT9D core cowls
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Old 19th Jul 2020, 11:45
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People,

We can go on with the accolades of our beloved "Queen of the Skies", BUT, how many pay attention to that name in the certifiers box? A massive thankyou to Mr G COOK and all of your cohort worldwide for keeping our collective arses airworthy and SAFE.

Rgds McHale.
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Old 19th Jul 2020, 22:23
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0...23bc77a3317707
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Old 20th Jul 2020, 07:05
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Who's cutting onions
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Old 21st Jul 2020, 01:51
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Originally Posted by dragon man View Post
Love this post, I'm almost tempted to print and frame that Tech Log entry... thank you for posting it... my history with the 747 and Qantas goes back to seeing EBA for the first time as a child, then flying to SYD on it one morning with my Dad. As a one time QF employee, I think it's the most iconic aircraft in Qantas' history, it's also totally fitting that it was the last major aircraft purchased by Qantas that was experienced by Hudson Fysh, before his passing in 1974. I used to think as a young kid how remarkable it was that he (and others) started the airline having been born before there were aeroplanes, with a string and wood biplane (the 504K) and he lived to see that company operate the Boeing 747.
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Old 21st Jul 2020, 02:10
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I used to think as a young kid how remarkable it was that he (and others) started the airline having been born before there were aeroplanes, with a string and wood biplane (the 504K) and he lived to see that company operate the Boeing 747.
We kinda forget how far aviation has come in such a short period of time. All to be brought undone by a poxy virus.
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Old 21st Jul 2020, 09:23
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My first 747 flight VH-EBC

Just dredged up my Qantas Junior V-Jet Club logbook from the early 70s.

My first 747 flight was SYD - MEL on VH-EBC on the 22/12/72, I was 18 months old. The last time I was on one was Nov 2010 SYD-SIN. Great memories of a grand Queen of the skies. They will be missed in the passenger world, but no doubt, have many years left as a freighter.
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Old 21st Jul 2020, 13:17
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Anyone interested in forming a syndicate/unit trust etc to purchase a 1991 B747-400 with 16,332 hours and 13,569 cycles. Condition reported 'as new'. Mostly hangared when not flying. Formerly Japans equivalent of Air Force One. VIP config with usual trimmings, just 85 seats. Unsold at USD12,500,000. Offers accepted.
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 00:16
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B772, the only downside with the syndicate would be when it is your weekend to wash the B747.

What are Qantas doing with the B747 sim?
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 00:36
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Originally Posted by Stationair8 View Post
B772, the only downside with the syndicate would be when it is your weekend to wash the B747.

What are Qantas doing with the B747 sim?
Should really keep it for joy flights. Even do fear of flying courses.
Not just kids the whole general public would love it since flight deck doors
are shut most of the time.
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 06:32
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Heartwarming to have seen it live on Ch 7 listening to the commentary announcing Oscar Echo Jacket was travelling down the harbour at 20kts. I was surprised we couldn't hear the racket from all the bells!!
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 06:49
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Heartwarming to have seen it live on Ch 7 listening to the commentary announcing Oscar Echo Jacket was travelling down the harbour at 20kts. I was surprised we couldn't hear the racket from all the bells!!
Did they put it on a barge?
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 07:05
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Did they put it on a barge?
No - but my interpretation of the commentary was saying exemplary airmanship (IE: any normal QF crew) when combined with an extraordinary airframe (Oscar Echo Jacket) clearly gives you the ability to fly at 20kts without stalling.

Alternatively (and I only saw Ch7) you might have thought a Pilot instead of a Muppet may have been utilised for a commentary. I would imagine that despite the current workload one might have been available - perhaps even one for every FTA TV station. Even GT might have been capable of a better job - but we couldn't spread him too thin, of course.
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 07:18
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Have a look on flight tracker what the grand old lady is actually doing right now 😊
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 07:22
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Looking at FR24 they might be doing a bit of drawing before pointing at LAX.


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