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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 14:12
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Geezus some of you blokes are hard to please there is no FU to anyone. This is purely what it is, an opportunity to do something cool and historic. There is no scandal, there is no negativity associated with this I assure you. And it’s news to me that the marketing gurus, gmc or anyone in QF (or aviation industry) caused COVID.
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 14:27
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How many waypoints in the FMS for that?! Tap tap tap quicker, FO (Capt in RHS) Bloggs, the head's coming up!!!!!

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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 14:55
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Just about as good as the Marree Man.

Never on the payroll at QF, but I did manage to score a few circuits in the 747 sim in 1980.
Thanks Reg
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 17:48
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Originally Posted by onehitwonder View Post
Where are all the aerosexuals?

Certainly interesting watching the footage, and now i believe they're drawing a kangaroo FL190 over the pacific?
What is an aerosexual?
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 18:01
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Originally Posted by 601 View Post
Just about as good as the Marree Man.

Never on the payroll at QF, but I did manage to score a few circuits in the 747 sim in 1980.
Thanks Reg
I'm green with envy...I think every pilot would love to fly a 747.
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 18:33
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Originally Posted by Capn Bloggs View Post
How many waypoints in the FMS for that?! Tap tap tap quicker, FO (Capt in RHS) Bloggs, the head's coming up!!!!!
Good question...How is this route programmed into the FMS? Many individual coordinates and pseudo waypoints made manually by the flight crew? Or is made by the flight planning dept/ inserted on a nav database to be accessed or uplinked by the crew?
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 22:15
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Originally Posted by compressor stall View Post
Best ask those in or formerly of QF facing mounting mortgage payments.
Your comments are noted on another forum and those you refer to with mounting personal costs to cover, think it's a brilliant gesture to send off an iconic aircraft for Qantas and aviation as a whole. Thankfully most of these Pilots can still smile and laugh despite the tough times they're living with.

How is this route programmed into the FMS? Many individual coordinates and pseudo waypoints made manually by the flight crew? Or is made by the flight planning dept/ inserted on a nav database to be accessed or uplinked by the crew?
The planning would have been done over some time and the route would have been 'built' as, say, SYDLAX747, then loaded pre-flight, probably in an alternate route so as not to be 'seen' by the inquisitive before being activated in-flight.
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 22:28
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I donít know a Pilot who doesnít love the 747, shame to see it go.

out of curiosity how were the flight crew picked? Most senior so flying with all Captains of most senior in rank?
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Old 22nd Jul 2020, 22:35
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Originally Posted by Flying_higher View Post
Geezus some of you blokes are hard to please there is no FU to anyone. This is purely what it is, an opportunity to do something cool and historic. There is no scandal, there is no negativity associated with this I assure you. And itís news to me that the marketing gurus, gmc or anyone in QF (or aviation industry) caused COVID.
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You are 100% correct,nobody that you have mentioned caused this & to start complaining about the events of the past few days is really pretty inappropriate considering the history of the 747 in qf livery & to all who have spent many years of their careers working in or on this icon.
I was also impressed with AJ & his ability to involve as many as possible.
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 00:30
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I would like to express my personal thanks to the clever, caring people who engineered yesterday’s display of 21st century aerial art, even though we all knew that it was the aeroplane saying goodbye. The day promised to be one of sadness, and it was, but you soothed the sadness and replaced the tears of sadness with tears of pride. Thank you.
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 00:49
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Reported on BBC World News this morning, complete with screen shots of Flight Tracker/Radar with the logo, with a global viewing audience of millions I assume it was a pretty good bang for an advertising buck.........
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 03:03
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The route was planned out using the Jepp FD Pro app on an iPad and practised in the simulator before hand. Route up-linked to the FMC pre-flight.
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 03:18
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Originally Posted by zlin77 View Post
Reported on BBC World News this morning, complete with screen shots of Flight Tracker/Radar with the logo, with a global viewing audience of millions I assume it was a pretty good bang for an advertising buck.........
Certainly a lot cheaper than the ads they made where the flew the children's choir all over the world.
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 03:27
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Originally Posted by TimmyTee View Post
They got their own logo wrong! Big FU from the planners/pilots to the hot shot marketing gurus in Coward St.
Are you the bloke who criticised the woodwind section of the orchestra playing on the Titanic as she slipped beneath the waves?
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 03:39
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Absolutely BLOODY BRILLIANT 'departure' msg................

CHEERS....
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 03:52
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 04:58
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Originally Posted by Ex747 View Post
The route was planned out using the Jepp FD Pro app on an iPad and practised in the simulator before hand. Route up-linked to the FMC pre-flight.
Here are the waypoints 👍



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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 05:08
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Originally Posted by John Eacott View Post
Here are the waypoints 👍


Damn someone has a lot of patience or too much time on their hands...or maybe it was set up by dispatch. I wonder what Clearance Delivery had to say. Nevertheless so cool!
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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 05:45
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Hi all

Do any of the QF folk have an eta for Mojave?

I am in the area and would love to get some pics of its arrival and I have been advised it is scheduled to touchdown at 11:30.

But there is much confusion as to which day, thursday (tomorrow here) or Friday! Is it spending one day in LAX or two?

If anyone could help pin it down it would be much appreciated.

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Old 23rd Jul 2020, 06:19
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Planning already underway for the A380...


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