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VH-TBS aka RMS currently being chopped

Old 12th Nov 2021, 03:56
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VH-TBS aka RMS B727-100 currently being chopped

The Queensland Government owned Aviation Australia College at Brisbane Airport has called time on a rare relic of aviation's golden age.

VH-RMS Boeing 727-77QC




16-11-2021


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Old 12th Nov 2021, 06:20
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Oh, dear. One's mortality comes to haunt us all. Many an hour as a freighter in that wonderful beastie ..... Delightful aeroplane to fly.
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Sad demise of an aeroplane that had a significant history in Australia and the Pacific, I had a bit to do with it when National Jet we’re carrying livestock in it back in the early 90s. Anyone know if they are also planning on chopping up the ex Air Niugini F-28 as well?

Obviously not enough apprentices being trained due a lot of the heavy maintenance now being done offshore….
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Sad demise of an aeroplane that had a significant history in Australia and the Pacific, I had a bit to do with it when National Jet we’re carrying livestock in it back in the early 90s. Anyone know if they are also planning on chopping up the ex Air Niugini F-28 as well?

Obviously not enough apprentices being trained due a lot of the heavy maintenance now being done offshore….

Overseas faster and cheaper and no unions....
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Old 13th Nov 2021, 01:28
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It's making way for two MD-80's owned by Mr. Clive Palmer, currently parked about 400 metres away.
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Old 13th Nov 2021, 21:13
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Are they still there?
Should have been chopped yonks back.
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 03:58
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Anyone know if they are also planning on chopping up the ex Air Niugini F-28 as well?
It went to the Coke factory in the sky years ago.
Obviously not enough apprentices being trained due a lot of the heavy maintenance now being done offshore….
The problem was the tech was too old. The MD80's have glass cockpits etc for the trainees spanners to work on.
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In a previous life, at Perth Airport circa 1986 I think

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Old 26th Nov 2021, 22:21
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How appropriate. The aeroplane was destroyed on Qantas' birthday.
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Old 1st Oct 2022, 16:34
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What a shame, such history here! Wingnuts, do you know where the remainder of this aircraft is now? I’d love to salvage something for a historical record. Cheers!
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 01:36
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I think it's on the right as you enter BNE Virgin Arrivals. Red machine, selection D3. A Coke Zero I believe
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I think it's on the right as you enter BNE Virgin Arrivals. Red machine, selection D3. A Coke Zero I believe
LOL! Poor RMS
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Originally Posted by Traffic_Is_Er_Was View Post
I think it's on the right as you enter BNE Virgin Arrivals. Red machine, selection D3. A Coke Zero I believe
Ah ok, so it’s still a shell there as per the photos?
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