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Old 07-07-2019, 06:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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To me, Qantas and the 747 have always been synonymous. It's sad that those days are soon coming to and end.
Fantastic photos as usual, any idea where she goes afterwards?
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I picked this one up as well because I flew on VH-OEE in 2011. She had just been painted into the new Qantas colors at that time. It's always nice to have a model of the exact reg you fly on
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Very nice Qantas 747. Sad to see her go in the near future...
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Very nice QANTAS Australia B747-438ER ya added there Steve
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To me, Qantas and the 747 have always been synonymous. It's sad that those days are soon coming to and end.
Fantastic photos as usual, any idea where she goes afterwards?

VH-OEB was ferried from her last pax flight from SFO to LAX to have Qantas titles removed and then ferried to Tupelo for immediate scrapping I have seen photos of the cut up. These days there is not much after market for spare parts for 747, so Coke cans and dog and cat food cans it is I think. No need to fly 747-4's to storage in Mojave waiting for re-sale. I think all remaining Qantas 747-400ER's will suffer the same fate, sadly
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I just realized that some of Qantas 747-400 aircraft in their fleet have mixed engines types as seen with this Inflight model having GE engines.. i always thought that Qantas was always a loyal Rolls-Royce customer, same as what we see with the BA 747-400 fleet..
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The 747-400ER was exclusively GE powered.
I remember when they were rolled out, and now there headed to the scrap heap. Time really flies doesn't it, and the bean counters have spoken
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You are right Mr Burns. GE's for all the 747-4ER's



And so it came to be that Qantas's very last commercial 747 service was today 23/03/20 operated by VH-OEE Santiago, Chile to Sydney Australia.

Repatriation of a few Australian's home while our boarders are closed. Social distancing was applied. One entire row portside to starboard of the aircraft and the two rows in front and two rows behind were vacant for each passenger wherever they were seated.

QF28 will be the last Qantas 747 service as seen here ---> https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHOEE

Thanks for the rides and thanks for the memories. A very sad day indeed. Good bye to Qantas 747's service


flaps up & down thank you GJ/ JCW please also include last QANTAS 747 Service 23/03/20 on the display stand plaque.



This also marks the last scheduled Qantas International service this year.

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Very sad indeed Steve. Hope Qantas does return them to service. To many Queens are dumped because of this crisis.
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Nice photos and acquisition!
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A Qantas spokesperson said that the 747's might be used again, according to an article on Simple Flying.
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You are right Mr Burns. GE's for all the 747-4ER's



And so it came to be that Qantas's very last commercial 747 service was today 23/03/20 operated by VH-OEE Santiago, Chile to Sydney Australia.

Repatriation of a few Australian's home while our boarders are closed. Social distancing was applied. One entire row portside to starboard of the aircraft and the two rows in front and two rows behind were vacant for each passenger wherever they were seated.

QF28 will be the last Qantas 747 service as seen here ---> https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHOEE

Thanks for the rides and thanks for the memories. A very sad day indeed. Good bye to Qantas 747's service


flaps up & down thank you GJ/ JCW please also include last QANTAS 747 Service 23/03/20 on the display stand plaque.



This also marks the last scheduled Qantas International service this year.

Correction I did a typo Qantas last 747 flight was 29/Mar/20 as per the flight tracker link I provided. Sorry about that.
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Same date as the KLM's. Is it now for sure that the Qantas 747's will not return in sevice after the crisis?
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Very sad indeed Steve. Hope Qantas does return them to service. To many Queens are dumped because of this crisis.

I hope so to Tom it would be nice to see them one more time or even get on one domestically if Qantas give us a chance. Hopefully KLM does a few domestic flights for the KLM aviation team over there.


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The 747-400ER was exclusively GE powered.
I remember when they were rolled out, and now there headed to the scrap heap. Time really flies doesn't it, and the bean counters have spoken
Hopefully Mr Burns one of these B747-438ER's can stay here at the Qantas Founders Museum in Longhreach Queensland. I think Qantas has already asked HARS down south of Sydney. I think they are full. Qantas already offered them a 747-4 simulator. No room and too expensive to run they told me.


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A Qantas spokesperson said that the 747's might be used again, according to an article on Simple Flying.

I hope so let's see. Even if they do a flyby in formation on the 16th of November for Qantas 100th birthday I will be at Mascot out there with my camera
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Same date as the KLM's. Is it now for sure that the Qantas 747's will not return in sevice after the crisis?

I doubt it Tom but they may use them on domestic flights they had some scheduled before the COVID-19 out break. We have to wait and see fingers crossed.
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I am hoping QF like KLM's B747's will be put back in to service oncer this crisis is behind us.
KLM's B747-406M Combi's have saved the company numerous times the same QF's B747-438ER's have for them, I don't find it wise to put them out of service so soon, cruisis or not, they will be needed more than anything I would of put the B777's out of service instead, not many aircraft can be used as a Combi like the B747-406M can.

Mainly transporting horses is not possible in twin engine aircraft, as most horses are higher than 1.6 meters.

The B747-438ER has the extra range, QANTAS could always upgrade them with a second extra fueltank on the right side instead of only the left side thereby adding an extra 925KM range to their B747-438ER aircraft, KLM's B747-406ERF/SCD's have both extra fuel tanks installed.


Both KLM & QANTAS made a bad choice with this one, so I am hoping both companies will come to healthier minds and put these Queens back in to service.
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Same date as the KLM's. Is it now for sure that the Qantas 747's will not return in sevice after the crisis?
No chance Tom,

Here is Qantas second last Qantas 747 VH-OEE as the model above on it's final ferry flight to the graveyard. Qantas last 747 VH-OEJ is next. Stand by for the date as it is immanent.

Qantas 747-400/ER VH-OEE Final Sydney Departure

VH-OEE Qantas 747-400ER last takeoff from Sydney Airport. Includes ATC



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Yesterday I collected my 14th KLM 747; KLM first -400, PH-BFA. It will likely be my final KLM 747 pick-up. Personally I have lost confidence in any sort of revival.

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Just captured the last “life sign” of this magnificent aircraft before it will disappear forever...

PS: Obviously the pilots joined a very last round before the final touch down.
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You are right Mr Burns. GE's for all the 747-4ER's



And so it came to be that Qantas's very last commercial 747 service was today 23/03/20 operated by VH-OEE Santiago, Chile to Sydney Australia.

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QF28 will be the last Qantas 747 service as seen here ---> https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHOEE

Thanks for the rides and thanks for the memories. A very sad day indeed. Good bye to Qantas 747's service


flaps up & down thank you GJ/ JCW please also include last QANTAS 747 Service 23/03/20 on the display stand plaque.



This also marks the last scheduled Qantas International service this year.
I thought the first Wunala Dreaming was RR powered. Different exhaust nozzles on the second one. Although I guess it wasn't an ER.
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I thought the first Wunala Dreaming was RR powered. Different exhaust nozzles on the second one. Although I guess it wasn't an ER.

It was. All Qantas 747-438's where RR powered. The only option for 737-438ER's where GE engines. Qantas had already learned from the first Wunala Dreaming with it's painted engines. Engines do fail. Even sometimes they require a new cowlings. Hence, Wunala Dreaming II VH-OEJ with it's GE power plants, had standard white GE Qantas engines. Lesson learned from Qantas that painting engine cowlings was not a good idea at all. I had a photo of VH-OJB Wunala with fitted out with a blue BA engine cowlings in Heathrow but I cant find it now.
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