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Old 12-15-2019, 05:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Qantas Boeing 787-9 VH-ZNJ landed in Sydney after flying nonstop from London.

For just the second time in history, a commercial airline has operated a nonstop flight from London to Sydney. On Friday 15/11/2019 in the afternoon, Qantas Boeing 787-9 VH-ZNJ "Longreach" touched down in Sydney as QF7879 at the end of a 19-hour, 19-minute journey from London Heathrow. (Current World record)

I'ts arrival comes 30 years after the first nonstop flight from London Heathrow to Sydney, which took place in August 1989 when Qantas ferried 747-400 VH-OJA City of Canberra home. That flight took 20 hours 9 minutes and 5 seconds.
It took off from London Heathrow a little after 0600 local time on Thursday at an expected takeoff weight of 233,000kg – according to figures from Qantas

Here is Qantas 100th. I also include a pic of a gift to all staff from the Qantas CEO. A 100th badge. I got mine off ebay and there's plenty of staff unloading more if you want one.

I think the model & stand is very nice. This is the Inflight200 copy & I don't often double but I am getting the Gemini200 to go with it. Here is the model. Enjoy! By the way the bush near my place is still in tact and not on fire. So far so lucky.


































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The staff badge from Qantas management


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Old 12-15-2019, 09:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you Steve for these pictures.

It is great that the mainstream manufacturers take the opportunity of the 100th anniversary of QANTAS and KLM to release beautiful models.

Not sure I will be there for the 100th anniversary of Air France in 2033 ...

More controversial is the celebration of a misleading 100th anniversary by another airline which will be 46 next year on 31 Mach.

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Old 12-15-2019, 12:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Beautiful pictures as always Steve, hopefully you can do a quick comparison of the IF vs G2 release when you receive it.
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Old 12-16-2019, 03:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice photos Steve, it is a hot buy for this and the 100 years pin together with the coin set...WOW..what a wonderful Christmas coming to us....Aussie Aussie Aussie..

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Thanks Guys
Yes Willy the special Qantas 100th limited edition one dollar coin set from the Australian Royal Mint I am purchasing this weekend to go with the model. Jean Pierre, I hope you will be around for Air France 100th in 2033 it's only 13 years away and your a young fellow with a long way to go, so your not going anywhere soon mate! Mr Burns Gemini December releases for 2019 were just announced by Crownvic on the 11th of December 2019 so I expect this model will get to OZ post Christmas, sometime like early Janurary2020. However, I don't need the model to do a review. The model will be just as nice as the Inflight copy. The only one point of difference, might be more detailing on the engine cowlings with the reverse thruster's which are not so predominate on the Inflight200 copy. I have 100 percent trust the GJ will be as good as the Inflight200 copy or better as it will have this feature pictured below.


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Jean Pierre, I hope you will be around for Air France 100th in 2033 it's only 13 years away and your a young fellow with a long way to go, so your not going anywhere soon mate!
Thank you Steve for these encouraging words.
So far so good ...
I will place a pre order for an A 360, A 370 or B 797 with the anniversary livery.

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Nice JP, I think your got the right numbers in the mix there.



I forgot to put the link for the coin set in my last post. The Royal Australian Mint have made a youtube video. I have also been told that there was only a limited number of these sets made. I see some going on ebay now I hope to pay close to retail AUD 199.00


Here is the link. It is something very special indeed Qantas and The Royal Australian Mint - 11 coin collectable collection
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A very nice model Steve, I will add one to my fleet to join the KLM 100 as two century 787's together allthough it's unlikely that they will see each other in real life. I truly hope that the forest fires in Australia are coming to an end soon, terryfying seeing the footage on the news and the poor wildlife that doesn't survive those horrible fires. Hope you will add some pics of the Gemini once it arrives to your airport.
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There were 40,000 coin sets produced. Still available from the Royal Australian Mint web site. https://eshop.ramint.gov.au/qantas-centenary


Steve, where did the Yam come from?


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There were 40,000 coin sets produced. Still available from the Royal Australian Mint web site. https://eshop.ramint.gov.au/qantas-centenary


Steve, where did the Yam come from?


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I see that CV has already posted on your thread of Qantas Yam Dreaming and he is correct. So you will see his reply on your post. Thanks for your link to the Australian Royal mint too. I purchased a set off ebay at a low price plus free postage so I hope it arrives in tact with no damage to the box. 40,000 is quite a lot to go round, it's good for collectors
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PS: Yesterday QANTAS made the longest nonstop flight of one of their A380 ever...

For Germany directly to Sydney!!!

Well... they didn’t took of from FRA... it was from DRS
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PS: Yesterday QANTAS made the longest nonstop flight of one of their A380 ever...

For Germany directly to Sydney!!!

Well... they didn’t took of from FRA... it was from DRS

You are correct. Normally, the A380 retrofitted aircraft are referred to the the UK to operate a service back to Australia.
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My coin set arrived today. To view it you can go to General swak talk


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Just one more.



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Well, I gi to the Qantas shop but there are so many information required, so in the end it might be easier to ask directly how much you paid for this beautiful set ???
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Well, I gi to the Qantas shop but there are so many information required, so in the end it might be easier to ask directly how much you paid for this beautiful set ???

I paid $180.00 on ebay. You can also purchase from www.qantasstore.com.au
using Qantas frequent flyer points 31,310 points or $180.00 AUD. Plus shipping.
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So to unearth an old thread....did you end up getting the Gemini version of this model?
And if so, which is "Your Pick"? Inflight or Gemini?

I have the Gemini (all be it in a box and not on display yet) and am thinking about seeking out an InFlight200 version. I'd like your thoughts to gauge whether or not I too will double up.

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Old 04-14-2021, 06:45 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I never purchased the Gemini Jets copy. Double up's are not really my thing. I did go into Hobbyco store to check the GJ copy out. It is beautiful. I can not separate them. Both manufactures did a brilliant job on this model.
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