Qantas said goodbye to its 747 today in style beginning with a low altitude tour of Sydney, a quick visit to retired fleet mate VH-OJA, and then a massive Qantas ‘Roo’ before heading across the Pacific. https://t.co/sDyfwbqKt3pic.twitter.com/tDZIXChGh2
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The Australian airline Qantas has retired its last Boeing 747 jumbo jet. As the last jet took off Wednesday with six pilots and no passengers, the flight path drew Qantas’ distinctive kangaroo logo in the sky.
Over the past week, Qantas operated three “Farewell Jumbo Joy Flights” touring Sydney, Brisbane, and Canberra with passengers on board for the final time. Today’s flight is taking the aircraft from Sydney to Los Angeles, where it will clear customs before continuing on to its final resting place in the California desert.
After making a scenic departure over Sydney and a low pass over the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) in Wollongong, which hosts a retired Qantas 747, QF7474 turned east over the Tasman Sea to draw Qantas’ iconic kangaroo.
The jet was taken to the Mojave Air and Space Port to be stripped for parts. -via BBC
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