History Of Qantas 747-438 VH-OJA

The First of four Boeing 747-438s ordered new by Qantas - March 02, 1987

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Everett) - February 1989

Was the 12th Boeing 747-400 to be built

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524G2 engines

First flown as N6064P - July 03, 1989

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OJA - August 11, 1989

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Aircraft was named ‘City of Canberra’ at Seattle - August 11, 1989

Ferried Seattle - Las Vegas as BOE551 - August 11, 1989

Accepted by Qantas at Las Vegas - August 11, 1989

Ferried Las Vegas - Vancouver as QF510 - August 11, 1989

Ferried Vancouver - Seattle (Boeing Field) as QF511 (Captain D. Massy-Greene) - August 12, 1989

Ferried Seattle - London (Heathrow) as QF512 (Captain D. Massy-Greene) - August 13, 1989

Departed London (Heathrow) as QF7441 on delivery flight - August 16, 1989

Arrived Sydney at the conclusion of the delivery flight - August 17, 1989

Delivery route: Seattle - London - Sydney

Flight crew: Captains D. Massy-Greene, R. Heiniger, G. Greenop, G. Lindeman

Non-stop London - Sydney record of 18,001 miles was flown in 20 hours 10 minutes

For more information regarding this record-breaking delivery flight click ‘HERE’

Additional titles ‘We Go Further’ applied after the non-stop delivery flight in Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Melbourne - Sydney as QF28/QF001 - September 06, 1989

Operated first international revenue service Sydney - Auckland - Sydney as QF43/QF44 - September 07, 1989

Wet leased by Ansett Australia to cover temporary loss of their Boeing 747 VH-INH - October 22 - 23, 1994

Operated Ansett Australia services Sydney - Kansai - Brisbane - Sydney

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd - August 30, 2005

Operated final revenue service Johannesburg - Sydney as QF64 - January 13, 2015

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport pending final flight
Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Albion Park Regional Airport as QF7474 - March, 2015

Flight crew: Captains Greg Matthews, Ossie Miller

Observers: Captain Mike Galvin, Second Officer Matthew East

Aircraft departed Sydney at 07:36 local and arrived at Albion Park at 07:47 local

The final flight of 59 statute miles was completed in 12 minutesimage`

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Credits to aussieairliners.com

Yes I watched a video of its landing at Wollongong today

I live streamed on my train to school

Interesting!

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