QVG's 747 Month - Cyclone Tracy Memorial @ YSSY 110000ZAPR20 (Happening Now!)


Qantas Virtual Group’s 747 Month

As we farewell the Boeing 747 from our fleet, we have dedicated an entire month leading up to our 8th anniversary to commemorate the B747 and the significant role it has played in the development of Australian Aviation. This week, we are remembering a record-breaking rescue flight. After Cyclone Tracy devastated much of Darwin during Christmas 1974. Qantas flew a Boeing 747 to Darwin to rescue the many people who needed help. They set a world record flying from YPDN-YSSY by carrying the most amount of people in a B747 - 673!

Here is another Qantas advertisement, this time from 1983.


Departure Airport: Darwin Int’l Airport (YPDN)

Arrival Airport: Sydney Int’l Airport (YSSY)

Server: Expert Server

Aircraft: B747-400 (Qantas Livery)

Departure Time: Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:00 AM

Estimated Flight Time: 3:39


Flightplan: YPDN LAKUP ANGED 1354S/13156E TN BEBUX MILIV DOTAP VINAX NONET KARAG ENPAG 3233S/14941E DUUKE BOREE BEKLO BEROW OVILS JELLI YSSY

Additional Flightplan Details
Flightplan Info
Flight Level 37,000
Plan Distance 1,741 NM
Flight Time 3:39
Block Fuel 47,737 kgs
Climb Profile 250/340/84
Descent Profile 84/340/250
Passenger Count 397
Cargo Weight 0 kgs

Full flightplan available at Infinite Flight FPL Converter


Gates

Make sure to request a gate simply by replying to this topic.

Gate Pilot
Gate 1 @sam2875
Gate 2 @dca.iad.aviation
Gate 3
Gate 11A @Cam_Williams
Transient 1 @anon38496261
Transient 2 @Alex_E
Transient 3 @PocketRishi
Transient 4 @raoul_butler
Transient 5 @Finn_S_QFA535
Transient 6 @Mr_Pika_Man_Smith
Southwest Ramp 11A @Marcus1
Southwest Ramp 12A
Southwest Ramp 13A
Southwest Ramp 14A

More gates available if needed


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Additionally, check out our thread here.

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I’ll take gate 2! Wonderful event!

I think you may want to change this to 673

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I’ll take a gate cheers

Can I please have a gate

Sign me up! Gate 2, please :)

#FarewellQF747

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I’ll take a gate please

Ah I wish I could come, but my expert server status are down until next week

@dca.iad.aviation, you have Gate 2

@TimR, you have Gate 3

@Cam_Williams, you have Gate 11A

@anon38496261, you have Transient 1

@Alex_E, you have Transient 2

See you all there!

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Hi could I please have a gate? Thank you

I’ll take a gate :)

Can I have a gate

Any gate please

I’ll take a gate please

@PocketRishi, you have Transient 3
@raoul_butler, you have Transient 4
@Finn_S_QFA535, you have Transient 5
@Mr_Pika_Man_Smith, you have Transient 6
@Marcus1, you have Southwest Ramp 12A

See you all there!

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We’re looking forward to the event tomorrow!

Gates are still available if you want to join!

Sorry, but I have to cancel. I’ll be sure to join another event!

The event will be starting soon
Please spawn in at your assigned gates.

The lead aircraft for today’s flight will be QVG6 so please follow him when flying and allow him to taxi and take off first.

Sorry I didn’t see this message is it ok if I slow down so he can catch up?

I’ll decend to flight level 350 so we don’t hit