Qantas may have retired its last active Boeing 747, but there are still two of the “queens of the skies” on display in Australian aviation museums. One of those, a Boeing 747-200, can be found at the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach, Queensland.
Qantas has a long and proud association with Longreach, the town where it first started its operations in the 1920s and even manufactured its own aircraft. Today, Longreach is home to the iconic museum that celebrates the history of Australia’s national carrier. As well as the Boeing 747, there is a Boeing 707, Super Constellation, DC3, Catalina and other Qantas aircraft and memorabilia on display.
In this episode, Matt chats to Tony Martin, the CEO of the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach.
- 1:03 – Fortnightly news round-up
- 10:22 – Interview with Tony Martin
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- Qantas Founders Museum
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- Overview of Australian State Border Restrictions
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