VH-XBA (was originally VH-EBA hence "X" I think) City of Canberra.Soundguy said:I have a job coming up in the new year in Longreach.... look forward to seeing this girl when I visit there! (Actually not sure of the name - is it female?)
Have a look at this site for data on aircraft, generally reliable except for peformance figures, which may come from the manufacturers sites.Yada Yada said:Out of curiosity, how big is the 707-100 compared with current day planes (i.e. dimensionally, and pax-load)? Is a 737-800 about the same size?
SF& was it this guy referred to in The Australian article?SF& said:I visited the qantas museum in syd aiport and their is an older gentleman that works their ( forgot his name ) who has worked at qantas a long time; took me thru the musuem on a sort of personal tour telling me his own stories and memories he was sitting next to MARGE at the home comng; so if you want to know more history visit the musuem you may bump into this guy a wealth of info & fantatsic stories, it's the ex charimans lounge.
Not sure sorry of his name short guy skinny. Great stories if u get him. It 's a great place to watch the planes land and take off too.Altair said:Have a look at this site for data on aircraft, generally reliable except for peformance figures, which may come from the manufacturers sites.
Airliners.net: Boeing 707
Airliners.net: Boeing 737-800/900
SF& was it this guy referred to in The Australian article?
707 calls Australia home once more | Aviation | The Australian
I think I must go to Longreach one day and see this museum, by air of course!
Queensland is one of the few state governments that subsidise air travel. QF did not fly to Longreach before AN collapse. If QF pull out there will be another operator flying there as it is important to the local community.Soundguy said:Umm.... assuming the new Qantas owners consider it economical for Qantaslink to continue flying to Longreach.
Done as requested, Standby. Hmmm, also just found this thread about the 707 as well, so will cross reference to here for those interested.Standby said:Apologies for starting a new thread but cannot locate the one I swa a few days ago regarding the 707 City of CBR.(mod pls feel free to move it to the orig thread)
Qantas Screened this on my QF636 flight to BNE last night. It went for approx 30mins and showed signs of being edited from the original version.Standby said:... also a mate who has been following the story closely just sent me this info on a documentary to be shown on channel 7..see attached
Return of the 707 - City of Canberra - 7:30pm Wednesday 4th April
A thrilling documentary exploring a momentous occasion in Australian aviation history will be jetting to Channel 7 on Wednesday, April 4 at 7.30pm. ...