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QF Final 747 flights - SYD, BNE & CBR

TripleB

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[killjoy alert] Technically taking the safety card without permission would surely be larceny under the various state and territory Crimes Acts.

Here's a link to the NSW bench book (the how to guide for judges) for the crime of larceny - Larceny
 

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Wish I'd been able to go on one of these farewell flights, and have been living vicariously through members' reports. I'd happily take one of the safety cards as a memento (on the understanding it's with QF's blessing), but I'd make sure I properly clean it asap. Those seat pockets can be reservoirs of all sorts of rubbish and nasties - used tissues and worse 🤢🙂
 

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Wish I'd been able to go on one of these farewell flights, and have been living vicariously through members' reports. I'd happily take one of the safety cards as a memento (on the understanding it's with QF's blessing), but I'd make sure I properly clean it asap. Those seat pockets can be reservoirs of all sorts of rubbish and nasties - used tissues and worse 🤢🙂
Be sure to track the departure tomorrow of QFA7474 on flightradar / FlightAware etc. You won’t regret it.
 

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Hi All,

Does anyone know the flight plan out of Sydney tomorrow - particularly whether there’ll be a flyover of the harbour / CBD?

My friend & I are deciding whether to brave the crowds at Shep’s Mound or whether to chance our hand in the city.

Any intel appreciated.
 

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Wish I'd been able to go on one of these farewell flights, and have been living vicariously through members' reports. I'd happily take one of the safety cards as a memento ....
Missed opportunity for those who didn’t grab one. 🤭
 

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Wish I'd been able to go on one of these farewell flights, and have been living vicariously through members' reports. I'd happily take one of the safety cards as a memento (on the understanding it's with QF's blessing), but I'd make sure I properly clean it asap. Those seat pockets can be reservoirs of all sorts of rubbish and nasties - used tissues and worse 🤢🙂
I got those safety cards from the Canberra flight, happy to give them away for free if you're in Sydney or otherwise just pay me the postage fee.
 

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The final Qantas B747-400ER (VH-OEJ) will depart Sydney at 1400 hrs (local) on Wednesday 22 July 2020. To mark this historic event, the aircraft will overfly Shellharbour airport (YSHO) at 1500 ft to salute the first Qantas B747-400, before setting course for the United States.

The aircraft will exit controlled airspace abeam Stanwell Park at 3000 ft approximately 2-3 NM off the coastline, before descending to 1500 ft and overflying Port Kembla thence YSHL before making a left turn, and departing to the North-East over the ocean.
 
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My friend & I are deciding whether to brave the crowds at Shep’s Mound...
I'm wondered the same, but as I'm based on lower north shore, think my plan will be stay this side.

I watched the first 747 arrival over Sydney Harbour from my school in North Sydney. Think I will find a similar vantage point today.
 

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Farewell OEJ
Today we will say goodbye to our final 747 VH-OEJ as it departs Sydney for the last time. Following a ceremony at Hangar 96, OEJ will taxi past Shep's Mound and receive a water canon salute, before taking off just after 2pm as QF 7474 and completing a lap of honour over Sydney and surrounds. For those wanting to catch a glimpse of the aircraft, it will initially turn towards western Sydney before flying over the airport and heading east about five minutes into its flight. Just off the coast, the 747 will return and pass by North Head on its way to the Harbour Bridge, about ten minutes after take-off. Subject to Air Traffic Control, QF 7474 will make a second fly-by over the bridge and head out to sea, tracking down to Shellharbour Airport where it will dip its wing in a final farewell to VH-OJA, the record-breaking Qantas 747-400 on display at the HARS Museum. From there, the aircraft will head out over the Pacific Ocean bound for Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert.
 

SydneySara

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I'm wondered the same, but as I'm based on lower north shore, think my plan will be stay this side.

I watched the first 747 arrival over Sydney Harbour from my school in North Sydney. Think I will find a similar vantage point today.
Good job. I’ve decided to head to the quay & have a champers as she flies overhead - toast her magnificent career.
 
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C954/20
TEMPO RESTRICTED AREA ACT
DUE TO LOW LEVEL FLYPAST OF QANTAS B747 AT SHELLHARBOUR AD (YSHL)
LATERAL LIMITS: 341410.33S 1505909.18E, 342207.59S 1505553.3E,
342518.95S 1505434.86E, 343000S 1504200E, 343700.13S 1504200.06E,
343743.02S 1510420.68E, 342142.32S 1511208.37E, 342114.77S
1510508.75E, 341546.81S 1510352.2E EXCLUDING THE COINCIDENT PORTION
OF CONTROLLED AIRSPACE. NO ENTRY WITHOUT PERMISSION OF CONTROLLING
AUTHORITY QANTAS CTC TEL: 0467 320 777
SFC TO 8500FT AMSL
FROM 07 220430 TO 07 220530
 

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