VH-OEJ. Boeing 747-438ER. c/n 32914-1331.

 

This aircraft was the last of six Boeing 747-438ERs ordered new by Qantas Airways - November 29, 2001

It was allocated the Boeing Block Number 'RF006'

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OEJ - May 16, 2003

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - June 06, 2003

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80C2B5 engines

First flown as 'N60668' - July 11, 2003

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - July 30, 2003

This was the 142nd Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 57th and last Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas

Ferried Everett - New Iberia, Louisiana in an all red livery without titles for painting - July 31, 2003

The aircraft was painted in the traditional Aboriginal 'Wunala Dreaming' livery

It was the second Qantas 747 to carry the 'Wunala Dreaming' livery

To read more about this particular livery click 'HERE'

Ferried New Iberia - Los Angeles as QF6020 - August 15, 2003

Departed Los Angeles on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - August 16, 2003

It arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - August 17, 2003

Delivery route: Seattle - New Iberia (Louisiana) - Los Angeles - Sydney

The aircraft was named 'Wunala Dreaming'

It operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF107 - August 26, 2003

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - May 11, 2005

It operated the inaugural Qantas Sydney - San Francisco - Vancouver service as QF73 - June 14, 2006

Operated Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Singapore for the unserviceable Jetstar service JQ7 as QF6407 - August 11, 2011

Operated Singapore - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for the unserviceable Jetstar service JQ8 as QF6408 - August 12, 2011

It operated its final service in 'Wunala Dreaming' livery Dallas - Brisbane - Sydney as QF8 - December 30, 2011

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Xiamen for repainting into the new corporate livery as QF6021 - January 02, 2012

Ferried Xiamen - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) following the repaint as QF6022 - January 21, 2012

Returned to service in the standard livery Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Dallas (Fort Worth) as QF7 - January 22, 2012

Aircraft was reconfigured with seating 58J / 36W / 270Y at Melbourne (Avalon) - July 06 - 07, 2012

Aircraft renamed 'Wunala' and has a black kangaroo directly under the name

'Proudly Supporting the Socceroos' titles added at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - May 26, 2014

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Santiago as QF27 - May 28, 2014

It was observed at New York (Kennedy) with the Socceroo decals and titles - July 24, 2015

Socceroo decals and titles removed - ?

'2016 Olympic Games' decals applied at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - August 16 - 20, 2016

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - San Francisco as QF73 - August 20, 2016

It operated a special Antarctica charter Melbourne - Antacrtica - Hobart as QF2902 - November 25, 2018

Operated it last revenue service Johannesburg - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF66 - March 27, 2020

Withdrawn from service and stored at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) due to COVID-19 pandemic

Operated a 'Farewell' flight Sydney (10:36) - Sydney (11:37) as QF747 - July 13, 2020

Flight crew: Captains D. Bracewell, O. Weaver; F/Os C. Alderton, G. Peterson; S/O A. Fleming

Ferried Sydney (07:39) - Brisbane (08:50) as QF6160 - July 15, 2020

Operated a 'Farewell' flight Brisbane (10:51) - Brisbane (12:01) as QF747 - July 15, 2020

Flight crew: Captains M. Kelly, J. Carter, M. Gardiner, O. Weaver; F/O P. Ferguson; S/O B. Linton

Ferried Brisbane (17:00) - Sydney (18:08) as QF6161 - July 15, 2020

Ferried Sydney (09:42) - Canberra (10:12) as QF6160 - July 17, 2020

Operated a 'Farewell' flight Canberra (12:26) - Canberra (13:31) as QF747 - July 17, 2020

Flight crew: M. Buddery, D. Taylor, O. Weaver; F/O S. Bach; S/O A. Croker

Ferried Canberra (17:19) - Sydney (17:50) - July 17, 2020

To view the proposal for the temporary closure of airspace for the final flight click 'HERE'

Departed Sydney (15:28 AEST) for the last time bound for Los Angeles as QF7474 - July 22, 2020

This was the final Boeing 747 operated by Qantas Airways

The aircraft made a number of low-level passes over Sydney before tracking south to overfly the

HARS Museum and VH-OJA at the Albion Park Regional Airport

The aircraft then proceeded to trace a 'Flying Kangaroo' off the New South Wales coast before heading north-east

It arrived at Los Angeles (13:23 PDT) having completed the ferry flight - July 22, 2020

Flight time: 14 hours 55 minutes

Flight Crew: Captain S. Quinn, E. Cameron, G. Fitzgerald, O. Weaver; F/O Q. Leede; S/O O. Zupp

Ferried Los Angeles (11:20 PDT) - Mojave (11:50 PDT) as QF7474 - July 24, 2010

The aircraft had flown 77,441 hours with 7,145 cycles on entering storage at Mojave

To view the YouTube video VH-OEJ please click 'HERE'

Current with Qantas Airways

 

 

VH-OEJ. Qantas - in the all-red basic 'Wunala Dreaming' livery at Paine Field, July 2003.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the 'Wunala Dreaming' livery at Los Angeles Airport, November 2003.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the 'Wunala Dreaming' livery at Los Angeles Airport, February 2004.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the 'Wunala Dreaming' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 2005.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the 'Wunala Dreaming' livery at an unknown airport, March 2007.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the 'Wunala Dreaming' livery at an unknown airport, September 2007.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the 'Wunala Dreaming' livery at Sydney Kingsford Airport, February 2010.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the 'Wunala Dreaming' livery at Perth Airport, August 26, 2011.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Socceroos World Cup' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 03, 2015.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Socceroos World Cup' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 03, 2015.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Socceroos World Cup' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 03, 2015.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Socceroos World Cup' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 03, 2015.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Socceroos World Cup' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Socceroos World Cup' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Socceroos World Cup' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Socceroos World Cup' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Socceroos World Cup' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Socceroos World Cup' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of the Australian Team - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2016' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 23, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of the Australian Team - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2016' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 23, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of the Australian Team - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2016' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 23, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of the Australian Team - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2016' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 23, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of the Australian Team - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2016' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 23, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of the Australian Team - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2016' decals at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 29, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of the Australian Team - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2016' decals at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 29, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of the Australian Team - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2016' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 18, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of the Australian Team - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2016' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 18, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of the Australian Team - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'Olympic Games 2016' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 20, 2016.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 12, 2017.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 12, 2017.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 14, 2017.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 14, 2017.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 14, 2017.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 14, 2017.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' - Sydney 'Farewell' flight track, July 13, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 13, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 13, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 13, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 13, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 13, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 13, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 13, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' - Brisbane 'Farewell' flight track, July 15, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 15, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 15, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 15, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 15, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' - Canberra 'Farewell' flight track, July 17, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 17, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 17, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 17, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' - Sydney - Wollongong 'Flypast' flight track, July 22, 2020.

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VH-OEJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wunala' - outbound Sydney flight track, July 22, 2020.

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