VH-OJA. Boeing 747-438. c/n 24354-731.

 

This was the first of four Boeing 747-438s ordered new by Qantas - March 02, 1987

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RT551

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - February 1989

It was the 12th Boeing 747-400 to be built by Boeing

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524G2 engines

First flown as N6064P - July 03, 1989

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OJA - August 11, 1989

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Aircraft was named 'City of Canberra' at Everett (Paine Field) - August 11, 1989

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Las Vegas as BOE551 - August 11, 1989

Accepted by T. Ford for Qantas Airways at Las Vegas - August 11, 1989

This was the 76th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 31st Boeing 747 delivered new to Qantas Airways

Ferried Las Vegas - Vancouver as QF510 - August 11, 1989

Ferried Vancouver - Everett (Paine Field) by Captain D. Massy-Greene as QF511 - August 12, 1989

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - London (Heathrow) by Captain D. Massy-Greene as QF512 - August 13, 1989

Departed London (Heathrow) on the delivery flight as QF7441 - August 16, 1989

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - August 17, 1989

Delivery route: Seattle - London - Sydney

Flight crew: Captains D. Massy-Greene, R. Heiniger, G. Greenop, G. Lindeman

The non-stop London - Sydney record of 18,001 miles was flown in 20 hours 10 minutes

For more information regarding this record-breaking delivery flight click 'HERE'

Additional titles 'We Go Further' applied after the non-stop delivery flight in Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Melbourne - Sydney as QF28/QF001 - September 06, 1989

Operated first international revenue service Sydney - Auckland - Sydney as QF43/QF44 - September 07, 1989

Wet leased by Ansett Australia to cover the temporary loss of their Boeing 747 VH-INH - October 22 - 23, 1994

Operated Ansett Australia services Sydney - Kansai - Brisbane - Sydney

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd - August 30, 2005

Operated final revenue service Johannesburg - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF64 - January 13, 2015

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport pending final flight

To view lastest Qantas Media Release regarding the future of this aircraft please click 'HERE'

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Albion Park Regional Airport as QF7474 - March 08, 2015

Flight crew: Captains Greg Matthews, Ossie Miller

Observers: Captain Mike Galvin, Second Officer Matthew East

Aircraft departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) at 07:36 local and arrived at Albion Park at 07:48 local

The final flight of 59 statute miles was completed in 12 minutes

To view the official Qantas video of this event please click 'HERE'

Officially handed over to HARS at Albion Park Regional Airport - March 14, 2015

Aircraft decommissioned and placed on permanent display at HARS

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 31, 2015

Aircraft had flown 106,154 hours with 13,862 cycles

 

VH-OJA. Qantas Airways - on the production line at the Boeing Everett plant, 1988.

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VH-OJA. Qantas Airways - on the production line at the Boeing Everett plant, 1988.

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VH-OJA. Qantas Airways - on the production line at the Boeing Everett plant, 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas Airways - awaiting painting and the installation of engines at the Boeing Everett plant, January 13, 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas Airways - awaiting painting and the installation of engines at the Boeing Everett plant, January 13, 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas Airways - in the paint shop at the Boeing Everett plant, January 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the stadard livery on roll-out from the paint shop at the Boeing Everett plant, February 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery on the flight line at Everett Paine Field, June 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery on the flight line at Everett Paine Field, June 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery on the flight line at Everett Paine Field, June 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery on the flight line at Everett Paine Field, June 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery somewhere over Washington State, July 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 17, 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 17, 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 17, 1989.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery with additional 'We Go Further' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1991.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery with additional 'We Go Further' titles at Sydney Richmond Airport, October 1991.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1996.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, January 2000.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, March 08, 2015.

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VH-OJA. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Canberra' in the standard livery at Albion Park Regional Airport, November 24, 2015.

To take a tour of this aircraft as it is displayed to the public please click on the image above.

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