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Boeing 747-400 (VH-OEJ) - "WUNALA" did a Circuit of Kingsford-Smith Airport before Departure and then created the 'Flying Kangaroo' logo on Flight Radar off the coast!49 Years of Qantas Queens comes to an end :(
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Boeing 747-400 (VH-OEJ)

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"WUNALA" did a Circuit of Kingsford-Smith Airport before Departure and then created the 'Flying Kangaroo' logo on Flight Radar off the coast!49 Years of Qantas Queens comes to an end :(

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Peter Thomas
Great photo Mike, it was a very sad day for Australian Aviation.....
Pamela Kinnane
I was wondering what her name was. Great photo. Thank you.
ken kemper
Historic Photo and a great one Mike !!

Glad you could experience the "Sad Aviation Moment"
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
Many Thanks Peter,Pamela and Ken!I guess it had to happen eventually.
Curtis Smith
Sad day...
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
Too True Curtis!
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
I would recommend watching Nine News Sydney's Twitter Ariel Record of this day from their News Chopper Vh-TCN.
It Runs for about 48 Minutes but is Just Lovely.Around the 25:30 mark i thought she wanted to stay in Sydney but she got going eventually!!
Harald Heuser
Beautiful big bird "on the beach".
Mark Albrecht
So sad.
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
Let me know if you find it rwb.
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
Thanks for the comments Harald and Mark.
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
Out of interest,YSSYs control Tower was commissioned in 1996.Still Looks fairly Modern i guess?
Don Ridgeway
Beautiful shot Mike, and yep really sad, but whats worse for me is where she goes from here, not how she should finish her life of faithful service.
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
Thanks Don,there are rumours that G.E bought the 6 for future service.they are all refurbished and the only pax ERs ever built.fingers crossed!
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
Everyone stopped to watch-even the truck under engine 3 and driver (in safety vest) just behind engine 4!
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