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A Few Photos From The QF 90th Event  
User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 5041 posts, RR: 34
Posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6215 times:

These are just a few of my photos. I'm shpwing them here to share with you a bit of the festive nature of the Qantas 90th anniversary celebrations and give some of you a perspective you might not have seen before:

B707-138B and the famous people:

The boss and JT:

Boss getting a grilling from the media:

It was almost embarrassing listening to the questions from the media regarding the A380 and the B747-438 incident.   I was speaking quietly to a QF ground engineer and I made it clear that I'm only a photographer, not one of those journos.

And what can be said for John Travolta? The man is a legend - absolutely a legend. Hardly surpising he exits that lovely plane with such a huge smile! And by bringing the beautiful plane along, he makes everyone else happy too.  

He's genuinely friendly and makes it plainly obvious that he loves getting about and doing this kind of promotional work.

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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6710 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6197 times:

What a great vantage point, Chris! How did you manage it? Thanks for sharing with us all!


It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlinespencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1642 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 6135 times:

Brilliant imagery indeed! JT certainly seems very engaged with his flying and with QFA. What a top bloke!

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User currently offlineskyhawkmatthew From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6076 times:

Great shots!!
I didn't get access in front of the barriers, I got a few shots from the other side of N707JT taxiing in and parked... Unfortunately way out of view of JT actually exiting the aircraft.

[Edited 2010-11-06 21:38:48]

Qantas - The Spirit of Australia.
User currently offlineQFFlyer From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6054 times:

Great shots. You got lucky with the weather. I was there at 9 and it was bucketing down, so no good photos for me.


User currently onlineairkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4447 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6025 times:

Excellent shots guys, thanks for sharing!

User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5808 times:


Congratulations on the great shots of this truly lovely legendary "old bird"; ( the 707, not J.T. )
It's nice to see him getting such a "warm welcome" , from all our friends, "down under". And yes, good old J.T. is a "legend of sorts" ; my fiance' has "Saturday Night Fever" on her iPod, and i have probably seen J.T. "doing his thing" in it at least 975 times by now, and he has certainly entertained all of us with his many great "flicks" for years now; BUT.........unfortunately, just like so very many of his "Hollywood" crowd.............old J.T. has a "dark side" !

He is far better known in the U.S. for his completely "wacko" life-style, and his even more "wacko" views on Scientology.
At the moment, here in the U.S., most of the "talk" in the media about J.T. refers to his wife, who is expected to go into labor at any moment now, while good old J.T. is off globe-hopping around the southern hemisphere, in his big old 707.

Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein
User currently offlinecodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5790 times:

Thanks for sharing  
If only there were more classic jets flying, not just retro liveries...


How much A is there is Airliners Net ? 0 or nothing ?
User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 5041 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5735 times:

Quoting Geezer (Reply 6):

He is far better known in the U.S. for his completely "wacko" life-style, and his even more "wacko" views on Scientology.

That's getting a bit off topic for this message. This is about Qantas, the 707 and the 90th anniversary and photos, not really about religion.

Quoting codeshare (Reply 7):
If only there were more classic jets flying, not just retro liveries...

I know - I'm so bored of photographing MD-11, 777, A330, A380 and 747. My first photo of the ones above was accepted into a.net, but to be honest - it's my least favourite. I prefer the one with JT getting ready to walk down the stairs, but that is not acceptable for here.

[Edited 2010-11-15 16:11:21]

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