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New Wunula Dreaming - 747-400ER  
User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Hi All,

Thea beauty is back!!!
Wunula Dreaming got delivered today and landed in Sydney painted up.

This time she's a 747-400ER with GE engines.
Winglets are now painted but the GE engines are left untouched  Sad

OLD - VH-OJB - 747-438 (RR powered):

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Repainted:

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(Notice the Rolls Royce engines as originally selected by Qantas)

NEW-VH-OEJ - 747-438ER (GE powered)
The new one before being painted up:

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Photo © Royal S King



After being painted and delivered today:

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Photo © Sam Chui



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Photo © Micheil Keegan



She will now be altered in the workshops here in Sydney and tested before flying out.
Hope you guys see her in the flesh soon.

Glenn Stewart


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User currently offlineJani From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 71 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Dashing! Hope they'll do something about those engines, though (but it doesn't look like it  Sad).
Is she going to be seen somewhere in Europe, maybe? Anyone who knows?  Insane
Or maybe crossing the pacific ocean to KLAX is the route for this beautiful bird...


User currently offlineKereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

Glenn,

They didnt have to paint it special to bring the Rugby World Cup to New Zealand in November?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Seriously, excellent shots all of them guys.  Big thumbs up

Colin



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User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

I like the painted engines myself, although I doubt I'll ever see it in person. They don't fly into DFW that often.........grin !!


Jay


User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

Hi All,

From latest reports it appears as if the engine cowlings will remain. Qantas often had trouble with the painted cowlings. They were often seen on other Qantas aircraft for maintenance reasons (cowlings and engines are often mixed around).

Examples:

VH-OJC borrows from both Wunula Dreaming and British Airways.

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The Qantas cowlings differ on the standard Qantas 747's anyway.
The Rolls Royce engined Qantas have grey or silver cowlings, while the GE powered cowlings are lighter. Apparently the Rolls are quite messy and a dark cowling covers this up:

GE on 747-438ER and 747-4H6

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The latter is an ex-Malaysian. I believe Qantas were quite impressed with the GE's over the Rolls Royce engines.

Rolls on 747-438 and 747-338

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Glenn Stewart
Sydney, Australia
Glenn Stewart



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User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

Anyone know if there are other airlines looking to purchase the ER? (non cargo)

Glenn Stewart



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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Thanks for the cool pics, look nice.....as for the engine cowling, well, it's not that bad.

Living in FRA and using FRA quite often especially in the mornings and evenings, I guess I'll have a good chance to see her soon, old Wunala came to Germany on a regular basis, landed early in the morning, and left FRA late in the evening Big grin



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User currently offlineJani From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 71 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

old Wunala came to Germany on a regular basis, landed early in the morning, and left FRA late in the evening
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Nice, not too far away from me. I'll have to go to Germany soon!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Unfortunately the 747-400ER is generally used for the extra long SYD-LAX routes. There might even be a possibility of doing to SYD-ORD - a nasty 17-18 hour flight.
Maybe a reality.

Given Qantas's extremely long routes, the ER is essential. Qantas really couldn't fly the SYD-LAX direct until the 400 series came along (with PAX that is).

The ER's have made their way to Heathrow - but not often.
Cross your fingers - she might make her way to Germany.

Glenn Stewart



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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Glenn (and Joni, too),

Old Redbird came to FRA...well, I suppose every 6 or 8 weeks or so, I did see her on a pretty regular basis, usually standing on the western outskirts near the fuel reservoirs. Hopefully new Redbird will find her way, but I agree, if they bought her for Transpacific, it might take some time, until there are more of it, and they can afford to send her to Europe.

Anyway any info on schedules to Europe are highly appreciated, as I travel to LHR quite often, I'll go and try to see her!



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User currently offlineVH-MDK From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 21 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

VH-OEJ is leaving Sydney for the first revenue flight on the 26th of August as QF107.

A little warning for you LAX guys.

Happy Shooting


Micheil


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

The ER's have made their way to Heathrow - but not often.
Cross your fingers - she might make her way to Germany

Very true.A handful of times so far but with no oppurtunity for a shot most of the time as it operates on the early morning arrival generally.


User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2115 times:

Hopefully Wunula makes it there soon.
She does her first revenue flight to LAX on Tuesday this week.

Glenn Stewart



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