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Blue 747 In MEL-Avalon, Any Input?  
User currently offlineQF340500 From Singapore, joined Oct 2011, 160 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

Hi, i just came back from my x-mas trip to Oz and on the way from MEL to the Surfcoast I noticed again (while passing by on the freeway) a light-blue-metallic painted 747 with a red tail (no Kangaroo) standing outside the (maintainance)-hangar at Melbourne-Avalon Airport. I have noticed it everytime i passed by there in the last 3 years. Does anyone has an idea what it is??? Training for Engineering? Any info appreciated.

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User currently offlineandrewtang From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

That is the famous Nalanji Dreaming! She was decommissioned a couple of years back and she has been sitting in Avalon Airport ever since she was taken out of active service.


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User currently offlineQF340500 From Singapore, joined Oct 2011, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Ah, thanks a lot. I can't remember the blue Nalanji Dreaming, she looked beautiful though on the pic. What is she used for now??

User currently offlinejoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

A couple of years... More like 6

Anyway, there are all types of speculation about it. People are saying it will be scrapped, others are saying it will be an undercover wreck for divers to explore. Honestly, who knows. Its been sitting there for so long, may as well become the Avalon mascot.


User currently offline747m8te From Australia, joined Aug 2008, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

I last saw that old bird EBU when I was at the Avalon Airshow back in 2009...would have thought it would have been scraped by now...

Whats the state of it like? think the last time I saw it the doors were either open or removed...has it been torn down for parts any further or is it still in mostly in one piece (frame wise...)?



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