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User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

As posted on aus.aviation 12 Oct:

"At 1100 am, weather permitting, on Saturday 16th November 2002 Qantas
Airways will deliver the Boeing 747-200 VH-EBQ to the Qantas Founders
Outback Museum at Longreach in outback Queensland, Australia."

Can't see myself making it over from the west but there are special all inclusive charters available to see this event.

QANTAS 737-800 Yaninyi Dreaming is flying from SYD and a NJ BAe146 from Adelaide.

Check out QANTAS FOUNDERS OUTBACK MUSEUM (QFOM) at
http://www.qfom.com.au

Should be quite a sight!

PGF


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

FYI...there is a real "City of Longreach" sitting forgotten in Cairo. QF's 707-138B ex VH-EBJ. I haven't heard of its condition lately, but I imagined it's still in one piece. That aircraft, IMO, deserve to be in the Qantas Founders Outback Museum. Why? Because it's QF's fourth oldest jetliner still with us. And a personal favorite of mine.  Wink/being sarcastic Wishful thinking here, I know. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineStarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Is the writing "LONGREACH" on the front of their 744s related to this place? Or do they all have the same name?  Wink/being sarcastic
Whats the deal?

StarFlyer



Yours truly - StarFlyer
User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1057 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

StarFlyer,

I believe LONGREACH is the name of the town/city in which QANTAS was founded back in the 1920s!
For that reason their 747s carry the name on the front of the aircraft.
Do the aircraft have their own names? i know the 737s are named after birds, the 747s are named after Australia cities, like OJC [the F1 coloured 744] is named City of Melbourne if im not mistaken.
but they all carry longreach, i think its a play on words, longreach being the name of the city in which it was founded, and maybe longreach being long range, seen as its the name on all the 747s.

Regards,
A^A MD-11


User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days ago) and read 1860 times:

There will be direct charters from Adelaide (NJ 146), Brisbane (QF DH8) and Sydney (QF 738 - Yananyi Dreaming) to Longreach for the arrival.

Go to http://www.qfom.com for details.


User currently offlineZanadou From South Korea, joined Nov 2000, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

From this usenet posting: http://groups.google.com/groups?dq=&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=3DA7CC5B.A2C530D6%40ihug.nojunk.com.au&prev=/groups%3Fdq%3D%26num%3D25%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26group%3Daus.aviation%26start%3D25

1100 SATURDAY 16th NOVEMBER 2002

At 1100 am, weather permitting, on Saturday 16th November 2002 Qantas
Airways will deliver the Boeing 747-200 VH-EBQ to the Qantas Founders
Outback Museum at Longreach in outback Queensland, Australia.

The aircraft will be delivered and displayed in an "as it came out of
service condition" and will show people of the future how aviation and
mass travel was conducted in the 20th century.

Longreach was selected for the museum not only because it was Qantas'
first operational base in 1921 but also because the dry atmosphere
should ensure long term preservation.

Qantas Founders Outback Museum;

Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd, the trust company of Qantas Founders
Outback Museum is an independent project of the western Queensland
people and has the support of Qantas and the Australian and Queensland
Governments. It is a registered charity and donations are tax
deductible. While it is a "not for profit" project it has been
consistently viable and has provided substantial employment and
tourist cash flow to the outback.

Its aim is to commemorate the founders and founding of Qantas, to tell
the story in an interesting way to people of all ages and in
particular to inspire young people to achieve.

Dinner Under the Stars: A JUMBO EVENT;

After the jumbo is positioned onto its final parking place beside the
museum a celebration dinner for invited guests will take place. It
will commence with drinks in the original hangar before moving out to
the lawns of the museum for a sit down smorgasbord dinner under the
stars. Music and entertainment will follow.

Spectators;

It is expected that thousands of people will travel to Longreach from
surrounding western communities, all over Australia and even other
parts of the globe.

Getting there;

Here's how to witness this event; and join in the celebrations.

The Qantaslink schedule from Brisbane is being adjusted to suit.

Several inclusive charters will operate from capital cities as per
attachments.

These charters are charity flights with all proceeds going to Qantas
Foundation Memorial to consolidate and expand the museum. They will be
crewed and staffed by volunteers and goods and services are being
donated.

CHARITY FLIGHT TOURS TO LONGREACH TO WITNESS THE LANDING OF THE 747
AND TO JOIN IN THE CELEBRATIONS

ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO QANTAS FOUNDERS OUTBACK MUSEUM

FROM SYDNEY

QANTAS 737-800 Yaninyi Dreaming

day date depart time arrive time Notes

SAT 16/11 SYD 0800 LRE 0920 Brunch

SUN 17/11 LRE 0630 SYD 0950 B/F


INCLUDES

Accommodation (Twin share motel or quality cabin)

Dinner under the stars: A JUMBO EVENT

Shuttlebus transfers

Entry to Qantas Founders Outback Museum

Entry to Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame

Fare inclusive

Economy class Y/C $655 (does not incl Gold Pass)

Business class J/C $1299 (incl Gold Pass)

Single accommodation supplement $95

GOLD PASS $195

Get the best view while relaxing in the shade in the original Qantas
hangar,

open from 1000 to 1700.

Includes ice cold drinks from the bar, lunch and snacks all day.

Includes bus to runway side position for viewing close up?the landing.

CHARITY FLIGHT TOURS TO LONGREACH TO WITNESS THE LANDING OF THE 747
AND TO JOIN IN THE CELEBRATIONS

ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO QANTAS FOUNDERS OUTBACK MUSEUM

FROM ADELAIDE

National Jet BAe 146

day date depart time arrive time notes

SAT 16/11 ADL 0630 LRE 0815 B/F

SUN 17/11 LRE 1930 ADL 2225 Dinnr Snk

INCLUDES

Accommodation (Twin share motel or quality cabin)

Dinner under the stars; A JUMBO EVENT

Shuttlebus transfers

Entry to Qantas Founders Outback Museum

Entry to Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame

Tour of Oakley Station and Wellshot Hotel

Sunset River Cruise w/snacks

Fare inclusive

Economy class Y/C $775 (does not incl Gold Pass)

Single accommodation supplement $95

GOLD PASS $195

Get the best view while relaxing in the shade in the original Qantas
hangar,

open from 1000 to 1700.

Includes ice cold drinks from the bar, lunch and snacks all day.

Includes bus to runway side position for viewing close up the landing.


CHARITY FLIGHT TOURS TO LONGREACH TO WITNESS THE LANDING OF THE 747
AND TO JOIN IN THE CELEBRATIONS

ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO QANTAS FOUNDERS OUTBACK MUSEUM

FROM BRISBANE

QANTASLINK DASH 8

day date depart time arrive time notes

SAT 16/11 BNE 0700 LRE 0930 B/F snack

SUN 17/11 LRE 0830 BNE 1030 B/F Snack

INCLUDES

Accommodation (Twin share motel or quality cabin)

Dinner under the stars; A JUMBO EVENT

Shuttlebus transfers

Entry to Qantas Founders Outback Museum

Entry to Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame

Fare inclusive

Economy class Y/C $ 595 (does not incl Gold Pass)

Single accommodation supplement $95

GOLD PASS $195

Get the best view while relaxing in the shade in the original Qantas
hangar,

open from 1000 to 1700.

Includes ice cold drinks from the bar, lunch and snacks all day.

Includes bus to runway side position for viewing close up?the landing.

GOLD PASS

Get the best view while relaxing in the shade in the original Qantas
hangar,

open from 1000 to 1700.

Includes

lunch, snacks all day and esky cold drinks

Includes bus to runway side position for viewing close up?the landing.

Menu

BAKERS BREAD BASKET

Complimented with tapenade, hummus,

salami, pastrami, rare roast beef, dukkah, marinated olives & cheese

THE ASIAN EXPERIENCE

Sushi, sashimi, wonton, mini spring rolls, shao mai

sate, vegetable tempura, lamb kofte

FROM THE WATERS

Poached salmon with a citrus salsa, grilled prawns

Steamed mussels, oysters, marinated calamari

Green salad

TO CONCLUDE

A selection of fine cheeses accompanied by eulo figs & water biscuits

Fresh fruit platter

Assorted petit fours

Mareeba Black Mountain Coffee

Twinnings Tea selection

Beverage selection

Beers

Hahn Premium, Hahn Light, XXXX Gold, XXXX Bitter, Crown Lager

Mineral Water, Orange Juice, Soft Drinks
Wines

Rosemount Estate Methode Champenoise

Rosemount Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Rosemount Estate Cabernet Merlot

Rosemount Estate Chardonnay

Rosemount Estate Sauvignon

$195
Bookings +61 (0) 7 46583747 email: 747@qfom.com.au

QANTAS FOUNDERS OUTBACK MUSEUM (QFOM)

Phone +61 (0) 7 46583737

Fax +61 (0) 7 46580707

Longreach Airport

Sir Hudson Fysh Drive

Longreach 4730 Qld

Australia

Website www.qfom.com.au Email address 747@qfom.com.auCharity flights
BOOKINGS number +61 (0)7 4658 3747 (QFOM)

NB. Do not ring Qantas, ring the charter booking number or fax or
email above.


--->Zanadou!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

That's right Z, that's the posting I was referring to in my original post except I couldn't be bothered reproducing in it's entirety seeing as it's about 4 creens long.
 Smile
Anything to get this thread back to the top of the list I guess.

BTW The "Longreach" type name was only applied to QF B747-438s

PGF


User currently offlineMarara From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

PGF,

I thought that QFs Flagship AC carried this name. I know Some 707s Carried the Longreach titles. I dont know about the 742s etc. I guess the 380s will become 'longreach's when they arrive. I am probably wrong though




I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. Jerome K Jerome
User currently offlineMarara From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

What i meant to say was "I sure Some 707s Carried the Longreach titles" and after checking the photos on this site.... they dont  Nuts not like me to be wrong eh


I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. Jerome K Jerome
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