jfktowerfan
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VH-OJB Where Is It?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 4:21 am

There is only one picture of this plane in 2002. Anyone know why? Has anyone seen it lately?

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NZ767
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RE: VH-OJB Where Is It?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 4:24 am

I recall someone saying that she was due for a D check; or they might've meant Nalanji, not sure.  Smile
 
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RE: VH-OJB Where Is It?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 4:50 am

Doesn't a D-check take a month or 2? Well hopefully you guys in the QF region can get some more pics up soon. I love this plane!
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RE: VH-OJB Where Is It?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 5:06 am

D check would make sense. Had my worst 747 flight ever on this aircraft in April 1997, SIN - LHR, just before its last D check and repainting in the ethnic scheme.

The cabin was a wreck and as an advert for QANTAS, the aircraft was a total negative.
 
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RE: VH-OJB Where Is It?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 5:22 am

OJB was originally painted in 94......remember seeing this in LHR and Farnborough airshow shortly afterwards.

D checks on 744 are approx every 7 to 8 yrs
 
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RE: VH-OJB Where Is It?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 6:23 am

Apologies, Babaero, you are correct. That'll teach me to check my logs and not rely on memory!!!


 
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RE: VH-OJB Where Is It?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:28 am

NZ767 is correct, VH-OJB was indeed offline.

I believe it had it's D Check done, this can be confirmed by other Airliners.net users. However VH-OJB also had it's new Cabin Interior (seat fabrics, curtains, carpets and colors) installed, as well as it's new IFE system. This means larger touch screens & computer outlets in First & Business. Also individual screens in all Y Class seats and inseat phones through out the entire aircraft.

VH-OJB was due out online July 2nd 2002. I believe it's been confirmed by "AI" her saw her Sat July 6th back in the air.

So VH-OJB should be looking glamorous once again.

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hkgspotter1
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RE: VH-OJB Where Is It?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:52 am

She was in Hong Kong on July 8th and 9th and I think went to Singapore / London on the 10th.
 
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RE: VH-OJB Where Is It?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 10:12 am

Sorry it was in Hong Kong on the 7th and 8th.
 
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RE: VH-OJB Where Is It?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 1:59 pm

It was in Hong Kong on the 8th. I flew back from Guilin and I saw it.
 
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RE: VH-OJB Where Is It?

Thu Jul 11, 2002 6:49 pm

There are less photos added of aircraft that are already numerous times in the database, it's a stated policy of a.net.

This means you have to be really good to get yet another shot of VH-OJB added.

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