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More: Boeing 747SP-38
More: Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY)
More: Australia - New South Wales, July 8, 1983
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VH-EAA (cn 22495/505) Qantas Airways First Boeing 747SP-38 (in original livery) dwarfs vehilces in a maintenance hangar at the Qantas Jet Base, Syndey in 1983. Rare image of a Qantas Boeing 747SP undergoing maintenance, including an engine change. This aircraft has an early 'Winged Kangaroo' logo on the tail. (On 24July2007, Qantas unveiled a revised Kangaroo Logo on Boeing 767-338 VH-OGD at Sydney Airport.) Low Res photo.
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A visitor from - posted Sun March 20, 2011:
Dang....the hangar roof was too low for the tail...that's a rarity

A visitor from Australia posted Sun April 11, 2010:
Like the previous poster in 2007, I've only flown once on the SP, and it was also from CGK to SYD in 2001, and we made up time after the late departure from Jakarta. Perhaps it was the same flight in 2001?

A visitor from Australia posted Sun November 22, 2009:
The old Ford Falcon being driven on the tarmac is almost as rare as an -SP nowadays !!

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat November 10, 2007:
Excellent photo, showing Qantas old colors.

A visitor from Australia posted Mon August 20, 2007:
Nice photo which captures a different era. The winged kangaroo is a distant memory now. I only flew on a QF 747SP once, from CGK to SYD in 2001, but was grateful for its 'pocket rocket' performance which helped to make up the time after a very late departure.

A visitor from Canada posted Mon August 20, 2007:
Great photo to remember the old
QF!

A visitor from Australia posted Sun August 19, 2007:
Thanks for sharing this piece of history.

A visitor from Australia posted Sun August 19, 2007:
Excellent shot! Very rare indeed. I have been very fortunate to have flown one the Qantas 747SPs. Haha check out the Ford Falcon! Now that's also a rare site these days.

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