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by HM7
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 21662

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

Driving by Mojave yesterday before sunset, was able to take this photo. The 4 QF jumbos are separated from other jets in storage and look intact so far. I am guessing the four birds in frame are VH-OEE, VH-OEH, VH-OEI, VH-OEJ - correct me if not right. https://i.imgur.com/EjKZUOS.jpg It looks to me...

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by HM7
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 21662

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

HM7 wrote:
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Sorry I was trying to post a photo, apparently it didn’t work :( Mods can delete these.

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by HM7
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 21662

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

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by HM7
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 145892

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

I would appreciate if anyone could answer this very specific question: does anyone happen to know if Qantas 747 VH-OEJ will have her titles painted over in VCV or LAX? I do not know if VH-OEJ will have her tiles painted over, I have not heard that she will be de-branded at LAX so I presume that OEJ...

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by HM7
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 145892

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

I would appreciate if anyone could answer this very specific question: does anyone happen to know if Qantas 747 VH-OEJ will have her titles painted over in VCV or LAX?

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by HM7
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56490

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

I understand it will be Friday 24 July, QF7474 departing LAX at around 0930, my information has it? BZF Is the extra day to remove the Qantas titles? Crew rest is more likely the reason especially when IIRC none of the current 744ERs removed their Qantas title during their stay @ LAX. Michael Yeah ...

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by HM7
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56490

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

VH-BZF wrote:
HM7 wrote:
Does anyone know the departure time for VH-OEJ from LAX to VCV on July 23rd?


I understand it will be Friday 24 July, QF7474 departing LAX at around 0930, my information has it?

BZF

Is the extra day to remove the Qantas titles?

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by HM7
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56490

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Does anyone know the departure time for VH-OEJ from LAX to VCV on July 23rd?

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by HM7
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56490

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

When is the Australian border open to Americans? I have family members that want to visit Australia. So do I, but even 2022 is looking unlikely, at least without strict quarantine. Australia is largely on an elimination path, and the US seems to be doing the opposite. Does anyone know if Australia ...

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by HM7
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 56490

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

July 22nd is still the (speculated) departure date for VH-OEJ, correct?

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by HM7
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69613

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Can anyone confirm if VH-OEJ’s last flight into LA is next Tuesday the 30th?

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by HM7
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69613

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

A significant part of the economy is one that isnt riddled with debilitating respiratory illnesses too. Im not sure we really know where the balance between those two competing factors is just yet. This is the call the various governments need to make, what we can see is varying approaches around t...

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by HM7
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69613

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

If the goal is to eradicate new cases in australia, how will the country ever be able to open the international borders? The disease certainly won’t be eradicated in the rest of the world (namely in China, the US, and Europe), so once you do open the borders, you’re putting the australian population...

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by HM7
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 69613

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

First A321LR for Jetstar has rolled out of final assembly, revised livery for JQ perhaps? Hope they are keeping the orange on the belly. Yes it looks like it https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZc9PVXXQAE-m37?format=jpg&name=large https://twitter.com/aeronewsglobal/status/1267549465596100615?s=21 Wow ...

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by HM7
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118257

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Qantas at LAX as of March-8...Their B747-438ER VH-OEG is still here. It was supposed to leave last Monday to MVH then to MZJ. They currently have parked here three A380, one B747-400ER, and one B787-9 in the hangar. The A380s all have engine covers on. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4975106084...

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by HM7
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66724

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Qantas’s Instagram story shows a 747 in a 2020 Olympic livery with silver Roo scheme titles. Do we think this will actually happen?

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by HM7
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65254

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Looks as though VH-OEF will be the next to leave the fleet, departing Sydney Feb 9 at 5PM and arriving in LA Feb 9 11:50AM as QF99. 41900 points for an economy seat if anyone’s interested

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by HM7
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 258396

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Can someone explain to me what “30% more productivity” means? As I understand there are two key issues: 1. Extending duty periods to avoid overtime clauses kicking in on every flight (this represents the majority of the savings). The existing legacy contract doesn't account for such long flights. 2...

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by HM7
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 258396

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Sweet. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELnqt_vVAAAH5m7.jpg I must go back and read some of the old Project Sunrise threads. Although it would be fun to go back and read the old messages of doom about the A350, I really doubt we’ll even see the plane in Qantas colours in real life. I’m not sure this pro...

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by HM7
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Choose A35K for Project Sunrise
Replies: 24
Views: 2505

Re: Qantas Choose A35K for Project Sunrise

ikolkyo wrote:
Damn, was really pulling for the 777. Boy has 2019 been a dark year for Boeing.

Yeah same. Even though the A350 really seems like the best choice, I was hoping for some bigger planes in the future of the QF fleet.

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by HM7
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65254

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... t-sunrise/

Oh well. I was hoping for the 777x :smile:
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VHZNE wrote:

Oh well. I was hoping for the 777x :smile:

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by HM7
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65254

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

End of an era today with the last Qantas 747 passenger service to the US, VH-OEE operating QF73/74 SYD-SFO, as of tomorrow it will be operate by 787-9. Also launching tomorrow is 787-9 service SYD-AKL Not necessarily: there’ll be up to 6 more flights to LAX if QF makes the retirement flights reward...

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by HM7
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 19358

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?

CriticalPoint wrote:
HP69 wrote:
mjoelnir wrote:

difference is 17 nm, syd - jfk 8646 nm, syd -ewr 8629 nm


That is nm in real miles it is much more.


Thanks man now my brain is bleeding......

Haha

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by HM7
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 68040

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

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Here is a pic of the route that plane flew. Apparently its made its way to buffalo
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Here is a pic of the route that plane flew. Apparently its made its way to buffalo

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by HM7
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?
Replies: 98
Views: 19358

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise: JFK-SYD v. EWR-SIN ?

Source? Did you really just ask for a source for a mile converter? SYD-EWR: 9,930 mi SYD-JFK: 9,950 mi 20 mi = 17 nmi Source: Google EWR-SIN is eastbound to take advantage of prevailing winds. Additionally, Singapore is in the Northern Hemisphere (barely). JFK-SYD has to be against headwinds until ...

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by HM7
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 258396

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Probably worth remembering that these 'sunrise' services may never happen. All of this research and proving is feeding into the decision whether to even bother with these services and I believe a decision is due early 2020.Theres lots of post which suggests these services are a certainty, but while...

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by HM7
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Night at JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 14113

Re: Bad Night at JFK

Yeah it’s been a very windy day here in New York

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by HM7
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 84167

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Anyone know what time qantas results come out today?

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by HM7
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 84167

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Anyone know why QF11 is 12 hours delayed out of Sydney?

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by HM7
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 86038

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Anybody have a link to that aircraft for sale website that lists the exact dates the QF 744s become available? Trying to work out when the last non-ER 744 will be out of the fleet and just the ERs are left. http://www.myairtrade.com But all the Qantas postings are now gone Thank you. I eventually f...

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by HM7
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 86038

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

747-400 VH-OEB (14F/52J/32W/255Y – Phillip Island) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due 2019/2020 VH-OEE (58J/36W/270Y – Nullabor) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due by 2019/2020 VH-OEF (58J/36W/270Y – Sydney) Qantas 2007 Livery/Oneworld Retirement Due by 2019/2020 VH-OEG (58J/36W/270Y – Parkes) Qantas...

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by HM7
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 68276

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I just read an article (below) about QF 747 points planes. Anyone have more info?

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-considers-boeing-747-points-plane-for-frequent-flyers

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by HM7
Fri May 03, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 66414

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Isn’t VH-OEB supposed to be gone already?

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by HM7
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 77197

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Guys, yes it is end of an era with the 744s leaving the fleet, but it isn't the end of the world! Im sure that there will be new things put in place to fill the roles that the 744 plays now. And really, the question of whether the 747 was the best aircraft is one that Im sure we can debate at lengt...

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by HM7
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78849

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Hey guys, Has anyone seen or heard Alan Joyce talking up Project Sunrise in the media again in the past week? My father says that he read a report about it and could even recount from it that AJ said that bunk beds were now unlikely to happen.... But Dad can't remember where he read it: he reads al...

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by HM7
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78849

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Given some of the Qantas Freight Toll 737s were repainted in QF livery, does anyone think we’ll ever get the Atlas 747s repainted in QF colors too?

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by HM7
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78849

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Apologies for the triple post. My internet wasn’t working properly

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by HM7
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78849

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

ben175 wrote:
A friend of mine is flying QF12 JFK-LAX in February and his booking has just been changed to a 744 - is this a mistake?


Probably. It doesn’t say so anywhere in the timetables

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by HM7
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78849

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

ben175 wrote:
A friend of mine is flying QF12 JFK-LAX in February and his booking has just been changed to a 744 - is this a mistake?


Probably. It doesn’t say so anywhere in the timetables

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by HM7
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78849

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

ben175 wrote:
A friend of mine is flying QF12 JFK-LAX in February and his booking has just been changed to a 744 - is this a mistake?


Probably. It doesn’t say so anywhere in the timetables

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by HM7
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78849

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Lowlight 2018: Termination of regularly scheduled QF 747 ex JFK, LAX, and BNE

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by HM7
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 99889

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Does anyone think we’ll get to see a 747 in the new livery before they go? Or is it too costly if theyre gonna be retired in two years?

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by HM7
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 49547

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Does anyone have access to the vh-znd schedule for the rest of december?

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by HM7
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 51024

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

VH-OEI just went maintenance. Assuming that means shes probably safe from retirement for some time

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by HM7
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ
Replies: 36
Views: 11692

Re: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ

OEB is surely the next QF 747 to go into retirement, it's amazing to think they've kept her around longer than they did with OJT (a newer and refurbished aircraft retired only yesterday). Why? Because it's the oddball? Ever hear of hours and cycles? Fleet planning doesn't work like that. They aren'...

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by HM7
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 52
Views: 14201

Re: QF 747 Retirement

Am flying SFO-SYD on QF in November and wondering if anyone would know if this route is usually served by a 747-400(ER) and if the QF74 service is generally featuring the A380 interior style? It will very likely have A380 interior style, as VH-OEB is the only bird with the old interior and she usua...

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by HM7
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71952

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Vh-ojt retired

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by HM7
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 52
Views: 14201

Re: QF 747 Retirement

VH-OJT has just completed her last commercial flight as QF55 into LAX. This brings the Qantas 747 fleet down to 9 (6 ER’s, JS, JU, EB). Notably, JT was the first QF747 with the “new” A380 configuration to be retired (VH-OEB, the only 747 with the old first class configuration, still remains in the f...

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by HM7
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1:400 huge model collection for sale on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 6010

Re: 1:400 huge model collection for sale on eBay

Any Qantas 747-400’s in the 2008 livery

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