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Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:37 am

Hey guys,

I observed something very strange today. A Boeing 767-200 took-off from MHV earlier this afternoon inbound for LAS. Flight number was N770WD. This is also the registration. After some extensive searching I finally identified this aircraft.


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Some of us might know this aircraft as VH-EAL (c/n 23306/125). The aircraft is still painted in the ex-Quantas colors, so this is a very rare catch. The flight took off from LAS about 10mins ago and is now enroute to EIN. Arrival time at EIN is 07:21 UTC, in case some Irish spotters want to bag this one. Does anybody know which airline this aircraft is going to?

Regards,
-Omar S. Smile
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:29 am

What's it got to do with Irish spotters when it's going to Eindhoven ???

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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:39 am

Hey Rob,

sorry about that. In my haste I entered EIN, when I meant EINN. The aircraft is enroute to SNN, that is Shannon. Thank you for pointing that out! Any ideas on the airline?

Regards,
-Omar S. Smile
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:45 am

I'm afraid I don't know who it's for at the moment but I'm sure one of my contacts will know. I shall make some enquiries and get back to you when I find out  Smile

Cheers,

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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:46 am

so if you managed to find out it belonged to Qantas, then why can't you spell it correctly!!

 
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:50 am

'Calm down dear' ...  Big grin  Big grin

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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:52 am

Hey Montague,

please forgive me for that. No matter how many times I type Qantas, I always manage to spell it with a "u" once in a while. I guess it's just the "U after Q" habit. I will make an extra effort to spell it correctly from now on.  Big grin

Regards,
-Omar S.

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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:56 am

It's going to SkyLink, the new transatlantic LCC starting service early next year. Should be back in the US in new livery by November. Two other ex-Qantas 767-200ERs to follow shortly.
 
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:28 am

Hey N770WD,

thank you very, very much for that info. An article I read a while back stated that they are going to be flying into BWI. Do you know whether this is still true?

Regards,
-Omar S.

P.S: Welcome to the A.net forums buddy!! Smile
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:49 pm

I don't mean to be rude and answer for N770WD, but yes, SkyLink will be serving BWI next year.
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:45 pm

Hooooooorrraaaaayyy.....BWI just keeps on getting better and better!!! Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards,
-Omar S.
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:13 pm

so if you managed to find out it belonged to Qantas, then why can't you spell it correctly!!

He spelled it the exact same way the BBC does.
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:30 pm

"City of Geelong", after approx. 18 years of service, is seen here departing out of rwy 34L for the final time in her career. As evident, "The Spirit of Australia" tag is gone, along with the kangaroo from the tail and from the engines. Operating as QF6023 to HNL
I presume her routing was SYD-HNL-MHV?

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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:25 am

a Trans -atlantic LCC....

thats all we need. :-(

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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:32 am

Honest to God! You people should work for the CIA! This a.net thing never misses a trick! You people are truly brilliant! If I loose my keys again, I'll let you know, and I bet someone on a.net will find um'!
 
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sun Sep 12, 2004 2:12 am

Learjet23, that is true given that your key ring is a salvaged part of a scrapped airliner, or maybe keys are to the hangar where you keep your Learjet Big grin
 
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:05 am

Hey N770WD
Your username is the same registration of the aircraft were talking about, is this a coincidence?
 
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:25 am

I was wondering the same thing, AF777ER  Smile
Welcome to the forum, regardless, N770WD.

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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:01 am

Flight number was N770WD. This is also the registration. After some extensive searching I finally identified this aircraft.


HAHA. Extensive research being typing the obvious registration intot he search keyword ont he search page? :-p

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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:39 am

Hey Phil,

wasn't that obvious. The reg. does not exist in the A.net database. Had to find the S/N first and then enter that into the database. At least I found it...give me some credit buddy! Smile

Regards,
-Omar S.
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:45 am

Omar you could have also easily rattled up google.com and keyed the rego in there as "N770WD" and it would have brought up a page with the c/n on.

Or you could have gone direct to the official FAA US Civil Aircraft Register site at http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/Nnum_inquiry.asp too  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Just a thought  Smile

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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:28 am

Hey Rob,

I actually have the FAA site you mentioned stored in my favorites and that's the one I used to identify the aircraft. Alright, alright.....let me rephrase what I said in the original message. "After some quick searching I managed to identify this aircraft!"  Big grin

Regards,
-Omar S.
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:38 am

They're also getting N774WD (ex VH-EAO) and N772WD (ex VH-EAQ) eventually too  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Due credit to the original source.

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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:19 am

So what's the status on QF's other 4 767-238s? Qantas had 7 of them...right?
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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:34 am

Pass Big grin. I don't know.

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RE: Ex-Qantas 767-200 Leaves The Mojave Boneyard!

Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:13 am

They're also getting N774WD (ex VH-EAO) and N772WD (ex VH-EAQ) eventually too

And I wouldn't count on SkyLink being the final name.

Remember the jetBlue strategy? They started out as New Air, Inc. Then they launched as B6 and built up buzz, generated free publicity/word of mouth, and used viral/guerilla marketing.

I would also expect the same thing out of this brash little upstart. And once again, expect a.net to be part of that buzz building.  Smile
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