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The Last Qantas Boeing 747 - An Emotional Farewell


The Last Qantas Boeing 747 - An Emotional Farewell

A grand farewell to the Qantas Boeing 747, flying from Australia to Los Angeles and to her final resting place at the Mojave airplane graveyard.

Qantas’s B747 is the most iconic plane and has served the Australian airline for nearly 5 decades. I was in Los Angeles and Mojave to witness her final arrival before retirement. It was a bittersweet day to see her final landing on July 24th 2020 in the Mojave Desert, California (Landing by Captain Ewen Cameron, 11:50 local time).

After her landing I was able to board the 747, I got the chance to interview the pilots and joined them for a final walk around. There were just so many emotions running through everyone while bidding farewell to the most iconic airplane of all time.

A lot of my love towards aviation was inspired from the Qantas B747, in the video I share my stories growing up with her. Not only will I miss the 747, I will also miss the human stories from this plane; sharing the laughter, the passion, different cultures and experiences through the shared love of B747 that brought us together! Onwards and Upwards.

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Onboard the LAST EVER Qantas Boeing 747 flight - QF747 'Jumbo farewell flight'.

Final commercial Qantas Boeing 747 flight - Qantas 747 retirement - includes final Captain's speech and customer service manager's speech captured in 4K 60fps. Qantas Queen of the Skies.
Join me onboard the last ever commercial flight onboard a Qantas Boeing 747. This is a farewell joyflight from Canberra and the Snowy Mountains onboard 'Wunala' VH-OEJ, the last remaining Qantas Boeing 747-400 ER that is due to fly off to retirement in the desert next week.

My Qantas Boeing 747 videos:
My second last Qantas Boeing 747-400 ER flight - Sydney to Melbourne Economy Class Trip Report:
Goodbye to the Qantas 'Queen of the Skies' - Boeing 747-400 ER - Sydney to Brisbane Trip Report:
My FAREWELL to the Qantas Boeing 747-400 ER - Sydney to Brisbane Trip Report:
Tour through the FIRST Boeing 747 at the Museum of Flight - the 'City of Everett' , RA001, N7470:
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Seat: 54K
Camera: gopro hero 8 and Sony handycam
Ticket: economy
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400 ER. VH-OEJ 'Wunala'
Music: Epidemic Sound

Give-away details
To enter in my give-away of a 747 safety card and the farewell 747 headrest cover, you must (1) give the video a thumbs up, (2) be a subscriber and (3) comment with your favourite 747 memory and include the '# safetycard' text. On the 19th of August 2020, I will randomly select a winner and mail the prizes to them. If it's not claimed after 7 days, the prize is forfeit and I'll work something else. I will also announce the winners on my Instagram and Facebook pages.

Qantas Boeing 747 Farewell - Sydney Airport

Australia's last passenger jumbo jet has left our shores for the final time, with the Qantas Boeing 747 departing on Wednesday afternoon, bound for an aircraft boneyard in the Californian desert.

Flight QF7474 left Sydney for Los Angeles at 3.28pm. From there it will fly to Mojave desert for storage.

The plane was given a water cannon salute as it approached the runway, and it taxied past Shep's Mound where hundreds of planespotters had gathered to wave goodbye.

The jumbo took off and headed north to perform a final lap of Sydney Harbour and the eastern suburbs. It then detoured south to do a flyover of the HARS Aviation Museum near Wollongong where it dipped its wings to salute Qantas' first 747-400, VH-OJA, which is preserved there.

The flight path shows the jumbo then headed east over the Pacific ocean before turning northwest and tracing the airline's Flying Kangaroo logo in the sky. The detour meant the plane performed a U-turn above Taree on the NSW Mid North Coast to mark the kangaroo's tail.

Qantas held a lavish ceremony prior to take-off full of nostalgia with video tributes, poem recitals and impassioned tributes to give the 747, which served the airline in various forms for nearly 50 years, a fitting farewell.

QF7474 - Last Qantas 747 Flight - VH-OEJ - 22nd July 2020

A compilation of footage I compiled; including my own footage and 9 News Helicopter footage

A real sad day for Australian Aviation.

On 22nd July 2020, VH-OEJ flew the last ever Qantas 747 flight out of Australia, to the desert to be retired.

Such a sad event for the entire Australian Aviation scene, the 747s will be missed by all. Long live the Queen.

Song: In Abundance by Edgar Hopp

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Watch the Complete Livestream from the 7 News Helicopter:

00:00 - Taxi from Gate 10
00:51 - Water Cannon Salute
02:19 - Shep's Mound
02:56 - Cross Runway 34L
03:10 - Taxi Along Alpha and Past The Beach
04:00 - Cross Runway 25
04:30 - Holding Short 16R
04:50 - Line Up Runway 16R
06:18 - Qantas 7474, For The Last Time....
06:36 - Final Departure
07:45 - Airborne
08:22 - Overfly Runway 07
08:47 - Still The Best Looking Aeroplane In The Sky
09:26 - Overflying Sydney Harbour
09:58 - The Queen Goes Out To Sea
11:04 - Goodbye, Farewell

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Qantas Farewell Flight B747-400 Queen of the Skies - Sydney Final Flight QF747

Qantas Farewell Flight for the Boeing B747-400 Queen of the Skies - Sydney Joy Flight Monday 13th July 2020.

The B747-400 has been part of the Qantas Fleet for 48 years, from 1971 - 2020. This sadly was the final flight out of Sydney.

Flight No QF747
Sydney Joy Flight
Aircraft: Boeing B747-400
Rego: VH-OEJ
Plane name: Wunala
My Seat: Economy Window Seat 59A

This planed joined the Qantas fleet in July 2003.

Prices for this 1 hour joy flight over Sydney was $747 for a Business Class seat and $400 for an Economy seat, representing the plane model 747-400. The profits from this flight will be donated to the HARS Aircrft Museum.

Farewell to my favourite aircraft, the iconic Jumbo Jet!

FULL VIDEO - Sorry I have not had a chance to edit and upload the full flight video yet. i will get that done as soon as I can and will add a link here when it is done.
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Qantas Flies Its Final 747 Farewell Flight at Sydney Airport

Earlier today, Qantas flew the first out of three special farewell flights for its Boeing 747. Dubbed the “Jumbo Joy Flights”, the last Boeing 747 took a spin around Sydney for an hour. The remaining two flights will take place in Brisbane and Canberra.

The aircraft registered as VH-OEJ took off from Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport and carried passengers lucky enough to score tickets.

The tickets had gone on sale on July 8th, with business-class tickets sold at AU$747 (US$521), and economy-class at AU$400 (US$279).

Farewell Flight: Qantas Boeing 747 Final Sydney Flight - A Joy Flight and Tour of the Aircraft

After almost 50 years of of the Boeing 747 aircraft, it is finally time for Qantas to say their farewells.

I was one of the lucky few who were fortunate to be apart of the 747 final flight out of Sydney. We all celebrated, went on a joy flight around Sydney and had a tour of the aircraft.

We flew on the VH-OEJ Boeing 747 departing Sydney at 10:36, arriving back 1 hour later.

This is my experience on the flight.

1. Arrival at the Airport
2. Onboard the Aircraft
3. Takeoff and flight
4. Flight Attendant farewell speech
5. Flying over the Harbour
6. Landing
7. Tour of the Aircraft
8. Inside the cockpit
9. Tour of the exterior of the aircraft


Qantas' amazing farewell tribute to the Boeing 747

Qantas produced an amazing farewell tribute video for the Boeing 747 ahead of the airline's final flight from Sydney to Los Angeles today (Jul 22).

Source: Qantas

Saying Goodbye To The Qantas 747

VIDEO SPECIAL: Simple Flying said farewell to the stunning Qantas 747 in Sydney, Australia!

A special thanks to Qantas for arranging such a brilliant event celebrating their 747 operations.

Qantas has closed a chapter on its history, farewelling the Boeing 747 series in a stunning event this morning. Bittersweet words were spun by CEO Alan Joyce, at the same time as the engines spun up for the last flight of the Qantas Boeing 747-400. The final aircraft departed Sydney in the early afternoon for its resting place in California.

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Qantas 747 - Thank you and Goodbye

What an absolute honour and privilege it was to be one of the lucky few who were able to buy a ticket for the very last Qantas 747 passenger flight.

The Queen of the Skies, the Boeing 747 jumbo, changed aviation and travel forever. It opened the world and it revolutionised air travel.

Now after 49 years it was time for Qantas to say goodbye to the 747, the queen of the skies as the final Qantas 747 retires. To celebrate Qantas flew 3 last flights - one hour joy flights to say goodbye in Sydney, Brisbane and finally Canberra. It was this last flight in Canberra that I was one and has been captured in this video.

Join me as I bid the Qantas 747 farewell and pay tribute the the aircraft that made me fall in love with aviation and has enabled me to experience my love to travel over these many years.

Flight Details

Qantas 747 Retirement - Qantas 747 Farewell - Final Qantas 747 Passenger Flight
Date: Friday 17 July 2020
Flight Number: QF747
From: Canberra, Australia (CBR)
To: Canberra, Australia (CBR)
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400-ER Reg: VH-OEJ (July 2003)

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Visit HARS Aviation Museum in Wollongong, it's incredible

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Here's Paul's final QF747 flight video:

Thank you and happy travels,



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Qantas 747-400 VH-OEJ Retirement Flight

The Queen has finally done her time and is now on her way to another life. Will miss you QF747!! Enjoy retirement

Farewell Queen of the Skies - 747

After 33 years of flying millions of our customers around the world, the Queen of the Skies exits our fleet.

LAST Qantas A380 Leaves Australia Pushback Takeoff Airbus

VH-OQC is the last of Qantas' A380 Superjumbo's to leave Australia on Monday July 26 2020 for three years planned storage in the Mojave Dessert.

Not quite the fanfare as Qantas last 747-400 retirement however the sky was crying at least with a large low pressure system causing heavy rain and strong winds for departure.

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Last Qantas 747 Sydney Harbour Flyby: ATC bids a final farewell to the Queen of the Skies

Heartfelt Air Traffic Control transmission to the QF7474 (VH-OEJ) on it's final Sydney Harbour flyby before heading to LAX and Mojave. This flight marks the end of an era with the departure of Qantas' last Boeing 747 jumbo jet.

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Qantas Boeing B747 Farewell Ceremony - Hangar 96 22JUL20

What a privilege to attend the Qantas “Final B747 Farewell Event” in Hangar 96 today, as COVID-19 restrictions had only allowed 150 to be present. The air was filled with so much emotion, and it was great to get up close to VH-OEJ one last time and say a tearful farewell. Guests were free to write some parting words on the fuselage of the aircraft, and my words were “A Job Well Done Joe Sutter”. After speeches from Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, and Boeing Australia President Brendan Nelson, it was time for a final pushback. VH-OEJ the last Qantas Queen Of the Skies has departed for the Mojave Desert in the USA.

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Qantas Boeing B747 Farewell Ceremony - Hangar 96 22JUL20

Qantas B747 First Officer Geoff Cowell delivers a moving poem he wrote about the Queen Of The Skies, as part of the Qantas B747 Farewell Ceremony in Hangar 96 at Sydney Airport.

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What Planes Will Replace Qantas’ Retired Boeing 747 Fleet?

Qantas has waved goodbye to its final Boeing 747, ending almost half a century of history with the type. With international flights still restricted from Australia, and likely to stay that way for some time, the flying kangaroo is in no rush to replace the queens of the skies.

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[4K] Qantas 747-438(ER) VH-OEE FINAL TAKEOFF at LAX

Qantas is currently retiring all of their Boeing 747 aircraft, and I had the honor of catching VH-OEE taking off for the last time. Her final resting place unless another airline takes her up will be Mojave Air and Space Port(MHV).

Farewell, queen. Rest easy.

Flight #: QF6001
Route: LAX to MHV
Runway used for takeoff: 25L
Aircraft type: Boeing 747-438(ER)
Registration #: VH-OEE
Location: Imperial Hill(Clutter’s Park)
Camera: Panasonic HC-VX870
Tripod: Me!

KLM 747 Retirement Last Flight, Qantas 747 retirement?

This video is about KLM 747 retirement, KLM 747 last flight and Qantas 747 retirement. The KLM 747 last flight took place officially on the 29 March 2020. On the same day, the last Qantas 747 flew its last scheduled flight, making many think that that was the Qantas 747 retirement. However, unlike KLM which 747 retirement is confirmed, with the KLM 747 last flight leaving many mixed in emotions, Qantas 747 retirement has not been announced. We look at some details, and commemorate the last KLM 747 flight, KLM 747 retirement.

Qantas 747-400 | VH-OEH | departed Sydney for the Last Time.

Qantas B744 VH-OEH departed Sydney for LAX as QF6001. (Tuesday 19th May 2020). OEH ferried to LAX and eventually for Mojave for storage.

Flight Radar History:
19 May 2020 Sydney (SYD) Los Angeles (LAX) QF6001 13:17 9:30 AM 10:27 AM 6:04 AM Landed 6:43 AM

- This aircraft was the fourth of six Boeing 747-438ERs ordered new by Qantas - November 29, 2001
- Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - December 11, 2002
- Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80C2B5 engines
- First flown as 'N5020K' - January 16, 2003
- Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OEH - January 28, 2003
- It was the 55th Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas Airways (In all, Qantas has operated 65 747s, taking delivery of 57 new 747s from Boeing, purchasing three 747‑400s secondhand and operating five leased aircraft at various points)

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - February 09, 2003
Arrived at Melbourne (Avalon) on completion of the delivery flight - February 10, 2003
The aircraft was named 'Hervey Bay' (originally not shown on the outside of the aircraft)
It operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF11 - February 18, 2003
Rolled out at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) with 'Go Wallabies' painted on the belly - November 21, 2003

- It operated an Antarctic Charter flight Sydney - Antarctica - Sydney as QF2901 - January 23, 2011
- Operated its last revenue service Tokyo (Haneda) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF26 - March 27, 2020
- Withdrawn from service and stored at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) due to COVID-19 pandemic.



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