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Old 23rd July 2020, 05:21 PM
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Boeing 747 -438ER 32914 1331 VH-OEJ Qantas posn / in svc on 747 farewell flight / ferried 17jul20 SYD-CBR-SYD, ferried 22-23jul20 SYD-LAX-VCV, for use as engine test-bed
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Old 24th July 2020, 12:19 PM
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Qantas sold its last 747, along with five others, to General Electric.

...Little has been reported as to exactly what General Electric Co plans to do with the Qantas 747s.

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https://australianaviation.com.au/20...ght-to-mojave/
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Old 24th July 2020, 09:19 PM
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well, they're not all going to be engine test beds.
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Old 25th July 2020, 05:51 AM
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well, they're not all going to be engine test beds.
None of them I suspect, sold for the engines, GE already has a 744 test bed. Some news outlets are quoting Mr Joyce as saying only five are going to GE, which is interesting given the pilot of the joyflights said the last plane was going for a cargo conversion.
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Old 25th July 2020, 12:18 PM
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OEJ has made its final flight into retirement at MHV as QF7474 on 24/7
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Old 25th July 2020, 11:53 PM
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End of an era and very sad.
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Old 26th July 2020, 10:25 AM
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OEJ has made its final flight into retirement at MHV as QF7474 on 24/7
Article and video Here from 9 news
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Old 30th July 2020, 10:42 AM
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Video of last landing

https://australianaviation.com.au/20...ing-in-mojave/
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Old 31st July 2020, 07:13 PM
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The ex VH-OJL flew out of Victorville today for Nashville as N963JM, is this the first time its flown since retirement?

Found a video of the landing

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N1xb4-DsMig

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Old 1st August 2020, 12:20 PM
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Boeing 747 -438 25151 865 N953JM Jet Midwest Group ferried 30jul20 VCV-MCI ex VH-OJL

Can't confirm if ff since retired ?
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