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by TN486
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 35
Views: 5664

Re: QF 747 Retirement

^^ still the 747's. ^^

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by TN486
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 27533

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Love the humour, keep it coming boys. "Chris Luxon", get off our blog (hmmmm)

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by TN486
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 27533

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

vhqpa, I think you'r on the money. As for the 717's a lot of them are "new" in terms of hours flown, they are here for yonks.

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by TN486
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44185

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

I suspected something was up when JB decided to quit (up to late next year?). Anyway, whatever the time frame, I thought the announcement was a possible "preemptive" for reasons only known to JB and the Board. I dont believe much of anything until it happens, but there is probably more glu...

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by TN486
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus PC-24 lands on unpaved runway (Video)
Replies: 17
Views: 4001

Re: Pilatus PC-24 lands on unpaved runway (Video)

Pilatus are masters at this capability. I watched in suburban Melbourne Vic Aust many years ago the STOL capability of the "porter". (it landed on what I would call a hockey field, turned around and took of again). My memory is now vague but I believe there were some porters in the Defence...

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by TN486
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44185

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

I love A.net even more when it is mentioned they had to board a 747 by the stairs!! Wow, welcome to the dream of flight. We all too pampered these days.

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by TN486
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 44185

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

https://australianaviation.com.au/ties- ... rgin-blue/

An article written 8 years ago, and worth a reflection, I think. cheers
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https://australianaviation.com.au/ties- ... rgin-blue/

An article written 8 years ago, and worth a reflection, I think. cheers

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by TN486
Fri May 25, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43968

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

^^ or build and own a high speed rail service SYD/CBR................................

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by TN486
Thu May 24, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?
Replies: 49
Views: 5227

Re: Qantas - Cathay Pacific. No codeshare agreement?

The trolls are at it again. C'mon people, stop feeding them.

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by TN486
Wed May 23, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43968

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

BI is a great airline for the price conscious MEL-LHR and return. So sayeth my 21 year old grandson. He has done it twice.

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by TN486
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

^^ Noting that NLK is notorious for horrible weather, is it a really good idea to offer NLK as an alternate??

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by TN486
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

ben175 wrote:
Sitting on QF10 PER-MEL and there is literally 4 of us in premium economy... I think it goes to show just how PER-centric this flight is! Pretty spectacular to have a whole row across to myself.

Umm, do you think travelling on a weekend might make a difference, especially on a sat evening??

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by TN486
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 55202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

^^Kendell and the CRJ's. Kendall were acqired by TNT-News Jun 1990, the name was retained. The CRJ's were leased and brought into service between Sep 99 and Jun 01, and were on the inventory when AN went belly up. All ac were repossessed by the lessor early 2003. There is a photo of some of the CRJ'...

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by TN486
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

http://thejetstarsource.com/

The above advises of site closure. Anyone have any info on this??
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http://thejetstarsource.com/

The above advises of site closure. Anyone have any info on this??

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by TN486
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69295

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

^^qf789, as all the superlatives have been voiced, can I just say "hear hear". Mate, well done.

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by TN486
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69295

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

14500 km 17 hrs in the air, well done "spotty" and those all involved, crew, backroom, all of you, and a great airline to boot. So proud of you all.

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by TN486
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

^^Yes QF 789, totally agree with your comments, professionalism, work ethic, and passion. Wish I could be on the first PER-LON flight, still, that's life. cheers

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by TN486
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

^^ Thanks to both of you. I picked it as a Douglas nose, but unsure of the livery. Thanks again. As an aside I was never a fan of the TN Camel Hump livery.

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by TN486
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Trans-Au ... 03/4892003

Can anyone identify the aircraft in the left background of the photo and operator?
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http://www.airliners.net/photo/Trans-Au ... 03/4892003

Can anyone identify the aircraft in the left background of the photo and operator?

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by TN486
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

^^ Could it be a pilot shortage with TT, or maybe something to do with the transition from A320 to B737.

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by TN486
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

All of the above reminds me about the confused communications I have with my son (this) and (next). We have worked out that Dad must say this or next when talking about the future, as apart from just "next". It may also help with the entries I have in my "electronic calendar"!! I...

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by TN486
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 54426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOQXzCKs2_I

congrats to the cameraman. she looks good!!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOQXzCKs2_I

congrats to the cameraman. she looks good!!

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by TN486
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 37923

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Similarly, Erebus was a tragedy that cannot be undone. It will never be forgotten but the families don't "own" Erebus and it is wrong, I think, to give them that authority. So I believe NZ has taken an important step by normalising Antarctica. mariner[/quote] Yep, totally agree. Being such...

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by TN486
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

^^Is the indefinite hold due to manufacturers engine issues? Are you suggesting the A343 is on charter from HiFly?

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by TN486
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/02/are-charges-and-regulatory-hurdles-barriers-to-more-regional-flights/ Worth reading and following. I remember discussion on this topic was in one of our recent threads, and I am sure there is more water to go under the bridge yet. Qantas and Virgin saying the...

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by TN486
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

^^I suspect "adding another 4 in 2019" is what you meant to say?

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by TN486
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

A beautiful look. Can't wait until I see it in the flesh.

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by TN486
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 118
Views: 38766

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

Off topic, I would like to see a new section headed "Airline Timetables". I was told previously this was not possible, however no reason given. I find it also extremely important that if we are going to use Airline and Airport Codes in posts, that the old method of clicking on the code for...

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by TN486
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQYGqt3x9s8

and this one, absolute magic. Thank you all for indulging me with this passion of flying boats in Australia. cheers
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQYGqt3x9s8

and this one, absolute magic. Thank you all for indulging me with this passion of flying boats in Australia. cheers

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by TN486
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmTVKs15n4U Found this on youtube. An amazing historical set of photos and motion picture on flying boat ops to Lord Howe Island. Well worth a watch. I know of one young lady who is a contributor to this thread that did go to Lord Howe recently whom I suspect would lo...

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by TN486
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

^^I believe one of the stumbling blocks was the airport charges to JQ at Darwin.

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by TN486
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Changing the subject somewhat, what specific routes will these ex JQ A320's be flying in the west ? Thank you to those who replied to my question. SO, another query. Why is the QF group introducing the A320 to routes intra WA, and can this be a forerunner to "bigger" things? (I know, this...

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by TN486
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Changing the subject somewhat, what specific routes will these ex JQ A320's be flying in the west ?

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by TN486
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

^^ There are "infrequent" flyers as well, so they probably wouldn't be aware of commonality. There are literally millions of Australians who are QF FF's who are very infrequent travellers (I would suspect who travel economy). They love travelling the Big Red and wouldn't fly anyone else. S...

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by TN486
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 54610

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

^^You can see this is not an Australian Aviation thread!!. Amazing, the Aussie Avn Thread reached 1024 in Jan, and now we have subjects relevant to Aussie matters in threads other than Aust Avn. Yes, I know, subject is relevant to all, however its a known fact that if you want anything Aust Avn you ...

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by TN486
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 57234

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/CSN344/1050c1ec
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China Southern has some probs

https://www.flightradar24.com/CSN344/1050c1ec

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by TN486
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^Oh dear, I very much enjoyed travelling on the 717 to Tassie, it's a beutiful aircraft. Anecdotally, it seems there have been a lot of maintenance issues with 717's lately, has this "withdrawal" got anything to do with these issues and ac availability??

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by TN486
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Part of the reason why Allegiant can offer services to these seemingly obscure destinations is because of the sheer size of the population of the U.S. Checking Wikipedia for metropolitan areas with 50 000 plus population yields 352 cities/combined urban areas. Number 352 is Carson City in Nevada, w...

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by TN486
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^I presume you mean diverted to ADL

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by TN486
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6026/10367121
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"Quokka" about 30 mins from MEL descending about 330 ft per min

https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6026/10367121

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by TN486
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Here I go with one of my reflective moods again. Adelaide/Newcastle. Whyalla steel works revived, (Sanjeev Gupta), An offer to purchase part of closed GMH plant in Adelaide (Sanjeev Gupta). A long shot, maybe something to it, just trying to make some sense of it all.http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-0...

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by TN486
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

With this new route from NTL. Could it be somewhere op north on the WA coastline? The op would be JQ.

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by TN486
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ presuming you are right I suspect the hunt is on for the informant. Publicity at NTL will be more than displeased.

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by TN486
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Some promo's for WA publicity persons, "QUOKKA" maybe?

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by TN486
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ That's approx 20 minutes loo time for each pax!! Plenty of time to read the newspaper and not inconvenience anyone else me thinks.

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by TN486
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Connellan% ... cences.htm

Also a good read ref Connellan Airways.
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http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Connellan% ... cences.htm

Also a good read ref Connellan Airways.

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by TN486
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ Thanks Gemuser, I missed that one. Eddy Conellan and CONAIR get a mention in the book "A Lifetime in Longhaul". Trainee QF pilots from the Qantas Cadet Pilot Training Scheme (1965 - 1972) saw flying experience with Conellan Airways due to the secondment scheme that was put in place with...

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by TN486
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

https://centreforaviation.com/insights/video Another very recent conversation with a QF leader relative to corporate, current thinking, innovation etc. A bit of a reality check for the "armchair CEO's" amongst us. And of course, a bit of Aussie humour during the interview as well. Well don...

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by TN486
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 73648

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^Thanks Gemuser, I wasn't quite sure how I should reply. Sorry Mariner, it was the "perhaps" that threw me. I have been in fits of laughter relative to the extra names suggested for the 789's. I am absolutely dumbfounded that it appears that no one has suggested "Magpie". (NO, I...

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by TN486
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 263
Views: 44421

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... -9-quokka/

What will the 4th one be named?
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http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... -9-quokka/

What will the 4th one be named?

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