ClassicLover wrote:There is quite a good museum about Qantas in Australia called the Qantas Founders Outback Museum. The best part about it is the fact that Qantas donated one of their Boeing 747-200B aircraft to the museum and it was flown in back in 2002. Later on in the decade, the very first Qantas Boeing 707-138 was purchased, restored to flight worthy condition and flown to the museum, arriving in 2007.
Other aircraft are on site as well and that plus the whole museum makes the whole place well worth visiting. So, if you're an avgeek and you find yourself in Australia, you might want to go along and check it out.
KLDC10 wrote:If I were to travel all the way to Australia, I probably would be willing to shell out the money for a tour, because it would probably be a once in a lifetime thing...
dredgy wrote:Getting to Longreach will likely cost you more than a flight from the US to Australia It's not an easy to reach destination. My friend used to live there and I only visited him twice and that was to help him move. He asked me to fly out once, I looked a the cost of the airfare and saved my money by promptly flying to Japan instead. Longreach is just as much of a once in a lifetime experience for most Australians :p
VapourTrails wrote:Ah, I still haven't been! You've reminded me that I must try and get there before too long. Thanks for showing us a close up account and with narrative of what to expect from an avgeek point of view. Of the people I know who have been - non avgeek, their detail was a bit brief!
Ryan h wrote:Great report and photos.
ba319-131 wrote:Nice, need to try and figure it out how to do this at some stage.
CollegeAviator wrote:Awesome stuff!
Reminds me of my time in JNB - the Rand Airport park. What better way to spend the day under the belly of a B747?!
KLDC10 wrote:$160AUD is about $130USD. In Euros that works out at 107, and GBP is 95. Just in case anyone was trying to run the math
If I were to travel all the way to Australia, I probably would be willing to shell out the money for a tour, because it would probably be a once in a lifetime thing. That said, if I lived in Australia, I'm not sure that the $160 would be justified. It looks like a fun tour, but I can't see anything that quite justifies the cost. That's just my opinion of course, and the museum looks great in general.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos