VH-EAF. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 19626-703.


 

Ordered new by Qantas at a cost of $US 7,445,216

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - March 21, 1968

First flown at Renton as VH-EAF - April 19, 1968

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAF - May 6, 1968

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd

Aircraft was named 'City of Adelaide'

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - May 6, 1968

Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - May 6, 1968

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight at 1558 hours - May 7, 1968

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Singapore - May 24, 1968

Was the first Qantas aircraft to have the restyled titles applied at Sydney - July 1, 1970

Aircraft was renamed 'City of Townsville' - June 28, 1973

Used by Prime Minister G. Whitlam on visit to China - October 31, 1973

This visit marked the first Qantas aircraft to visit China

Departed Sydney on the last Qantas 707 service to San Francisco - March 31, 1975

Departed Sydney on non-stop service to Santiago, Chile - September 13, 1975

This flight set a non-stop distance record for a Qantas aircraft of 11,808 km in 13 hours 12 minutes

Flight crew: Captains A. Terrell, P. Mathieson

Returned to Sydney via Easter Island and Papeete - September 15, 1975

Aircraft was renamed 'City of Armidale' - May 1976

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Melbourne - Christchurch - Sydney - March 4, 1978

Sold to ITEL Capital Leasing Corp for lease to Korean Air Lines - March 1978

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 3, 1978

Aircraft had flown 33,163:29 hours with 12,959 cycles

Entered onto the Korean Aircraft Register as HL-7432 - April 3, 1978

Departed Sydney at 2200 hours on delivery flight to Soel, Korea - April 5, 1978

Sold to GATX Booth with lease to Korean Air continuing - December 1980

Sold to Boeing Military Company for use in J-STARS program - January 19, 1986

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N770JS - January 1986

Registered to Grumman Aerospace Corporation - March 1988

First flown as an E-8A J-STARS FSD-1/T-1 Prototype - 86-0416 - December 22, 1988

Operated by 93rd Air Control Wing, U.S.A.F.

Current

 


 

 

VH-EAF. Qantas Australia - in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, February 1971.

VH-EAF. Qantas Australia - in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at London Heathrow Airport, May 1971.

 

VH-EAF. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, July 1974.

VH-EAF. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, February 1976.

VH-EAF. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Johannesburg Airport, November 1976.

VH-EAF. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, September 1977.

VH-EAF. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1977.

VH-EAF. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, October 1977.

VH-EAF. Korean Air Lines - in the partial livery at Sydney Airport, March 1978.

VH-EAF. Korean Air Lines - in the partial livery at Sydney Airport, March 1978.

VH-EAF. Korean Air Lines - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, April 1978.

HL-7432. Korean Air Lines - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, April 1978.

VH-EAF. Korean Air Lines - in the full livery with 'I love New York' titles at unknown airport, June 1979.

VH-EAF. Korean Air Lines Cargo - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, May 1980.
   

AF86-0416. U.S. Air Force - in the full livery, location and date unknown.