VH-EAG. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 19627-707.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - April 2, 1968

First flown at Renton as VH-EAG - April 30, 1968

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - May 11, 1968

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAG - May 16, 1968

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd

Aircraft was named 'City of Hobart'

Departed Seattle on delivery to Australia as QF051D - May 16, 1968

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight at 1538 hours - May 18, 1968

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Sydney

Flight crew: Captains C. G. Fox, L.W. Clarke; S/O M. Q. Blackley (HNL-SYD); N/O R. Chivers,

W. B. Short (HNL-SYD); F/E E. W. Fargas; Flight Steward R. C. Curley

Was the first Boeing 707 to land at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport (Captain D. Harden) - June 11, 1968

Conducted publicity and courtesy flights whilst in Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Brisbane - Auckland - Sydney - June 23, 1968

Aircraft was renamed 'Alice Springs' - February 22, 1974

Utilised on Cyclone Tracey relief flight and evacuated 271 passengers from Darwin - December 27, 1974

Utilised on Cyclone Tracey relief flight and evacuated 226 passengers from Darwin - December 29, 1974

Operated final 707 service Sydney - Brisbane - Port Morseby - Brisbane - Sydney route as QF95/96 - February 2, 1979

Utilised on an Antarctic Sceninc flight departing Adelaide - February 13, 1979

Operated the last Qantas 707 service on the Sydney - Christchurch - Sydney route - March 24, 1979

Operated the final scheduled Qantas 707 service Sydney - Auckland - Sydney as QF50/51 - March 25, 1979

This flight was under the command of Captains P. Oakley & G. Molloy

Conducted a special 1 hour charter flight Sydney - Sydney (Captain J. Blair) - March 25, 1979

Operated unscheduled service Sydney - Melbourne as QF16 - March 26, 1979

This last revenue flight carried 104 passengers stranded in Sydney by an air traffic controllers strike

Operated the very last Qantas 707 flight Melbourne - Sydney as QF16P - March 26, 1979

This flight carried 4 passengers and was under the command of Captain A. Wickes

Sold to the Royal Australian Air Force

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 30, 1979

Aircraft had flown 38,013 hours with 14,498 cycles

Handed over to R. A. A. F. in basic Qantas livery with R. A. A. F. roundels at Mascot - April 7, 1979

Entered onto the Australian Military Aircraft Register as A20-627

Issued to No 33 Squadron for transport duties

Repainted in full R. A. A .F. VIP livery

Aircraft was named 'Windsor Town'

Converted to tanker configuration - ?

Retired from service and stored at R. A. A. F. Base Richmond - February 21, 2001

Aircraft had flown a total of 50,234 hours of which 12,175 hours were in RAAF service

Used as a source of parts for the R. A. A. F.'s Boeing 707 fleet

Intended to be sold to Omega Air, U. S. A. along with the other decommissioned RAAF Boeing 707s

Observed stored at R. A. A. F. Richmond - 2009

Scrapped at R. A. A. F. Richmond - December 2009

Cockpit section was not scrapped and has been donated to HARS, Wollongong, N.S.W. for display

 


 

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, September 1972.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, September 1973.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at unknown airport, September 1974.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, March 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, March 25, 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, March 25, 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, March 26, 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the 'ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, March 26, 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - inscription for the last flight at Sydney Airport, March 26, 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - in the ;ochre' livery at Sydney Airport, March 27, 1979.

VH-EAG. Qantas Australia - close-up of the inscription at Sydney Airport, March 27, 1979.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in basic Qantas livery at Sydney Airport, April 1979.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in basic Qantas livery at Sydney Airport, April 1979.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in basic Qantas livery at Sydney Airport, April 1979.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in basic Qantas livery at Sydney Airport, April 1979.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in basic Qantas livery at Sydney Airport, April 1979.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in basic Qantas livery at Sydney Airport, April 1979.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in basic Qantas livery at Sydney Airport, June 1979.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in basic Qantas livery at Perth Airport, June 1979.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1980.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, May 1980.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in the original livery at Perth Airport, October 1980.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in the original livery at Perth Airport, October 1980.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1981.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, March 1985.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - in the modified livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1998.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - being scrapped at RAAF Richmond, December 2009.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - being scrapped at RAAF Richmond, December 2009.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - being scrapped at RAAF Richmond, December 2009.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - being scrapped at RAAF Richmond, December 2009.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - being scrapped at RAAF Richmond, December 2009.

A20-627. Royal Australian Air Force - being scrapped at RAAF Richmond, December 2009.