VH-EBF. Boeing 707-138. c/n 17701-60.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton as a 707-138 - July 08, 1959

First flown at Renton as VH-EBF - August 21, 1959

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBF - September 04, 1959

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - September 04, 1959

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia - September 07, 1959

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) at the conclusion of the delivery flight at 10:45 hrs - September 10, 1959

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney

Aircraft named 'City of Adelaide'

Operated first revenue service Sydney - London via U.S.A. (Southern Cross Route) - October 08, 1959

Departed Sydney on returned to Boeing for conversion to 707-138B standard - November 05, 1961

Returned to Qantas at completion of conversion - December 20, 1961

Departed Seattle on the ferry flight to Australia - December 23, 1961

Set a flight record Singapore - Sydney of 6 hours 55 minutes (Captain K. McKnight) - October 17, 1962

Used as the Royal Flight aircraft London - Perth - November 1962

Used as the Royal Flight aircraft Perth - Rome - December 1962

Used as the Royal Flight aircraft - September 1964

Used as the Royal Flight aircraft London - Adelaide - March 1966

Used as the Royal Flight aircraft Sydney - Nadi - April 1966

Used as the Royal Flight aircraft Canberra - Auckland - Honolulu - Vancouver - Ottawa - London - May 1966

Operated final revenue service Sydney - London via Southern Cross Route - December 23, 1967

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney Airport

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 29, 1968

Had flown a total of 25,993 hours 58 minutes

Sold to F. B. Ayer & Associates for lease to Standard Airways - March 15, 1968

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N792SA - March 1968

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on delivery to Standard in the full livery - March 26, 1968

Withdrawn from use and stored at New York (JFK) Airport when Standard ceased operations - August 1969

Leased to Air Commerz, Hamburg, Germany - January 31, 1971

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-ADAQ - ?

Delivered to Air Commerz at Hamburg - March 24, 1971

Stored at Dusseldorf, Germany when Air Commerz ceased operations - September 01, 1972

Returned to F.B. Ayer & Associates and stored at Marana - January 31, 1973

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N792SA - ?

Flown to Stansted, U.K. for overhaul - April 1976

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-JBP - July 8, 1976

Leased to Turk Hava Yollari, Turkey as the registered operator - July 10, 1976

Departed Stansted on delivery to Turk Hava Yollari - July 10, 1976

Aircraft was named 'Seyhan'

Withdrawn from use - December 1977

Cancelled from the Turkish Aircraft Register - January 03, 1978

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N792FA - January 07, 1978

Returned to Pan Ayer SA, Geneva, Switzerland - January 07, 1978

Flown to Israeli Aircraft Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel for overhaul - February 21, 1978

Leased to El Al, Israel in the standard livery - April 01 to November 01, 1978

Leased to Bouraq Indonesian Airlines in the standard livery - November 1978 to March 1979

Flown to Long Beach, California for storage in basic Bouraq livery - August 1979

Stored at Burbank, California in basic Bouraq livery without titles - May 02, 1981

Flown to Miami for storage - May 05, 1983

Flown to Marana for storage - May 07, 1983

Observed in long-term storage at Marana minus engines - February 08, 1985

Registered to FBA Inc. - April 1986

Reportedly seized by the IRS, and to be parted out - February 11, 1989

Observed at Marana extensively parted out - March 26, 1990

Scrapped - October 1993

 


 

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - on delivery flight at San Francisco, September 8, 1959.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - on delivery flight at San Francisco, September 8, 1959.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Vancouver Airport, November 1959.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - with '40th Anniversary' titles, location & date unknown.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - with '40th Anniversary' titles at Brisbane Airport.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - with '40th Anniversary' titles at Brisbane Airport.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original livery at Sydney, date unknown.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the new livery at Avalon Airport, circa 1960.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - with the modified 'V-Jet' tail titles at Sydney, circa 1964.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - Princess Alexandra disembarks on a Royal Tour, 1964.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - Princess Alexandra disembarks on a Royal Tour, 1964.
VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - inside the Royal Tour aircraft at Sydney, circa 1964.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - inside the Royal Tour aircraft at Sydney, circa 1964.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - inside the Royal Tour aircraft at Sydney, circa 1964.
VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - inside the Royal Tour aircraft at Sydney, circa 1964.
 

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - with the modified 'V-Jet' tail titles at Sydney, May 1965.

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - with the modified 'V-Jet' tail titles, September 1967.

 

N792SA. Standard - in the original livery with modified titles at Los Angeles Airport, April 1968.

N792SA. Standard - in the original livery with modified titles at San Francisco Airport, January 1969.

N792SA. Standard - in the original livery with modified titles, March 1969.

D-ADAQ. Air Commerz - in the full livery at Hamburg Airport, May 1971.

D-ADAQ. Air Commerz - in the full livery at Hamburg Airport, April 1972.

N792SA. Air Commerz - in the full livery at Marana, February 1973.

TC-JBP. THY Turkish Airlines - in the full livery, location & date unknown.

TC-JBP. THY Turkish Airlines - in the full livery at unknown location, July 1976.

TC-JBP. THY Turkish Airlines - in the full livery at unknown location, June 1977.

N792SA. El Al - in the full livery at Zurich Airport, July 1978.

N792FA. Bouraq - in the basic livery but without titles at Burbank, July 1980.

N792FA. Bouraq - in the basic livery but without titles at Burbank, December 1980.

N792FA. Bouraq - in the basic livery but without titles at Marana, February 1984.

N792FA. Bouraq - in the basic livery but without titles in storage at Marana, June 1985.

N792FA. Bouraq - finally being parted out at Marana, October 1989.