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

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (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, Sydney

Accepted by L. Leishman for Qantas Airways at Seattle - September 04, 1959

This was the 6th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 6th Boeing 707 delivered to Qantas

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

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight at 10:45 local - September 10, 1959

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

The aircraft was 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 Airways at completion of the 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 (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi - April 1966

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

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

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 29, 1968

This aircraft 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 the ferry to Standard in the Standard livery - March 26, 1968

Leased to Standard Airways as the registered operator - May 15, 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Withdrawn from use and stored at New York (JFK) Airport when Standard ceased operations - August 1969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

Impounded by Aer Lingus in Dublin for non-payment of maintenance costs - September 01, 1972

Air Commerz ceased operations due to financial difficulties - September 04, 1972

Returned to F. B. Ayer and ferried Dublin - Marana for storage - September 1972

The aircraft had flown a total of 31,252 hours

Intented sale to Walter E. Heller & Co did not proceed - January 19, 1973

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N792SA - January 31, 1973

Registered to F. B. Ayer & Associates

Flown to London (Stansted) for overhaul and refurbishment prior to lease to THY - April 23, 1976

F. B. Ayer & Associates was renamed Pan Ayer SA, Geneva - May 1976

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-JBP - July 08, 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

The aircraft was named 'Seyhan'

Withdrawn from THY use - January 07, 1978

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

Cancelled from the Turkish Aircraft Register - February 1978

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N792FA - February 10, 1978

Registered to F. B. Ayer Inc

Flown to Israeli Aircraft Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel for overhaul - February 12, 1978

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

Returned to F. B. Ayer & Associates - August 1978

Leased to Bouraq Indonesian Airlines in the standard livery - September 1978 to August 1979

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

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

Ferried Burbank - Marana for storage - July 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 - 'City of Adelaide' in the original livery at San Francisco Airport, May 1959.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-130.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the original livery at San Francisco Airport, May 1959.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-182.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-124.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the original livery with additional '40th Anniversary' tail titles at London Heathrow Airport, date unknown.

(E. Coates Collection Copyright Image 4604-523.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the original livery with additional '40th Anniversary' tail titles at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-533.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the original livery with additional '40th Anniversary' tail titles at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-534.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.

(Qantas HerCollection Copyright Image 4604-674.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, circa 1960.

(N. Dures Copyright Image 4605-303.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, circa 1964.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-193.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1964.

The Royal Tour - Princess Alexandra of Kent is greeted on the tarmac.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-224.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1964.

The Royal Tour - Princess Alexandra of Kent is greeted on the tarmac.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-225.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1964.

The interior of the aircraft was reconfigured for the Royal Tour.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-194.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1964.

The interior of the aircraft was reconfigured for the Royal Tour.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-195.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1964.

The interior of the aircraft was reconfigured for the Royal Tour.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-196.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1964.

The interior of the aircraft was reconfigured for the Royal Tour.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-197.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1965.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-181.)

VH-EBF. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'City of Adelaide' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at an unknown airport, September 1967.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-183.)

N792SA. Standard - in the revised livery at Los Angeles Airport, April 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-330.)

N792SA. Standard - in the revised livery at San Francisco Airport, January 1969.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-184.)

N792SA. Standard - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, March 1969.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-524.)

N792SA. Standard - in the revised livery at New York JFK Airport, July 20, 1969.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-385.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-505.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-185.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-186.)

TC-JBP. THY Turk Hava Yollari Turkish Airlines - 'Seyhan' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-517.)

TC-JBP. THY Turk Hava Yollari Turkish Airlines - 'Seyhan' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1976.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-153.)

TC-JBP. THY Turk Hava Yollari Turkish Airlines - 'Seyhan' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-187.)

N792FA. El Al - in the standard livery at Zurich Airport, July 1978.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-152.)

N792FA. Bouraq - in the basic livery at Los Angeles Burbank Airport, July 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-625.)

N792FA. Bouraq - in the basic livery at Los Angeles Burbank Airport, December 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-262.)

N792FA. Bouraq - in the basic livery at Marana Airport, February 1984.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-151.)

N792FA. Bouraq - in the basic livery at Marana Airport, June 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-442.)

N792FA. Bouraq - in the basic livery at Marana Airport, June 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-434.)