VH-EBG. Boeing 707-138. c/n 17702-64.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton as a 707-138 - July 24, 1959

First flown as VH-EBG at Renton - September 08, 1959

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - September 18, 1959

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBG - September 19, 1959

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia - September 21, 1959

Arrived Sydney at 17:50 at the conclusion of the delivery flight carrying fifth engine pod - September 24, 1959

Flight time: 32 hours 47 minutes

Aircraft was named 'City of Hobart'

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - San Francisco - October 06, 1959

Operated inaugural Brisbane - London service via Kangaroo Route - October 29, 1959

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on return to Boeing for conversion to 707-138B standard - November 19, 1961

Returned to Qantas at Seattle on completion of the conversion - January 10, 1962

Ferried Seattle - Vancouver - January 12, 1962

Returned to service Vancouver - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - January 13, 1962

Underwent repaint of fin and rudder to new 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney - January 15 to 19, 1962

Performed a flypast at Albury Air Show enroute Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney - September 11, 1964

Operated inaugural 707 Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Hong Kong service - December 02, 1964

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - January 31, 1968

Withdrawn from use and stored at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 08, 1968

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-AWDG - March 08, 1968

Sold to British Eagle Airways - March 13, 1968

Aircraft named 'Phoenix'

Departed Sydney on ferry flight to British Eagle in the standard livery - March 13, 1968

Arrived London (Heathrow) at the conclusion of the ferry flight - March 15, 1968

Utilised on inclusive tour charters from the U. K. to the Caribbean

Stored at Stansted Airport when British Eagle ceased operations due to bankruptcy - November 06, 1968

Sold to Laker Airways, England - January 29, 1969

Operated in Laker livery with International Caribbean titles - 1978

Sold to Charlotte Aircraft - December 08, 1978

Sold to IASCO - October 1979

Sold to Trafalgar Leasing Inc, New York - November 14, 1979

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N600JJ - November 14, 1979

Registered to Trafalgar Leasing Inc, New York

Delivered to Page Airways, Orlando, Florida for refurbishing - December 1979

Observed at Le Bourget, Paris in the basic Laker livery - April 20, 1980

Observed at Le Bourget, Paris in green-white-gold livery for Sheikh A. Baroom - April 14, 1981

Sold to Aviation Management Consortium, Saudi Arabia - June 01, 1987

Registered to Skyways Aircraft Leasing inc, Texas - August 1987

Reregistered as N707KS to Aviation Management Consortium - December 20, 1987

Registered to First City Bank, Houston, Texas - April 1990

Reregistered as N707SK - April 1992

Registered to First City Bank, Houston, Texas

Sold to Republique du Congo - March 1998

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 27, 1998

Entered onto the Zaire Aircraft Register as 9Q-CLK - ?

Owned by Hewa Bora Airways, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Observed at Lanseria, South Africa for cabin refurbishment by FAAircraft - August 20, 2007

Cabin refurbishment completed - September 25, 2007

To view images of cabin refurbishment click 'HERE'

Reported as being impounded at Lanseria with several parties taking legal action against owners - September 2007

Aircraft departed Lanseria - November 01, 2007

Aircraft reported to be used by the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for international trips

Between 3 to 6 international journeys are made each year

Aircraft crewed by Hewa Bora Airways most senior captains who normally fly their Boeing 767 aircraft

Flown to Miami for overhaul - August 01, 2010

Observed at Miami in company with HBA Boeing 767 9Q-COG - November 24, 2010

Observed at Miami without engines in pseudo 'Boeing Dreamliner' livery with '707' tail titles - January 10, 2011

Observed at Miami being prepared for return to owners - November 2012

Departed Miami on ferry flight to the Kinshasa, DRC via Natal - Accra - January 26, 2013

Currently flying with the Democratic Republic of the Congo

 


 

VH-EBG. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original livery at Seattle, September 1959.
VH-EBG. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original livery at Seattle Airport, September 1959.
VH-EBG. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1961.

VH-EBG. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in original livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1961.

VH-EBG. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in revised 'V-Jet' color at Mexico City Airport, June 1965.

G-AWDG. British Eagle - in the standard livery prior to delivery at Sydney Airport, March 1968.

G-AWDG. British Eagle - in the standard livery at London Airport, September 1968.

G-AWDG. British Eagle - in the standard livery at Stansted Airport, December 1968.

G-AWDG. Laker - in the standard livery at Zurich Airport, May 1969.

G-AWDG. Laker - in the standard livery at London Airport, May 1969.

G-AWDG. Laker - in the standard livery at London Gatwick Airport, October 1971.

G-AWDG. Laker - in the standard livery at an unknown location, January 1972.

G-AWDG. Laker - in the standard livery at Orly Airport, August 1972.

G-AWDG. Laker - in the standard livery at Gatwick Airport, September 1975.

G-AWDG. Laker - in the standard livery at an unknown Airport, March 1977.
G-AWDG. Laker - in the standard livery at Stansted Airport, September 1978.

N600JJ. Trafalgar Leasing - in the basic Laker livery at Le Bourget Airport, May 1980.

N600JJ. Sheikh A. Baroom - in the new gold livery at Le Bourget Airport, September 1982.

N600JJ. Sheikh A. Baroom - in the new gold livery at Le Bourget Airport, September 1984.

N600JJ. Sheikh A. Baroom - in the modified livery with small titles, May 1985.

N600JJ. Sheikh A. Baroom - in the modified livery with small titles, September 1985.

N707KS. Skyways Aircraft Leasing - in the original livery without titles at unknown airport, January 1988.

N707KS. Skyways Aircraft Leasing - in the original livery without titles at unknown airport, May 1988.

N707SK. Skyways Aircraft Leasing - in the modified livery without titles, May 1992.
N707SK. Skyways Aircraft Leasing - in the modified livery without titles, June 1993.

9Q-CLK. Republique du Congo - in the full livery at Johannesburg Airport, August 2007.

9Q-CLK. Republique du Congo - in the Boeing 'Dreamliner' livery at Miami Airport, January 2011.
9Q-CLK. Republique du Congo - in the Boeing 'Dreamliner' livery at Miami Airport, January 2012.
9Q-CLK. Republique du Congo - in the Boeing 'Dreamliner' livery at Miami Airport, March 2012.
9Q-CLK. Republique du Congo - in the Boeing 'Dreamliner' livery at Miami Airport, October 2012.
9Q-CLK. Republique du Congo - in the Boeing 'Dreamliner' livery at Miami Airport, November 2012.
9Q-CLK. Republique du Congo - in the Boeing 'Dreamliner' livery at Miami Airport, January 2013.