Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Where Qantas hid its DC4 fleet

QF DC4 EDB Sydney 75_245 by gtveloce
QF DC4 EDB Sydney 75_245, a photo by gtveloce on Flickr.
It must have been a tad embarrassing as well as expensive (and arguably romantic, in a way) for Qantas to have to maintain such old aircraft well into the jet age.

Between trips to Norfolk Island's short grass strip the old birds were maintained in the hangars furthest from any passenger terminal but plainly visible to anyone driving from the domestic terminals to the "new" international terminal on the far side of the airfield. It was semi-hidden but by far the most interesting part of Sydney Airport in the 1970s...

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