At Mojave, she joined 5 of her other B747-400/ER sister-ships in storage. Four of them are pictured here.
Once the engines were shut down, I was allowed to board and meet up the pilots in the cockpit.
The last Qantas B747 log.
The last B747-400/ER flight was operated by 6 Qantas pilots. They were:
Captain Sharelle Quinn
Captain Ewen Cameron
Captain Greg Fitzgerald
Captain Owen Weaver
F/O Quin Ledden
S/O Owen Zupp
The last LAX to Mojave leg was operated by Captain Ewen Cameron and Captain Greg Fitzgerald, who both will be retiring after this flight.
I took the opportunity to take pictures with them and present them with Qantas B747 T shirts, as memorabilia.
The daughter of the 747 Fleet Manager, Captain Owen Weaver, made this special Kangaroo mascot (with mask on!).
The 6 flight deck crew came down to pose for photos for the memorable occasion.
It was my honour to sign on her fuselage at LAX. So many emotions were going through my head, I was literally lost for words.
It was a bittersweet day with the last Qantas B747 at Mojave, Ca.
Not only will I miss the 747, I will also miss the human stories around this plane; sharing the stories, the passion, different cultures and experiences through the shared love of B747 that has brought us together! Thank you Qantas B747, forever Queen of the Sky!
Over the last 25 years, I've on a total of 16 times on Qantas B747 across all variants from the SP to the -400/ERs.
Sam Chui's logbook on Qantas B747
This Saturday a grand farewell vlog of Qantas B747 will be released on my YouTube Channel.