Behind the scenes of Qantas' Antarctic flights

Owen Zupp, a former Qantas Boeing 747 pilot, explains how the Aussie flag carrier brought the Flying Kangaroo to the frozen continent

VH-OEG (c/n 32911) at its Sydney/Kingsford Smith base
The distinctive wing of the jumbo soars over the frozen continent

More than a year has passed since the engines of the final Qantas Boeing 747 fell silent in the boneyard of the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. After nearly half a century of service with the airline, the ‘Flying Kangaroo’ upon the fin has been blotted out and the once-mighty engines salvaged for parts.

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