VH-EAC

 

VH-EAC

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City of Sydney
Longreach

VH-EAC
28DEC67
Rolled out as 707-338C
VH-EAC
25JAN68
First flown at 1151. Pilot Hartz.
VH-EAC
06FEB68
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd. Handed over to Qantas at 0930 as "City of Sydney". (TT: 6:27) Departed Seattle as QF051D/138 on delivery flight to Sydney via Nadi. Captain A.A.E. Yates.
VH-EAC
08FEB68
Arrived Sydney at 1515. (TT: 18:15)
VH-EAC
26FEB68
Departed Sydney at 1054 to Avalon for crew training.
VH-EAC
03MAR68
Departed Sydney at 1100 to Christchurch on its first service.
VH-EAC
30MAR68
Royal flight Auckland, Sydney with HM Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip. Captain Roly Probert.
VH-EAC
OCT71
Renamed "Longreach"
VH-EAC
05JUN72
Departed Sydney at 1140 for Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur with Prime Minister McMahon.Captain Alan Terrell.
VH-EAC
17OCT72
Royal flight Darwin to Singapore with HRH Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon.
VH-EAC
18FEB73
Departed Sydney for Port Moresby, Jakarta, and Denpasar with Prime Minister Whitlam. Captain Ken Meares. For this flight, the word "Australia" on the fuselage was increased to the same size as "Qantas".
VH-EAC
04OCT75
Departed Sydney at 0800 on a three month lease to British Caledonian with an all red tail and BCAL titles on fuselage and a fifth pod.
G-BDKE
08OCT75
Struck off Australian Register and entered on UK Register as G-BDKE.
G-BDKE
31DEC75
Lease to BCAL expired. Aircraft returned to Qantas in London.
G-BDKE
02JAN76
Arrived Sydney as G-BDKE and struck off UK Register.
VH-EAC
09JAN76
Restored to Australian Register as VH-EAC after BCAL lease
VH-EAC
10MAR77
Departed Christchurch at 1110 as QF191 on a Royal flight to Canberra. Captain N. Anderson.
VH-EAC
23MAR77
Departed Adelaide at 0700 as QF191 on a Royal flight to Port Moresby.
VH-EAC
28OCT78
Departed Sydney for Denpasar as QF735 on its last Qantas service.
VH-EAC
30OCT78
Struck off Australian Register on sale to ITEL Capital Service Corp. (TT: 34772 Landings: 13040)
VH-EAC
22NOV78
Rolled out at Sydney in Ontario Worldair livery.
C-GRYN
24NOV78
Leased to Ontario Worldair as C-GRYN. Departed Sydney same day on delivery to Honolulu and Vancouver with a fifth pod.
C-GRYN
28NOV78
Arrived in Toronto on delivery to Ontario Worldair (Fleet No 701)
C-GRYN
01DEC78
Entered service to Montego Bay.
C-GRYN
13JAN81
Withdrawn from service at Toronto when Ontario Worldair went bankrupt
C-GRYN
17JUN81
Handed over to Worldways Airlines Ltd.
C-GRYN
21JUN81
First service with Worldways Airlines Ltd. (Toronto to Azores).
C-GRYN
19MAY83
Last service for Worldways (Acapulco to Toronto) (AL200/13)
C-GRYN
17JUN83
Handed over to RAAF at Toronto (AL201/16) (TT:45571:12 Landings: 15537)
A20-623
18JUN83
Departed Toronto for Washington, McClellan AFB (California) and Hickam AFB (Hawaii) (AL201/16)
A20-623
22JUN83
Arrived Richmond RAAF Base at 1615 with Worldways cheatline, white tail with flashes, RAAF titles and roundels.
A20-623
04JUL83
Arrived Sydney for overhaul by Qantas.
A20-623
17FEB84
Rolled out in full RAAF livery after overhaul. Named "Clarendon" in RAAF service.
A20-623
08SEP85
A20-623
08MAY07
Withdrawn from service at RAAF Richmond. (TT:56675.2 / RAAF:11104.0)
A20-623
10AUG07
Noted at RAAF Richmond withdrawn from service with all four engines removed.
A20-623
21AUG07
Noted at RAAF Richmond with four engines fitted and undergoing engine runs. Reportedly sold to Omega Air of the USA.
N623RH
01JUN11
Registered to Omega Air Inc., San Antonio, Texas
N623RH
25OCT11
Departed Richmond at 1220 for Pago Pago and Honolulu as "Omega 73" on delivery to Omega Air Inc. The aircraft will be stored at Southern California Logistics Airport, Victorville, California.
N623RH
02JAN15
Change of ownership from Omega Aerial Refueling Service Inc. to Omega Air Inc., San Antonio, Texas and registered this date. (Source: Aviation Letter JAN 15)
N623RH
17MAY16
Registered to Aircraft Endeavours LLC, San Antonio, Texas. (Source: FAA)
N623RH
JUN16
The aircraft is held in long term storage and available if there is a need to grow the fleet beyond the current 4 tankers (3 707s and one DC-10). (Source: Omega)
N623RH
JUL18
Noted in storage at Brunswick, Georgia.

 

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Issue
Date
Remarks
11
19JUL18
Noted in storage at Brunswick, Georgia.
10
13AUG16
Added change of registered owner to Aircraft Endeavours LLC, San Antonio, TX. Thanks to Neil Louis.
9
01JUL16
Added an update thanks to Omega.
8
09JUN15
Minor change to registration details.
7
28OCT11
Added five images of the final departure from Richmond.
6
25OCT11
Added the actual departure from Australia and planned use by Omega.
5
24OCT11
Added schedule for delivery to Omega Air.
4
02OCT11
Added to the US Register.
3
24JUL08
Added RAAF date of retirement and hours flown as supplied by 33 Sqn. A reference to A20-623 being originally named "City of Sydney" in RAAF service has been deleted as it is evidently in error.
2
22AUG07
Added recent reports from Richmond thanks to Bob La Roche.
1
27JUL06
Created individual page for this aircraft. Archived Updates for combined B707-338C/327C/349C list.

 

NOTES

1
There are four numbers in the second column of each header. These are:

1. The Constructor's Number (c/n or Manufacturer's Serial Number)
2. The Line Number (The order in which final assembly began)
3. Cumulative Line Number (The order in which the aircraft were rolled out)
4. Engineering Block Number (Customer Number)

Note: During early production, the Line Number was often the same as the Cumulative Line Number.

Source: "The Boeing 707 & 720" Air-Britain 1972.
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Please forward any errors or updates to the Webmaster.
3
These sources are gratefully acknowledged.