VH-EAD

 

VH-EAD

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City of Melbourne
City of Newcastle
City of Ballarat

VH-EAD
12FEB68
Rolled out as 707-338C
VH-EAD
18MAR68
First flown
VH-EAD
27MAR68
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd. Handed over to Qantas at 0900 as "City of Melbourne". Purchase price US$7,385,216. (TT: 3:19) Departed Seattle at 1814 on delivery to Sydney as QF051D
VH-EAD
29MAR68
Arrived Sydney at 1556. (TT: 24:35)
VH-EAD
17APR68
Departed Sydney at 1000 to Christchurch on its first service.
VH-EAD
30APR70
On take-off at Rome the nosewheel steering failed and the aircraft ran off the runway. There were no injuries and the aircraft was delayed for only 27 hours for rectification.
VH-EAD
25MAY71
Renamed "City of Newcastle"
VH-EAD
16APR74
Renamed "City of Ballarat"
VH-EAD
20AUG74
VH-EAD
29DEC76
Departed Sydney at 2015 as QF641/870 on the last B707 service to Johannesburg.
VH-EAD
MAY77
Reported to be on option to ITEL
VH-EAD
15JAN79
VH-EAD
04FEB79
Departed Sydney at 1201 to Auckland on its last Qantas service. Withdrawn from service at Sydney. (TT:37140:30 Landings: 14618)
VH-EAD
30MAR79
Struck off Australian Register.
A20-624
01APR79
Sold to RAAF as A20-624. Call-sign VM-NUQ
A20-624
31MAY79
Departed Sydney at 1100 on a test flight after overhaul.
A20-624
01JUN79
Departed Sydney at 1235 on delivery to RAAF Richmond.
A20-624
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Named "Richmond Town"
A20-624
16AUG80
A20-624
25NOV86
Carried Pope John Paul II on his Australian tour.
A20-624
10FEB08
Photographed at Brisbane.
A20-624
30JUN08
Withdrawn from service at RAAF Richmond. (TT:50964.8 / RAAF:13824.8)
A20-624
08JUL08
Towed from the 33 Sqn hangar and parked with the other retired 707s at Richmond.
N624RH
01JUN11
Registered to Omega Air Inc., San Antonio, Texas
N624RH
23OCT11
Departed Richmond for Pago Pago and Honolulu as "Omega 74" on delivery to Omega Air Inc. The aircraft is destined for Golden Isles Airport, Brunswick, GA for heavy maintenance prior to entering service with Omega Air as a tanker.
N624RH
06JUN12
Departed Honolulu for Amberley in support of military exercises in far north Queensland.
N624RH
14JUN12
Photographed on approach to Amberley returning from one of several sorties in support of military exercises in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.
N624RH
18JUN12
Photographed departing Amberley for the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.
N624RH
19JUN12
Photographed arriving Amberley from the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.
N624RH
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)
N624RH
30MAR16
Registered to Aircraft Endeavours LLC, San Antonio, Texas. (Source: FAA)
N624RH
JUN16
The aircraft is currently in service under contract to the USN.

 

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Issue
Date
Remarks
12
13AUG16
Added change of registered owner to Aircraft Endeavours LLC, San Antonio, TX. Thanks to Neil Louis.
11
01JUL16
Added a recent image thanks to Omega.
10
09JUN15
Minor change to registration details.
9
19JUN12
Added five images of the aircraft taken yesterday and today! Thanks to Mick Raftery.
8
15JUN12
Added an image of the aircraft taken yesterday! Thanks to Mick Raftery.
7
14JUN12
Added an image of the aircraft in service with Omega. Thanks to Ivan Nishimura of HNL RareBirds.
6
28OCT11
Added two images of the final departure from Richmond.
5
25OCT11
Added details of planned use by Omega.
4
24OCT11
Added delivery to Omega Air.
3
02OCT11
Added to the US Register.
2
24JUL08
Added RAAF date of retirement and hours flown as supplied by 33 Sqn.
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.
2
Please forward any errors or updates to the Webmaster.
3
These sources are gratefully acknowledged.