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Old 22nd July 2020, 06:10 PM
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so apparently the last of Qantas's money was spent on jetfuel for the Roo.
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Old 23rd July 2020, 12:53 PM
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So I assume the flying kangaroo was programmed into the fmc? Who would have had the job of "drawing the roo"?
Looks like some pretty tight turns
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Old 24th July 2020, 11:30 AM
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Final 747 flight goes viral with 600k sharing Roo design

The final Qantas 747 flight went viral on Wednesday night with more than 600,000 users sharing its kangaroo flight path on Twitter and Instagram.

In fact, during its first hour in the air, Flightradar24 reported that 150,000 users were tracking its journey in real-time as people tried to decipher what Captain Sharelle Quinn was attempting.

Yesterday, QF7474 departed Sydney at 3:28pm on its way to Los Angeles, but on the way took a detour to draw an enormous Qantas Kangaroo in the skies.

Australian Aviation can reveal the now-iconic design measured 275 kilometres east-west and 250 kilometres north-south and took just under 90 minutes to complete.

More than 365,000 users on Twitter and 255,000 on Instagram shared Qantas’ official post, but many tens of thousands are likely to have also shared similar pictures and animations of the journey.

When it finished, VH-OEJ climbed to cruising altitude and headed for Los Angeles, where it touched down at 1:23pm after 15 hours in the air.

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Old 25th July 2020, 09:40 AM
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So I assume the flying kangaroo was programmed into the fmc? Who would have had the job of "drawing the roo"?
Looks like some pretty tight turns
Flight ops would have plotted and uploaded the waypoints, aircraft flew at lower then normal altitude to permit flap deployment to assist.

Waypoints are on PPRUNE https://www.pprune.org/10844009-post37.html

BTW Nice photo Tim
https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9796369
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