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Illawarra airport to get another Qantas jet, John Travolta's 707!

Illawarra airport to get another Qantas jet, John Travolta's 707!

A tiny aerodrome south of Sydney is getting an early model 707 to go with its Qantas 747

Joe Sutter, father of the Boeing 747, has died

Joe Sutter, father of the Boeing 747, has died

The chief designer of the 747 did much more for aviation than create the Jumbo jet, but that great icon of the 20th century is his magnificent legacy

HARS Convair 440 shows some class as it reaches Dubbo: VIDEO

HARS Convair 440 shows some class as it reaches Dubbo: VIDEO

This was how you arrived in style at country towns in 1948

Something very special is on its way to Albion Park

Something very special is on its way to Albion Park

Australia's restored Super Constellation and its preserved Qantas 747-400 are about to be joined by a rarely seen Convair 440 at Albion Park

Boeing at 100, and its illustrious life changing jets

Boeing at 100, and its illustrious life changing jets

If Boeing becomes seized by the same passions that brought about the 707s, 727s, 767s and 747s, the start of its second century could make everyone happy

A Boeing that pointed to the future makes a last flight into history

A Boeing that pointed to the future makes a last flight into history

Boeing curates for the future a beautiful tiny aeroplane that pointed the way to air travel as its known today

The day the 1st Qantas 707 stopped a school yard rumble

The day the 1st Qantas 707 stopped a school yard rumble

The first Qantas 707 to land in Sydney arrived during a playground punch-up. A bunch of aggro kids looked up and saw this sleek and gleaming airliner. The future became the present. A truce came to Rainbow Street

Let's not forget Nancy-Bird Walton

Let's not forget Nancy-Bird Walton

It was inspiring yet troubling to read a very sharp interview about the late aviator Nancy-Bird Walton’s 100th anniversary in The Australian this morning.

Boeing's first 787 Dreamliner lands forever at Nagoya

Boeing's first 787 Dreamliner lands forever at Nagoya

As the first Dreamliner to appear, and eventually fly, 787 ZA001 is now a beautiful part of the history of flight, at Nagoya’s Centrair International Airport.

Pilots and kids views of Qantas gift landing on short runway

Pilots and kids views of Qantas gift landing on short runway

From the ground, and from the cockpit, the Qantas gifting of its first 747-400 to HARS, the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society at the tiny Illawarra Regional Airport at Albion Park looked sensational.