Part 4 is the last edition to my series of posts from my Sydney and Brisbane trip. Part 4 is my flight back to Cairns on QF924 - operated by a Qantas Boeing 767-300. Unfortunately, all 767s in the Qantas fleet will be phased out by 2015, so I was hoping to catch another one of them whilst I can.
Sydney - Cairns
Today's QF924 flight up to Cairns will be flown by VH-OGT. OGT was ordered new by Qantas in 1998, and features the airline's new revised 2007 livery - something that only a handful of Qantas 767s have.
Qantas Boeing 767-300 - file photo
From Seat 44K
Right ailerons up
Taxiing to Runway 34L
You can watch the take-off on Youtube: Qantas Boeing 767-300 Departing Sydney
For approximately half the flight, we were cruising at FL260. I believe this was due to turbulence above
Once clear of the turbulence, we climbed to FL400
Descending into Cairns
Cairns coming into view
Preparing for the approach
Passing the northern beaches
You can watch the landing on Youtube here: Qantas Boeing 767-300 Landing in Cairns
Right after we disembarked the 767, Polet Airlines Anotonov 124 RA-82068 rolled down the runway bound for Paya Lebar Air Base, Singapore (WSAP). I managed to get a quick shot of it as it roared past.