VH-EAF Southern Wind
L-1049E/01-55 Super Constellation (converted)
L-1049G/02-82 Super Constellation (converted)
|54||Built as L-1049E-55-118.|
|24SEP54||CofR No 2804 issued to Qantas Empire Airways as VH-EAF.|
|18FEB55||Export CofA No E-27664 issued.|
|19FEB55||Accepted by Qantas as VH-EAF "Southern Wind". Was to be VH-EAN "Southern Horizon". More details. Total Time 11:11.|
|20FEB55||Departed Burbank on delivery via Honolulu, Canton Island and Nadi.|
|23FEB55||Arrived Sydney. Flight Time 29:15 Total Time 39:26.|
|05MAR55||Entered service (to London).|
|02OCT55||Departed Sydney for courtesy flights in New Zealand. (Auckland 6 flights, Wellington 3 flights and Christchurch 6 flights).|
|08OCT55||Returned to Sydney.|
|56||Converted to L-1049E/01-55.|
|06JAN57||Departed Sydney on the inaugural L-1049 service to Hong Kong under the command of Capt R.F. Uren.|
|31MAY57||Withdrawn from service for "A" overhaul and fitment of weather radar.|
|Converted to L-1049G/02-82, probably at this time.|
|04JUL57||Returned to service.|
|13APR63||Departed Sydney on the last Qantas L-1049 service (to Johannesburg).|
|23APR63||Sold to Boeing.|
|23APR63||Departed Sydney on delivery to Burbank via Nadi, Honolulu and San Francisco. (Captain A. Rayment and Captain R.A. Pitt).|
|25APR63||Arrived Burbank. Total Time 20,705:49. Cancelled from Australian Register same day.|
|63||Sold to Airmotive Inc for spares. Stored in a parking lot near Burbank minus outer wings and tail.|
|DEC64||Noted awaiting scrapping. Presumably subsequently scrapped.|
Revised presentation of type.
Added an image thanks to Noel Dures.
Added an image of the aircraft undergoing retraction tests in Singapore in 1959. Thanks to Brian Horsey.
Added a photo of the instrument panel thanks to Phil Vabre of the Civil Aviation Historical Society.
Clarified planned allocation of VH-EAN "Southern Horizon" to this aeroplane.