Constellation N7777G at Melbourne, Tullamarine in February 1973 receiving attention from TAA engineers. During the layover in Melbourne from 15-21 February, TAA were contracted to perform a 100 hourly service under the supervision of the aircraft's flight engineer. As part of the contract, two manhours were allocated to painting the leading edges of the fins and tailplane. This was purely for cosmetic appearance as the original rubber de-icing boots were long gone! In this photo, engineers are using high pressure water to clean the leading edges of the starboard fin prior to painting. The almost gleaming appearance of the engine nacelles and the lowered flaps suggest that these areas also received attention. Photo: Robert Zweck