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Qantas’s Retro Roo II touches down

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Qantas’s Retro Roo II touches down - Airlines publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Australia Aircraft: Airplanes

Qantas’s second Boeing 737-800 to be painted in an historical ‘retro’ livery has touched down at Sydney Airport.

Dubbed ‘Retro Roo II’, 737-800 VH-VXQ wears the original paint scheme introduced by Qantas’s first jet aircraft, the Boeing 707, when it first entered service in 1959. VXQ landed in Sydney shortly before 8am on Monday morning from Townsville, where it had been repainted by Flying Colours Aviation.

Retro Roo II is due to be officially unveiled at a media event at Sydney Airport later on Monday morning.

Qantas’s first retro jet, the original Retro Roo VH-XZP, was delivered to Sydney fresh from Boeing’s Seattle factory last November.

© Kurt Ams 0438742352 kurt_ams@yahoo.com.au

Retro Roo II flies in to Sydney. (Kurt Ams)

© Kurt Ams 0438742352 kurt_ams@yahoo.com.au

Retro Roo II flies in to Sydney. (Kurt Ams)

Touchdown in Sydney. (Seth Jaworski)

The original Retro Roo. (Seth Jaworski)


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