CELEBRATING THE QUEEN OF THE SKIES FROM THE LAND DOWN UNDER
Joining a dynasty of Qantas 747s in the late 80s, the Boeing 747-400 was a game-changer for Qantas, setting the world record for the longest-ever non-stop flight in 1989 and earning the nickname “Longreach”.
Our Plane's Story
This Spirit of Australia 747-438, nicknamed “City of Dubbo”, took its first flight in October 1991, and later joined the Qantas fleet in November. Tail number VH-OJN was withdrawn from service December 30, 2011 after having flown 94,727 hours with 11,492 cycles – exclusively with Qantas. At one point Qantas was the world’s only all-Boeing 747 operator, having operated 747s since 1971. The last Qantas 747 flight landed in Sydney on March 29, 2020.
Possibly the world’s most iconic jet, the grounding of the Qantas fleet of Boeing 747s ends five decades of the jumbos connecting cultures around the globe. With no formal retirement ceremony planned due to the global disruption of the novel coronavirus pandemic, PlaneTags is proud to celebrate the Queen of the Skies final flight with a special edition memento. See how this and all our PlaneTags are handcrafted below.
BOEING 747-400 SERIES
- Manufacturer: Boeing
- Serial #: VH-OJN
- Crew: 15
- Overall Length: 70.5 m
- Wing Span: 64.46 m
- Height:19.2 m
- Cruising Speed: 933 km/h
- Range:12,750 km
- Ceiling: 13.74648 km
- Airspeed Limit: 1,004 km/h
- Engines: 4 x Rolls Royce RB211-524G-T
HANDMADE AVIATION TAGS
*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully
PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the colour, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the colour of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.
Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.