Qantas used to fly "the Kangaroo Route", now their last 747 has flown it literally

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    Thanks for that, richiek65.

    Mike ;)
     
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    I worked on the start up of the 767 Program in Final Assembly in Everett, WA as a Method’s Analyst. It was in the same building as Final Assembly for the 747. Fantastic airplane.
     
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    I wonder what last route Virgin Australia might make?
     
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    Gold!
     
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    The 747 didn't fly that route, it was a bit trickery. The A380 is a great plane and they are going into Victorville as they are hard to fill and expensive to run.

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    richie isn't the last Qantas now in a desert in the US having flown it's last flight?
    Apparently it's in good order but past it's use by date but the Engines will still go to another aircraft.
     
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    I think you are correct!
     
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    kangas.jpg
     
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    riichie I get it! D'Oh!!
    That route is the shape of the Flying Kangaroo!! Thanks for that. Yes it's in that aircraft graveyard, Arizona desert , I think.
    Showed it on the news the other night and all the pilots still around flew part of the journey including the one female captain and she was photographed sitting in the RR engine. Cheers Mate.
     
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    I think they're searching each other's pockets for the car keys..o_O:D
     
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    Yes, Kids are waiting for a ride ;)
     
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    Years ago I was walking around a zoo in Beijing when a young man who was taking photos of an old buck kangaroo in a cage curled up and sleeping on the concrete floor, spotted the westerner and politely approached me and asked if I was American.

    I explained I was from Australia and he became very exicited and had to show me the kanga ( Daishu in Chinese) having a snooze.

    He kept on telling me that the kangaroo is "Very gentle animal " I explained to him that the claws on his front legs were designed to rip out the stomach of a rival or intruder and a kick from the large hind legs can easily kill or cripple just about anything including humans. Of course he didn't believe me, but, had he entered the cage like he wanted to I'm sure he'd have received a huge whack at least.

    Good thing the cage was locked! :)

    DC
     
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    Just to let you know male kangaroo aren't to be messed with, in this clip the roo takes the guys best right hand punch and is still good to go.

     
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    Yeah , dogs have been the only real predator for Kangaroos over the years, they know very well how to deal with them...

    one trick they use is get the dogs into water/dams and then drown them....
     
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    Here in America, a racoon is no match for a dog, unless they're in the water, then it's a different story. In the water a racoon will get on top of the dog's head, and drown him.
     
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