Longreach, Qantas founders museum

At Longreach we stayed at a small camp just out of town, we left the caravan there and drove through town straight to the Qantas founders museum. The first thing we did at the museum was took a picture with our car in front of the huge 747. We booked a tour that started in 45 minutes and in the time we had before the tour we looked at the museum and they played a movie about the first people to fly for Qantas in the small AVRO’s, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGuiness. In the tour we went inside the 747 and on the second floor where first class is and we went in the B707 the one Michael Jackson flew in. We also went in the original Qantas hanger and outside it on the airport side and watched a Dash 8 take off above us. 

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 The AVRO one of the first Qantas planes ever. 

The AVRO one of the first Qantas planes ever. 

 Hudson Fysh’s medals. 

Hudson Fysh’s medals. 

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Us infrot of the 747.

 Us on one of the engines. 

Us on one of the engines. 

 In the cockpit of the 747. 

In the cockpit of the 747. 

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The cockpit of the 707. 

 Out the front of the original Qantas hanger. 

Out the front of the original Qantas hanger. 

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Watching the Dash 8 take off.