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Qantas Boeing 747 jumbo jet retirement: Veteran pilot says goodbye to ‘Queen of the skies’ – Traveller

Captain Mark Kelly has timed his retirement to perfection.

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Captain Mark Kelly has timed his retirement to perfection. The veteran Qantas pilot made a career out of flying the Boeing 747 aircraft, fondly dubbed the “Queen of the Skies”.
But after 36 years of flying the jumbo jet that revolutionised aviation, Mr Kelly this week landed the plane for the final time after a farewell joy flight for the 747’s dedicated fans. On Wednesday the plane will be sent to the Mojave Desert plane “boneyard” in California.
The 63-year-old Sydneysider said he felt proud…

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