VH-XBA's Longreach Approach

VH-XBA's Longreach Approach
VH-XBA's Longreach Approach

Qantas Boeing 707-138B registration VH-XBA made a final landing at Longreach in western Queensland on Sunday 10 June 2007. She is now on display at the Qantas Founders Museum there. This pre-emptive painting, intended to illustrate that landing, was invalidated as, against usual Longreach practice, the landing actually took place from the opposite direction. The painting does however show how she would have appeared when making one of the four missed approaches on Easter Saturday, 7 April 2007 and is therefore retitled as I beg my audience's understanding . . . . . . .

Originally registered as VH-EBA, this aircraft was the first jet on the Australian civil register and was the first shortened 138 series 707 built by Boeing in 1959 and thus is of enormous significance to Australia's aviation history.

Oil on stretched canvas

80 x 40 cms

This painting is now available as a limited edition run of 250 prints at A$90.00 each plus postage and packing. The overall print size is 75 x 40 cms. 

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