G-AVZZ Boeing 707-138C
Nice shot by Neville Parnell (via Greg Banfield) taken at Mascot as the
aircraft was about to depart
to its new owner early in
1968. The 707 was formerly Qantas' VH-EBD
although even in the close
up (below) the new rego is
barely discernable under the shadow of the tailplane cast by the fierce
Sydney summer sun.
Originally delivered to Qantas in Auugust of 1959 it was sold to
in January of 1968,
and departed on delivery on 1 February of that year when Neville's shot
later went to Laker Airways and finally wound up, after several charter
stints, at Le Bourget
Airport, Paris, where it
was scrapped in 1983 carrying the US registration N500JJ.