1. Qantas Founders Museum First Class Experience
The First Class Experience Explore the main museum building including our Avro 504k replica, Rolls Royce RB211 747 engine, Bristol Fighter WWI simulator, artifacts and exhibits from the early days of Qantas right up until now. Climb aboard the Consolidated PBY Catalina amphibious aircraft from 1944. Venture into the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar - the oldest civil aviation structure in Australia! See the DH-50, the kind of aircraft that started the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and climb aboard the DH-61 - the first aircraft with a toilet onboard! Join one of our incredible tour guides on a 90 minute journey through our Airpark enclosure with a look at our Douglas DC-3 and then climb aboard the Lockheed Super Constellation for a trip through golden age of air travel. Next you'll board our Boeing 707 - the first jet aircraft Qantas ever purchased and the first jet registered in Australia and learn about its incredible journey to be at the museum - it involves Saudi Arabian princes, Michael Jackson, John Travolta and the largest sum ever spent by the museum to acquire a jet aircraft - but you'll have to do the tour to know more. Next up you'll explore the Queen of the Skies, the Boeing 747-200 including a visit to the upper deck and a look inside the flight deck. You'll also have the opportunity to stand inside one of the 747's four Rolls Royce engines and have your photo taken inside (photos available in the gift shop for an additional cost). Its then time for your 747 Flight Deck & Wing Walk Experience - climb into the pilot's seat and be awed by the 900+ switches, knobs and levers that control this marvel of modern engineering. Explore the 747 in greater detail and then harness up for an experience unlike any other - walking on the wing of the Boeing 747! This experience cannot be missed!