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Wunala Dreaming - A Tribute to Big Red - Abraxas Video

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Uploaded on Jan 22, 2012

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With Wunala Dreaming now gone from our skies I thought it would be appropriate to put together a tribute video for 'Big Red'. I originally planned to include every piece of footage I had of the iconic 747 but it was quickly obvious that this would be a very long video with large segments of uninteresting footage. I even thought of using the 'I Still Call Australia Home' theme in the background, but figured Wunala's engines would make for a much better soundtrack :)

The finished product is more concise than my original plan (I hope) and I've managed to include some photos to help add some variety - particularly in the final scene where I filmed Wunala's last takeoff from Australian soil with the video camera locked in position but took photographs as she departed overhead.

Widely recognised around the world, Wunala Dreaming has adorned a Qantas jet for nearly two decades. It began life on 747-438 VH-OJB in 1994 (repainted from standard livery City of Sydney) and remained on that aircraft until 2003 when she was repainted back into the standard livery and renamed City of Mt Isa. 747-438ER VH-OEJ was basically delivered in the Wunala scheme in 2003 and carried on the legacy until January 2012.

Qantas now has only one 'Dreaming' scheme remaining in the fleet, 737-800 VH-VXB, Yananyi Dreaming, but there are rumours and hints that another Qantas aircraft will wear a new indigenous livery before the end of 2012. It will have a lot to live up to!

I hope you enjoy the video! I never got to fly aboard Wunala Dreaming but I'm sure many of you have. It was always great to see her at the airport when spotting or on my own travels. Instantly recognisable and definitely Australian. Feel free to share your own Wunala experiences in the comments below, I'd love to hear them!

Read more about Qantas 'Flying Art' here: http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airli...

Cameras: Sony Digital Camcorder, Sony Handycam HDR-SR5, Canon Powershot S5 IS, Canon Powershot SX210IS, Canon 600D
Editing Suite: Ulead VideoStudio 11
Video Filmed & Produced by: Daniel Collins, Abraxas Video 2012
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AbraxasVideo

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