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A380 In Sydney  
User currently offlinePeh From Australia, joined Nov 2006, 340 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5801 times:

I'm going to take a day off work this week to see the A380 in Sydney. The local media have all but ignored the event to date so I'm very light on details. If anyone else out there plans to do the same next week, I'd appreciate it if you could share any details you have (particularly good observation points).  Smile


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12340 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5786 times:
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This was a thread on here last week that had a link to an Airbus site on the A380s test proving routes.

User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5702 times:
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http://www1.airliners.net/discussion...eneral_aviation/read.main/3103735/

A380 arrives here in Sydney on Tuesday, don't know what time, but I will be watching closely, as I want to see it. I believe it's in Jo'burg right now, so if the South Africans could let us know when it leaves, that'd be ideal!!!  biggrin 



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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5648 times:

So anyone else going on the Tuesday afternoon?

User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5639 times:
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Quoting VHVXB (Reply 3):

So anyone else going on the Tuesday afternoon?

I will be, but I need to know a time!!! I have cricket training to get to as well! Thats a good hours drive from the airport, especially at peak hour.



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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5623 times:

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 4):
I will be, but I need to know a time!!!

Well I'll be there at around 2.30pm. I don't know of any other A.nuts who will be going.

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 4):
I have cricket training to get to as well! Thats a good hours drive from the airport, especially at peak hour.

Blah catch the train LOL


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21583 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5604 times:

Anyone know when it's leaving? I'm leaving for SYD on TUES USA time, but arrive WEDS night SYD time. Will I have missed it?


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User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5534 times:
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Quoting VHVXB (Reply 5):
Blah catch the train LOL

That involves money!!

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 6):
Anyone know when it's leaving? I'm leaving for SYD on TUES USA time, but arrive WEDS night SYD time. Will I have missed it?

Um.... probably, but it may well be leaving on Wed, not sure if it's overnighting or not..... see other thread linked earlier.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8468 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5186 times:
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380 was scheduled to leave here 8am local (30 min ago) which is 5pm SYD, flying time was 11-odd hours when I did it 5 years ago... I guess that makes it around 4am Tuesday arrival? The polar route they are taking may change that flying time somewhat though so don't crucify me if it's wrong!


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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5173 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 8):

Thanks for the info Andz.

Quoting Andz (Reply 8):
4am Tuesday arrival?

I'm guessing it would be bit later than that considering there are curfews in place at SYD


User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5122 times:
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So can anyone say for sure what time the A380 will arrive in Sydney?


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5121 times:

Anyone knows flight hours SYD-YVR (12,485 km)?

Cheers

Micke//  wave 



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User currently offlineKwcarolma From Australia, joined Jun 2006, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5108 times:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/...dney/2006/11/21/1163871395924.html

A news from last week's Sydney Morning Herald mentioned the A380's scheduled to land at AEST 11:00am Tuesday. Better to be there earlier ?img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/cool.gif" alt="Cool">

According to Sydney's weather forecast it's gonna be Northeast wind around midday so expecting RWY34L....Gee....that means we won't be able to take the obervation deck at Intl Terminal..... crying 

[Edited 2006-11-27 08:35:16]

User currently offlineMarcus380 From France, joined Feb 2006, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5107 times:

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 10):
So can anyone say for sure what time the A380 will arrive in Sydney?

I read somewhere that Mr Alonso would take a special south pole route and the trip to SYD would last 16 hours

calculate...

regards
marcus


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5104 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 9):
I'm guessing it would be bit later than that considering there are curfews in place at SYD

Maybe they will circle for a couple of hours.

Quoting EGTESkyGod (Reply 7):
That involves money!!

And driving the car dosn't because??


User currently offlineTrent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

It departed JNB at 8:10 local (6:10 gmt) and is en-route to SYD via the south pole. Lets hope they put some good pics on the website.

D.


User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5058 times:
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Quoting Bill142 (Reply 14):


Quoting EGTESkyGod,reply=7:
That involves money

And driving the car doesn't because??

Because it's not my car!! Game, set, match, me!!!  biggrin 

So best to get to SYD around 10am?



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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5053 times:

due at 11am Sydney time tomorrow, i can confirm it's going via a polar route with the flight time of 16hrs.

aircraft departs Sydney on wednesday at noon Sydney time for Vancouver with eta of 7am or thereabouts in Vancouver.



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User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1086 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

The shortest distance between JNB and SYD is 11,044 km (5,963 nm/6,862 mi) and with an average ground speed of 460 kts it will take 12:58 to complete the distance. This great circle route will go over Kerguelen Islands (Fr.) and the southern most part would have been around 52° south. In other words MSN 002 must be flying 38° extra south to cross over the south-pole. By measuring JNB-NZSP-SYD, the total distance is 13,654 km (7,211 nm/8,298 mi), and with an average of just above 400 kts, the distance will be covered in 17h50m.

AIB402 left JNB this morning at 6:10 GMT (17:10 Sydney time) and with ETA 11:00 local time Sydney (00:00 GMT) - planned flight duration 17h50m.

Kurt


User currently offlinePeh From Australia, joined Nov 2006, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4946 times:

Excellent. This is all gold. So, by show of hands - would you rather see it take off or land?

I can't take both days off.



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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4865 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4928 times:

If I'm called out tomorrow there is about a 33% chance I'll be going to SYD...
lol go the 1/3 chance  Smile



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User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4905 times:
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Quoting Peh (Reply 19):
Excellent. This is all gold. So, by show of hands - would you rather see it take off or land?

Might do both, just for shits and giggles.....!



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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4870 times:

I just hope they don't hide like they did last time when it came to SYD.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21583 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4870 times:

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 17):
aircraft departs Sydney on wednesday at noon Sydney time for Vancouver with eta of 7am or thereabouts in Vancouver.

I land SYD at 10:30PM on WED, so if it leaves at Noon, that means I should be passing it in the opposite direction at about 5:30PM. I'm sitting on the right side of the plane. Should I look up or down?  Wink



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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4858 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 23):
I land SYD at 10:30PM on WED, so if it leaves at Noon, that means I should be passing it in the opposite direction at about 5:30PM. I'm sitting on the right side of the plane. Should I look up or down?

different flight path altogether...Vancouver flights nonstop would go north of the Hawaiin Islands, Lax-Syd goes quite south of them. put it this way, when they do pass each other they'll be quite far apart and it won't be 530pm at that particular point...more likely to be very early in the morning Hawaiin time.



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25 Ikramerica : No, it won't be very early in the morning hawaiian time, unless you know something i don't about time zones and . It would be about 8:30PM hawaiian t
26 Post contains links and images Andz : Airline scheduled duration (QF) from the SAA timetable is 11:45. This was the view from the domestic terminal yesterday so no hiding at JNB!
27 LN-KGL : The eastbound SAA 744 flight gives an average ground speed of 508 kts. If one fly via the south pole (Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station) on the way d
28 QANTAS077 : a/c is on the deck...landed around 2.5hrs earlier then expected.
29 Post contains images MBJ2000 : So where are the pics please?!
30 QANTAS077 : ask someone who lives in Sydney...i'm on the other side of the country.
31 Post contains images EGTESkyGod : Right then which of you bastards is the joker?! I get to the airport at 10:20am this morning, earlier than the 11:00am expected arrival time to be tol
32 QANTAS077 : nobody took the piss...it was expected at 11am but obviously had a pretty strong tail wind to cut nearly 2hrs off the flying time.
33 EGTESkyGod : I was just kidding, my friend! A little British humour for you there.......
34 Antares : My pilot friends were told yesterday it was departing two hours earlier than originally intended to avoid higher temperatures forecast for Jan Smuts.
35 EGTESkyGod : So thats why it arrived 2 hours earlier in Sydney? OK, cool.
36 Jupiter2 : Left early from JNB due to forecast high temperatures !!! No offence to Airbus, but what a joke, isn't the whole idea of the flights to see how the ai
37 EK413 : Aircraft arrived earlier than expected at 0845...Was scheduled to arrive at 1100am! She must of received strong tail wind. EK413
38 Post contains images Andz : It left JNB 10 minutes behind schedule at 8:10am local, and yesterday was overcast and cool so someone is misinformed. BTW if you call the airport Ja
39 QANTAS077 : someone is having a lend if it was leaving early due to high temps, highest it got in Joburg yesterday was 25C and that was at 1445pm local, at 10am w
40 Zkpilot : well didn't get called out so no Whalejet spotting for me! Care to ellaborate for those of us who aren't S.African?
41 Jupiter2 : Well if it was that cool in JNB then obviously it wasn't to do with worries about field performance, at least I hope not. Strange thing with the arriv
42 Antares : Another reason to take what pilots say with the odd grain of salt, good mates though that some of them are. Does anyone know how long it was in the ai
43 Peh : I've just returned from the airport and my first (in the flesh) A380 spotting. It was parked adjacent to 3 Qantas 747-400's and a 737-400. All I can s
44 LN-KGL : Not that much tail wind for the flight - average ground speed for the full flight was just above 460 kts. Unusual for the south pole this time of the
45 Andz : Jan Smuts Airport was renamed Johannesburg International not long after South Africa became a true democracy, and was recently renamed again to OR Ta
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