Peh From Australia, joined Nov 2006, 340 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5938 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).
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!!!
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8494 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5323 times:
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!
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
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.....
LN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1105 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5138 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.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21681 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5007 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?
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QANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5871 posts, RR: 38
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4995 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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: 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
: 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!
: 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
: a/c is on the deck...landed around 2.5hrs earlier then expected.