Rushed From Australia, joined May 2000, 248 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2220 times:
Was wondering if anyone saw the atlas air 747 over Melbourne CBD this Saturday (5/7/8) at about 12noon. It was flying quite low over the CBD, seemed to be going over flinders st / yarra river. People in the street stopped to look up and lots of people were wondering why it was so low and not where you normally see any jet traffic.. Anyone know why this plane was flying on such an unusual track and pretty low on a fine weather day?
Rushed From Australia, joined May 2000, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2018 times:
I just had a look at the airservices charts for those arrivals and they all seem to go over essendon airport, which is a good 15k from the CBD.. So they would have to be a fair way off track to be where they were.. Not a biggie really.. just was wondering if anyone else saw it and thought it was a bit out of place..
LOUMEL From Australia, joined May 2008, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1819 times:
Its not unusual anymore, Emirates regularly takes the same track from Auckland ....have a look for them circa 7.30pm, also when there's congestion, traffic from Sydney and Tasmania can get directed overhead as well.