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V Australia B777-300ER VCV-LAX?  
User currently offlineSFOFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 132 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4971 times:

This past Saturday afternoon, I was driving down I-280 near Cupertino, CA and I looked up into the sky and saw a contrail from an airplane doing a U-Turn in the sky over the San Jose, CA. Strange I thought. Maybe a military or test flight....

After doing a little research (with a little luck), I found out that is was the following flight:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/V...0/history/20090404/2010Z/KVCV/KLAX

Just wondering why V Australia was flying VCV-LAX via close to SFO, this past Friday and Saturday? Was it crew training or possible maintenance flights, during the layover at KLAX?

Thanks for any info!

[Edited 2009-04-06 23:26:34]


UA 1K Million Mile Flyer
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User currently offlineMah584jr From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 512 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

I believe this plane will start their new BNE-LAX service on Wednesday.

User currently offlineSFOFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4410 times:

After doing some more checking on Flightaware.com, I could not find an arriving B77W flight into VCV recently. I know Flightaware.com is not always accurate but is it possible that this was a B77W that was in storage (which I don't know of any) or getting repainted for V Australia in VCV?


UA 1K Million Mile Flyer
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4359 times:

That is a seriously strange flight path.

Quoting SFOFlyer (Reply 5):
I know Flightaware.com is not always accurate but is it possible that this was a B77W that was in storage (which I don't know of any) or getting repainted for V Australia in VCV?

Would Boeing not be painting this aircraft as I thought that all V-Australia's 77W's were new...

UAL


User currently offlineSFOFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4267 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 6):
as I thought that all V-Australia's 77W's were new...

That is what I thought as well. I am just wondering why there is no record of of arriving into VCV. Maybe it came in a few weeks ago to get maintenance done???

I am just curious as to why it was in VCV in the first place and why I saw it do the u-turn over the SF Bay Area last Saturday....



UA 1K Million Mile Flyer
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4208 times:



Quoting SFOFlyer (Reply 7):
I am just curious as to why it was in VCV in the first place and why I saw it do the u-turn over the SF Bay Area last Saturday....

Well, from the looks of the flight path, it would be a good routing for photographs given the mountains....I dunno.

UAL


User currently offlineSunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5069 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4010 times:

Seems to me there was a thread two or three weeks ago that put a V.Aus. 77W at VCV. Something to do with part of the fitting out , I believe

User currently offline7673mech From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 732 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3679 times:
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Boeing sometimes paints at other facilities when an aircraft misses a slot. Not saying that this happened here - just saying it's a possibilty. They sometimes fly to PDX also. The paint schedule is so tight right now if an airline does not having everything in place with Boeing to get it painted it gets white tailed. That is what happened to the whitetail 747 freighter that has been a KPAE.

User currently offlineJayDub From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Ahhh, gotta love the search function and a little common sense to help you come to a likely conclusion...

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4315243/

Also...if the search function doesn't work...I'm happy to Google it for you.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=v+australia+vcv

[Edited 2009-04-07 20:02:20]

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

It is kind of sad that Google works better as an a.net search than the a.net engine does. That's been my experience, at least.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2685 times:



Quoting SunriseValley (Reply 6):
Seems to me there was a thread two or three weeks ago that put a V.Aus. 77W at VCV. Something to do with part of the fitting out , I believe

Yes, I believe it had to do with interior appointments. Maybe IFE? I don't remember specifically. It wasn't paint though.



PHX based
User currently offlineSuseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2627 times:



Quoting JayDub (Reply 8):
Ahhh, gotta love the search function and a little common sense to help you come to a likely conclusion...

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4315243/

Also...if the search function doesn't work...I'm happy to Google it for you.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=v+australia+vcv

Was that really necessary?

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9):
It is kind of sad that Google works better as an a.net search than the a.net engine does. That's been my experience, at least.

Google's algorithims are the best. Most "site search engines" are just SQL (MySQL, MsSQL, etc...) search functions that are only looking for keywords and sorted by a "relative confidence level" and then by date.

I don't really hold it against A.Net that there search isn't better than Google. But that is also why I would cut the Thread Starter some slack.



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User currently offlineJayDub From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2579 times:



Quoting SuseJ772 (Reply 11):
Was that really necessary?

I've just been looking for an excuse to use www.lmgtfy.com all day.  Smile

My statement regarding a previous thread and using common sense may have sounded sarcastic...but it wasn't meant that way. I stand by the statement, however.


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