Oakmad From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 846 times:
It will really depend on what corridor they're using on the day, Sydney has some wicked noise restrictions. I fly into Sydney generally weekly and am often surprised at the path to land. If you approach from the north then you'll pass just west of the Harbour Bridge with the city and Opera House etc on you left, to the right will be the Olympic Stadium and all things associated. If its from the south then you'll come in over the ocean for most with the National park to the left and in over the oil refineries. South is definetly not the best viewing! Can't comment on Ayers Rock as I've never been.
FXRA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 691 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 806 times:
I don;t know about Ayers ROck, but the SYD approach depends on the wind direction.. but if your coming from the US, you'll be flying in form the pacific. As i recall, both times i did this we landed in SYD from the south. I remember being able to see downtown Sydney and the harbor sights and all in the distance. I dont; really recall what it wa slike flying in from Cairns and Melbourne. Of course, i had a much better view flying into SYD from the US... love the jumpseat.
ERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 676 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 778 times:
Uluru is the heart of our nation and is heart shaped when viewed from above. I assume you are going there. Most people would travel to Alice Springs about 300 miles north east of Uluru and take a coach tour to "The Rock". However if you are indeed flying to Yulara from Sydney you will probably do a 180 degree or so turn left and have a great view of Uluru.
In Sydney it will depend on the corridors in use and also wind direction on the day, but generally a northern approach will give the best view of the buildings and harbour.
Victor Hotel From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 305 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 759 times:
I have come from the North before, and flown out over the water making the final turn, over the ocean off Cronulla Beach. Then flying over Kurnell, and Botany Bay, landing towards the north. Not the most interesting approach, although the water was really rough, so it looked kind of interesting seeing it that way, below us.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 749 times:
How'd you do that? you must still have been at 33'000ft or whatever FL you were.
Ayers Rock airport is quite a way from Ayers Rock itself but the Rock is visible on T/o and approach. But aussies call it Uluru and it is located in the Kata Tjuta(sp?) national park along with the Olgas (named Kata Tjuta).
JaseWGTN - I think he meant what is the approach to Ayers Rock airport like.
Mirrodie, one more thing. While you are at Ayers Rock where are you staying, i stayed at the Ayers Rock Resort hotel and i'd highly recommend it!
Also if you take the morning tour of the rock make sure you climb it, its a fantastic experience! (unless you are afraid of heights)